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WebsiteBuilder: How to Add and Manage Blog Posts

Blogging is a writer's way of journaling their personal experiences, opinions, or observations that are meant to be shared online. Posts are the articles or pages of a blog that are created individually within the blog. If you're not familiar with how to add a blog, you can learn how to do so here: How to Add a Blog.

This article discusses the basics of managing, creating, and organizing blog posts. If you need help getting started with your first blog, please see the sample posts on your blog page.

NOTE: We offer two different versions of WebsiteBuilder. Our original implementation of the builder is the Legacy WebsiteBuilder Editor, while WebsiteBuilder Express Editor is the newest interface commonly found in the Foundation dashboard. It is not possible to upgrade a Legacy WebsiteBuilder site to the Express Editor. The site will need to be recreated with the Express Editor. All new WebsiteBuilder installations will be the Express Editor.

In this article, we have provided two sets of instructions for each editor. Follow the instruction set that matches your WebsiteBuilder version.

How to check if I have Legacy WebsiteBuilder Editor or Express Editor? 

Legacy WebsiteBuilder WebsiteBuilder Express Editor
WebsiteBuilder Legacy WebsiteBuilder Express



How to launch WebsiteBuilder

Legacy WebsiteBuilder Editor:



WebsiteBuilder Express Editor:

How to launch WebsiteBuilder?

  1. Log in to your Domain dashboard.

    Domains Dashboard
  2. Click on the domain name where you have your WebsiteBuilder configured.

    List View
  3. On the left pane, click on WebsiteBuilder, under Site Builders.

    WebsiteBuilder

     

Legacy WebsiteBuilder Editor: Managing Your Blog

After you have created a blog, you can manage it by following these instructions:

  1. Click the gear icon on a blog section, then click the Manage Blog button. 

    Blog Section  
    Blog Page
  2. Blog management will open. Here, you can search, create, edit, and delete posts for your blog.
    Blog Management screen
 

Legacy WebsiteBuilder Editor: Create a New Post 

To create a new blog post, follow these steps:

  1. Select Create new post from the Blog menu. Alternatively, you can click on Create New Post from the Manage Posts Section.
  2. A New Post window will appear:
    New Post window
  • Here, you can add your titles, introduction (article summary) and format the post text.
  • Clicking the plus button will allow you to add text, images, or videos to your post.
  • To format texts, simply highlight the text to be edited and a popup will appear with options to either:
    • Bold
    • Italicize
    • Underline 
    • Link
    • Change to a Heading 2
    • Change to a Heading 3
    • Blockquote text 

Pro tip: By selecting ‘Show Advanced’, you can customize the post URL by entering text into the area under Slug

Legacy WebsiteBuilder Editor: Organizing Blog Posts

WebsiteBuilder will organize your blogs by date. It displays the most recent post at the very top.

  1. You can configure it to display your featured posts upfront.
    Posting Page
  2. If a post has more than one page, the spillover will appear on the first page. 
Pro tip: Add a blog section to any page on your website to display your featured posts!

 

WebsiteBuilder Express Editor: Managing your blog

After you have created a blog, you can manage it by following these instructions:

  1. Click on the page selector dropdown menu and select blog.
    Select Blog
  2. Click on the blog section of the page. Then click Manage blog.
    Click Manage blog
  3. The Blog Management screen will open. From here, you can search, create, edit, and delete posts for your blog.
    Blog Management screen

WebsiteBuilder Express Editor: Create a new post

  1. From the Blog Management screen, click on the Create new post button or the New post button on the upper right. 
    Create new post screen
  2. The Add new post screen will appear.
    Add new post screen
  • Here, you can add your titles, introduction (article summary) and format the post text.
  • Clicking the plus button will allow you to add text, images, or videos to your post.
  • To format texts, simply highlight the text to be edited and a popup will appear with options to either:
    • Bold
    • Italicize
    • Underline 
    • Link
    • Change to a Heading 2
    • Change to a Heading 3
    • Blockquote text 


WebsiteBuilder Express Editor: Organizing a post

  • You can organize your blogs by date, by title, or configure it to display your featured post upfront.
  • If a post has more than one page, the spillover will appear on the first page. 
    Organize your posts

Pro tip: Add a blog section to any page on your website to display your featured posts!

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