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Blog

You can add a Blog feature to your Jimdo website to share news and other information with your visitors. The Blog feature has two parts: Blog Posts and the Blog Display. The Blog Posts you write will show up wherever you add a Blog Display element to your site.

 

Hint:

One of the best ways to drive traffic to your website is to create a blog. This is an especially common practice for businesses. Check out our list of reasons why your business should have a blog.

Activating Your Blog

To start blogging on your Jimdo website, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Blog in the Site Admin.
  2. Click Set up a blog for my website. In just a moment, the Blog window will appear. 

 

Writing Blog Posts

Blog posts are created just like the other pages of your site. To write a blog post, follow these steps:

 

  1. Click Blog in the Site Admin
  2. Click Write a new post in the bottom left corner of the window.
  3. Click the Title of the post to adjust the Settings for that post.
    • Comments: Click Yes to allow comments and No to disallow them.
    • Status: By default, a new post is set to Draft. When the status is changed to Public, the post is published.
    • Date/Time: Set the Date and Time that will display next to your published post.
    • Title: Enter a Title for your Blog Post.
    • Categories: Type in Categories that relate to your Blog Post, or click on existing Categories below.
  4. Add Elements like Text and Photos to your Blog Post just like you would on any other page of your site.
  5. Change the Status of the post to Public when you're ready to publish it. 

 

Hint:

One of the best ways to learn how to write great blog posts is by analyzing great blog posts to learn why they're successful.

Displaying Blog Posts

Add a Blog Display element to any of the pages of your site to display teasers or the entire content of your Blog Posts.

 

Hint:

You can add multiple Blog Display elements to any page of your website. Use Categories to display only certain Blog Posts in each of your various Blog Displays. For example, you could display Blog Posts labeled News in a Blog Display on your News page, and display Blog Posts labeled Events on your Events page.

Note:

The Elements section of the Help Center has information about the settings you can adjust within the Blog Display element.

Managing Blog Posts

You can manage your existing Drafts and Blog Posts by following these steps:

 

  1. Click Blog in the Site Admin.
  2. Click All to see your public Blog Posts and Drafts, or click Drafts to see only unpublished Blog Posts.
  3. Click the Title of a Blog Post you want to edit, or click Delete next to a blog post to remove it from your blog entirely. After you confirm the deletion of a Blog Post, it cannot be recovered.

 

Managing Comments

You can manage the comments for a blog post by following these steps:

 

  1. Click Blog in the Site Admin.
  2. Click the Title of the Blog Post you wish to manage.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the post and click the Comments area.
  4. Adjust the following settings:
    • Comment Order: Choose Comments to display most recent entries at the bottom. Choose Guestbook to display most recent entries on top.
    • Moderate: Select Yes if you'd like to approve comments before they can be viewed publicly, otherwise select No.
    • Email Notifications: Select Yes if you'd like to receive an email whenever a new comment is posted, otherwise select No.
    • CAPTCHA (spam protection): If this feature is activated, visitors need to copy a combination of randomly displayed letters before the comment is publicly visible.
    • Discussion active: If you set this to Yes, new comments can be posted. If you select No, no further comments are allowed. 
    • Avatar Pictures: When this feature is activated, other Jimdo users who comment on your site will have their profile picture displayed next to their comment. 
  5. When you have Moderate turned on, each comment will need to be approved. New comments will show up highlighted in pink. Find the new comments and click Approve or Disapprove.

 

RSS Feed

Jimdo automatically generates an RSS feed for your blog. RSS (Rich Site Summary), is a standardized format for sharing the data associated with blog posts.

 

Your blog's RSS feed can be found at yoursite.jimdo.com/rss/blog