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Add Item to Your Blog Using Live Edit

Who can use this feature?

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Overview

Adding a post to your blog using live edit is quick and simple.

Instructions

  1. Go to Modules > Live Edit > Blog
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  2. Turn on Live Edit 
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  3. Find the category you want to add your Blog entry to
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  4. Select the KAM icon 
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  5. Select New Item
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  6. Complete your blog entry in the Live Edit pop-up window
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    • Post Name: Public Name of this blog post
    • Full Post: This is the complete text of your blog post
      • This uses the editor just like what is found in pages; to see the full menu select the Show Additional Tools button at the end of the toolbar.
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    • Lead In: Just a brief summary of the post, it is shown on the main blog page before they read the full post
    • Show Additional Details: To see additional options 
    • Tags: These are search tags for major topics in your post
    • Display: This will post your blog to the website on the day selected and take it down on the date selected
  7. Saving Options
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    • Save: Will save the information without publishing to the live site
    • Save and Submit: Will save the information and submit for approval
    • Save and Publish: Will save the information and publish to the live site; Will also give the option to send to subscribers
      • A notification window will open; your options to send the notification include
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        • Comments: Attach a brief description of the blog
        • Mobile Text/Push Message: Attach a message to the SMS notification
        • Include link to item: Provides a link to the item within the SMS message for a user to select via their mobile device
        • Send
          • On Start Date: Sends the notification on the start date previously set
          • Immediately: Sends the notification immediately
        • Select Send, Don’t Send, or Cancel: The notification will then send accordingly to those who have signed up in Notify Me for the selected Blog category
      • Cancel: Will delete the changes made



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    Trisa Parker

    Inserting an image into the blog using the legacy editor tool is a challenge. There are no text wrapping options and any code that is added, is removed. Can this be updated to the new editor widget? Maybe we can add the image field to this module as well like there is on the News Flash.

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    Becca Drake

    Hello Trisa,

    Thank you for your comment, I understand your frustrations and this would make a great feature request! If you are able, please submit this idea to our community section, which can be found at the following URL: https://www.civicengage.civicplus.help/hc/en-us/community/topics. If you copy and paste the URL into a new tab, then scroll down, you will see the different modules where you can make feature requests.