Adding/editing a blog post

For information on objectives, requirements and tips for writing blog content, please visit the blog posts page

 

Select the content tab and the blogs link.

 

 

To find an existing post because the list is long you might try searching using the Show blogs containing search box, they are listed alphabetically.

 

To create a new post

Scroll to the bottom of the page and type in your title in the entry box (it is best not to add the dates here, you can do it later in the process) then click add.

The title should be less than 65 characters. Read full guidance on titles and description.

You will then see your blog post title appear in the list in red (indicating that it it is not live currently). Click on this link and open the post dialogue box.

 

 

At the top there is an active/approved tick box. You will only tick this only when you are finished and want to make your post go live.

Below this is the title of the post that will already be populated, but you can change it here if necessary.

Directly below that is the Content area which defaults to Enter new text, click here for your text editor and add your blog item content and then click save. Instructions on adding content can be found in editing a content page.

Underneath the content area is the blog picture, which will be shown on the listing page and as the header image. This is designed for something eyecatching, either an impactful high quality photograph or an image that includes the author created from a Canva template.. Navigate to the images/about-us/blog directory in the asset tree to choose your image.  Please ensure your image is resized to 1200 x 375 and optimised before you upload it into this directory see the section on Images/videosfor information on preparing an image and uploading.  

The next boxes below show the dates yourblog post will be live for. The first date defaults to when the item is created. You might change this if you wanted to schedule it to go live on a future date and time for example, otherwise this and the end date as is. Tip: if you select an exact time, remember to first deselect All day blog otherwise you cannot enter a specific time.  

Fill in the Blog custom fields boxes below this. The summary appears next to the image on the listing page so should encapsulate what the article is about rather than just the first sentence. The Year of publication field this will allow your post to be archived in the correct year later on and the Author refers to the Author of the blog and will appear under the title.

Please add all tags you feel are applicable to your blog post.

When you are satisfied all the areas have been completed correctly then click the green save button at the top of the post  and if you want it to go live then tick the Active/approved check box and select publish the title will now show as blue in the posts list - check it is now in the live blog listing.

If you need to take a post down before the end date you have scheduled just de-select the Active/approved check box and re publish.

 

Please note: there is no way to preview the post until it goes live.

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