Adding a blog post with a featured image
Blog post are simply the articles that you post to your blog.
Just click add a new post and create a post.
To add a featured image just scroll down and on the right side click featured image and upload an image and post the blog.
Changing the title of your blog
Customize-> Site Identity
You can change the title and tagline there and click on save and publish.
Customize-> Menus-> Add Menu -> Create Menu -> Select Display location (Main navigation) -> Click add items -> click home
Add a new page -> About
Add a new page -> Contact
Click Save and publish
Adding Category Pages to Menu
Adding categories to menus will help users to click the category and see all the posts under that category
Edit Post-> Add new category->Ex: How to-> Update
Lets try adding one more post in separate category
Posts-> Add new->Title-> Description-> Add new category(News)->Set featured image->Publish
Appearance-> Menus-> Categories -> Select the categories-> Add to menu -> Rearrange-> Save Menu
creating About Page
An about page is important because it tells the readers about you.
About Page-> Edit Page-> Add content-> Add media-> Update
Dashboard-> Plugins-> Add new
Search for a plugin called Contact form 7
Dashboard-> contact->contact form 1-> copy the shortcode->Pages-> Edit under contact-> Paste the code->update
Whenever a user fills outs this form and click send you will receive an email.
Add social media share buttons
Dashboard->plugins->Add new->Social by Danny->Install-> Activate
Now the buttons will be added to your blog post.
Adding Social Media Links in the Menu
Social media links will help your readers to find you on Social Media Sites.
Blog-> Customize-> Menus-> Add a Menu-> Create Menu(Social Menu)-> Choose location as Social Menu->Add items->Custom links-> Enter the social media links which you want to add-> save and publish
Adding about the author Section below all the blog posts
This section will help your readers to know about the author of the article.
Dashboard->Users-> your profile->enter name->bio-> Add profile picture-> update profile
adding about the author on the side menus
Dashboard-> plugins->Add new-> Search for a plugin called Smart author->Meks smart author widget->Install Now-> Activate
Dashboard->Appearance->widgets->Drag Meks smart author widget to the side bar-> Name the section as about me->save
Adding social media links on side bar
Dahboard->plugins->Add new->search for smart social->meks smart social widget->install now->activate
Dashboard->Appearance->Widgets->Drag the meks social widget to the side bar->Add text->Add social media links->save
Adding readmore section
This section will help your readers to continue reading more of your articles.
Dashboard->Appearance->widgets->Shamrock posts->Drag and drop it to the side bar-> Name it as Read More->Save
You can apply the same steps on any theme you want.
Create your own blog right now!