Using WordPress

1. Login

  1. Go to https://www.wordpress.com 
  2. Click ‘login’ (probably top right of the page)
  3. Login with your username and password

2. Getting to your site

After logging in (above) you should see this page:

  1. Click “My Sites” in the top left
  2. If you are only able to access one WordPress site, you’ll then see the dashboard
  3. If you are using more than one site, you’ll see a list, click the one you want to edit

3. Editing the site

Assuming you’ve logged in, clicked My Site, and arrived at the site dashboard, you ought to see a page like this:

The two key options you might want are:

  • Site Pages
  • Blog posts

4. Add a Blog Post / News Item

  1. Click on the menu option “Blog Posts”

You should see a screen like this:

  • On the left is the option to “Add” a blog post.
  • Top right is the option to “Write” a blog post, it’s the same thing but gives you a choice of your websites first
  • Across the top is a summary of blog posts, you can switch from “Me” to “Everyone”. Any draft posts will be found under the “Drafts” option in that row

5. Adding a Page

Is the same process as adding a blog post, click Add next to the menu option “Site Pages” (see screen shot above)

6. Writing a Post or page

Assuming you clicked “Add” above, you should see  screen like this:

  • Top left is the Close button, use this to save your draft and return to the dashboard
  • Middle top, the grey text “Saved” indicates that your work is safe, or it may say “Saving…”
  • Top right, there is the Preview button to see what your post will look like before you Publish it
  • Top right is the Publish button, this is the one that makes your blog post in public
  • Each post has a Title and a Body, edit these to suit your needs
  • Don’t forget to click Publish if your news is ready for the public

7. Adding images and attachments

Once you are editing a blog post (or page) use the (+) Add button, then click Media, see below. Add your images into the media library by uploading them from your computer, then insert them into your blog post.