How to add Blog Posts to your website

Blog posts are a fantastic way to add relevant, new content to your website. Not only is this a good way to keep your visitors engaged, it’s positive affirmation to the search engines that your site is active and updated regularly. In this tutorial we will show you how you can add new blog posts to your website.

Before We Start

This tutorial assumes that you already have an existing Blog Feed on your website, either added by yourself or it might have been included in a website update package from ourselves. If you don’t yet have an existing Blog Feed, you can follow our tutorial here. If you run into any issues or need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01253 968004 or raise a support ticket.

Step 1

Please log into Easy Sites and navigate to the website you wish to edit. If you have misplaced your log in details, simply follow our Forgotten Passwords tutorial or get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.

Step 2

From the default Pages menu, you will see a button towards the top right called “Posts”.

Clicking on the Posts button should bring you to the Posts menu. If you already have posts published on your website, this is where they will be visible; otherwise, you should be greeted by this screen below:

Step 3

As the screen tip suggests, we can click on the green “+ Create” button towards the top to get started. It will bring up the following window:

You might notice the familiarity between this and the Create a Page window, but this menu already has News Post selected as the Page Type. You can now enter a page name for your blog post, but please note that is a 40-character limit.

You can also choose to add a Custom URL if you want the URL to be different from the blog post name.

When you’re ready, the “+ Create Post” button will turn green, and you can click to save your changes.

Step 4

Your new blog post should be added as below, hidden by fault:

To edit your blog post, you can click on the orange Pencil icon; you can add/remove content just as you would on a normal page.

 

Need Help?

If you had any difficulties following this tutorial, or want to speak with us in more detail about adding blog posts to your website, please don't hesitate to get in touch here.