WordPress is a powerful blogging platform, and many thousands of people start a WordPress blog every day – whether it’s self-hosted on your own web server or with a free WordPress.com blog. Here’s how to create a simple blog post in your WordPress site.

To add a post in your WordPress site, click the ‘Posts’ tab in the left navigation of the WordPress dashboard.

Adding a post

Click the ‘Add New’ button at the top of the page to add a simple blog post.

Adding the main content

This is the section where you will define the main content of your blog. Enter the corresponding blog title in the text field with the placeholder ‘Enter title here’ and below it, enter the main content of your blog in the provided textarea.

Adding a category to your post

To add a category to your post, scroll down to the bottom and at the right section of the page, find the ‘Categories’ panel. Here you can check the corresponding categories and add a new category by clicking the ‘Add New Category’ link.

Adding a featured Blog Image

To add a feature Image to your blog, scroll down to the bottom part of the page and you will see a ‘Featured Image’ panel. Click the ‘set featured image’ link to add a featured image.

Publishing your post

After entering all the contents and informations in your blog post, you can first preview your post by clicking the ‘Preview’ button at the Publish panelof the page. You can also save it as a draft for further edits and revisions by clicking ‘Save Draft’. If you are already satisfied with your blog post, click the ‘Publish’ button to finalize.

Schedule your post

If you don’t want to publish a post right away, you can also schedule it for some time in the future! WordPress also supports post scheduling – this is also found in the Publish panel next to the visual editor. This time, though, click the Edit link next to Publish.


This opens up several date options. Simply specify a date (or time) in the future, hit OK, and WordPress will schedule your post.

The standard blue Publish button will also switch with a Schedule button.