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Adding and editing posts

Once your blog has been set up and the Blog content block added to a page, you can start creating posts.

Blog posts area added from the website itself i.e. the “front-end”

Unlike other tools in Your Web Department, blog posts are created or edited from the actual page preview i.e. from the website’s “front-end”.

Title & date tab

  • Title: the title of the post.
  • Date: by the default, the current date. But you can change it to any other. If set for a future date, the post will only start appearing once that date is reached.
  • Time: the time of the post. If set for a future date, the post will only start appearing once that date is reached. Note: depending on the design settings defined for your website, the date/time may be hidden.
  • Status: indicates whether the post should be shown or not. Set to “active” by default, but also allows you to save the post as a “draft” for instance.

 

Summary tab

  • Summary text: Only applies if the content block that’s being used to display the blog is set to display summaries. If left blank, the first few words of the body copy will be used. Note: the number of words can be adjusted in the design settings of the website.
  • Summary picture: if the content block is set to display the blog as summaries, will appear alongside the text. It’s also used by Facebook and Pinterest when people bookmark the post. You can use any image from the website’s Assets Manager, as well as from external sources like Google+, Flickr, etc.

 

Body copy tab

  • Body copy: the actual content of the post.

 

Categories & SEO tab

  • Category: here you can assign the post to one or more categories; check all that apply. Note: the categories themselves are managed in a separate interface.
  • Comments: if you’ve chosen to allow comments for your blog in the Blog Properties, you can still make approval required or disable them altogether for this specific post.
  • Permalink: optional. You can enter an easy to remember and unique name for the post, typically taken from the post title. Replace any spaces with hyphens. You can then use the permalink when referring people directly to the post.
  • Meta description: optional. Will appear on search results, describing the post.
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