Adding and Editing Blog Posts

Adding and Editing Blog Posts

Add a New Blog Page

Create a new page of type 'blog'

Find the 'Add Blog Page' module under 'Blog' in Website Creation Tools

Create a new page of type 'blog'

 

Identify your new blog page

Fill in your title and URL (similar to creating any new page) and click 'Add Blog Page'. The red outlined word below is the blog index you will be publishing to. Normally this is named "Blog" or "News." Some users will have multiple blog indexes, this is how you will know which one you are working within.

Identify your new blog page

 

Add content to your new page

This process, as for any page, can take some time. Until you publish this page (in the following steps), users will not see this content. So feel free to write a draft!

As always, remember to click 'save page' when you're ready to save your content.

Add content to your new page

 

Find and Save Blog Post Settings

NAVIGATE TO the PAGE SETTINGS AREA

While in 'edit' mode, click on the tab at the top of the page for Page Settings.

Page Settings

 

Open the Blog tab

Click 'Blog' to open the Blog tab

Open the Blog tab

 

Publish the new Blog Entry

Fill in the blog settings form

The menu that appears will show whether your blog entry has yet been published and when it was (or is scheduled to be) published. It also consists of a form which sets your preferences for this blog entry, including

  • Which blog to publish it to (if you have multiple)
  • Name to appear as author of the entry
  • tags (categories) to associate with this entry
  • Whether or not to allow comments for this entry
  • Future date to publish the blog (if not today) NOTE: clicking here will hide the 'publish blog' button since you are not publishing the blog today. If you accidentally click here, just refresh the page and try again.
  • Optional image to show next to the entry preview on the blog index page

NOTE: You can return to this form at any time - even after publishing a blog entry - to change these settings.

Fill in the blog settings form

 

Publish the blog entry

If you are ready to publish today, click the 'publish blog' button and you're done!  In a few moments you will find your new blog entry listed on the blog index page and under "most recent" in the sidebar.

 
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Posted By Mike Harries in Learning, Blog, Content

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