How to Create a WordPress Blog Post Template

So, do you ever get sick of starting all of your blog posts from scratch in WordPress?

Why don’t you use a Blog Post Template?

You probably didn’t realize it was possible! Well, the good news is you can do it! But it’s not a simple button feature, you need to think outside the box a little bit.

Since the Gutenberg Block Editor has become standard this has become an easy possibility and thought I’d share the process with you.

So here’s a video where I show you how to create a WordPress blog post template , walking you through the process, with some basic, written steps also included below, enjoy!

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Here’s how to Create your Blog Post Template!

Well, the first step is simple: Add a New Blog Post! A quick way is to go to your top admin bar where it says ‘+ New’ then selecting ‘Post’ from the drop down.

You are then going to create a basic frame work for you blog post. This could be:

  • Images in your introduction
  • Heading and Subheadings
  • Affiliate disclaimer notices
  • YouTube Consent lines / HTML modules for embedding
  • Conclusion
  • Call to actions
  • Anything you regularly use!

Once you’ve finished, you need to select the entire page.

Add to Reusable Blocks

You can do this by clicking just outside of your content (left or right) and pressing Ctrl+A. Then Click on the three vertical dots above the selected elements and click ‘Add to Reusable Blocks’. Give it a name and save!

Now you have a blog post template in your WordPress installation!

But, how do you add that template into you next post?

Simple! Again, add a new post.

Insert your Blgo ost Template

Once the page loads, hit your first plus/circle button, scroll to the bottom of the pop up menu until ‘Reusable Blocks‘ appears. When it does, find your template and click to insert it into your page.

Once it appears, it’s very important you don’t edit it.

convert to a regular block

Instead, Click on the 3 vertical dots that appear above the reusable block, and then click “Convert to Regular Block”.

Your template has now been added to your post!

Now start writing your post!

You’re good to go!

This is really effective for particular blog post types. In this video I set it up for Top List Posts, but it’s also suitable for posts with videos, Q&A’s, etc.

I hope that was useful to you. Thank you for reading, see you next time!