Starting Your Own Blog Part 9: WordPress Posts and Categories


When posting blog entries, you should organize them into categories. WordPress allows you to create categories and sub-categories. These categories can be added to a sidebar, or a menu. Take a look at my “Recipes” menu, and you’ll see subcategories of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, etc. When I enter each recipe, I select the appropriate categories. The post will then automatically show up in each category.

You can create the categories in advance of your posts by clicking on Categories, and adding as many as you want there. Or you can create a category on the fly as you are creating your post. On each post, there is a place to check the category that it belongs in. Right below that, there is a place to add a new category.

WordPress Posts

This is where the bulk of the blog posts will be done. Each blog entry will show up on the “Blog Page” and each blog entry is its own Post. It’s easy to add new posts directly on wordpress, but I would suggest writing it all out in Notepad or Word or something local to your computer first, then copy and paste to the wordpress post page. This is because sometimes there is a glitch in the connection, and you could lose your entry and everything you just typed! And that’s not fun!

Starting Your Own Blog Resources:

Here are a few pages of how to start your own blog. I originally had this in 3 parts, but decided it would be better broken down to more specific steps. I’ve also added a few other resources pages, such as camera and lighting pages, as well as general technology pages. These pages are most of the general steps in starting your own blog.

WordPress Pages
WP Part 1 – Domain Names WP Part 2 – Hosting WP Part 3 – WordPress (installation)
WP Part 4 – Configure WP WP Part 5 – Themes WP Part 6 – Plugins
WP Part 7 – Widgets WP Part 8 – Pages and Menus WP Part 9 – Posts and Categories

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