The Blog feature lets you create, maintain and publish articles on your Site. It also gives you tools to edit your individual post and blog designs, letting you provide a reliable stream of personalised content to attract visitors and create interest in your Website.
Note: if you currently have a blog and want to update to the newest blog platform, see Updating an Old Blog to the New Blog Platform.
Click Blog on the left menu.
Click the Add Blog button.
Congratulations! Your blog is ready to use!
The All Posts widget is added by default to a new blog page when you add a blog to your Site from the Blog menu. By default, it shows a list of every post on your blog. You can customise the All Posts widget by adding other widgets to modify the page. Simply drag the desired widgets onto your blog from the left menu.
The Search Posts widget lets visitors search for specific posts or themes in your blog so that they can find articles that interest them more easily.
Add, publish, unpublish, edit or remove posts from your blog.
Change the thumbnail, name, title, description and backups for your blog. You can also find your blog's RSS feed URL here. Adding a blog name, title, description and URL are important because they help with the SEO of your blog. The more keywords used in your name, title and description, the more relevance your blog will have on search engines. For example, using the term "food blog" in your blog name, title, description and URL will help search engines find your blog when a user searches for the term "food blog".
You can categorise your blog posts by adding tags onto your posts. Click Blog on the left menu, then click Manage Posts.
Choose a post to edit and click the Edit button.
Scroll down to the Tags section and add a tag. Click the Enter key.
Tags will be grouped into categories, so you can filter your posts based on tags in the All Posts widget. You can add the All Posts widget onto multiple pages and sort the posts by their tags in the Content Editor.
Edit Post Design
Change the design of the blog post page. Any changes you make to this page will affect how all posts are displayed on your blog. You can add widgets to enable additional text, graphics, social media and other effects. Editing the post design changes only the general layout of posts by adding or deleting widgets, rows and columns. This does not let you change the text or graphics of an individual post.
Change Blog Author Manually
You can add in a blog author manually by entering a blog author name as free text. Click the tickbox to enable the manual feature.