AEM Components: Blog Post List

AEM Components:  Blog Post List

The Blog Post List component
displays a series of posts from a related UGA Extension
or CAES blog. If you have this type of blog
and want to add it to your website, here’s how. In AEM, open the page upon which
the blog post needs to be added. From the Sidekick Components tab,
drag the Blog Post List component into the Drag component or assets
here dropzone. Click Edit. Read the instructions noting
that the component is meant for use with WordPress blogs
hosted by CAES OIT and with urls that are either or When ready to begin setup,
click Display Setup. Edit the Custom Heading
for your blog’s name. In this example,
we’ll use OIT Tech Source. In Your Blog’s URL, either
type in the address [typing] or open another browser window,
visit the blog, and copy and paste the url into the box. For the Format, choose either
Tiled or Plain List to control how the posts appear on the page. Let’s start with Tiled. If you have an Extension blog,
choose 1-2-or 3 Tiles per row or leave blank for the default. The number of tiles only applies
to the tiled list format. If you have a CAES blog,
the Format default for tiled list is already set to 3. There is no Tiles Per Row option. The number of blog posts
to show defaults to 3, but can show up to 10 articles. Understand that the more posts
you choose to display, the longer the content area on your page will be. We’ll leave it at the default. Under Optional fields
are Image and Description. Choose both or one or the other. We’ll leave both checked. If the post has an image
associated with it, it will display along with the description. Always leave Display a link to
show more posts from the blog checked to allow visitors
to actually access the full blog. And then to view your blog post,
click OK. Here we see the tiled format
with 3 posts including images and description. The More Posts From the Blog
Action Button link will take visitors to your actual blog. Let’s edit again and this time,
choose Plain list. Click OK and now
a vertical list displays. Let’s edit again
and unclick the image. Click Ok and the images are gone. The Display Setup choices
are yours to make, so explore their options. When you’re satisfied with
the way the component displays, open the Sidekick Page tab
and activate your page. Or to delete the Blog Post List,
click delete. Then click Yes. That’s it. For any questions or further help
with AEM, please email [email protected] © 2017 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Information Technology

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