Blogging is a great way to keep your website fresh, share stories of your clients, and adds a personal touch to your website. With beautiful designs right out of the box, Pixieset Website makes it easy and fun to start blogging today. In this article, we will walk through how to add a blog area to your website, how to create a blog post, and more.
Adding a Blog Area
To add Blog to your website, go to the website dashboard, and click on "+ Add Page", and select "Blog".
Once you have added the Blog Area to your website, simply click on + New Post, to write your first blog post.
Create and Publish a Blog Post
To start filling in your blog content, click on the Edit Post button at the top right of the screen.
Once you are in the full page Edit Mode, you can change the cover image for this blog post, add categories, and toggle the Quick Layout button to update the look of the post. You can use the quick-add bar at the bottom of the page to start filling in the content of your post. Add a header, text, image, grid of images, and more.
Opening up the Post Settings panel will give you the option to update the post visibility, change the post publish date and update the post url. You can also add Categories to group your posts and Tags to help connect posts together.
Any Tags you add will be displayed at the bottom of the blog post. If a someone clicks on a tag, a new page will open showing any other posts using the same tag.
Note: Using Categories and Tags also help inform Related Posts and the blog search bar so visitors can find the most relevant posts.
Once you are happy with the content and the settings, you can go ahead and publish the blog post by click on the "Publish Post" button at the top right. The first time you publish a post, it will also publish the "Blog Area" and make it visible from your website.
Duplicating a Blog Post
You can duplicate a blog post at any time by hovering over the page, and clicking ••• > Duplicate.
Duplicating a blog post is a great way to get a head start on your new blog post, since you can work off of pre-existing post content.
You can even use this feature to create blog post "templates". For example, you could create a "Wedding Post Template" blog post that you can leave in Draft. Then, whenever you want to create a new blog post for a wedding, you can duplicate the "Wedding Post Template" draft to save time from formatting your new post from scratch.
Managing your Blog Area
The blog area on your Website can be updated at anytime. Simply go to Settings > Blog, or you can click here, and you'll be able to Add Categories, enable the Publish Date, enable Post Social Sharing, and control whether or not to Show Related Posts.
You can always change up the look and feel of this blog area by toggling the Quick Layout button at the top right corner of the block.
To control the look of your Blog Feed, simply click anywhere on the Blog page to open the Blog Feed Settings. From here you can control the number of Posts per page, Posts loading style, and more!