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Managing Blog Settings

Add a blog to your online store to share updates and exciting news with your customers.

Before adding content to your blog, you first need to turn on the feature. To do this, click on Online Store and Store Settings. Now, on the General settings page, ensure the radio button for Enable Blog is turned On. Once enable blog is turned On you will see an option for Blog under the Online Store options in the main menu. Click on Blog to add content to your online store. Click on Blog to view the main articles page, here you can view any existing articles that you have created and the Website Blog menu options to edit your Articles, Topics, and Authors.

Articles

To create a new blog article, click on New Article in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Mandatory blog fields are noted with an asterisk. This includes adding an Author. You will need to add at least one blog author to under the Authors page before you can create a blog post.

You can now enter the Article information for your new blog post. Author: Use the drop-down menu to select from a list of the Authors you have created.
Topic: If you have created topics to sort your blog posts by, you can select the associated topic using the drop-down menu.
Visibility: Use the drop-down menu to select Hidden for posts that you don’t want your customers to be able to see yet, or Published, for posts you want to be visible on your website.
Publish Date: Use the calendar tool to assign a publish date to the post.
Title: Enter the title you want to use for the blog post.
Blog Image: Click on the Upload button to select a header image for the blog post. The maximum image size is 2000 x 2000 pixels.
Page Content: Use the text box to enter the body content for your blog post. You can use the toolbar above the text box to format your content.

If you would like to add SEO Information to your blog post to help customers discover your content using search engines, toggle the SEO Information radio button On. You can now enter the SEO details for your blog post. SEO Information: Toggle the radio button On to activate the additional SEO Information fields.
SEO Title: Enter your preferred search engine friendly blog title here.
SEO Tags: Add the keyword tags you want to include for your blog post.
SEO URL: Enter a descriptive URL for your blog post.
SEO Description: Enter a short description of what your blog post is about, this description will be shown in search results below your blog title.

Click on Save to apply your changes and create your new blog article.

Topics

You can create topics and subtopics to help sort your blog articles based on their subjective matter. To get started, click on Topics from the Your Website Blog menu on the right-hand side of your screen.

Next, click on Add Topic to create a new blog topic. Now, enter the information for the new topic. Name: Use the text box to enter the title of the new topic.
Parent: If you want the new topic to be assigned as a subtopic of an existing topic, use the drop-down menu to assign the parent topic here.

Click on Save to apply your changes.

Authors

To assign different authors to each of your blog articles. To create a new author, click on Authors from the Your Website Blog menu on the right-hand side of your screen.

Next, click on Add Author to create a new author. Now, enter the information for the author using the textboxes. Name: Use the textbox to enter the display name you want to use for the new author.
Biography: Enter a short description of who the author is.
Social Media: Toggle radio button On if you would like to add links to the author’s social media profiles.

Click on Save to apply your changes.

Related Articles

Getting Started with Your Online Store
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Adding Hero Images
Creating Content Blocks
Creating Custom Web Pages
Advanced Store Options
Creating a Quick-Order Menu
Embedding Your Online Store

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