With around 19% of the top 1,000,000 websites in the world hosted on WordPress, Buzzlink wants to help people to understand how to use WordPress to reach the full online potential.
So now you’re logged into your site and you are on the main dashboard.
To add a blog, simply hover over the posts menu item in the left hand tool bar and click on add new.
This will open a new post window
Now you can drop in your post title
Now you want copy and paste content of your post.
This is a WordPress Plugin called Tinymce, this gives you much of the same functionality as Word
There are 2 button here that you can paste from, you have “paste as Plain text” or paste from Word, my preference is “Paste as plain text”, so clicking on that button will open a new box, and the instruction at the top od the box says “Use Control + V to paste your text into the window.
Once you’ve copied your document, hit “control V” which paste the copy into the window
And click insert.
There it is…now on the page.
If you want to see how it looks, hit the preview button which opens the Post in a new window, and that is the way to add a new post to you WordPress Site.
Now we’re ready to add the images we want.
I want to add an image here, I make a space and click the Insert Media Button, I’ve already uploaded the images I want to use on the page.
Select the image and hit “Insert into post” and that’s going to arrive there.
As I work down the page I want to add a link to YouTube’s Terms and Conditions
I want to copy this
Highlight the link text
Click on the “Add a Link” button
Hit Control V to paste the address
We want the link to open in a new window and add the link.
Just a quick tidy of the page
And it’s time to hit the preview button here,
again opening a new window and shows us how our new post is starting to take shape.
There’s the top image in place and the new link to YouTube is working nicely.
Exactly what you want
I’ll close that window
And go back to edit this post
Now I want to make this link live, I just copy the address and make that a link
Then the same thing with the link below.
“Control V is a well-used short cut
Open in a new window
Add the link
I want to add a new image to demonstrate where the reader will go to when they click on the link.
So in the media Gallery, select your image and insert into post
That looks all good
Now add in the final image
Which is there
Now I want to save my work,
I click “save draft”
Now I want to preview the post,
And there you have it
The links are all live,
The images are in the right place
The last thing is to make the Post live
Go and click “Edit Post”
Hit publish and look at the home page of your website
Scroll down to the bottom
And there is the post you have just published
Click on the link and see your work as any site visitor would.