This is how the blog text will look

Because the page/post title always uses Heading 1, everything on your page must use Header 2 -6. First, let’s get some lingo straight so we’re all speaking the same language and there’s no confusion (and ’cause it’s a nails-on-a-blackboard type of issue for us web geeks).

A bit on terminology if you will…

There is no such things as ‘my blogs’ or ‘I wrote some blogs’. You have a blog (singular) which contains Posts, a.k.a. your articles, which are on your Blog. This my friend, what you’re reading right now, is a Post. But yes, you can say ‘I’m blogging’ as a verb, meaning ‘I’m writing super valuable articles on a specific subject I know people will get a lot of value from’.

When adding content to your blog, you’ll most likely just use the native WordPress editor rather than the Page Builder (there is no need). Reason is that you will likely only need to do standard text formatting. Always make sure to click on the Toolbar Toggle button so you see all your editor buttons.

Break Up Your Content with Headings (this is a header 2)

That mean and say something. This helps people zone in on key areas of interest when they are in ‘scanning’ rather then reading mode. Plus, if your content looks less like a wall of text, it will be more appealing to read and seem like work. Don’t be afraid to use lots of paragraphs either. Choosing your Heading style can be done from the drop down menu in the editor (by default you’ll likely see it set to Paragraph.

Add a Featured Image to Your Post (this header 3 style)

When editing your blog post, in the right column you’ll see the Featured Image box. Click the link to add image and voila! Remember to upload images that are minimum 1680px wide, at 72dpi resolution (this is usually the default). Some people add their blog post title to their image because this is what gets seen when sharing on social media, so with the title, it can get more attention.

More Web Formatting Tips (header 4)

And if you have a habit of adding two spaces after a period, not common practice for the web. Stop you’ll need to drop that habit asap! 😉 That’s only meant for print, not web.

Yeah headers rock (this is heading 5 – if we want to get that granular)

When pasting content from a document, you should always select it after pasting, and click on the eraser icon button to clear any formatting that may have come from it (it’s code that comes along with it – you can see it if you go on the Text tab and look at the HTML).

Hyperlink like a pro (yep this is header 6 – last one)

You don’t want this or your text won’t look as it should. It’s always best practice to link to something by simply selecting the relevant text, never use ‘click here’ text for a link. —that’s bad form. (See how I used a em dash there in that previous phrase? You can find it by clicking on the Special Character button, as well as many others.) If you are linking to something outside of your own website, always select the ‘Open link in new tab’ from the dialogue box when you create your link. You don’t want people leaving your website now do you? (You might need to click on the gear of to open the dialogue box.)