Adding a blog to your site

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In this example, you will learn how to create a new blog in the sample Corporate Site, under the News section.


1. Sign in to CMS Desk. In the Content section, click /News and click NewDocument New. Choose to create a new Blog. Enter the following details:


Blog name: My new blog
Blog description: This is my new blog on web design.
Side column text: I like these websites...
Open comments for: Always
Send comments to e-mail: enter your e-mail address
Allow anonymous comments: yes
Use CAPTCHA for comments: yes (this will require a verification of the number displayed in the picture to avoid spam posts)
Moderate comments: yes


The following fields are also available, but you don't need to enter them for the purpose of this example:


Blog teaser: blog teaser image displayed in blog lists
Require e-mail address: indicates if e-mail address is required when adding a blog comment
Unsubscription URL: URL of a page with the Blog post unsubscripiton web part, which handles blog post unsubscription requests from links contained in blog post notifications
Enable subscriptions: indicates if subscriptions to notifications about new blog comments are enabled
Blog moderators: users who can moderate blog post comments
Enable trackbacks: indicates if the trackbacking feature is enabled
Publish from: date and time from when the blog will be published on the site
Publish to: date and time until when the blog will be published on the site




Click Save Save. You have just created your blog. However, there are two additional steps you need to do:


2. Go to the Properties -> Template dialog, click Select and choose the Blog page template. Set the Inherit content value to Select inherited levels and choose only the Root. It ensures that the page displays the master page and then your blog content.




Click OK.


3. Choose the root in the content tree and switch to the Design tab. Configure the cmsmenu web part and set the Document types value to this:




Click OK. It ensures that the main menu contains a link to your blog.


Sign out and choose the My new blog item in the main menu (under the News section). You will see an empty blog like this:




Adding a blog on the live site


You can enable users to create blogs directly on the live site by adding the New blog web part to your site. Like this, users can only add the name and description of their new blog. All other blog properties, listed earlier in this article, will be taken from the web part's properties.




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