Adding Blog Entries

Adding Blog Entries

Blog entries are scoped to Sites. By default, only authenticated users have the ability to create blog entries. See the Blogs Permissions Reference for more information.

The easiest way to create a blog entry is on the Blogs widget deployed on a site page.

Creating an Entry

  1. Open the Product Menu (Product Menu) then click the compass icon (Compass) on the Site Administration menu. Select the site where the blog will be created.

  2. Once the Blogs widget has been added to the Site page, Click the New Entry button.

    Blog Entry Form Editor

  3. Drag & Drop to Upload an optional cover image for the entry. By default, this cover image is published as part of the blog entry’s abstract. Insert the desired image, either via drag and drop or the Select File button.

  4. Enter a title for the blog entry.

  5. Enter an optional subtitle for the entry.

  6. Enter the entry’s content in the Content field. To learn more about the different text editing features, see the Blog Entry Editor Reference article.

Adding Tags and relating other assets to the blog entry can help users better find content on your site.

To add tags:

  1. Expand the Categorization section.
  2. Click the Select button to select an existing tag. Alternately, create a new tag by entering the tag name in the Tags field and clicking Add. See the documentation on tags for more information.

To add an asset relation:

  1. Expand the Related Assets section and use the Select button to select the desired asset to link.

Configuring How the Entry is Displayed

To customize the blog entry’s URL, abstract, or display date:

  1. Expand the Configuration menu.

  2. Leave the default URL setting as Automatic; the URL is based on the blog entry’s title. Alternately, selecting Custom lets you enter your own URL.

  3. Specify the blog entry’s abstract. By default, the Blogs application uses the first 400 words. Alternately, enter a custom abstract.

  4. Finally, you can allow pingbacks for the blog entry. Pingbacks are XML-RPC requests that are sent automatically when you link to another site.

    When creating a blog entry, the Configuration panel lets you control when and where the blog entry appears, and what to use for the entry's abstract.

  5. Expand the Display Page Template panel if you want to select a display page template for displaying your blog entry. Otherwise, use the Default Display Page Template.

  6. Click Publish to publish the blog entry.

The Blog Entry has been published.

The entry is now published. Fellow site members can add comments, rate the entry, or share it on other social media sites.