Blog & Blog Posts

A blogs is a page of blog posts written in an informal or conversational style.

Anatomy of a blog

Blogs have two parts

  1. Blog Front Page (blog) - Summaries of blog posts appear here.   
  2. Blog Post - A blog post is an individual article, story, or news piece on a blog.

Optional Features

Blog Front Page

screenshot of a blog front

Add a blog to your website 

Steps

  1. Submit a new page request form.
  2. Include the following information in your request: page name, page type, location. 

Add a post to your blog

Please note: the process for adding a post to your blog has changed as of Fall 2017. 

Blog Post

screenshot of a blog post

Steps

  1. Navigate to the blog you want to edit, e.g. oxy.edu/my-department/blog
     
  2. Click the edit button drop-down, then select "new blog post".
    click new blog post
     
  3. The "linked to blog page" field will be pre-populated with the name of the parent blog for your post.
    choose blog parent
  4. Title - enter your blog post title in the title field.
    blog title field
  5. Publishing date - today's date is the default publish date. To backdate a post, select a date in the past.
     
  6. Main image - upload a cropped image. See cropping an image.
    main image field
  7. Intro - Enter a one sentence headline for your post. In the above example, the intro copy field displays the post author's name. 
    intro copy field
  8. Body - Type or paste your story, article or news piece in the body field. This field can contain text, tables, links, images and video.
    body copy field
     
  9. Groups Audience - Before saving, select the parent DEPARTMENT for your blog (in this example, Campus Conversation) from the field titled "Groups Audience". You will only see a list of departments you have access to edit here. If you do not see the department that your blog belongs to in this list, please email helpdesk@oxy.edu to request an update to your permissions.
    select group audience
  10. Click "Save" to publish your blog post.