Blog Element

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Blog Thumbnail Images
Thumbnail images let you add visual interest to your blog post listings. When you assign a thumbnail to a blog post, if the blog element is set to show thumbnails and the blog display format is a list type, then the thumbnail for each post is displayed to the left of the post title. Any blog post that does not have thumbnail image assigned will have its normal left alignment.

Manage Posts
The Blog element's Manage Posts page lets you see a listing of all the blog posts within that element. Follow these steps to manage posts: Go to the page that contains the Blog element. Select Manage Posts from the Blog element menu.

Write a blog post
This tutorial will show you how to add blog posts to your blog element.

Using Facebook comments
Facebooks comments allow people to make comments on your site and also on their Facebook page at the same time. This could help attract more people to your site.

Add a blog element
If you want to put blog posts, news, or press releases you will want to add a blog element to your site. 

Use Disqus for your commenting system
Disqus plugs into your website seamlessly. Users never leave your website when they interact with your blog posts via Disqus. Using Disqus comments will require you to set up a free Disqus account.

Mark comment as Not Spam
The system automatically detects a comment as spam. When it is detected, the comment will not be visible to the public, but will be visible to blog editors who log into the site. This tutorial will show you how to mark the comment as Not Spam.

Mark comment as spam
The system automatically detects comments as spam. It's a spam detection system that is continuously learning and getting better at removing spam. By marking a comment as spam you are helping the spam detection system improve.

Approve blog comments
Comments on blog posts can be moderated so that they are not made live until approved.

Delete a blog comment
If a blog comment is not to your liking, you can log in to your site and delete it.

Sharing blog posts from one blog element to another
Sometimes you want to have a blog page on your site, but also have another Blog element on your home page that share the same posts and has different settings.  By following this support article you can share the blog posts by adding posts to only one Blog element.

Uploading an attachment larger than 50MB
Adding an attachment to your blog post will allow users to download it if needed.  This is also used for uploading your Podcast to the website.

Point the blog post details to a specific page
The blog details page is a system created page based on your selected default template.  You can however have your blog details show on a page you specify.

Adding a blog summary
Adding a blog summary allows for teaser information that might attract attention and make the readers click to read the whole blog post.

Turning off comments on a blog post.
There might be times when you might have a blog post that you do not want any comments to be made on it.  Even though comments are allowed at the blog element level, you can turn off comments on each individual blog post.

Edit a blog post
Once a blog post is made live you can edit the content and save your updates.  Edits can be made if the post is live or if it is scheduled to go live.

Delete a blog post
Sometimes it is necessary to delete a blog post.  Here is how that's done.

How and why to use Feedburner
There are several compelling reasons to use Feedburner to generate a new feed address instead of simply sharing your raw feed address. Find out more by reading this tutorial.

Podcasting with the blog element
Deliver media effectively by using our blog element to create a podcast of your most recent content. Combine this with Feedburner and attract subscribers through iTunes. This is a power platform for distributing your media materials.