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Adding a new blog post to your website

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2016 03:21PM CDT

Click: Create New > Write a New Post or go to: Publish > Posts > Add a New Post.

Post Title
Once published, this title will be displayed on your particular blog page in the blog list view. Each post also has a corresponding post detail page, that will display some of the info options listed below.

POST OVERVIEW TAB

Share this Post
To share your posts on Facebook and/or Twitter, click the corresponding button and login to your account. You will then be asked to authorize the CMS to use your account. Once authorized, you can check the boxes to setup your update. The CMS will display your post title with a shortened URL that will post into Facebook and/or Twitter whenever you click Publish. You can edit the text with up to 140 characters. To unlink the accounts, go to: Admin > Settings.

Post Date & Time
Select a date and time for the post to be published. If you select a date and time in the past, it will add the post into the blog listing and feed in chronological order. If you select a date in the future, it will not publish until that particular date and time. This will also appear as a date stamp in the blog listing.

Description
This will not display in the public post details, but it will be added into the code to help search engines find your content. When creating a description, use words that people might be searching for.

Tags
Think of tags as keywords that people are searching for. Use words that you know people will actually be typing into a search engine, as they look for your content. Whatever tags you add will be available in every module under “Show All Tags”.

POST DETAILS TAB

Which Blog does this Post belong to?
Select the particular blog from the drop-down menu. If you want the post to be added into a new Blog that has not been created, then you’ll need to go out to the main posts menu and create a new blog under: Publish > Posts > All Blogs > Create a New Blog. Each blog is able live at a different link within the navigation and once created, will be available as an option when you add a new navigation item. You may also link to the blog directly at www.[domain].org/blog-name.

Post Author
The author will display with the post title and date on the blog list view. When adding a new author, the system will also add a corresponding Guest Admin under the Admin tab. To avoid duplicates, if your post author is already an Admin in the system, then simply click into their profile and upgrade their roles to make them appear in the author drop-down menu.

Post Category
Add or select a category from the drop-down menu. The category will display with the post title, author and date on the blog list view. They will also display on the blog sidebar for post sorting. Each category will also be accessible to rename on the main posts menu under: Publish > Posts > Categories.

POST CONTENT TAB

Summary
Some people (including us) will add the first paragraph from the post content, as the post summary. However, others will write a different post summary that is an overview of the post. Either way, this summary will display on the blog list view page and will also display on the home page if your design has that feature. It is always a good idea to add something in the summary so the blog listing does not look empty.

Content
This content will display on the post detail page. Once your post content has been added, you may style it as bold, italic, left/center/right justify, along with ordered lists, unordered lists, and block quotes. You may select text (or an image) and click the link tool to add a link to an email address, other pages, blog posts, events, files, or feeds. Need to add an image or video? Simply click the folder icon and either select from the files that have been uploaded, upload an image/video, or embed a video. You also have paragraph font options under the “Heading” drop down menu. To get a preview of these font options, go to your styles page at www.[domain].org/styles

SIDEBAR OPTIONS

Blog Comments
Check the box if you want to allow commenting on that particular post.

Header Image
Each post has the option to add a header image that will display on the post detail page at a certain pixel size. The post header image will display in the same area as the page header image. If you do not know what the correct pixel dimensions are for the header image, please contact our support team for that information.

Publish/Draft
Publishing the event will make it live for anyone to see. Drafting an event will save it inside the CMS and will not be available for viewing on the live website. Once an post is published, it will automatically display on the post listing page within the blog that you select. It will also link to a corresponding post detail page.

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