How do I add a blog in Websitebuilder?

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Blogging is one of those many ways you can reach out to your people and be where they are. If you're not familiar with a blog, simply put, its similar to an online journal or diary. It's a place both to convey your ideas and gather new ones at the same time. With a blog, you can share products, methods or simply get a conversation started about anything you would like. The goal is that people will interact with your content.

In this article, we will discuss the basics of "How to Add a Blog" to your Websitebuilder website. If you do not have content to add to your blog yet or need help getting started, we recommend reviewing the default articles that are present when creating a new blog for the first time.

Adding a Blog to your Websitebuilder website:  

The first step towards creating a blog is to determine if the Template you chose already has one or not.

To do so, simply click the "Pages" tab from your left-hand menu in your main design dashboard and review the page list.  
 





  • If you do already have a blog, it will appear as a page titled "Blog." (If you have already renamed it, it may be different. Look for the sub page "post page too.)
  • If you do not already have a blog page, click the "Blog" Icon in your left-hand menu.




  • A Menu will appear where you will have the option to click "Create Blog."



  • Once you select "Create Blog" a menu will appear where you can select the blog template.
  • Browse through these and select the template that best fits how you want your blog to look. 
  • Select "Preview" to see how it looks online and select "Create" to move forward.
 

  • Next, you will need to name your blog something cool and memorable.



  • Your blog should now be available from the pages section as well as the post page. 
Pro Tip: Think of the Post Page as your "Master Key." These pages don't get seen by any of your visitors but the look of this page determines what the pages of your blog look like that people DO see. The changes you make here will only affect the look of your Posts. For instance, if you remove an element from the post page, let's say the cover image, none of your posts will include the cover image added to your post.
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My account reads SiteBuilder, not WebsiteBuilder. How do I get WebsiteBuilder?
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Forking

Please reference the new conversation here: How do I use Websitebuilder?
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Excellent overview of how to set up a blog. Thanks! How do I display more than four blog entries on my public-facing blog? Thanks!
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Stefanie0379, Click on the blog, then on more and advanced. Click on settings and change the items per page.
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Is there a way to have people subscribe to my blog? The goal would be that each time I update it by adding a new post, they will receive an email with the link to the new blog in it. 
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You can add an RSS feed to your blog, which people can subscribe to, but that would only work for page visitors that have an RSS reader. Other than that, you can add a "Join My Mailing List" element so people can join a mailing list, and you can manually send emails to notify people when you update a blog post.
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Thank you, Elyzabeth! I appreciate your prompt and helpful response...
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Happy to help! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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