Creating the Blog Page

WP Admin: Pages > Add New

Creating a blog with WordPress is simple. Most Placester themes come pre-loaded with a blog page, but if you are starting from scratch, within the WP Admin screen, go to Pages > Add New

You can title your blog page whatever you’d like. In this case I’ve called it ‘Blog.’

I then go to the page attributes section to select the Template the page should use. Because this will be a Blog page, I’ve selected the ‘Blog Posts’ template. This will cause all the posts you create to appear on this page.

When finished, click ‘Publish’ in the top right-hand corner. This will create the page.

Adding Blog Posts

WP Admin: Posts > Add New

Starting again from within the WP admin panel, go to Posts > Add New.

You can title the post and add content as you see fit. Most Placester themes allow you to set featured images with each blog post. To do this, click ‘Set featured image’ in the Featured Image box on the right-hand side.

In the lightbox that pops up, scroll down to the bottom and click ‘Use as featured image’

Click publish once the post is complete. Below is an example of how a blog post with a featured image can appear.

Blog Post Featured Images