You know what it takes to make a post viral: a cool, enticing title, great looking and attention grabbing images, and premium shareable content. All of those elements combine to make a successful viral post that is sure to make all the rounds.
Now, it is time that you apply the right techniques alongside those elements to create your first viral posts like a pro.
It is easier than you think, and there are various ways to post content that will go viral online, so let’s take a look!
Creating a Viral post
As a first step you'll need to create your viral post, so let’s do it the easy way. Start in your WordPress dashboard, and go to the “posts” tab, then click on “add new”. This is where all of your viral posts will be born, so bear with us here. There are three basic stages when you post your viral content in your WordPress dashboard, and we will teach you to go through them step by step.
The first one is the title, located in the “enter title here” text box. Use the tools that we recommended before to create a title that people will want to click on, and enter it here. Next comes the viral image, which can be inserted with the “add media” button. You can insert two types of images here: “featured” images and “into post” images.
A “Featured image” is a headline image that will go along with your title, usually on top of it, so this is the first one that you need to insert, just click on “upload files” and search for it in your computer or use one from your media library.
“Into post” images are images that will accompany your content, so you will insert those depending on how you structure your post.
The last stage is the structure of your content. Like we said, it is better to structure your post in list format, and WordPress allows you to do so with a little code in the “text editor”.
Just type your numbered titles in between “<h1></h>”. To give you an example, our first numbered title would be “<h1>Hack Number 5</h>”. You will have to do this for each one of your subtitles.
Now, write your content and insert the images to accompany your post. As a last step, insert tags to your post to make it easier to find. Remember, these tags must be relevant to your content. Click on “publish” and post!
Partially lock your content
You can partially lock your content to get more shares on social media platforms. Simply install and activate the “social locker” plugin. Go to the “plugins” tab and click on “new locker”. Now click on “create item” in the “social locker” box.
Now, you'll only have to create a post like normal, only this time you'll have the option of locking your content behind a message asking people to share it before they can access it. Select how your locker box will be shown and click on “publish”!
Post quizzes and polls
Quizzes are very popular, because people like seeing quiz results from each other and sharing. Polls are equally popular because they let people express an opinion without too much effort. We recommend you post quizzes and polls on a regular basis as a way to keep people engaged with your site.
Simply go to “playbuzz.com” and sign up. Go to “create”. You'll have many options to create interactive forms for your website. Once you have created your form, whether it is a quiz, poll or trivia, you will just have to click on the “embed” button, copy the text provided, go to your WordPress editor and paste the code in the “text editor” and click on “publish”!