Managing Blogs and News

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Navigate to: CMS > Blog & News

Administrators can create and edit Blogs and News articles/posts from this section.

Blog/News Details

Detail

Description

Page Title

Indicates Page Title of the Blog/News.

Type

Indicates the type of article, Blog or News.

Comments

Comments added by the user can be seen by clicking on the link from the list page.

Store Name

Indicates the store for which the Blog/News article is created.

Activation Date

Indicates the activation date of the Blog/News article.

Expiration Date

Indicates the expiration date of the Blog/News article.

Creation Date

Indicates the date on which the Blog/News article was created.

Is Active

Indicates the status of the Blog/News article on web store

Publish Status

Indicates the publish status of Blog/News article

Is Allow Comments

Indicates if the comments on Blog/News are allowed on web store

Additional Details of Blogs/News for Add/Edit screens

Detail

Description

Type

Select the type of article, Blog, or News. 

Code

Add unique value which identifies Blogs/News

Store

Select the store for which the Blog/News needs to be created. 

Image

Add an image for the Blog/News

Page Title

Add Page title for the Blog/News

Overview

Add overview of the Blog/News

Tags

Add Tags for the Blog/News

SEO Title

Add SEO Title for the Blog/News

SEO Keywords

Add SEO Keywords for the Blog/News

SEO Description

Add SEO Description for the Blog/News

SEO Friendly URL

Add SEO Friendly URL for the News & Blog.

Is Active

Select this field to activate Blog/News on webstore

Comments Are Allowed

Select this field to enable comments for the created Blog/News article.

Activation Date

Select the date from which the Blog/News will be active.

Expiration Date

Select the date till which the Blog/News will be active.

Content Source - Select an Existing Page

This option allows the user to make any existing CMS page as a blog page. 

Content Source - Add Page

This option allows the user to create a new blog page

Adding a Blog/News Page

  1. Click on the “Add New” button. 

  2. Add all the required details. 

  3. After adding the details click on “Save or Save & Close”.

  4. The Blog/News article is added.

Editing a Blog/News Page

  1. Click on “Edit”

  2. Edit the details and click on “Save” or “Save & Close”

  3. After saving Publish the Blogs & News (optional)

Important:

The Znode publish to preview feature works independently for CMS modules based on a setting (available in web.config file in code).

This feature works in conjunction with the global preview feature:

  • When the global preview is on and CMS based preview is off, the publish to preview feature will be turned off for only the CMS module.

  • When the global preview is off and CMS based preview is on, the publish to preview feature will be turned off globally.

  • When both the global preview and CMS based preview are off, the publish to preview feature will be turned off globally.

  • When both the global preview and CMS based preview are on, the publish to preview feature will be enabled globally.

Deleting a Blog/News Page

  1. Click on “Delete”

  2. Confirm the action on clicking “OK”

  3. The BLog & News is now deleted.

Publish Blog/News

Navigate to: CMS > Blog & News 

Before blog/news can be seen in the webstore, it needs to be published. It can be published from the Action section or from the edit page.

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