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Blog Setup Guide

Quick Setup

Once installed, activate the module on one or more sites (Designer Tools > Modules > Activate).

Before your Blog pages are setup, add:

(i) Categories

(ii) Topics (Articles)

Apply comment form defaults, add the Facebook Comment plugin and set the canonical page.
(Administration > Global  Module Settings / Blog Categories)

Create blog pages to display your categories and/or topics (articles) as well as add commenting.

Set the target page which shows a confirmation message when users unsubscribe from receiving blog updates via email.


Step 1 - Activate the Blog module

1.Open the Contegro Start menu and select Designer Tools > Modules > Activate.

Contegro Start > Designer Tools > Modules > Activate

2.Activate the blog on one or more sites and click [Save].

Activate Blog module


Step 2 - Add categories & topics

1.Add blog categories.

Add Blog Categories

 

2.Add blog topics.

Add new topics


Step 3 - Configure global settings

1.Click Blog Categories.

Open blog global settings

2.Update the global module settings and click [OK].

Blog Global Settings


Step 4 - Setup blog pages

Key Info: Multiple instances of the Blog modules can be setup throughout your site. The Blog Categories and Archive List modules are dependent on the Blog Topic List modules and cannot be standalone.  Likewise, the Blog Topic/Advanced List modules are dependent on the Blog Comments module (which displays the resulting topic (article) and any related comments).

Blog landing page

Example - Blog landing page

 

1.Add the main Blog landing page in the Editor and:

i.Add a Blog Categories module

ii.Add a Blog Topic List module

iii.Add a Blog Archive List module

iv.Add a Search module (and set to show search blog topics only) - Optional

v.Add a Tag Cloud (additional add-on module) - Optional

vi.Update all the module settings as required

vii.Click [Publish]

Landing page in Editor

2.Add a hidden article landing page in the Editor and:

i.Add a Blog Comment List module

ii.Update the module settings as required

iii.Open the Attributes panel and enter:

1.%Topic Title% in the Title field

2.%Topic Summary% in the Description field

iv.Click [Publish]

Blog article page in Editor

 


Step 5 - Setup unsubscribe redirect

1.Add a hidden article landing page in the Editor and:

i.Add a Blog Topic Unsubscribe module

ii.Click [Publish]

2.Open the Contegro Start menu and select Administration > Target Pages and:

i.Click [New]

ii.Select Blog Topic Unsubscribe in the Module field

iii.Enter a description for the redirect

iv.Select the page created in step 1

v.Select site

vi.Click [Save]

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