NEW SiteMaker Blog Beta is Live!

We’re happy to announce (conveniently through a blog) that SiteMaker, our drag and drop website building tool, just got better – with a brand new Blog feature that’s currently available in Beta.  We’d love you to take a look and try it out, providing any feedback about changes you’d like to see.

If you haven’t yet added SiteMaker to your account, try a 14 day free trial to check out the full range of features.

Blogging has been used as a global platform for some time now and has become a natural tool for announcements, news and sharing content.

The thing that makes the SiteMaker blog different from other blog platforms is the ability to be creative with your blog site design. Just like with other pages, a blog page can be edited through easy click, drag and edit. Quite simply; what you see is what you get

Plus we have some seriously good looking blog templates for you to use and here are our top three:

The blog platform is a set of tools enabling you to update your blog page quickly and simply. You have a range of different ways in which you can do this in the editor. Firstly, click on the blog beta button to add your blog content. Then create your first post.

You can have three different types of post:

  • a text post, which is a post that only contains text;
  • an article post, which enables images and text as well as being able to split an article across multiple pages;
  • and an image post, which is (unsurprisingly!) a post that displays images.

Plus, if you’re in a hurry and just want to write a quick text post then, on the blog dashboard you can use the quick post feature. This will take the first line of your post as the title and send it straight out. If this is your first post then when you click to publish you’ll be prompted to add your blog page to your site.

As with all good blog platforms you can add tags to your posts and all posts are published to an RSS feed. On top of all this you can add metadata to every post enabling you to control your SEO (search engine optimisation) on a post by post basis.

You’ll also find some global settings in the blog settings area. In this section you can set global site wide tags and the image alignment as well as decide how many posts you’d like to see on the blog page.

If you already have SiteMaker added to your account and If you have any questions about using the blog, or find any “unusual features”, please comment below and we will get back to you.  Alternatively you can raise a support query in your Online Control Panel or contact us on Twitter for support.

If you haven’t yet tried SiteMaker, start here and get a 14 day free trial under way so you can experience all the features including the Blog facility.

CLICK HERE to sign up for your SiteMaker 14 day trial.

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