Blogs in Weebly

Adding a blog to your website can be both fun and rewarding. By adding a blog, you will be able to make posts, and manage comments. You will also have a side bar to your content that you can use to provide visitors links to important content, advertisements, or other pages. Finally there are also some advanced settings that will allow you to fine tune your blog.

Adding Your Blog Page

Creating a Blog in Weebly is just like adding any other page in Weebly. The only difference is that when you select your page type you choose to add a blog page instead.

Making Posts

Creating a new post in your Weebly blog is simple. All you need to do is click the New Post button while editing your blog page.

You will now see your new blog post highlighted in the center of the page. In addition, the elements toolbar at the top of the page will be slightly different.

This new toolbar houses elements that are specific to your blog, and you can use them in the same way you would use them on any other page in Weebly.

Managing Comments

Weebly uses a simple system to allow you to manage your readers comments. To access your comments, all you need to do is click on the Comments button when editing your blog page.

You will be presented with a listing of the comments you have received, and you will have several options for sorting and handling these comments.

You will be able to sort your comments by the date received, whether or not they have been approved, comments you have deleted, and comments marked as spam.

You will also be able to mark your comments as approved, delete them, or mark them as spam.

The Sidebar

The blog sidebar is a unique element that will appear consistently on all blog pages. In this space you can give various information to your visitors.

  • Author information allows you to tell your readers about yourself.
  • Archives allows your readers to read through your previous entries.
  • Categories will allow your readers to sort through your blog entries by category
  • RSS feed will display a specialized feed including your most recent blog posts

There are several other things you can add to your side bar as well that will enhance your visitor's experience. You will find these elements in the blog toolbar under the Blog Sidebar section.

  • Twitter Badge
  • Linked in Button
  • Flickr Badge
  • Picture

Advanced Settings

In addition to posting your blog and managing your comments, there are also several advanced settings that will allow you to tune the way you handle comments apply social media buttons, and configure the timezone you post your blog in.