Great! You created the first category of your blog!! :) Now, let's start creating your very first post! In the left WordPress Sidebar hover over "Posts" and click on "All Posts"
Let's delete the sample content first, which can be done in the same way as we did with the categories. So, mark the first checkbox in the row, to check all posts. Then hit "Bulk Actions" and select "Move to trash", then hit "Apply". (You can always restore deleted posts from trash, by the way.)
Now, that all posts are deleted, hit "Add New" on the top of the page.
This will create a new blog post for you. Now simply click into the middle of the page and add a title and some text below. You can still re-edit, or delete this later on again.
When you've added some text, it should look something like this.
If you want to add an image into the post (not the main post header image, but just a text-related image) before or after the text block, you can click on the text, then hit the ellipsis icon on the top right corner of the toolbar and click on "Insert After".
This will give you the option to add elements of your choice to the post. Select Image, if you want to add an image to your text.
Let's do some basic SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for your post: Scroll down the same page until you see the toolbar, similar to the one in the image below.
Every post should be related to one topic, that people are ideally searching for. If we take the example of drum tuning, the focus key phrase would likely be "how to tune drums". Enter the key phrase of your choice, so Yoast can scan your text and see if search engines can identify if your post is related to the question that the user typed in the search field.
Scroll down a little bit more to see how your post would look like if it appeared as a search result on google.
Click on "Edit snippet" and edit the slug (which is the URL-name of your post) and the meta description (which is the description snippet of your post that appears in the search results. It's something like a preview of your post).
Time to publish the post: On the top right corner hit "Publish"
Now let's set the main Image and Category for this blog post: On the top right corner hit the little gear icon, which should open a left sidebar.
Click on "Categories" and select the category that you created before.
Click on "Featured Image" and then click on "Set Featured Image"
Choose or upload a main image for this post
Click on "update" to save the changes
This is how to category page should like by now
And this how to post page should look like
Awesome!! You've just created an entire blog like a pro! Now you're set and ready to go. You can add new posts in just a couple of minutes, and you're optimized for search engines.
How to create a professional Blog in 11 easy steps with a 2020 design for free.
Find a name for your blog and get hosting
Install WordPress - the software to create your blog posts
Edit general settings
Setup basic SEO
Add Blog Categories
Create your first blog post
Monetize your Blog