Overview

This article will help you add your first blog post to your website and well as providing you with more information about what a post is, how to properly categorise it and add media.


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Post vs Page?

You may have noticed that you can add either a post or page to your Journal. There are important differences between the two:

  1. A post:  is a webpage on your Journal that belongs to your blog. If you're adding something new to your Journal you'll almost always want to use a new post e.g. updates/news/weekly content.
  2. A page: is a webpage on your Journal that usually forms the navigation menu, for example, you may create a page about you or about the services you provide.

Creating A New Post

  1. The easiest way to create a new post is by hovering over '+ New' and selecting 'Post'.
    A screenshot of the top Journal navigation bar with the '+new' option hovered over to display Post 'below'
  2. This will bring you to the post editor where you can add a title for your post in the first input box, and then add your content into the input box below.
    A screenshot of the input areas for a new post title and new post content in Journal.
  3. You can preview your progress by clicking preview from the menu on the right-hand side of the screen. You can also save your progress as a draft and come back to it later. Once you're happy, hit publish to make your post live.
    A screenshot of the Publish menu in Journal drawing attention to the 'save draft', 'preview' and 'publish' buttons
  4. You may want to consider categorising your posts. This will help your visitors find similar posts on your Journal. To do so, simply scroll down the page to the 'Categories' menu and click '+ add new category'.
    A screenshot of the Categories menu in Journal
  5. Then, simply name your new category in the input box provided, I've called mine 'My New Category' and click 'Add New Category'.
    A screenshot of the categories menu in Journal with the new category input area containing 'My New Category'.
  6. You'll notice that the new category you created has a tick next to it. For any future posts you create, if you want them to appear in the new category, just make sure you put a tick next to it.
    A screenshot of the Categories menu in Journal with 'My New Category' selected

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