Creating a Blog Post
- Navigate to Content > Blogs > Blog Posts.
- Click the Add A New Blog Post button.
- Enter a Post Title, select the desired Blog to post to, Categories, Author, Date, Post, keywords, and image then click Save.
- 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
- Click the Add A New Blog button to begin. This takes you to the screen to Add a New Blog
- 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.
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.