How to post articles and photo gallery using WordPress

Here’s a quick guide on how to post articles, reviews and blogs as well as inserting photos and photo galleries.

Step 1 – Posting articles, reviews and blogs

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  1. Click on Posts
  2. Click on Add New

 

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  1. Enter the Title of the article, post or review
  2. Enter the text and contents
  3. Select the correct Category

 

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  1. Click on Insert Read More icon to separate the intro text
  2. If your article has more pages … then use the Page break icon

 

Step 2 – Mandatory: Now we do some SEO …

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  1. Copy Focus key words from the title of your article. Example above: “biggest and best”
  2. Enter the correct Tags
  3. Click Edit Snippet

 

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  1. Copy the first paragraph of your article/post into the Meta Description
    Check that both boxes A and B has the keywords as in the Focus Keyword and Tags
  2. When you’re ready you can click Publish 🙂

 

Step 3 – Mandatory: Inserting SINGLE Photos in your articles

You can insert single images/photos using WordPress’s own media tool. This would be good for news posts or article posts.

If you already have a photo gallery of a review product, and would like to select one of the photos from the gallery to insert as a single photo, please see Step 5 and Step 6.

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  • To insert a single photo in your article, click on Add Media icon (circled in RED).

 

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  1. Click Insert Media
  2. Upload Files
  3. Drag and Drop your photos or upload via browser
  4. Insert photos once photos have been uploaded … SEE BELOW

 

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  1. Select Media Library
  2. Click on the single photo you want to insert
  3. Select the size of the photo … I usually select Full Size (so remember to resize your photos to 640×480 – to save bandwidth 😉
  4. Now you can Insert into post

 

Step 4 – Mandatory: Insert a Featured Image

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  1. On the bottom right of the editor, you’ll see Set Featured Image. Select it.
  2. A new Insert Media window will open (like step 3). Select the photo you want to use as the featured image.

 

Step 5 – Optional: Inserting Photo Gallery into your articles

If you have a photo gallery of a review product already, and would like to select one of the photos from the gallery to insert as a single photo … First, you need to create your gallery, see below.

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  • We use NextGen Photo Gallery as shown by the green icon (circled above).

 

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  1. Click on Add Gallery/Images
  2. Click Add Files
  3. Enter a name for your photo gallery. Basically, they are folders. I recommend you use this format … yourname_productname_gallerynumber , for example:
    • nucleus_gigabyte_z170motherboard_gallery1
    • nucleus_gigabyte_z170motherboard_gallery2
    • etc …
    • nucleus_article-name_gallery1
  4. Click Start Upload

 

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  1. Click Manage Galleries
  2. Click on the gallery name you just created
  3. Enter a short description for your gallery
  4. Click Save Changes

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  5. Click Display Galleries
  6. Select the Display Type (type of gallery you want to display)
  7. Click What would you like to display?
  8. Select Sources: Gallery
    Select Galleries: The gallery you just named and uploaded
  9. Click Save.

 

Step 6 – Optional: Inserting a SINGLE photo from your gallery into your articles

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  1. Click Add Media
  2. Click NextGen Gallery
  3. Select the Photo Gallery name (where the photo is located)
  4. Click Select

 

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  1. Click Show to select the single photo
  2. Optional: Enter the description if you haven’t already
  3. Center your photo
  4. Select Full Size
  5. Click Insert into Post when done

 

Wow … that was quite long! But I hope this guide will help you post articles, reviews and blogs, as well as inserting photos and photo galleries with ease.

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