Share ideas

Use Blogs to share ideas with students and the community. Blogs can be useful as polling options or in gathering opinions from parents and community members. Blog about your classroom projects and happenings. Post updates on important information and upcoming due dates or deadlines.

Using the classic page experience? Check out the More about this app section to add content.


Add the Blog app

Drag the Blog app onto your page.

Select the purple arrow to expand the panel, giving you more room to work!

  1. Type the Blog Title.
  2. Select the Post Date and time.
  3. Populate the blog with text. Include images or links and style your text as needed.
  4. Type the author information for the article, including the Name and Email address.
  5. Type a comma separated list of Tags for the blog. Tags help categorize the blog for searching (tags are optional).
  6. Select Activate on my page when you are ready to share the information on your page.
  7. Select Save.

You can send out an E-Alert to all members.


Edit blog posts

You can add new posts, edit existing posts, delete posts, or set them as inactive or active.

Select Sort to change the order of posts either alphabetically or by dragging the posts.

When you’re finished, select I'm Done.


Set additional options

  1. Select Options.
  2. Type a title in the App Name text box.
  3. Type the Description, and select Show the app name on my page.
  4. Choose the Display Settings for the number of posts to display. Select Display all active app records or Display a specific number of active app records and set the Record Limit.

Tag App Records

What is tagging?

Tagging is available for the Blog, Headlines & Features, Podcast, Premium Video, and Tabbed Content apps. You add tags to individual records that are used to filter which records display on the end-user website. You can display the tags as clickable links or simply display the filtered records without displaying the tags. The way you tag an individual record is the same.


Tag an app record

Navigate to Site Manager and select the app you want to tag.

  1. Add or edit an app record.
  2. Type the tag you want to apply or choose an existing tag from the list. If you are adding more than one tag, separate each tag by a comma.
  3. Select Save.

Set sidebar options

For the Blog, Headlines & Features, Podcasts, and Premium Video apps, you can choose how your users can filter tagged results. Navigate to Site Manager and select the app where you want to set your sidebar options. 

  1. Select Options.
  2. Select Sidebar.
  3. Choose to Display Date Grouping, Display Tag List, or both.
  4. Select Save.

Display date grouping

For the Blog, Headlines & Features, Podcasts, and Premium Video apps, you can display a date grouping, which displays a Recent heading on the end-user website. You can select an item in the list to display the record, or select a Month to display records associated with that month.

Display tag list

For the Blog, Headlines & Features, Podcasts, and Premium Video apps, you can display a tag list, which displays a Tags heading on the end-user site. The tags that show in the list are the selected tags from the record. Tags display in alphabetical order. 


Tag filtering

Tag filtering allows you to choose which records display for an app on the end-user website. 

Navigate to Site Manager and select the app where you want to set your tag filtering options.

  1. Select Options.
  2. Select Tags.
  3. Use the menu to view a complete list of tags associated to the record.
  4. Choose your tag and select Add.
  5. Select Save.

To remove a tag from a record, select the x icon next to the tag. Select Save when finished.


Share your app

Want to share your content with another group or user? From the Sharing tab, you can choose groups to share your content.


 

App Social Settings

App social settings

If you have Social Media Framework, you may be able to add one or all of these social media elements to your apps in the App Options. Whether you can add a particular element depends on which settings and elements your Site Administrator has enabled. Site Administrators may enable RSS feeds regardless of whether or not you have Social Media Framework.

  • Visitor Commenting allows visitors to comment on your app.
  • Visitor Rating allows visitors to rate your app.
  • RSS Feeds allows visitors to subscribe to Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds for your app.
  • Community Editing allows visitors to your website to contribute to your app.

Add attachments and existing photo galleries

You can add attachments, videos and existing photo galleries to these apps.

More on adding attachments and existing photo galleries


Video tutorials

Video: Blog overview

The following narrated video provides a visual and auditory representation of some of the information included on this page. For a detailed description of what is portrayed in the video, open the video on YouTube, navigate to More actions, and select Open transcript.


Video: Blog overview explains how to add a blog page in Web Community Manager.

Video: Create a blog post

The following narrated video provides a visual and auditory representation of some of the information included on this page. For a detailed description of what is portrayed in the video, open the video on YouTube, navigate to More actions, and select Open transcript.


Video: Create a blog post explains how to add a blog post in Web Community Manager.


Blog user guide


More about this app

For classic page experience:

Add the app

Add a new blog