Create a new blog page
1. Access the Site Structure option in the top navigation menu of the CMS interface then click Add New Page.
2. In the Add New Page box, select the Blog module type from the corresponding dropdown list and give it a name in the Menu Title field, then click the Next button.
To include this page in a dropdown menu, select one from the Category
dropdown list. If this list is empty, learn more about categories
3. After you completed the other available general settings and clicked the Save button, the newly created blog page will appear in the left side column of the CMS interface, with the name you have just entered, preceded by a file icon.
Edit the general module settings of your blog page
Click the blog page name in the left side column of the CMS interface > Settings tab > Module Settings > Edit/Save buttons.
In the Module Settings box:
By default, all new pages are disabled (not displayed on the frontend). If the file icon is of red color, it means that the page is disabled. You can enable it by selecting the Status enabled checkbox. When the file icon is of white color, it means that the page is enabled.
By default, all new enabled pages are visible. If the file icon is of white color, it means that the page is visible. You can make it invisible (not displayed on the frontend but accessible via its URL) by selecting the Access invisible checkbox. When the file icon is of black color, it means that the page is invisible.
- Choose only certain device types on which a page should be displayed on by clearing the Appears on checkboxes.
- Change the name of any page in the Menu Title field.
- Customize the URL of any page in the URL field. Also, learn more about URL redirects.
- Move any page in a dropdown menu by selecting one from the Category dropdown list.
Edit your blog page title, SEO settings and tracking codes by clicking on the Head Content tab > Edit/Save buttons.
If the Users premium module is installed, you will also be able to see a red-colored Privacy Settings box and grant access permissions to groups of users for every page you create.
Edit the advanced module settings of your blog page: comments, listing, layouts and RSS settings
Click the blog page name in the left side column of the CMS interface > Settings tab > Advanced Settings > Edit/Save buttons.
In the Advanced Settings box:
By default, all comments are disabled. You can enable either Disqus, Facebook or the local comments. You can also set the number of blog topics to list per page.
By default, all sections of the blog module have the same layout. You can change the layout of any section, including the footer, by selecting it from its corresponding dropdown list.
You can edit the RSS feed name, description, and the webmaster info. You can also set the number of topics you want your RSS feed to send out at once.
The blog topic feed is always active. You can find the RSS XML file at the following address: www.example.com/blog-URL/rss.
It is recommended that you run your RSS feed through a corresponding feed reader like FeedBurner. To create a new social bookmarking button on the frontend, learn more about the Social Media module