The Blog Content Element in the Aurora Toolbar allows you to add a feed from your blog to any page on your website!
You can manage the number of blog posts that display in the feed, and you can control what posts display by identifying specific tags you’ve associated with your blog posts.

You can add a blog to your website by selecting More and then Dashboard from the Aurora content management tools. For help managing your posts and blog settings, check out our in-depth Aurora Blog Guide!

Your complete blog can always be accessed by adding “/blog” after your top-level domain:

Use the Blog Content Element if you want to place a blog feed alongside other content, or if you want to place a feed that contains only posts with specific keyword tags!

Blog Tab

When you drag a Blog Content Element onto a page, you’ll be presented with a window that prompts you with the following options.

  • Number to Display: Use this field to dictate how many of your blog posts you want to display on the current page.
  • Show Only Tags: Use this field to manage posts by limiting what can display based on the tags you’ve associated with you each individual blog post.

Advanced Tab

Container Settings

  • Display: This pull-down menu determines the devices upon which the blog content will display.
    • All Devices: Displays your content on full and mobile versions of the website.
    • Full Version: Prevents the content from displaying on mobile versions of the website.
    • Mobile Version: Prevents the content from displaying on full versions of the website.
  • Align: Determines how the content is aligned within its content area: left, center, or right.
  • Class: Assigns a cascading style sheet (CSS) class to the Content Element. Using an assigned CSS class provides you with greater control over how the element displays.
  • Title: The title, more commonly known as a tool tip, is text that appears when you hover over the element. You can place instructions or other helpful content in this field.
  • Cache for: To speed the time in which it takes your website to load, some elements can be cached. This means the server that stores your website will keep a copy of the content for a set amount of time before it checks for changes.

    The default setting is “Do Not Cache.” If you change this setting, the cached version of the Blog will be displayed, and visitors to your website will not see new blog posts until the cache is refreshed!

  • Cache Always: This setting means your content will be cached indefinitely.
  • Do Not Cache: This option prevents the content from being cached.
  • 1 min - 72 hours: If you choose an available unit of time, the content will be cached for that amount of time. Changes you make to this content will not be reflected until the cache time expires.

Post Display Settings

  • Show Feature Image Determines if the feature image will be displayed.
  • Show Title: Determines if the title of the blog post will be displayed.
  • Show Content: Determines if the content of the blog post will be displayed.
  • Show Author Image: Determines if an image of the blog post author will appear with the post, provided that an image is available.
  • Show Author Name: Determines if the name of the person who created the blog post will appear with the post.
  • Show Post Date: Determines if the publish date will appear with the blog post.
  • Show Comment Count: Determines if the comment count will appear with the blog post.