Blogging is a great way to keep your clients aware of your latest updates and ongoings. Most importantly, it creates content that drives visitors to your website, boosting your SEO. This video gives you a quick run-through of how to add a new blog post to your recruitment website.
Today I'm going to guide you through how to create a blog post on your Volcanic website.
So, first of all, let's show you how to get there.
In the top menu of your admin screen, go to Your Website, and within the Content section, click Blogs. This will take you to a blogs overview page, where you can see the list of all your blog posts here, and in the top-right corner you will find the NEW button.
Now the new blog page will present you with all the fields required to create your blog post, so I'm going to talk you through what each of these fields mean.
So you have the title field which is, of course, your blog post title.
Then you have the user field . which is the person entering the blog post data onto this page. Now, this is different to the author of the blog, however in some cases this may be the same person.
And if it is the same person, in the following field - the author name field - you can leave this blank and it will automatically populate the author name field with the name of user entered previously. Otherwise, you can define an author here.
The Permalink is the last part of the path within your URL. If you leave this blank we have a smart tool in place that can automatically generate your link from your blog post title. We recommend that you do this as it will help with your SEO.
Now you have the body field, this is for the main content of your blog post. So here you can add text with various formatting options.You can also add bulleted lists, you can add a block quote, and as you can see you can add more features here to build the content of your blog post.
Next we have the publish date field where you can add the date that you want the blog to be published. You can use this as a tool to schedule your blog content to be published in the future.
And then we have the tag list field. So the tag list allows you to add tags to your blog post, so this is a way of categorising your content so that it can easily be found in searches. Now, if your tag manager is switched on, when you click into this field you will be presented with a list of tags that have already been created in your tag manager page. If it is switched off, like it is here, you can add tags directly by typing a tag and hitting enter. So, an example tag may be 'Marketing', or it may be 'Recruitment'.
You can also add an image to your blog. This will be the featured image that will appear at the top of your blog post as well as on the blogs overview page.
Once you're happy with the content that you have set up, click submit and you will arrive back at the blogs overview page, and your new blog will appear in the list.