Once you have successfully logged in, proceed forward by clicking on “Content” in the black administrative toolbar.
Next, click on the link “Add content” at the top-left of the page.
From the list that appears, select “Blog Entry (with comments)”.
On the following page, you will see a form containing all the fields and options related to blog entries. These are described below.
Title*: This is the title of your blog entry.
Path settings: By default, the path will take the shape of “blog/page-title”. You generally do not need to change the path.
Author: If you wish, enter the name of the person who wrote the blog entry.
Long summary: Enter a longer extract of the post that will be used when the blog entry is featured at the top of the main blog landing page.
Summary: Enter a shorter, 2-3 line summary of the blog post.
Body*: Enter the full content of the blog post in this field.
Related Links: Enter any links you wish to feature in the sidebar of the blog entry.
Date posted*: The publication date of the post.
Banner image: Select an image that will be featured at the very top of the post. This image should be wider than it is tall.
Primary image: Select an image that will be used as a thumbnail on the main blog landing page.
Content groups: Unless instructed by your webmaster, you do not need to select anything.
Sidebar reference: Unless instructed by your webmaster, you do not need to enter anything.
*An asterisk indicates a mandatory field.
Once you are done filling out the fields, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter a comment that describes your changes in the “Revision log message” text box.
If you do not wish to publish the post right away, click on the “Publishing information” tab on the left and unselect the “Published” option.
Finally, click on the button “Save” to save your post.
If you forgot any steps, the system will throw errors to let you know what fields you missed.
Previewing and publishing an unpublished post
To preview an unpublished post, you must be logged into your site. Then, you can navigate to “Content” in the administrative toolbar, search for your post and click on its title.
An unpublished post will have a slight reddish background and will be clearly indicated as “Not published” on the blog listing page.
If you wish to publish the post, simply edit it, scroll to the very bottom, enter a description of your changes in the “Revision log message” field, switch to the “Publishing information” tab and unselect the option “Published”. Finally, click on the button “Save”.
Creating a list of blog posts using a DCL
This section assumes that you already know how to work with Panel Pages. If not, check out the online guides below: