Create and edit blog posts
Now that you've set up your Blog page, or added your blog block somewhere to your website, you can begin creating blog posts. Begin by navigating to the Blog tab in the left navigation. Next, click on the blue ADD NEW BLOG POST button.
Changing blog preview settings
Next, you'll be able to change what will display in the preview view of your blog post.
On this page, you'll be able to change the following:
- Blog Post Title - The title of the blog post. What you type here will be shown on the preview of the blog post, and in the actual blog post itself.
- Publish Date - The date that appears on your blog post's preview.
- Featured Image - This image will appear to the left of your blog post's preview.
- Blog Post Excerpt - This text is not actually a part of the article (though it can be, if you copy and paste an excerpt from your article), but is meant to be a teaser of sorts, or a summary of what your article is about.
Once you have all of those items filled out, you can click the NEXT button at the top-right of the screen.
Formatting your actual blog post
Now we're cooking with fire! Once your blog's preview information has been set, you can begin formatting the actual contents of the blog. Formatting your blog post looks a lot like creating a page in ArtCloud's Website Builder.
There are Blog Blocks to the right of the page for Page Headers, Text Blocks, and Images.
You can drag and drop these items wherever you would like into your blog post.
Click the Save button at the top-right of the screen when you are finished with your article. You may visit the preview of your blog post on the page that you set up as your blog page, or the page that you dragged a Blog block to.
The blog's post's preview page...
The blog post itself
NOTE: Notice that a Header block was not added to this article during its creation. You can refrain from re-adding the title of the blog post to a header at the top of the post, as a header with the blog's title (set on the previous screen) will instantly populate on your post's page.
Editing blog posts
If you would like to edit a blog post, you can hover over the blog post in the Blog tab, and click on the Action dropdown that appears next to it. You can then press the Edit button, and begin editing your blog post.