How To Publish Blogs and the Blog are proven to attract sellers and buyers. Use the Hawaii Life blog to promote your listings and expertise as a Realtor. Here’s how to get started.


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Step 1) Login to WordPress

1) Login to your WordPress account:

2) If you haven't already, be sure to bookmark this link.

Note: Contact us on Live Chat (below) if you don't have a username and password.

Step 2) Create a New Post

1) Login to your WordPress account:

2) Hover mouse over "Posts" thumbtack icon in top left menu, then click "Add New". 


Note: You can also add a new post by clicking "+ New" option in top center menu.

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Step 3) Write Your Blog Post

1) Enter the title of your post at the top of the page. Note: for SEO purposes, choose a unique title for your post.


2) Enter the body of your post in the main box below title.

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Import Notes:

  • When deciding what you want to blog about, don't feel limited to writing only about real estate.
  • While your seller expects you to blog about your new listing, you can also write about anything pertinent to life in Hawaii. Our blog informs the general public about what it’s like to live here, and about real property. Generally, the more “life” that a subject holds for you, the more your blog will draw the reader’s attention.
  • The first line of your post should reflect the title of your blog. Web writing is different from academic or book writing. On the web, we don’t waste time; we get to the point, quickly. Your title should state your main message, and your first sentence should back up that message.
  • We recommend a ratio of 3:1 (Real Estate:Lifestyle). For every 3 real estate blogs you write, publish 1 about the Hawaii lifestyle.

3) Click "Save Draft" button to save your post.

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4) When you are ready to publish your post, click "Edit" link next to "Status: Draft" in right sidebar. 


5) Select "Pending Review" from dropdown.


6) Click "Publish" button. Your post will be reviewed by our Blog Team for any final edits then posted live to the blog. 


Step 4) Insert Photos

1) Choose an image from your computer or the Internet that is at least 1600 pixels wide.

2) Save the photo to your computer. If the image is on the Internet, right-click the photo and select "save image as," and then save the photo to a place you can later find on your computer.

3) Click "Add Media" button


4) Click "Upload Files" button


5) Click "Select Files" button


Important Note: Be sure to use the “Select Files” button to insert photos. DO NOT USE the “Insert From URL” tab or copy and paste files directly from the web (these links may change). 

6) Locate and select the photo you have saved on your computer then click "Choose". Tip: Hold down the “command” key on your keyboard when clicking photos to upload several images at once.

7) DO NOT insert a caption. You will do this later. 


8) For “Alt Text” field, objectively describe what is in the photo. This is for blind users. Ex: “Exterior of Wailua home” or “view of ocean from lanai of Wailua home.”


9) For "Alignment" field, select "None".


10) Click "Insert into post" button.


11) Add your caption beneath the photo, in the text of the blog itself, in italics.