Start your own blog, share news with your visitors - there are many ways to use our Blog system!

Start a blog

Step 1

Go to the Editor

Step 2

Drag the Blog element (formerly News element) from the left and drop it onto the page.

Step 3a

If you're using the Blog element for the first time, we've included a pre-made category with two example posts to help you get started.

Step 3b

Already have a blog on your website? Start by choosing a (new or existing) category.

Step 4

Click on +Message to start writing a new blog post.

Step 5

Add a title to your blog post. Click on Advanced settings to choose a publication date, modify the SEO settings, and decide whether to allow comments. When you're done, click on Add.

Step 6

Just like filling pages with the Editor, use elements to fill your blog post with content. You can add text, images, photo albums, videos, and more.

Tip: If you add an image to your blog post, a preview of this image will be shown in the Blog element.

Step 7

Go back to the Blog element to change the layout of your post. You can choose from Headlines, Paragraph, and Raster. If you opt for a layout that includes an image, the first image in your post will be automatically selected.

 Tip: To set how many blog posts will be shown per page, click on the Blog element, click on Settings in the gray bar, then change the Total messages option.

Step 8

Click on Manage blog to edit blog posts, change settings, and to duplicate or delete posts.

 Tip: Do you want to maintain the same style for all your blog posts? Simply duplicate your post and edit the content.

 Tip: Easily publish posts in multiple categories by duplicating them.

Replying to comments

You can give readers the option of commenting on your blog posts. If you receive a comment with a question, you can reply.

To respond to a reader, click on the Reply link next to the comment.

Extra option: SEO settings

If you click on the Blog element and click on Manage blog in the gray bar, you will see a number of options (as shown in the second screenshot in Step 8). Click on the gear icon next to the blog you want to edit to add a Title and Description for your blog(s).

You can also indicate here whether your blog post should be shown in Google search results. This also applies to the internal search function on your website. If you disable this option, the blog post will not be included in search results via Google or the internal search function on your website.

You will also be shown an example of how your blog post will look in Google search results.

Tip: overview of all blog posts

If you have multiple blog categories, you can give readers the option of viewing all posts in all categories at once. This also means you can include an overview of your blog posts on your homepage. To include an all-categories option, place a new Blog element on your website, click on Select category, and select the All posts option.