Blogs

A blog is a collection of pages, known as blog posts, together with a main page that shows summaries of the posts and links to read them in full, as shown in figure 1.

Figure 1. an example of a blog

The most recent post is shown first, making blogs particularly suitable for news articles. You can create a blog anywhere you can add a normal page, and you can even have multiple blogs on your site.

Creating a blog

To create a blog, select the page type Blog when adding a new page, as shown in figure 2.

Figure 2. creating a new blog

Managing posts

You can create new posts, or manage existing drafts and published posts, through the main blog page. In edit mode, the blog toolbar, as shown in figure 3, is shown above the post summaries.

Figure 3. the blog toolbar

Click Create post to create a new draft post. Enter a title for the post and click Create. The new post will then open in the website editor.

New posts are created as drafts, which means they are not yet visible to visitors to your site. Making a post visible on your site is known as publishing.

Click Drafts to view a list of drafts. Drafts are shown in alphabetical order. Click on the title of any post to open it in the website editor.

Click Posts to view a list of published posts. Published posts are shown in date order, with the most recent post first. Click on the title of any post to open it in the website editor.

Editing a post

In edit mode, the blog post toolbar, as shown in figure 4, is shown above the post.

Figure 4. the blog post toolbar

Each post consists of six sections:

When you are ready to publish a post, click Publish post. The page will be saved and the post will be published.

When editing a published post, a Revert to draft button is shown instead, and clicking it will turn the post back into a draft.