Get Ready to Start Posting
Some newbies mistakenly start creating content and putting it all on pages. This messes up your navigation. You want just about everything to be a blog post, not page.
Click on Posts and you’ll see some subtopics you can navigate to. Start by going to Categories and edit the Uncategorized option to something else.
Have you mapped out your site yet? You need an idea of how to have a well-organized site, so just as you did with your niche research, go through the process and group concepts together.
For example, let’s say you were in the “exercise over 40” niche. You might brainstorm the following:
- Low Impact
- Weight training
You could safely nestle Kettlebells under weight training instead of having dozens of categories all over the place. You might put Zumba under a category called Recreational Fitness.
Create a set of Categories and make sure you format them the same. For example, capitalize the first letter of each word like this:
When you create categories, you can have “parent” and “child” categories, which simply means you can create it so that it looks like this:
Weight Training (parent category)
-Kettlebells (child category)
-Dumbbells (child category)
Under the Posts section, you can add tags – but it’s easier to just add them each time you create a blog post where it asks for tags.
In the final part of this mini training we will look at monetizing your shiny new blog…