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The following instructions will walk you through creating a new post in your blog.

Step 1: Find your blog

The first step is to find your blog. We recommend browsing to your blog on the web site first.

Once we’ve found the blog we wish to update we can use the breadcrumbs (highlighted below) to find the blog in Sitecore.

Example page

In this case we’d expect to find it under Wisconsin School of Business > MBA > Arts Administration > Bolz Center Blog.

If we expand this issue, we’ll find a Categories folder, as well as a folder for each year we’ve posted to the blog.

Step 2: Create a new blog post

Now that we’ve found our blog we can add a new post to it.

If you right-click on the main blog item in Sitecore you’ll be able to select Insert > __ Blog, where the underscores are generally the name of your blog.

Insert blog post screen shot

When you do this you’ll be prompted for the name of the new item. Enter the title of your blog post and press OK.

Name the blog post

Sitecore will automatically create the necessary year, month, and day folders, as well as the blog post itself.

Blog post item created

Step 3: Add the blog post content

With the item created you can now finish writing the blog post. Each area has a slightly different blog, so we’d recommend looking at previous posts to see what sort of formatting was used.

Almost all blogs do use these fields in Sitecore:

  • Entry
    • Title
    • Content
    • Icon
  • Metadata
    • Tags
    • Date
  • Author Info
    • One of:
      • DM Profile (if the author is a faculty member)
      • Author Fullname (for everyone else)
  • Options
    • Type Of Post

Step 4: Publish the content

With all of the necessary fields populated, the blog post can now be published. As with all content, you can determine whether you’d like to submit the content for editorial review, or publish it live immediately.

Submit or Submit and Publish

Help Documents and Best Practices

  1. Image Re-sizing Guide