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The aim of this document is to provide a simple and straightforward guide to key aspects of creating Blogs for a website using WordPress.
Some knowledge of using a word package and moving around a web browser is assumed.
This guide assumes that the User is already very familiar with WordPress. The User is already comfortable with moving round the WordPress Dashboard, adding, modifying pages and images.
This guide shows how to create and edit blog pages known as posts in WordPress 2.8+. Only the key essentials are presented. Any further information can be found on the WordPress webpage at http://codex.Wordpress.org.

What Is Blogging

A blog, or weblog, is an online journal, diary, serial or articles published by a person or group of people.
WordPress allows users to create Blogs via its Post mechanism.
WordPress Pages are used for static information: About The Company, Contact Information, List of Services. This is information that is important but rarely needs changing. Pages created within WordPress will be viewed within the Navigation Menu of the website.
Posts are used for information that changes on a regular basis: daily, weekly or even monthly. It is where users write relevant articles, inform their client base of their latest news. These Posts pages can be published and shared via RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds or through Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter etc).
Fig 1: Example of Blog News
Fig 1: Example of Blog News

Post Pages

WordPress uses Posts to distinguish between Pages, which are static and appear on your Navigation menu, and Blog Pages (Posts) which change on a regular basis.
The Post menu is located as the second menu from the top on the Dashboard.
Posts entries are displayed in reverse chronological when published on the website.
Fig 2: List Post Pages
Fig 2: List Post Pages