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Blogs in SitePad

Introduction

SitePad allows to manage a blog (post). A blog is a website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks, videos, and photographs provided by the writer.

In this article, we explain how to add a blog and to manage it.

Note : The PlanetHoster Glossary contains explanations on multiple topics and can be consulted to clarify certain terms.

Prerequisite

Enter the following address in your web browser : https://mg.n0c.com/en.

Connect to SitePad as explained in Website Creation with the SitePad Site Builder.

Note : Make sure SitePad is configured in English as explained in the article SitePad – How to Change the Language.

Adding a Blog Post

  1. Select on Blog -> Add New:
  1. This gives access to the web page editor.
  2. Give a title to your blog in the Post Title field.
  1. Drag and drop objects from the Object Bar to start building the layout.
  2. You can also choose a predefined layout:
  1. When you have finished the layout of your blog, you can publish it with the Publish button or use the Save button to save the work temporarily to continue later.

Adding Tags to Blogs

A tag (sometimes called a “ label ”) is used to identify a blog. It describes a characteristic of the blog and allows for easy grouping of information containing the same tags.

  1. Go to Blog > All Posts:
  1. On the line corresponding to the desired post, click on the Edit this item icon.
  2. Once in the page editor, click on the hatched icon with 3 horizontal bars then on Tags:
  1. In the Tags dialog box, add tags in the text field by separating them with commas:
  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Click on the Save button to apply the changes.

Adding Categories to the Blog Posts

  1. Go to Blog > All Posts:
  1. On the line corresponding to the desired tag, click on the Edit this item icon.
  2. Once in the page editor, click on the hatched icon with 3 horizontal bars:
  1. Select Categories to access the Categories dialog box:
  1. Enter the name of the desired category and click on Add; repeat to create more categories. The categories are added to the underlying menu so you can assign your posts to them afterwards:
  1. To change the category of the selected item, check the desired category.
  2. Click on the Save button.

Previewing Modifications

  1. You can easily preview changes by clicking on the Preview button:
  1. If more than one tag has been assigned to a given post, you will see them appear below the publication date:
  1. If you had assigned the same category to more than two articles, a list of those articles will be displayed when you click on the category.

Displaying the List of Blogs

  1. Go to Blog > All Posts. The Posts pop-up menu will be displayed and all of your blog posts will appear:
  1. Search options are available to you, such as:

2A. The keyword input field and the Search Posts button.

2B. The drop-down lists for defining Dates and Categories, used with the Filter button.

Editing and Deleting Blogs

  1. Click on the Edit this item icon next to the applicable blog post:
  1. If you want to delete a post, click on the Move this item to the Trash icon:

If you wish, you can edit and delete several posts at the same time:

  1. Check the checkbox next to the posts which you want to apply the action.
  2. Click on the Bulk Actions drop-down and choose either Edit or Move to Trash.
  3. Click on the Apply button.        

Creating Tags for your Blogs

  1. Go to Blog > Tags and click on Add New Tag:
  1. In the Add New Tag window, enter the Name, Slug (URL-friendly version of the name), and Description of the tag:
  1. Click on the Add New Tag button.

Modifying your Posts’ Tags

  1. Go to Blog > Tags:
  1. The Quick Edit icon opens a window where you can change the Name and Slug of the tag.

2 A. Enter the new name and its slug in the Name and Slug fields.

2 B. Click on the Update Tag button.

  1. The Edit icon opens a window where you can change all the attributes of the tag:

3 A. Enter the new Name of the tag and its Slug.

3 B. Enter its Description.

3 C. Click on the Update button.

Updated on March 30, 2022

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