Adding a Blog

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Use our built-in blogging capability to create and edit posts right on your site.

To add a blog, click the Blog option in the left menu and select “Add Blog.”

 

You can import an existing blog or simply click “Start Blogging Now” to get started on your new blog.

 

Within the Manage Blog menu you will find the following options:

  • + New Post
  • Add Blog Element
  • Manage Posts
  • Import Posts
  • Blog Settings
  • Edit Post Design

 

+ New Post

Click this orange button to begin writing a new blog post. Add in the title, subtitle, content, and images, then ensure you click “Save” or “Publish.”

 

Add Blog Element

Clicking this will bring up different blog widgets available. You can also drag and drop additional widgets into this area.

 

The All Posts widget is the default and shows every post on your blog. Using the content and design tabs you can alter the layout and elements of this widget.

 

The Search Posts widget allows visitors to search for relevant articles. Using the content and design tabs you can define the field text, as well as the style and spacing.

 

Manage Posts

Click on “Manage Posts” to edit your existing posts, as well as add new ones, and manage settings. You can publish, unpublish, preview, duplicate, delete, and add images from this area.

 

Add New Post

Click on “Add New Post” to create a new post.

 

Blog Tags

You can use tags to categorize blogs posts, making it easier for visitors to find relevant content. Within the Manage Posts option, find the relevant post and select “Post Settings.”

 

Scroll down to “Post Tags,” enter the relevant tag and click save.

 

Once you have added tags, you can filter posts based on tags. In the main blog area, click to open the content tab and select a tag from “Filter posts by tag.”

 

Import Posts

You can import existing blog posts from an RSS feed. This will import all posts, including text, images, videos, author names, publish dates, and Disqus comments, however, elements that are not supported will not import.

Once you have imported, these posts will remain in draft until you publish.

 

Note: if your RSS feed isn’t importing properly, there may be issues with the link or the format. First, ensure the URL is correct, then check the file to ensure that the feeds use content tags, as opposed to description tags. Another common issue is that the feed doesn’t give access to the next page; this will prevent Architect from pulling in all posts.

 

Blog Settings

Select this section to manage overall settings: thumbnail, name, title, description, and URL. Adding keywords to these sections can help with your SEO, making it more likely that your blog shows up to potential visitors.

You can also create a backup for your blog here, which is separate from your site backup. Site backups will not backup your blog posts so this is an important step.

 

Edit Post Design

Click on “Edit Post Design” to make changes to all posts. This will allow you to edit the general layout and add additional widgets to customize the blog, but any post-specific changes (post image, post content) must be made from the “Manage Posts” area.

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