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
TypeSelect  the type of article, Blog or News. 
CodeAdd  unique value which identifies Blogs/News
StoreSelect  the store for which the Blog/News needs to be created. 
ImageAdd  an image for the Blog/News
Page TitleAdd  Page title for the Blog/News
OverviewAdd  overview of the Blog/News
TagsAdd  Tags for the Blog/News
SEO TitleAdd  SEO Title for the Blog/News
SEO KeywordsAdd  SEO Keywords for the Blog/News
SEO DescriptionAdd  SEO Description for the Blog/News
SEO Friendly URLAdd  SEO Friendly URL for the News & Blog.
Is ActiveSelect  this field to activate Blog/News on webstore
Comments Are AllowedSelect this field to enable comments for the created Blog/News article.
Activation DateSelect the date from which the Blog/News will be active.
Expiration DateSelect the date till which the Blog/News will be active.
Content Source - Select an Existing PageThis option allows the user to associate the existing CMS page as a blog. 
Content Source - Add PageThis option allows the user to create new blog content using WYSIWYG editor.  

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)

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.

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.

Viewing Blogs & News

To view the blogs/news User needs to add <domain>/blog for blogs and <domain>/news for news with the webstore's URL. 

The URLs can be configured from the "headernavigation" and "footer" sections of store experience in Admin. 


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