WordPress is usually associated with blogs. Blog is a short form for the word weblog. A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary created for the main purpose of sharing thoughts and passion. With that said, a blog is a website updated almost every day. Today, blogs are written not only as a daily journal but as well as about far more interesting topics – travel, food, and fashion. Every day, bloggers (people who blog) – with technical know-how or not – write blogs; they share their private lives to the public — millions of people in the internet. Many people like to share the details of their days – what they ate for lunch, birthday gifts, Starbucks date, etc. On the other hand, there are bloggers who write instead about a hobby or interest of theirs.
Since anyone can write blogs, amazing sites were created to cater these willing people to have their own blog. One good example is the WordPress.
WordPress is super-flexible for anyone whether you’re a blogger who is a photographer who wants to show their portfolio, a chef showcasing dishes, etc. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means you are free to use it for anything without paying anyone a license fee.
Moreover, there are things you should know about WordPress
The Difference between Categories and Tags
Categories are your table of contents that serves as the main directory to guide visitors to the appropriate “department” to find the information they seek while Tags are your index words that collects all the references to specific topics and usages of the word in a tag page.
Difference between a Page and Post
Pages contents you need frequently that doesn’t change. Posts are timely as these are contents that consist of news, updates, general information,etc.
How to Link
You are required to have a title attribute in your HTML links. WordPress offers this when adding a link from either editor. The title attribute is supposed to be a descriptive sentence that instructs the user about what the destination is for the link.
The difference between image types
The JPG format is perfect for photography, allowing file size optimization while the PNG format is ideal for all other images that don’t require the depth and clarity.
Use Headings in Posts and Pages
Headings are those <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, etc. HTML tags used in your Theme for the blog title, tagline, post titles, and sidebar titles.
It is the last button on the Visual Editor’s toolbar. Click it to open up another row of tools you can use to style and organize your content within your post.
These are basically the things you need to know as you start blogging using WordPress.