Creating a Blog Post

Quick Start

  1. Navigate to Content > Blogs > Blog Posts.
  2. Click the Add A New Blog Post button.
  3. Enter a Post Title, select the desired Blog to post to, Categories, Author, Date, Post, keywords, and image then click Save.
  4. Choose how you want to publish your Blog Post, or keep it as a draft until later.

Step by Step

NOTE: This content is displayed within the RSS feed and on the individual Blog page with the Author and Date stamp.

Begin at the Blogs Module found under Content > Blogs > Blog Posts

  1. Click the Add A New Blog button to begin. This takes you to the screen to Add a New Blog
  2. Fill in the desired content
    • Post Title: This appears as the Title of the Post in the Blog list and on the Blog Post page, as well as within the Blog's RSS feed.
    • Blog: Select the Blog that you want your Post to be added to.
    • Category: Categories differentiate kinds of topics. Examples might be movies, commentary, family, etc. Click the Plus icon (+) to add an additional Category.
    • Author: Select from a drop down list of Authors or add a person by clicking on the Plus icon (+). NOTE: When adding an Author, the system will add the Author as a new Member (under People). Use the Email field to upgrade a pre-existing Member to Author status. If you use a different Email address, the system will create a new Member that may be a duplicate.
    • Date: Defaults to today. Click the Calendar icon to go through the Calendar to find the correct date of the Blog.
    • Add Summary Depending on your implementation, you may have a Summary that is different then your Post Content. This is not a required field in Default Output.
    • Post: The Content will be displayed on your individual Blog Post page. Depending on your implementation, the first few lines may also be featured in the list of Blog Posts. NOTE: See WYSIWYG Editor for detailed instruction on using the WYSIWYG.
    • Keywords: Required for search engine optimization. Separate Keywords by commas and include no more than 10 words and/or phrases that someone might use to search for your content.
    • Image: Depending on your implementation, you may have a Summary that is different then your Post Content. This is not a required field in Default Output.
    • Save: To finish and/or Save the Blog Post.
  3. Now you will choose how you want to publish your Blog Post
    NOTE: This step will make the Blog Post appear on your site and within your RSS Feed.
    • The Keep As Draft button saves the Blog Post but does not publish it into your RSS Feed.
    • The Publish button saves the Blog Post into the RSS Feed and within the various Blog pages.
    • the Publish As Featured button, Depending on your implementation, may make the Blog Post appear on your homepage or other designated area, depending on your template design.
    • Groups: You may choose to add your Article to a Group. You may add additional Public or Private Groups under: People > Groups.

You now know how to add a Blog Post to Ekklesia 360.

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