Blogs today have become a mainstay of discussion in the internet. The word "blog" is derived from the term "web log" and is fashioned after a journaling style of writing. Blogging has evolved into more that just personal thoughts. Academic blog entries could be focused on technical observations specific to a field of discipline or study, or a series of opinion-oriented blurbs about current events. Web users will typically "follow" a blog that they are interested in which means that they will frequently check, or be notified, when new blog entries are posted.
The blog app adds a blog section to your site as well as blogging tools for you.
Enabling the Blog App
Before adding any Blog entries, you must first make sure the app is enabled.
1. Go to the control panel at the top of the page.
2. Hover over BUILD.
3. Click on APPS within the Manage menu.
4. Search for BLOG.
5. In the drop down menu, click PUBLIC.
6. SAVE CONFIGURATION at the bottom of the page.
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Creating Blog Entries
The Blog link should now appear in the primary menu. While in the Blog page, click on the button and begin writing your blog.
|When writing your blog, keep in mind that you can also attach files to you blog entries. For example, if you were writing some blog commentary on an article that is not published on the web, but you have the PDF file of the article, then you can attach the PDF file to the blog post.|
Viewing Blog entries
All of your blog entries can be viewed by clicking on "Blog" in the primary menu of your site. You can also view and manage blog entries by navigating to the Control Panel and clicking on the "Content" button. On the right column, under "Type" you will see a "Blog entry" link that will display a list of your blog entries.
Public versus Private Blog
You may want your blog to be viewable only by a specific or trusted audience. The blog app gives you the ability to create a private blog where access to view the blog entries is restricted to the user that you invite. For more on inviting user to your web site, see Managing Your Users.
To modify the Public/Private setting, go to the Control Panel, hover over "Build" and click on the "Apps" button and a list of available apps will be displayed. You can edit the apps public/private status by selecting from the app's "Public" or "Private" from the corresponding drop-down menu.
Make sure to click "Save Settings" at the bottom of the page. For more information see Managing Apps.