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 +====== Blog Posts ======
  
 +===== Creating posts =====
 +
 +Starting from yoursite.realgeeks.com/​admin:​
 +
 +{{::​bposts.png?​500|}}
 +===== Blog Post Fields =====
 +
 +Many of the blog post fields work the same as [[working_with_pages|content pages]], including //Title//, //Slug//, //Meta description//,​ and //Meta keywords//. The //Body// field [[content_wysiwyg|works like content fields elsewhere]].
 +
 +In addition, there are a few new fields specific to blogs posts:
 +  * //Status// - //​Published//​ or //Draft//, where draft posts don't show up until you change their status to //​Published//​. Useful for working on a post, then saving your progress, then finishing it up and publishing it later.
 +  * //Publish// - This is when the post is set to go live. From here you have the option to future-date your posts so they go live at a later date/time. To ensure the post goes live upon save, click "​Today"​ and "​Now"​ which will set to post at the current date/time.
 +  * //Allow comments//
 +  * //Nofollow comments// - Tick this checkbox if you don't want search engines like Google indexing any links in the comments. This makes comment spam useless, but diminishes some commenters'​ motivation.
 +  * //Page title// - Leave this field blank unless you want the page title to be something other than the post title.
 +  * //​Categories//​ - Blog posts can be placed in zero or more categories. In this sense, categories work like tags because a post can be in multiple categories.
 +
 +{{::​bpcategory.png?​700|}}
 +
 +After all of the fields are filled out to your satisfaction,​ click the //Save// button at the bottom of the page.
 +
 +===== Expanding the Categories Field =====
 +
 +Some of our customers have a large number of categories and need a larger field to select them.  To enlarge the categories, we made a bookmarklet.
 +
 +Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar.  When you are editing a blog post, you can click on the link and it will expand the categories field for you.
 +
 +<​html>​
 +<a href="​javascript:​django.jQuery('#​id_categories'​).width(500).height(1000)">​Expand Categories</​a>​
 +</​html>​
 +
 +===== Finding posts =====
 +
 +Starting from yoursite.com/​admin:​
 +
 +{{::​blog_post_admin.jpg?​500|}}
 +
 +{{::​changing_blog_post.jpg?​800|}}
 +
 +  - Searching: type some terms into the search box and click //Go//
 +  - Filter by publication date
 +  - Filter by status (//​Published//​ or //Draft//)
 +  - Click a column header to sort by it, click again to toggle between ascending and descending order
 +
 +=====Controlling Display=====
 +If you only want the title of the blog to show on the blog homepage, then click the page break icon in the content editor.
 +
 +{{::​pagebreak.png?​600|}}
 +
 +You can also change where in the blog post you add it if you want the blog to look like a preview so the user would need to click on the "View More" button to see the whole blog post. 
 +===== Deleting posts =====
 +
 +To delete a blog post, first find the blog post in question, then scroll to the bottom and click the //Delete// link to the left of the //Save// button.
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