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All blog posts that are set to allow publication on your website are automatically available in your People application as ChurchDesk is an integrated system. With a few clicks, this allows you to add your blog posts to your newsletters.

Blog overview

The first you thing you'll see upon entering Blogs is the blog overview. From here you can see all your blog posts, sort them and create a "New blog" and thereby creating a new post. For blog post there is further a set of "Actions" available.

You can filter blog posts by category, title, publication, author and status

New Blog: Create a blog post

Select the green button "New blog", which you can see in the upper right corner of the blog overview. You have three options when saving the blog post. Simply "save blog", "Save blog and create a copy" or "save and create additional blog post". See the options by hovering the mouse over the button "Save blog".

Blog information

Title: Write a title that inspires to read more
Category: Assign a blog category to the post
Body: Here you write the main text for the blog post
Add a short description: Here you can write a summary for the blog post which will appear on your website or newsletters.

Publishing options

Public: It can appear on the website or in the newsletter. (Provided that the corresponding blog widget has been connected or the blog has been selected in the corresponding newsletter). If the blog is set to be published on the website, it will also be made available to the group.
Group: It is visible to all group members and can be edited.
Draft: ATTENTION, the blog is visible as a draft only to the original author and can be edited by him/her.

Group: Choose which group the blog post must be made available to
Schedule: You can decide when  to publish and unpublish a blog post. If you select this option the blog post will automatically be published/unpublished on the dates and times you specify.

Additional information

Image: Choose an image from the file archive or upload an image directly from your computer

We recommend the 380 x 214 size for images to be displayed in both blog posts and slideshows

URL: You can customize the link to the blog post. If the field is empty (recommended). ChurchDesk automatically create an URL

Actions: Edit, view version history or delete blog post

When selecting the option "Action" on the far right for the appropriate blog post, you will have the following options:

Edit: Here you can change all content and settings for the blog post
View on Website: Takes you straight to your blog port online, if you've chosen to publish the blog post on  the website.
Version history: Click to see when the blog post was edited last and reverse those changes by reverting this post to a previous version.
Delete: You can also delete the post

See the blog post in the group and add comments

Click on the blog post itself to view it. You can now read the post and add comments

Blog categories

You can change and add blog categories in Taxonomies. Read more on how to do that here

Updated on: 12/06/2024

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