Blog

The blog block allows you to write and publish articles on your website. Visitors can react to your articles thanks to Facebook comments.

The main page contains previews of your articles in chronological order (newest to oldest). You can configure the number of articles shown per page in the properties window.

Create a free blog

An article can contain:

  • A title (between 3 and 100 characters).
  • A summary, which is an introduction to your article, displayed on both the article list and the article page. The summary is required and must not exceed 2000 characters.
  • An extended content, which is the article main content and only displayed on the article page. This content can be left blank if you want to create a relatively short article.
  • A publication date.
  • A picture to illustrate your article. This image appears in the list of articles as a thumbnail and in full size on the article page.

You can write an article without publishing and publish later. To save your article as draft (without publishing it online), simply do not tick the checkbox Published. Therefore, your unpublished articles would appear in your tools for creating website, but your visitors will not see these items. Thus, you can choose the publication date of your article.

To change any of your items, nothing more simple:

  1. Click on Edit located under each article in your tools for creating website
  2. Make changes to your article
  3. Click on Save & Publish
  4. You are redirected to the article list
Edit your blog posts created

When your visitors come to your blog, they can read the summary of your articles. Then click on either Read more, the article title of the article or the thumbnail to view the full article. It appears in detail with its image larger and its extended content. The Premium and Pro website can create a blog with Facebook comments. You can choose to enable comments in the Properties window.

Create a blog to publish your articles in detail

You have two options to configure your comments on your blog:

  • Configured by your Facebook user ID (quick and easy configuration without comment moderation): first, log in with your Facebook account, then click here. Copy the field id which is located on the right part of the website.
    Copy the id in the field Facebook User ID on the configuration Blog and select the number of comments displayed per item.

 

Create a blog with facebook comments

 

Your visitors who are connected to their Facebook account can freely write comments on your articles. You will receive notifications in your Facebook account.

Note that a Blog block can't be placed on a page that already contains a Store block. It is also impossible to create two Blog blocks on the same page.

Comment moderation

 Your visitors see your comments without moderation bar unlike you (only visible if you are logged into your account).

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Visitor view
Moderator view 

 

Once the application and the blog are configured, you can manage your comments on the Comment moderation tool page, when you visit one of your articles, the moderation bar will be visible:

 

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In the menu View moderator, you can accept your comments, ban a user or promote your new comments.

 Finally, when you click on the link Create free blog, general settings page appears and you choose your preferences.

Last update: March 31, 2016