How do I create a blog post?
This article looks at the basics of creating a blog post.
This article includes basic functionality, such as publishing a blog post, assigning an author, using the WYSIWYG editing tool, inserting an image, associating related content and editing SEO.
1. Hover over Editorial in the main navigation of your Dashboard and select Create next to Blog Post.
2. After clicking Create, the Blog Post Manager will appear. Select the Blog you would like to post under. This is required.
3. A headline is required, but you may also add a kicker and a subhead by clicking in the respective fields, replacing the text.
4. Select an author.
5. Add a teaser.
You may use the WYSIWYG editor or html.
6. Add your blog post in the next box, labeled Body.
You may type or paste the copy directly into the box, using html to format.
Or you may use the WYSIWYG editing tool by clicking Edit in WYSIWYG editor. WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get.
7. Opening the WYSIWYG editor results in a pop-up window that looks like this:
7.1. To paste your blog post from Microsoft Word, click on the Word icon at the top of the editor.
7.2. You may also copy and paste your blog post using the Paste as Plain Text tool in the editor.
7.3. To format your blog post, use the buttons in the WYSIWYG toolbar. The most common formatting tools are circled below.
In addition, you may adjust the font, size, style and color. However, the text will default to the styles defined by your website for blog posts.
For more advanced editing tips and tricks, please read How do I format content?
8. Add an image by clicking on the Image icon in the WYSIWYG.
8.2. Select the image.
To import a new image into your Media Manager, click New File in the top right of the Media Manager. If you'd like your New File in a specific folder, click on that folder first or select New Folder in the top right of the Media Manager to create a new directory.
8.3. Scroll to the bottom of the image properties, and click on Select.
9. You may also associate an image with your blog post by clicking Browse under Image.
This image will appear next to the headline of the blog post. On some ePublishing websites, the author's headshot is added here.
11. Add keywords by typing a keyword and hitting Enter on your keyboard.
After you enter your keyword, it will appear below the blank field. If needed, you may Delete or Mark as Noise.
You may also Click to Analyze Keywords, which will generate recommended keywords based on the content in your blog post. It will allow you to choose whether you want to add the recommended keywords.
12. Select where you want the blog post to appear on your website.
This placement is based on your Taxonomy Manager and is unique to each website.
13. Set a Go Live Date.
14. Click Create at the bottom of the page.
15. Return to the top of the Blog Post Manager.
Hover over Edit and select Web Links.
16. OPTIONAL: If your website's design includes a special section for blog links, add them here.
17. Hover over Edit and select Related.
17.1. Select the content you want to appear next to your blog post.
You may click Generate Related Content, or select your related content manually by clicking on the relevant category.
18. Click Save and return to the top of the Blog Post Manager. Hover over Edit and select SEO.
This tool will automatically populate. You may edit the URL and the Browser Title, which are based on your headline, as well as the Meta Description and Keywords on this page.
If you make changes, click Save.