Articles App allows you to write articles and publish them on your website! You'll find it pretty useful if you want to run a blog or a sequence of articles like news or maybe a series of how to’s.
If you want to provide the visitors of your website with interesting or informative articles, just click the ‘Articles’ icon on your Dashboard and get started.
How to create an Article?
Hit '+' on the new window and move to ‘Article Management’ to add your first article right away!
Type the title, introtext and main text of your article in the proper fields.
Note: On the Free Website plan you can only add up to 5 articles.
Tags will help your users find the required information, so go ahead and type in several tags in the field.
Drag and drop the picture or click the field and to upload a social or main image.
Adding multiple images will enhance your blog posts, that’s why we’ve also enabled Inserting more Images from your PC or making use of the Free Stock available due to the great integration with Unsplash. Simply search for keywords to find relevant images.
Move the pointers to enable the options of sharing and commenting and encourage people to comment on your blog.
To add the commenting network, enter your Disqus name in the appropriate field and click ‘Connect Disqus’.
What about improving your blog's SEO as well? Just change the alias and add the page description.
If you are not sure whether you want to publish this particular article, you can save it to Drafts - click the Arrow to see all the available options.
If you need to publish the article on a certain day, push ‘Schedule’ , set the required date and time or change the Publication Date by simply choosing the desired date on the Calendar.
Done? Hit 'Preview' to see how you post will look like to your site visitors.
Use the dropdown icons to see the published, saved or deleted articles respectively.
You can filter the articles according to the publication date or categories. Besides, the search option is available - type the article title and you’ll easily find it.
If you want to change the arrangement of your articles, opt for Order by Ordering and drag and drop the articles around.
Hover over your article and you'll see the available options: edit, view or delete. To select any of these options, hit the appropriate icon.
To view the article, click the ‘View’ icon and you’ll see how your article looks or add a new one with a single '+' click.
The created article will be automatically saved to Uncategorized category but you can always change the category simply adding a new one here.
Wanna choose the category of the article? Click the Arrow and push ‘Add New Category’. Managing your articles will become easier if they are grouped.
To do so, type the name of the new category and push the ‘Create’ button in the new window. Don't forget to create the alias for the discussions, and type the subdomain in the appropriate field.
You can add Article Feeds from different public news feeds like Euronews, CNN, The Guardian, etc. in the next section by simply creating a new field and entering your Feed URL. You'll find the RSS feeds on the news websites accordingly. Make sure to hit 'Save' once you're done!
Now let’s implement Articles from RSS feed to your Website.
To do so,
1. Hit the ‘Fetch’ button to download the data.
2. Head back to Articles → Draft section and select the one you want to publish.
3. Hit the ‘Publish’ button to convey your Article to Published Section.
If you're up to running a multilingual blog and have already added another language to your site, you'll notice a Language Switcher in the upper left corner. Make use of it to alternate between the languages and translate the content on your blog.
To add a new Article to a certain page, just pick the Article Element from the Elements section on the Left Panel and drop it to the desired area.
Featured articles highlight blog posts you want to bring to your visitor's attention. In other words, you display them on the page that your site visitors are currently on.
You can display it by:
- Enabling the Featured button on Editor for each Article respectively.
- Setting Tags for your Related Articles.
- Moving to a Single Article page and adding Related Articles element from your Left Panel to your crafting area.
- All's left to be done is picking the one you want to see on your page, hitting 'Publish' and voila!
Note: You will need to choose featured articles for each article, that you have.
As a result
- Your Site visitors will stay on your Page much longer than they usually do.
- It will motivate your site visitors to surf on your Blog.
- Showcase your assortment.
- It will attract attention to recent news: this works best if you have a lot of repeat readers.
We highly recommend checking out the rest of the handy Apps here in order not to miss any chance of making your website better
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