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Create a blog post

Getting Started



You can create, schedule & publish blog posts using valuable tools like our SEO Tools, Social Media preview, in-built blog post editor, and Editor handle. Such tools can help you make more engaging blog posts for any reader and help you rank higher on search engines. This article will cover how you can use the tools to create a blog post.


To learn about SEO Tools and Blog Post Settings, refer to these articles:



SEO in Blog Posts

Blog Post Settings


How to create a new post



Follow the steps below to learn how to create a new post:

After you create a new CMS site, you will be redirected to your Dashboard.
Click on Posts under the Content panel.
Click on the + New Post button.
Start by adding your post title and post description.

To create a new post, follow the visual steps listed below ⬇️

After you create a new CMS site, you will be redirected to your Dashboard.



Click on Posts, click on the + New Post button & start by adding your post title and post description.




Title and Description



Heading and post description are the two main things that form the body of a blog post. The post title is what your viewers will see at first glance, and the post description stays below the title containing the post contents that will keep your audience engaged.



Tips 💡
To change the position of your blog post’s content, you can use the tuner ⋮⋮ to drag it to any other line.

- ⋮⋮ — Lets you delete any element on your blog post from any particular line.
- Use Thumbnail and Banner Images to make your posts appear more appealing to your viewers when they view them on your site.
- To boost your post’s SEO, you can use the SEO tools in the post settings option.


How to Schedule Blog Posts



You can schedule the release Date & time of your Blog Posts within a span of 30 days. Once you schedule your post, it will be saved under `Scheduled` & it will automatically publish on its scheduled date.





To make any changes in your blog post, you need to Clear the Schedule Date & Time first. Once your change is done, you can schedule the post again.


The Blog Post content editor



The Blog Post content editor contains various features that can help you customize your blog post. You can open this tool by pressing the **Tab** key on your keyboard. This tool has various helpful features, which are listed below:

Text
Heading
Image
List
Quote
Table
Delimiter
Public Preview
Raw HTML <>

Here is what it looks like ⬇️



If you want to know whether something is located in its own block, hover over it. Every block in the post editor has its ⋮⋮ icon, which you can use to open a menu of options for the block, and it also acts as a handle for drag-and-drop.

Refer to the picture below 👇




Tour of features



The blog post content comprises various features that can help you customize your blog post in your own manner and fashion. Here are all the features briefly explained:

Text



Let you add text to your blog post, you can either click on any line on your blog post editor to start typing a text, or you can do it manually by clicking the Tab key on your keyboard and then clicking on Text.

Heading



Let you add a heading to your blog. It is set to the H2 type heading by default, but you can change that by clicking on the tuner ⋮⋮ and changing it to H1, H3, H4, H5, or H6, according to your preference.

Image



You can add any image to your blog post by using the Image option on your blog post content editor; upon clicking, you will be able to choose an image from your computer and add it to your blog post.

Tip: You can also alternatively copy an Image and paste it into the post editor using Cmd + V or Ctrl + V ⬇️



List



Create a list by using this feature on the blog post content editor. Initially, a numbered list will be created upon clicking this feature, but you can change it to a bulleted list by clicking on the

tuner ⋮⋮ .

Here is a demonstration ⬇️



Quote



You can add quotes to your blog post by opening the blog post content editor and simply clicking on the Quote option.

Table



Add a table to your blog post by clicking on the Table option in your blog post content editor. The table feature can be used to visualize data and create summaries. You can also increase the rows and columns by clicking on the tuner and selecting “Add row/column below/above.” or clicking on the + icon beside every row or column. You can also delete them by using the tuner.

Here is a demonstration ⬇️



Delimeter



Delimeter lets you add a gap between contents in your blog post. It comes in handy when you change the topic or section or let your audience know you are moving to the next part of your blog post.

Here is what a delimiter looks like ⬇️

What it looks like on the blog post editor -



What it looks like on a 'Live' or Published site-



Public Preview



Using the Public Preview option on your blog post limits how much a visitor can read your blog post. The portion below the Public Preview of your blog post will be inaccessible to regular visitors, that is, if you set the access to ‘**Members only**’ or ‘**Paid Members**’. This feature comes in handy if you want to keep exclusive content only for site members or paid site members; these posts are normally called ‘Gated Content.’

Here is how to use Public Preview ⬇️



⚠️ If you set the post access to Paid Members only, this will limit the access for the normal visitors or the “Public” and for the members who were invited manually**.**

⚠️ If you set the post access to Members only, this too will limit the access to the public. Only members who are invited by you will be able to access the posts.

Raw HTML <>



This option lets you add any raw HTML code to your blog post. It comes in handy if you want to embed iframes for any other features using custom code to help your content stand out!

Here is how Raw HTML works ⬇️




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Updated on: 26/07/2023

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