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Add Blog Page & Posts

A Blog page should already be set up, but you can add a blog page to your website, if there isn’t one.

In the WordPress dashboard, click on Pages > Add New.

  1. Give the page the title – “Blog”.
  2. Save the page.

Content you place on this page will not appear on the Blog posts page; only the title will show on the Blog page.

Then set this Blog page as your “Posts page” under Settings > Reading OR in the customizer under Appearance > Customize > Homepage Settings.

How to Create Blog Posts

blog post images should be at least 720px wide; we use 1200px wide in the demo site, so that it looks well on all screens.

When you create new blog posts, they will automatically appear on your Blog page, organized by date, newest at the top.
>Please see the WordPress Editor video to learn about the different WordPress editors. This page shows the newer block editor.
Note: If you don’t see the Sidebar in the Editor, you will need to first click on the Settings Icon.

wordpress settings icon

In the WordPress dashboard, click on Posts > Add New.
Then add:

  • 1 – a Title
  • 2 – add block content in the editor (or paste content from Word or Google Docs)
  • 3 – add a Featured Image
  • 4 – add a Category; see below for how to create categories
  • 5 – Click the Publish button twice.

add new blog post

Create Post Categories

You can create any post categories that you like to organize your communities.
In the WordPress dashboard, click on Posts > Categories.

add post categories

  • Add a category name.
  • You can leave the slug and the description blank, if you like.
  • Click on the Add New Category button at the bottom.
  • Next, click on the category, you just created.

 

Category Archive Settings

Now you can fill in the Category Archive Settings section, and add an Archive Headline and Archive Intro Text. Those will appear on the category archive pages.

add archive intro text for post categories

 

My Community Pro makes use of a new image and title features from Genesis. Read more on Genesis Settings .

When you are on the block editor page:
Click on the G in the World icon in the upper right.

  • There is a Title section.
    You can check or uncheck Hide Title. This is useful when you want to add a full-width cover image at the top of the community. Be sure to add the Title below the cover image then.
  • There is an Images section.
    You can check or uncheck Hide Featured Image.

genesis settings on pages, posts, communities