Blogs Overview

Robert Paisley

In this article, we will cover an Overview of Blogs in Site and Funnels. Below is a video to help you get started!



Prior to getting started, you will need to have the following:

  • An active ClickFunnels 2.0 account.
  • Access to a Workspace and a Site in the ClickFunnels 2.0 account.

How can you keep customers and potential customers updated about your latest products or simply help visitors engage with your business, products, or services? Use a blog to keep up that constant connection, allowing visitors to stay up to date with any content or information you wish to share.

A blog page is where visitors can find all your blog posts, ordered from newest to oldest. When you publish a new blog post, it is added to the top of the list.

 

How To Get Started with your Blog

  1. Click on the Blog menu from the Sites & Funnels dashboard to get started with your blog.

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  2. The Blog menu will display everything you need to manage your blog. The first thing you will notice is a list of your blog posts. Using the options on the top left makes it easy to view what types of posts you have already created.

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    a.  All:  This option will show all of your blog posts, including both Draft and Public posts.

    b.  Draft: This option will only show blog posts currently set to Draft. Draft posts are not visible to the public.

    c.  Public: This option will only show published blog posts. Public posts are visible to visitors on your Blog page.

Customize Blog

  1. On the top right of the page, you will see a few buttons. The first one is the Customize button. Clicking on this button will open up the editor and allow you to change the appearance of the Blog pages and posts.

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  2. Every part of the blog can be customized, including the Blog Home page, Blog Categories page, individual Blog Posts, and blog post templates.

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    a.  Blog home: This page is where visitors will find the list of your blog posts through the Blog Post Collection element.

    b.  Blog category: Every category will automatically have its own page created that visitors can use to find all the posts to which you have assigned the category. This is where you can customize the design used for that page.

    c.  Blog Posts: You can use this section of the editor to add new blog posts or modify existing blog post content and settings.

    d.  Templates: The templates tab will display pages that are designed to be used for your blog posts. Blog post templates must include a Content Body element.


  3. When you are done customizing the blog pages, return to the main Blog menu by clicking on the back arrow to exit the editor.

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Blog Settings

Back on the main Blog menu, the gear icon button in the top right of the page is used to modify the blog’s settings. These settings will apply to the entire blog and provide some defaults for new blog posts. To access these settings, click on the gear icon from the Blog menu.

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  1. Blog Information

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    a.  Name: A name for your blog. This will be displayed anywhere the Blog Name element is used.

    b.  Current path: The text at the end of the URL, after the domain. It is used to link directly to your blog page.

    c.  Style: The style guide used for the blog pages. Individual blog posts can override this.

    d.  Template page: Override the current theme’s template used for the Blog Home page.


  2. SEO & Sharing

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    a.  Default blog title: The default page title for SEO and sharing with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These settings can be overridden for individual blog posts.

    b.  Default blog description: The default page description for SEO and sharing with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These settings can be overridden for individual blog posts.

    c.  Default sharing image: The default image for SEO and sharing with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These settings can be overridden for individual blog posts.


  3. Categories: Use categories to group content for your visitors and help them find related content.

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  4. Tags: Use tags to group and organize items internally. Tags are never seen by your visitors.

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  5. Authors: Configure author profiles for anyone that is creating new blog posts.

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  6. When you are done modifying the blog’s settings. Click the Update Blog button.

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Viewing The Blog

  1. After the blog pages have been customized and the blog settings configured to your liking, you can view your blog by clicking on the View Blog button from the main Blog menu.

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