Blogs are composed of two main structures: posts and pages.
Every newly created blog has the same default lay out with posts displayed on its front page (‘Home’) with a ‘Hello World’ post and an ‘Sample’ page.
Pages on blogs are normally used for information that you want to share with your readers but don’t expect to update frequently.
Refer to the differences between pages and posts to learn more.
Commonly used pages on educational blogs are:
- The About page. Your About Page is used for telling readers more about yourself and your blog.
- Blogging Rules and Guidelines (here’s how to create Blogging Rules and Guidelines).
- Contact page (here’s how to create a Contact page).
The main things to remember are:
- Pages are best suited for information you rarely update such as your About, Contact and Blogging Guidelines pages.
- Situations where you want students to discuss a question or topic are better suited to publish as a post and not a page.
- Assignment and homework information is normally best published as posts and not on a page.
- Too many pages can make information harder to manage and find.
If you look closely at a page you will see it is normally made up of:
- Page Title – tells the reader what the page is about.
- Your page content – this is information you want to share on this page
- Comments – most Edublogs themes support comments at the bottom of the page. This allows your readers to add a comment to your page. There are situations where you don’t want comments on pages. Here is how to disable comments on pages.
CREATE NEW PAGE
Publishing a new page is as easy as:
1. Go to Pages > Add New.
2. Now just give your page a title and add your content.
3. When you have finished writing click Publish.
You can preview your page before publishing by following these instructions.
See the publishing new pages support page for more details.
EDIT A PAGE
If you would like to edit an existing page, go to Pages > All Pages and click on the Edit link under the page title you want to edit.
See the editing pages support page for more details.
PUBLISH POSTS TO DIFFERENT PAGES
We’re often asked if it is possible to add posts to other pages, rather than just the front page of the blog. This is commonly asked by educators who want to use one blog for multiple classes or subjects.
Yes you can! But it does involve slightly advanced blogging skills.
You do it by sending posts to different pages on your blog by assigning different categories to posts, based on the class or subject, and using a custom menu to create link to the categories from your top navigation. When students and parents click on their category they’re taken to all the posts for that class or subject.
You’ll find step by step instructions on using categories to organize multiple classes or subjects on your blog here.