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How to use WordPress

How to use WordPress

The reason behind this site is to connect people that are interested in apprenticeships. We would really love it if current apprentices use the site to blog about their experience in the workplace. This article will show you how to use WordPress if you haven’t used it before.

For more information on what you can post and how the posts should look, please have a look at our author guidelines.

If you have not used WordPress before, the video below should help you out with how to put your post together. This includes how to use the new Gutenberg Editor that this site uses to construct a blog post and how to optimise the content in search engines using the Yoast SEO plugin.

Registering as an author

The first thing that you need to do before using WordPress on this site is register as an author. You can do this using our author registration form.

When you complete this form, we’ll get you registered within 24 hours and you can start blogging or using the forum. Check your junk mail for your username and password and you can log in here.

Selecting a topic for your post

The best starting point for understanding the type of post that you want to write is to have a look at our guidelines. After you have decided it is important to think about an interesting and engaging title.

There is no point in writing content on apprenticeships unless it is going to provide value to the reader. You need to think about this when coming up with a post title. What are people going to want to find out about apprenticeships? What experience do you have as an apprentice that may help someone else?

When you think about these types of things, that should help you to automatically help you come up with a great post title and more importantly an interesting topic.

How to use WordPress to create a blog post

The steps below will show you how to use WordPress on the apprenticeship network to create a blog post. We have included details of adding a featured image to your post, using categories and tags and optimising the post title and meta description using the Yoast SEO plugin.

How to use WordPress and the Yoast SEO plugin

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If you have any problems with using WordPress, don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you found this article helpful, feel free to share using the buttons below. Thanks for reading.

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