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Create a blog

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NOTE: Blogging is currently in beta.
 

The fine print

  • You must have a site created in order to create a blog.
  • Blogs are available on Pro and Advanced plans.
  • Limit of one connected blog per account during beta.
  • The blog feed and post templates added to a site when connecting a blog are templates for styling your blog and will not display your content.
  • Fonts correspond with your global Styles in the left sidebar of the builder.
  • When disconnecting a blog from its site, both blog template pages will be removed from the site.

Step by step

Blogs can be added to any Leadpages website. If you haven't created a site with Leadpages, start building one here.

  1. Once you have created a Leadpages site, navigate to Pages in the left sidebar.
  2. Click + then Blog.
  3. Select whether you would like to create a new blog or connect an existing blog.
  4. Give your blog a name, choose the page name you would like to appear in your site navigation, and set a slug for the homepage of your blog.
  5. Click Save.

Customize your feed styles

After you have created your blog, two blog templates will be added to your site. The first is the page you just named when connecting the blog to your site. This page serves as the template to style your post feed.

Click anywhere on the feed page to open the feed widget to decide which post details you would like to show or hide, and more.

NOTE: This template displays sample content and is for styling only. It will not display your content in the builder.

Default styles are adopted from your global Styles in the left sidebar.

  • Post titles: H3
  • Post details: Normal Text

The page also acts just like other site pages, so you can place it in your primary navigation or hide it, as well as use Layout in the left sidebar to edit its background and other styles. Click Manage Posts from the page settings or widget settings to navigate to the blog post editor where you will create your post content. More on that below.

Customize your post styles

The second template page added to your site when connecting a blog is the "Blog Post Template" page under "Other Pages." The blog post page will serve as a template for all posts within your blog. As you make changes to its styles, the sample post in the builder will show you what you can expect your blog posts to look like.

Click anywhere on the feed page to open the post widget to decide which post details you would like to show or hide, and more.

NOTE: This template displays sample content and is for styling only. It will not display your content in the builder.

Default styles are adopted from your global Styles in the left sidebar.

  • Post title: H1
  • Post headings: Correspond with the H given in the post editor below
  • Post details: Normal Text
  • Post body: Normal Text

Similar to the feed page and widget, click Manage Posts from the page settings or widget settings to navigate to the blog post editor where you will create your post content.

Create a post

To write a new blog post, select Manage Posts from the blog feed or post widget settings in the site builder where your blog is connected, or navigate to Blogs, then Posts from your Leadpages navigation menu. This is where you’ll write your blog content as well as set a featured image, manage SEO data, and publish or schedule your posts.

Editing a post

Once you have created your first post or clicked to edit an existing one, you’ll see a text editor that gives you full customization with your content. You can edit text styles, create lists, insert images or videos and more. In the right sidebar you can upload a featured image for the post, choose an existing one from your account’s image library, or create brand new image using the AI image generator.

WARNING: The blog post editor does not currently auto-save your changes. Therefore, be sure to Save/Update your post before leaving the editor or closing out of your browser.

Authors and categories

Add an author to your post from the right sidebar to give writing credit to the creator. You can also add categories to your posts to give your visitors an easier way to filter your posts by the topics they’re most interested in.

Authors and categories can also be added from the larger Authors and Categories menus on the left sidebar navigation.

Publishing

When you’re finished with your post, you have the option to schedule the post to be published at a specific date and time or publish it immediately. Select your choice from the top-right corner of the post editor, then click to schedule or publish.

If you’d ever like to place your post back in draft, simply select Draft and save.

 

Blog Analytics

Just like other assets on your account, you’ll be able to track analytics for your blog posts. The blog analytics page will show a summary of all post views and unique views. This will be followed by the top 10 performing recent posts with their individual views and unique visitors.

A view will be tracked when someone views the blog post even if that same person has already viewed it before. A unique view will only be tracked the first time someone views the blog post. For example, if a single visitor views the blog post 10 times, 10 page views would be counted, but only one unique view.

NOTE: A visitor who clears their cache or cookies should still register as the same unique viewer. However, if they were to view your asset from a new browser (such as on their mobile device), they would count as an additional unique visitor.

Connecting Additional Blogs

The number of blogs you can connect to site templates depends on your plan level. If you already have a blog connected to your site and haven't reached your blog account limit, you'll need to disconnect the existing blog to create another one. Otherwise, you'll need to create a new site template to establish and connect the new blog.

  • Standard Plan: The blog feature is unavailable on the Standard plan.
If you attempt to add a blog within a site template, you'll see a notice prompting you to upgrade your plan. Clicking on this notice will redirect you to our Pricing page, where you can upgrade to the Pro or Advanced plan.
  • Pro Plan: The Pro plan allows you to connect one blog to your account.
If you wish to connect more than one blog, you'll need to upgrade to the Advanced plan.
    If interested in upgrading, please submit your information via this form and a member of our team will get in touch with you soon.
  • Advanced Plan: With the Advanced plan, you can connect up to five blogs in your account, with a limit of one blog per site template. To create another, you'll need to disconnect an existing blog from a site template.
  • Sub-accounts: Sub-accounts are limited to connecting one blog. To create another, you'll need to disconnect the existing blog from the site template.

Downgrading with Blogs Connected

If you downgrade your plan while blogs are still connected to your site templates, a notice will appear advising you to disconnect a certain number of blogs before proceeding with the downgrade. To complete the downgrade, you must disconnect the specified number of blogs.

Disconnecting a Blog

Leadpages blogs have the ability to be disconnected from their site and connected to a different Leadpages site.

To disconnect a blog from its site, enter the builder for the site it is connected to and select Disconnect Blog from the blog feed page settings. Make sure to Update your site after disconnecting.

If you delete your blog from your site, the following will occur:

  • Your blog feed page and blog post page will be permanently removed from your site.
  • Your posts and this blog will be disconnected from this site but will remain in the Blogs section of your account.
  • Previous URLs associated with your blog and blog posts will result in a 404 page.

Frequently asked questions


Need more help?

You can always get in touch with our support team—just click Support in your Leadpages navigation menu, or submit a ticket ↗

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