Note: If you already have a B12 Blog Feed, but need a refresher on adding a new blog post to your feed, follow these condensed instructions.

  • If you do not already have a blog, B12 offers a Blog feature through the website editor.
  • Whether you are a lifestyle website, a consulting firm, a dog-walking company, or anything in between, you could probably benefit from a blog on your website. 
  • Search engines love fresh new content: Your website doesn’t get updated often once you are live, but a steady blog with new posts periodically will boost your rankings, as search engines are always looking for the most 
  • Customers are more likely to convert if they connect with you: A personal blog will reflect your unique personality and character, and establish rapport with your customers. Interesting anecdotes and fresh ideas will keep customers on your website longer, increasing the likelihood they take a Call to Action on your website. 
  • By the end of this article, you will have 1) created an initial blog post and 2) created a Blog Feed.

To get started, you must have an initial blog post already written, in a form where you can copy the post. Keep it easily accessible.

Once you have your post written, log in to the website editor. If you are having trouble logging in, you can follow these instructions

1)To add the initial blog post, follow these instructions:

  • Click Add page once you are in the website editor.
  • Type blog into the search bar
  • Click Blog Post
  • Click Everyday is a winding… to add your content to the post.
  • Paste your blog post into the Body.
  • Add your Title, Author, Date, and Tags.
  • Update the Featured Image. Follow these instructions for more information on how to do that.
  • Click Back when you are done editing the post.

 

  • Click Actions
  • Click Rename
  • Rename the post.
  • I’ve named my post Blog post 1, to make it easy to find.
  • Note: Any time you create a new blog post, it will be titled Blog post. Ensure you rename each subsequent post to avoid confusion.

2) To add your blog feed, follow these instructions:

  • Click Add page once you are in the website editor.
  • Type blog into the search bar
  • Click Blog Feed
  • Click X for all of the blog posts to remove the placeholder posts
  • Click Add new blog post 
  • Paste your blog post into the Body.
  • Add your Title, Author, Date, and Tags.

  • Click the + button
  • Update the link fields to link this post in the feed to your full-length blog post. 
  • Text: Read more
  • Link type: Page or section
  • Links to: Blog Post 1 (the name of the blog post you are adding) 
  • Select Button
  • Click Back when you are done linking your blog post. 
  • Click Add item at the bottom of the website editor panel to finish adding this post to the Blog Feed. 
  • Click Header
  • Click Add navigation link
  • Update the link fields to link this post in the feed to your full-length blog post. 
  • Text: Blog
  • Link type: Page or section
  • Links to: Blog Feed
  • Select Button or Link (your preference) 
  • Click the Back arrow when you are done linking your Blog Feed. 
  • You will now see the Blog Feed in your header. 
  • Ensure you click the purple Publish button so your live website reflects this change.

Congratulations! You have created a Blog Feed and added your first blog post! 🎉 

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