In your school, you can build a brand new blog page where you can publish your content as you would do in any other blog. And this blog will be accessible to the public from your landing page! What a great asset this is. Having a blog page in your school can save you time and also bring more traffic to your site if you manage the SEO right.
The BLOG page is template-based thus, straightforward to create! What you have to do is sign in to your school to start building your school’s blog.
Here are the steps to creating a blog with LearnWorlds:
From the menu on the left choose “Blog”.
Let’s begin with your “Blog’s setup”.
From here you can enable or disable your blog. Whenever you disable the blog, no one will have access anymore to it or any of your blog posts. However, you will still be able to add/edit posts. You can add a name for your blog that will be automatically added in the upper zone of the blog home page, and also add a description for SEO purposes.
Once you have set up your blog, you can visit the “Blog home page”.
All your beautiful blog posts are listed here. This page is actually where you create the homepage of your blog with the use of ready-made templates.
In the pages builder, you will find “Above the Fold” titles which are intended to be presented on the top of your blog (including the name of the blog you set in the “blog set up”).
The next template category is the “Blog Posts Catalogue”. From these templates, you choose how the flow of your blog posts will be displayed (you can choose among a large postcard, a pair of posts, or three posts in a row).
All the above templates are magic, which means that you can very easily experiment and change their appearance.
In your pages builder, you can also edit the page’s metadata and change the page’s settings (page name, URL, show/hide top bar and footer).
Next step is the “Create Post” page.
From here you can create a new post. From the right sidebar, you can change a variety of your posts settings like:
The post’s name, description, slug, and URL
The post’s image
The publication date
Show/hide bars (top bar, footer) in each blog post
Add a category (a tag with which you can later quickly find your post and related articles)
Add the author’s name
Choose to automatically or manually extract post SEO. To choose the manual setting, you have to disable the automate function and offer rich descriptions to optimize your post’s SEO.
Once you are ready with the general settings of a post, you can now start building one using our beautiful templates, just like in your e-books. The first template category “Blog Post Above the Fold (h1)” displays the title of your post. Then you can choose from a variety of “Post headings (h2)” and “Post Subheadings (h3)”, text and images templates and quotes. You can also use any other zone, to provide links and capture leads! This way, your post is gradually built. You can preview the post whenever you want.
Now, let’s suppose, you have created your first posts. From the “All posts manager” you can manage all your posts beginning from the latest posts on top. You can search the blog by title description and/or filter posts by category.
Another vital asset here is that you can make a variety of actions concerning your posts:
You can change the properties of your posts again (Choose “post properties”). Apart from that, you have a variety of other options like:
Return to the posts editing
Delete a post
Choose to unpublish it if you no longer desire it to be visible (if you choose this option, a draft icon appears in your post)
Preview your blog’s home page
Another thing you should know is that from the menu on the left side you will always have quick access on the six latest blog posts.
Another interesting feature is that in any of your school’s pages, you can add a beautiful template “Latest from the blog”.
How do I put this zone? Go, for example, to your “landing page”, and in your pages builder find “AUTO UPDATED CONTENT” template category. Note that this is a zone that they can place anywhere!
Then choose “Blog Feed”. You can use this template only when you have some posts published. These templates are also magic, that means you can change their appearance any time. Also, if you choose the “Edit Blog Posts” button that appears, you can change the number of rows you want to appear there.
Last, but not least all of or your blog posts, including your blog’s homepage, are available in our link manager. This means that from the “After login page” you can choose where users are navigated (in a particular post or the blog’s homepage) when they click on your blog related links (either in a new or on the same page).