The Blog

Learn how to do basic blog posting or explore more advanced options.

The blog works similarly to the rest of your site, but includes some “extra powers.”

Basic Blog Posting

  • To add a post to the blog, log in as the site editor and go to the main blog page.
  • You will see a toolbar labeled “Blog Posts.” Click “Add“ and you'll get a new, untitled post where you can begin typing.
  • If you don’t want your new post to be publicly visible yet, you can set it as an “Unpublished Draft.” This means it is not visible to anyone who is not logged in as the site editor.
  • Once your content is ready, click “Publish Now.” (You can always “unpublish” again later if you change your mind.)

Publishing Later

You have the ability to write a post and schedule it for later publication. 

  • By default, when you create a post, its publication date is today.
  • If you don’t want it going live till tomorrow, simply change the date. (Go ahead, click on the Date button and make the change — you can always change it back.)
  • Scheduled content goes live at midnight (Pacific time).

Advanced: Using the READ MORE Link

For every post you add to the blog, you have the option of displaying it entirely on the main blog page, or having the visitors click through to read the longer story via a “Read More” link.

  • When you are logged in to the editing tools, you, the owner, will see a “Read More” link beneath every item on the blog.
  • When you click Read More, you will be taken to the new page that has been created for that story.
  • The system is fairly smart: If you choose not to enter any content on the “Read More” page, then regular site visitors will not see a “Read More” link for that particular post. When you have longer, or more complex stories, then add something on the Read More page, and it will be activated.
  • When you have a post that's fairly simple, you can just skip the “Read More” page and include the whole item directly on the main blog page.

Advanced: Blog Categories / Tags

You can add blog categories to allow more advanced navigating by topic.

  • If you would like to offer your visitors the ability to navigate your blog by topic, you can create categories and add your post to them.
  • Each post can be added to as many categories as you like, offering multiple ways for visitors and search engines to find your content.
  • When you create a new category and tag your post with it, your visitors will see that label as a clickable link at the bottom of the post.
  • If you remove all posts from a category, the category goes away, but you can always create it again.