Kentico CMS 7.0 Developer's Guide

Adding a blog to your site

Adding a blog to your site

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Adding a blog to your site

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


1. Sign in to CMS Desk. In the Content section, navigate to Community -> Blogs 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.

Side column text: I like this website.

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.


There are also settings related to blog comments subscriptions. To learn more about these settings and the functionality they affect, refer to the User subscriptions topic.


Enable double opt-in - indicates if double opt-in should be enabled for blog post comments. When enabled, users are required to confirm their subscription by clicking a link that is sent to them in an e-mail.

Approval page path - path to the page that contains the Blog post subscription confirmation web part. The subscription confirmation link that will be sent to users will point to this page.

Send confirmation - indicates if an e-mail confirmation should be sent to user after they approve a subscription. If double opt-in is disabled, these confirmation e-mails are always sent.




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 Corporate Site - Blog detail 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 Save Save.


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.