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Built-in Blog

You guys have a concept here that I couldn't be happier to find. Complete free reign of creative appearance very similar to Photoshop, but for building and designing websites.

Now for my suggestions...

A built-in blog feature that allows for retroactive posting (choose date stamp to "import" previous posts) and can be incorporated into the site's search abilities, And a search bar that can be set to work with the content found throughout the website.

More to follow I'm sure...

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    Melissa shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed - Open Beta  ·  AdminAlana (Head of Support, Webydo) responded  · 

    Exciting news – we just beta launched the Blog Feature.
    Start designing by selecting “Blog” in the top menu of the Studio.

    Here’s a preview of what’s under the hood:

    Full Creative Control.
    You design the look & feel of all aspects
    of your clients’ blog posts and feed.

    Design in Context.
    Design your blog in real-time, as it appears
    on your website. No need for previews.

    In-Line Editing.
    CMS users may edit freely in Content Mode,
    updating their blog without affecting your design.

    SEO Optimized.
    Set your clients up for success in search
    with advanced SEO options.

    We’re really happy to share this feature with you so take a look, play around and design away.
    Looking forward to your feedback!

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Next few months? So maybe January/February 2016? If the final product is good, I don't mind waiting until early next year.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very good to hear... I like the platform but this did really bug me. For marketers content creation is paramount so anything to make this easier is a big win in my book. Cant wait.

      • Marianna Zhovtis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Articles are a big part for great SEO . advanced articles will encourage , blog writers to give wordpress up.
        All this can be of cource be used in all pages as well :)

      • Marianna Zhovtis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        author, date, Tags! When you click on tags, it takes you to a new page with all articles with same tag. When you click on Author, to all Author's articles. When you click on year - you get all the articles from that year, and same with the month

      • jochem luytens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The articles feature is awesome. But I'm having issues with its responsiveness. At first I used an article area and I could only position it in 1 view. If i changed it in a different view then it will change everywhere. So I replaced the article element with shapes and text. Same size and structure. Here I could make changes in 1 view without letting it float around in a different view.

        Perhaps this is something you can check out?

      • Ruben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add blog feature or update article feature.

        We are loosing it from WordPress sites at the moment.
        - Every blog be a separate page with unique URL: www.mycompany.com/blogaboutwhatever/ (so that google will optimize the page as a search result, the biggest reason why people want to blog)
        - Feed feature for the home page: latest news: Title + a bit of text an 'read more'. If the blog is RSS, than that option is also done for other newsfeeds
        - Social Media integration. When you've written a blog you want to share it with your audience. Also you want visitors to share it. In 'articles' you can not add extra options, only delete it.

        When you update 'articles' please add video possibility or add other things. Also the responsiveness is not great. When you adjust the article on the mobile version, the desktop version changes as well.

      • Raj Zavery commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be great if the blog automatically integrated the "articles" already created in a seamless way - not critical however, better to have a top performing blog facility then suffering a bit of inconvenience adding in old articles later. Any timescale please for the blogging feature.

      • Raj Zavery commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Important that each post has seo facility as any other page. We all know how google loves fresh content and this is one easy way of doing this provided we help google "find" our new content easily

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, along with being able to select/input elements which you can then set to repeat on all articles when new ones are created instead of manually doing it every time, as at the moment the client has to rely on the designer to make the changes or has to learn how to do it themselves.

      • alana commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Peter and Mike,

        Allowing clients to comment or post blog posts is not possible with the articles element. However you can easily add in a comment widget like we have on our blog page.

        If you prefer Wordpress blogs, you can also embed that using the widget element.

        Alana,
        The Webydo Team

      • alana commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello,

        I don't have an update quite yet. But as soon as we do we will let you know :)

        Alana,
        The Webydo Team

      • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How do other people access the articles (blog) to post comments? I guess they can't yet? So really the blog function is just a series of posted articles by the person(s) who have access to the CMS and, of course, the site creator. Is there a way of allowing customers/clients to post onto the blog too?

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