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umar_12_626098566  
#1 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2019 4:46:44 AM(UTC)
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Need Help to figure out how to create blog page in ablecommerce and how to add posts, I tried but only found products and product categories can be add.
Kindly guide me how to create blog using ablecommerce and how to add posts to blog page.

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shari  
#2 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2019 9:10:50 AM(UTC)
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Hi,

TO create a Blog in AC9 you need to follow these steps.

1- From the Admin menu go to Website > Webpages.

2- Click the ADD WEBPAGE button, a pop up will appear. Add the page Name or you Blog Title and click Save and Edit.

3- Now you need to assign a Page template. You can create a new one or you can just select the buit in page template "Blogs".

4- Next, you need to assign an Inner Template. You can leave it as Store Default or select "Webpage Content" from the list.

5- You can enter a Publish Date which will only appear when using the built-in Blog page template.

6- The Published By field is an entry for the name of the person who is authoring the webpage blog. Both publishing fields are optional.

7- Then select the HTML tab and add the content of your Blog Post. In the Content section, you can use the built-in editor to create the content for your Blog.

8- The Catalog tab is optional if you want to add direct links to any page. However, by checking the boxes next to any categories, this webpage can be displayed in a Blog format using the Article Listing widget or Article Listing Sidebar widget.

You may want to create a new category that will be used for your Webpage assignments. These categories can be used to organize your Blog pages.

For example, create a new Category and name it Blogs. Edit the category and leave the page template as Store default and select the inner template as Article Listing.
Visit this category page and it will list the Blog pages assigned to this category.

You can also use Article Listing Sidebar to list your blog pages.


umar_12_626098566  
#3 Posted : Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:05:07 AM(UTC)
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Hi,

Need further Assistance about

1. how to show and add new blog posts on blog page. I have created a category for blog post how to display posts in that category on the page created for blog.
2. how to design blog page layout.
3. how to design blog posts layout summary on blog page and detailed post design

katie_able_support  
#4 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2019 12:16:54 PM(UTC)
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Hi there,

When you create new content pages, they will automatically appear when assigned to the category you are using to organize your pages. Even though you can add new content pages from within the Website menu, it might be easier to add a new one through the Catalog menu instead. Either way works, but if you don't use the catalog menu, then make sure to assign the page a category from the tab available when editing.

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You may want to create a new category that will be used for your Webpage assignments. These categories can be used to organize your Blog pages.

For example, create a new Category and name it Blogs. Edit the category and leave the page template as Store default and select the inner template as Article Listing.

Visit this category page and it will list the Blog pages assigned to this category.


Sorry the instructions are rough. I had planned on having this incorporated into the Merchant Guide by now, but I'm running about a week late.

I'm not sure about the design issues. It would be helpful if you can take a screenshot showing what you have now and what you would like to be different. Then we can give some pointers.

Thanks
Katie
umar_12_626098566  
#5 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2019 10:53:51 PM(UTC)
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Hi,

What I mean, to add new posts on blog page i have to add new products in the blog post category under catalog dropdown?
correct me if i am wrong,
how to write content for a blog post in product fields? i mean where do i write? in product description field?

Please enlighten on this.

for reference
post


i have added product in that category but it shows "There are no articles in this category"

Regards

Edited by user Friday, October 11, 2019 10:55:07 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

judy at Web2Market  
#6 Posted : Monday, October 14, 2019 6:03:46 AM(UTC)
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To add a blog post, you need to add a new webpage, not a new product.
umar_12_626098566  
#7 Posted : Monday, October 14, 2019 7:49:38 AM(UTC)
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I don't understand, You mean to add new post i have to create content page for each post.

Earlier katie_able_support replied
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You may want to create a new category that will be used for your Webpage assignments. These categories can be used to organize your Blog pages.

For example, create a new Category and name it Blogs. Edit the category and leave the page template as Store default and select the inner template as Article Listing.

Visit this category page and it will list the Blog pages assigned to this category.


Kindly help with step by step procedure on how to use blog posts as category.
katie_able_support  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:33:58 AM(UTC)
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Yes, each blog you create will be a new Content page.

This way you can have unlimited content for each blog. The content pages have features that allow you to include images, full and summary descriptions, author information, publishing dates (future if you like), and SEO optimization.

The 'category' is used to display the blog summaries (w/ a link to the full blog page) and for organization purposes. This is done by applying the 'Article Listing' template to the category that has some content pages assigned to it. Then you will see a Summary of each Blog (your list of content pages) with a link to the full page.

Please give me a few days, or until the end of this week, and I'll have detailed documentation uploaded to the help site.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks
Katie

umar_12_626098566  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:56:25 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for reply,

I successfully added blog post but by clicking on readmore or post title it redirect to home page, what would be the issue ?

Help me to sort it out

Regards
shari  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:06:28 PM(UTC)
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Hi Umar,

Please confirm that group restrictions for the blog page isn't enabled.
It might be because of group restrictions.
umar_12_626098566  
#11 Posted : Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:47:08 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, but the problem was not regarding group restrictions.
I figured it out.
Problem was because of Inner page template that was selected as Article listing on Blog post content page. Revert it to Store Default solves the Problem.
Only have to select Category Inner template as Article Listing, not the blog post page.

Question: can i use featured image in article listing page and on blog post detail page? if yes how to do that

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