TIPS FOR YOUR WIX BLOG: HOW TO BUILD A WIX BLOG: Wix Blog Tips + Wix Blog Tutorial

TIPS FOR YOUR WIX BLOG: HOW TO BUILD A WIX BLOG: Wix Blog Tips + Wix Blog Tutorial


Adding a Wix blog to your site and customizing
it to complement your own, unique brand is easy, even if you are a total beginner who
has never blogged or designed a website before. To access your blog, you can either click
on ‘my blog’ from the left-hand-side panel, or go to the pages menu up top and click on
blog. First, let’s customize your blog feed by
clicking on my blog from the left-hand-side panel, selecting blog pages, and clicking
on blog. The blog feed is where all of your recent
posts appear. If you click on the blog layout, you will
notice that an individual blog editor appears on the top. There are a number of things you can do from
here: Manage Posts: where you can view and edit
each of the posts you have written, or add a new one. Add New Post: where you can start writing
a new post for your blog. Settings: where you can modify the number
of posts that appear per page, the date format, the word that precedes author, the maximum
number of characters in the post text preview, the width and height of the read more button,
and the text of the ‘next’ and ‘previous’ pagination buttons. Layouts: where you can edit the blog layout
that you chose before, the text alignment to be from left to right or from right to
left, the post padding, the space between posts, the date, title, post body, read more
button, and read more button text alignment, and the read more button text margin. Design: where you can customize the theme,
font, size, appearance, color and highlight of text elements such as the title, post body,
and date and author, change categories, read more and pagination buttons, edit the image
frame, and background color. Stretch: where you can choose whether you
want your blog feed to stretch to full width or not. Help: where you can learn about each of these
features in more detail if you are encountering difficulties. Now if you click again on the ‘My Blog’
button from the left-hand side editor, select ‘Blog Pages’ and click on ‘Single Post’
instead, you will be able to edit the appearance of an individual post, after your site’s
visitor selects it from the blog feed. If you click on your single post layout, you
will notice that a single post editor toolbar, very similar to the blog feed editor from
before, appears on the top. Let’s go over each of the options that pop
up: Edit This Post: where you can make changes
to your most recent blog post. Manage Posts: where you can access your blog
manager and modify and view all of the posts you have written. Settings: where you can change the date format,
the word that precedes author, the social buttons that appear at the end of the post
(share on Facebook, Share on Twitter, share on LinkedIn, share on Pinterest, share on
Google+, and like this post), the size of those social buttons, whether a popup menu
appears when visitors highlight sections of text within blog posts providing options to
share that highlighted text on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail, whether social counters appear
or not, and the text that appears for tags. Layouts: where you can edit the layout of
your single posts with regard to alignment from left to right or from right to left,
post padding, date alignment, title alignment, and button alignment. Design: where you can modify the theme, font,
size, appearance, color, and highlight of the title, date and author, post body, and
tags, change the categories button, as well as the color of the background. This does not have to be
the same as in the blog feed. Help: where you can watch a video and clarify
your doubts on what the single post page offers. On to your site’s sidebar. This is the biggest place where a Wix blog
differs from a blog in WordPress, for instance. Whereas on WordPress you need to search for
individual widgets to suit your needs, know how to customize CSS or where to enter a line
of code so that your sidebar looks the way you want, and even have limitations regarding
where you can include each of those element, in Wix, you can profit from the pure drag-and-drop
editor to include any kind of element to any section of your website that you so desire. For instance, on both my blog feed and single
post sidebar, I included some text and an image enticing my site’s visitors to ‘Enroll
in this FREE COURSE!>>’. I did not have to find a widget to
do that. I did not need to learn how to code. And I was not restricted as to where I could
add those elements. All I did was click ‘+’ from the left-hand
side panel, add and customize the text, add an image from my image library, and drag it
to my sidebar in the exact place that I wished. If I want to move it up or down ever so slightly,
I can. If I want to change it to something else,
or delete it completely, I also can. The options are endless. With Wix’s drag-and-drop editor, you can
add images and text that link to your own products, to your affiliate offers, your freebies,
your free e-mail course, and to your live webinar registration page. You can even include clickable icons for each
of your categories, for instance, instead of have them as text. All with just the click of a button. If you wish to include one ore more of
the blog elements that Wix offers instead of your own, all you have to do is either
click on ‘+’ from the left-hand side panel, select ‘Blog’, and add blog elements from
the options that show up, or click on ‘My Blog’ from the left-hand side panel, and
click on ‘Add Blog Elements’. From there, you can choose to add: Your featured posts and/or recent posts. An archive. Your categories. A tag cloud. A RSS button. A custom feed. A ticker. A posts gallery. Related posts. A posts list. Facebook comments. Disqus comments. And even any related apps that you wish from
the Wix App Market. All you have to do is click on the element
that you want to add, and drag-and-drop it to
the desired location. Always remember to click save after you make
a new change, and to click on publish in the top, right-hand side corner to make your changes
live on your site. I now have an action item for you. Play around with the different settings on
Wix to customize both the blog feed and the single post pages so that they complement
your brand. And then go ahead and start blogging. To help you with this process, I created the
How To Blog On Wix Guide, which is a printable, step-by-step version of what we just went
through, so you always have on-hand all the ingredients you need to create your own blog
on Wix effortlessly. Just click the link below to download it. I’ll see you in the next lesson.

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