Just starting out on WordPress?
OK, you’ve got your user credentials and you’ve logged in.
You will arrive at the Dashboard and this is what you’ll see
You’re going to be concentrating on that left hand side so let’s just crop the right hand column from the image and take a closer look at what you will be working with. (I’ve also cropped the image so that you’re only seeing the top bit of it)
Write a Post
Hover your Mouse over Posts in the left hand column. Or click on the link to Posts. This is what you’ll see
Click on the Add New
The window for your work area will open up and you will be presented with a simple Text Editor to write your post
So write a title and then write your first post.
Now, the essential art of using WordPress. Everything is filed, sorted and classified into Categories
You must categorise each and every post.
Make a Category
Go back to your dashboard and hover your mouse over, or click on, the Posts again. Choose Categories.
Let’s look at that Categories page more closely
Create your first Category. Go on, it won’t bite you
Return to that Post you wrote earlier.
WARNING : Don’t ever use the back button in a WordPress, always go to your dashboard
If you ever feel lost in your WordPress, go straight to your Dashboard
As the site I’m using to show these screenshots actually has no categories yet, I’ll show the categories that I have in my site here
Choose your Category by ticking the appropriate box
Now, publish your post again
Congratulations. You’ve made your first post.
I have a video tutorial for categories
Let’s look a little more closely at the Text Editor