How can I create and display a blog with Website Builder?

This article will show you how to create a blog for your Website Builder site.

Having your own blog can be an incredibly effective way of keeping your visitors up-to-date on all your latest news and current events, not to mention a way of showing your expertise in your given field. Producing engaging and original content on a regular basis will also help improve your position on search engines like Google.

Since this feature is available for multiple versions of our Website Builder tool, select your version from the list below and follow the instructions provided to get started:

If you’re not sure which version of Website Builder you have, you can find out by reading this article.

Please note: This feature is not available with our Website Builder Starter package.

Version 8

Step 1 of 10

Start by logging in to your Website Builder package.

 

Step 2 of 10

From there, access the page you want your blog to appear on and select Blog in the left-hand menu.

Select Blog

 

Step 3 of 10

Click Add Blog from the menu that appears.

Click Add Blog

 

Step 4 of 10

While your blog is being set up, you’ll be given a quick overview to help you get started. Simply click the buttons provided to continue through the initial setup.

Continue through setup

 

Step 5 of 10

You’ll now be shown your blog where you’ll have a couple of placeholder articles for you to freely edit. You can edit these example posts by clicking the pencil icon, or you can delete them by clicking the bin icon.

Should you wish to create a new article instead, simply click New Post.

Edit Blog articles

 

Step 6 of 10

After clicking New Post, a new pop-up will appear where you’ll need to enter details such as the post title and author, along with an associated image.

These details can be edited later, so don’t worry if they need to be updated. Once you’ve entered this information, click Start.

Enter details

 

Step 7 of 10

This will take you to the blog editor section, where you will be shown a preview of your new post. You can populate your article with more content by selecting Widgets in the left-hand menu and then dragging and dropping any text, images, videos and more onto your page.

Populate with content

From there, you can edit them by clicking them and making any necessary adjustments as you would on your usual Website Builder pages. You can even add individual blog widgets, such as recent posts or a search function, to your page.

 

Step 8 of 10

If you wish to edit the details for your article, such as its title, description and main image, select the gear icon within the top toolbar.

Click Post settings

 

Step 9 of 10

From here, you can also change the URL for your article as well as add metadata that will improve your site’s ranking on search engines.

Edit Blog details

 

Step 10 of 10

Once you’ve finished your article, click Publish Post to upload it. Alternatively, you can schedule it for a later date by selecting Schedule post publish, as represented by the clock icon.
Publish post

 

Version 7

Step 1 of 5

Start by logging in to your Website Builder package.

 

Step 2 of 5

From there, click Blog in the left-hand menu.

 

Step 3 of 5

This will take you to the Blog Overview page where you will see all your posts. You’ll be given an example post to use, although you can create a new one by clicking Add a post within the sub-menu.

 

Step 4 of 5

Enter the title and copy of your post into the boxes provided. You will also be able to format the text using the tools at the top of the text box, allowing you to incorporate bold and italic text as well as bullet points, images and more.

 

Step 5 of 5

Next you can further customise your post by adding a short summary, a featured image, category as well as tags/keywords that highlight what your post is all about. Once you’re done, click Publish to upload your post.

Alternatively, click Save Draft if you want to come back to your post later.