How to Use the New WordPress Editor & Microsoft Word Template for Blog Posts

Trying new things can be fun. I’ve written these instructions to help my fellow bloggers with instructions on how to use the blog post feature in Microsoft Word and how to use the new WordPress Editor. ❤

First, Here are my instructions for using the blog post template in Microsoft Word and importing into WordPress:

I use Microsoft Office 2016. Within the program, there is a blog post option. It’s not hard to set up.

On the menu bar, go to the manage accounts tab. Click on new. Then a menu comes up saying new blog account.

Click on the menu and choose your blog provider. Another menu will come up after that asking for your blog address. It shows an HTTP address which you will need to change to the HTTPS (add the s or it won’t work) address of your blog. Enter your WordPress account login name and your password. Click remember the password and hit OK.

Pull up a new blog post document from the file/new option. Type your document and click the Publish button on the menu tab when you are finished. I always do ‘publish as a draft.’ This will send the blog post to your WordPress blog post queue. It will show up on the right-hand corner of the Write tab (of your WP post) with a number “one” saying you have an imported post. Click the tab, and your post will import into your WordPress post template.

Here are the Microsoft instructions: https://support.office.com/…/Help-with-blogging-in-Word-3ad…

Now, here is how you use the new WordPress Editor:

Go to your blog. On the left-hand side of the menu, click My Sites and then Blog Posts – add.

That’s it. Here is the post template that WordPress gives us:

See the blue write tab in the right-hand corner? If you had imported a post from Word it would be there. I will show you that next. Below, you can see the number one next to the write tab. That is your imported post from Word.

Click on the BLUE write tab with the no. 1 and import your post. It will show you the title. The number one will remain until you publish or schedule the post.

Now the test post is imported from Word into WordPress.

This new editor saves time and is easy to use. At the right of the screen above see the post settings. Click on the categories and tags, add your featured image, and schedule all from the one place.

I hope this helps. I know we have new things coming to WordPress with the Guttenburg editor. Be brave. Read this article and see if you feel better: https://kinsta.com/blog/gutenberg-wordpress-editor/

is full of change. Let’s embrace it together. ❤

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