Additional content properties and information

You can define and configure additional information about the content. For example, you can tag and categorize the content or make it more findable via additional URLs. You can also enrich the context of the content with related data and images. You do this without leaving the content editing screen, in dedicated section below the content editing area. For more information, see Enhance content.

  1. In Summary input field, you can enter a summary for the post.
  2. You can classify your blog post using the Categories and tags section.
    For more information, see Add categories and tags to content items.
    Classifying content helps you organize it. For more information about classifications, see Overview: Classify your content using taxonomies.
  3. In the More options section to access the following:
    • The automatically generated URL of the post.
      To change it, click Edit and enter a new URL name.
    • Configure multiple URLs for the content item
      1. To configure a content item to have more than one URL, under Additional URLs, click the + sign.
      2. In the input box, enter the additional URL that you want this content item to have.
      3. To enter more URLs, click the + sign.
    • Allow or forbid comments.
      To allow or forbid users to leave comments about the item, select or deselect the Allow comments checkbox.
  1. If you have added any custom fields for blog posts, all created fields, are displayed after the Custom fields section.
  2. Custom fields and hidden default fields - There are many predefined fields that are not shown when creating a new record; that's because they are hidden. Once you have created your first blog, the right panel lets you 'turn on' these default fields as required, or even create your own. 
    Click Settings for blogs: Custom fields for blog posts. The Blog posts data fields page opens.
    • Custom fields - Categories and tags are already sketched out. You can create your own fields by clicking Add a field in the Custom fields section.  You are guided through the various data types and the alternatives for how data is handled and labeled. For more information, see Overview: Custom fields.
    • Default fields - Click on a defined field to edit it, then choose an option on the Appearance tab to specify that it will (or will not) be hidden.

Click Save changes to each field, and then click Done to enable your revised field settings.

  1. You can preview a blog post by clicking Preview in the toolbar. 
    The blog post opens in its default page. If there is no default page, it means the blog post is not displayed anywhere on the site and you cannot preview it.
    To see which the default page for the blog post is, expand Pages in the right panel. The page at the top of the list is the default page. For more information about viewing and setting default pages, see Locations of content items: Canonical URLs.
  2. If the post is ready to go public, click Publish.  You could choose to make it a draft, or set a publish date, or drop it altogether by clicking Back to Posts.   For more information, see Workflow statuses.

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