Blog

Blog Summary page

The Blog Summary page is the main page of the Blog; it lists the different blog posts.

Edit Blog Summary page

Within Pages itself you will be able to manage:

  • The title of the parent page itself
  • The Permalink which is the URL of the parent page.
  • The Heading 1 and the description
  • The banner image
  • The SEO elements for the parent page such as Title, Description 

Edit a page

  • To edit a Page go to the Dashboard and click on Pages. The Pages will load on the right of the editor. Then click on the Page you wish to edit.
  • Alternatively if viewing your website from the front-end (where the public sees), a quick way to edit the page content is by clicking on Edit Page in the admin bar at the very top of the page  (see screenshot below):

  • You can then make the required changes to your page.
  • Remember to click Update to save the changes

Notes on editing a page:

  • Page title: This is the name of the page. Updating this will also change the name of the tab (menu) in the navigation bar.
  • Permalink:This is the unique link of the page. It is recommended to keep the permalink consistent with the page title. To update the permalink so that it matches with the page name, click the 'Edit' button and remove everything in the field, then click 'OK' to let WordPress generate a new permalink based on the page title. Please note: updating the permalink after your website is live is not recommended as this will trigger a 404 error when anyone tries to access the old link from Google or through their bookmarks.
  • Heading 1: Select the Heading 1 style from the menu in the text editor. Best to keep the Heading 1 relatively short and to use keywords for search engine optimisation
  • Description: think about crafting it by always putting the benefits first. You can use Headings (e.g. Heading 2) within the description itself
  • SEO Tool: refer to the SEO article located here.

Remember, Page-related elements are elements that are pulled within a parent page. These elements are also stand alone children pages.

Editing the banner image

Images on parent pages are either Banner images or Feature images (see screenshot below). Banner images are editable from within the summary page. Feature images are being fed into the summary page but need to be managed in the individual listing.

Add or modify the slideshow images by clicking on either :

  • the Upload/Insert image button above the text editor

 

  • or on the featured image on the right hand side of the page
  • You will arrive on the from computer tab which allows you to add or modify your banner image(s).
  • Banner images need to be 970 pixels wide x 340 pixels high(read the help article on working with images here)
  • If you upload more than one image in the gallery they will rotate using a slideshow effect. At this stage you cannot further configure the slideshow
  • Ensure that each image you will use has a Title, an Alternate Text and a Description and that the size selected is Full size. (click the show link on the right). Both the title and the description will show as an overlay when the image is displayed on your page.
  • Do not click Insert into post
  • Click Save all changes at the bottom of the gallery tab.
 For more help on images please refer to the Images help article 

Individual Blog Posts Page

Edit a blog post

To update an existing blog post, click Blog in the dashboard. Then click on the post to edit.

Change the title, permalink, description and category (if required)

Remember to click Update to save the changes.

Add an image

The recommended image size for each blog post is 660 pixels wide x 345 pixels high.

Images on individual listing pages are referred as images (see screenshot below).

One of the images will need to be selected as a feature image to be displayed on the summary page.  (see screenshot below)

Add or modify images on the individual listing by clicking on the featured image on the right hand side of the page

  • You will arrive on the "from computer" tab which allows you to add more images
  • If you upload a new image using the "from computer" tab it will be visible on the "gallery tab" at the same location. The "media library" and the "NextGen gallery" tab shows all the images currently uploaded on all pages of your website. To add a new image simply drop the image files from your local computer into dotted line highlighted box where it says Drop files here. Alternatively, click Select Files  button to open up the browser window to select images from your computer (see below).
  • As a rule of thumb, the recommended image size is 700 pixels in width, no specific requirements for height (read the help article on working with images here)
  • Then go to either the gallery tab (if you have just uploaded a picture) or to the media library tab if you wish to use an existing picture that may already be displaying on another page. Below is a screenshot of the gallery tab
  • Ensure that each image you will use has a Title, an Alternate Text and that the size selected is Full size. (click the show link on the right). To access these details click on the show link in the gallery.
  • If the image you are currently working on is the image you would like to use as Featured image on the summary page (such as accommodation, things to do, tours summary page), please click the Use as featured image link.  The featured image is the first image that will display. To remove this featured image click on the Remove featured image link while in edit mode in the listing page
  • Do not click Insert into post
  • To reorder the images click and drag on the image listing on the Gallery tab of the Image Editor. This will change the display order on the listing page.
  • Click Save all changes at the bottom of the gallery tab.
 
For more help on images please refer to the Images help article 

Add a new blog post

To add a new article Add New Post under Blog in the dashboard or click on the Add New button (blue text) beside the Posts title in the manage screen.

  • Fill out the information (refer to Edit a blog post article above)
  • Click Publish.

Delete an existing blog post

To delete an existing article open the manage tab, hover over the article you want to remove and select the Trash option.

Re-order blog posts

To re-order news and events articles click Re-Order Posts under Blogand simply drag and drop the articles into the preferred order.

Click Updateto save the changes.

Create a new Blog post category

  • Click on the "Listing name" button in the left hand side menu and select "Listing name" Categories (for instance, to edit an FAQ listing category click on FAQs and then on FAQs Categories)
  • Create a name for the category. (eg  Accommodation).
  • Add the “slug” of the category (leave this empty as one will automatically be generated based on the new category name.It is recommended to keep the slug consistent with the category name).
  • Add a detailed description of the category.
  • Click on the Add "Listing name" Category button and your new category has been created and will now appear on the right hand side along with its description.

Edit a Blog post category

  • Click on the "Listing name" button in the left hand side menu and select "Listing name" Categories (for instance, to edit an FAQ listing category click on FAQs and then on FAQs Categories)
  • Locate and click on the category you wish to edit on the right of the screen
  • Change the name and SLUG (SLUG should be separated by dashes)
  • Select Update.

Delete a Blog post category

  • Click on the "Listing name" button in the left hand side menu and select "Listing name" Categories (for instance, to edit an FAQ listing category click on FAQs and then on FAQs Categories)
  • Hover your mouse on the category you wish delete and a tool bar will appear giving you the option to edit, delete or view the category.
  • Select Delete.

Blog comments

  • Visitors to your website have the ability to comment on your blog posts.
  • By default, a comment from a new visitor is always going to be held for moderation (if the visitor has already had a comment approved it will automatically post it).  You will receive an email similar to the below to your adminitrator’s email address for each new comment.
  • Click on the link next to Approve it to approve it or any of the other links (if the link doesn’t appear please check your settings – see bullet point below)
  • If you wish to remove the “moderation” settings please go to the Settings menu and click on Discussions

Additional Resources for writing effective blogs

Related help articles

Editing pages and content

Editing the sidebar, header and footer content

Search engine optimisation

  • For more details on optimising pages to drive more traffic and sales, please refer to the SEO article.
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