In this guide, we will cover the different settings of our built-in blog Blog.



How to access the Blog settings

While within the Blog, click on the three-dotted menu icon in the top right-hand corner then select Settings.



General


Title - Your entered title will appear at the top of the Sidebar section. This is also used for the SEO Title of the main blog page.


Description - Your entered description will appear below the Title within the Sidebar section. This is also used for the SEO Meta Description of the main blog page.


Timezone - This indicates which Timezone the Time Format is based on. To change this out, please visit Account Settings.


Date Format - Select from a variety of date formats that you can enable to appear on each post.


Time Format - Select from a variety of time formats that you can enable to appear on each post.


Included Blog Post From ... - Enabling this option will display posts from your partnership/parent account. For example, if you are an IIN Alumni/Student, you can receive blog posts curated by IIN's team on a monthly basis.



Post Details


Show Author Image - Enables an image next to the Author name. Note, under Manage Profile, you can upload an image.


Show Author Name - Enables the Author name to appear above the blog post title. Note, under Manage Profile, you can change your Display Name to change how this appears.


Show Post Date - Enable the publish date above the author's name. The format of the date/time is controlled under the General tab.


Show PermaLink - Enables a PermaLink at the bottom of each blog post. Note, this is a full link to the blog page to easily share.


Show Source - Enables a source link to appear right below the PermaLink if one is added.


Show Tags - Enables tags to appear at the bottom of the post if one is added. 


Show Comment Count - Displays how many comments visitors have left 


Show Social Buttons - Enables social media icons to appear at the bottom of the post.  



Commenting


Comment Section Header - Adjust the header text for the commenting section of every post. 


Blog-wide Comment Moderation - Enables blog moderation for all blog comments.   




Show Image - Enables your upload image to appear within the Sidebar section.


Show Name - Enables the Title added under the General tab to appear within the Sidebar section


Show Description - Enables the Blog Description added under the General tab to appear within the Sidebar section


Show Archive - Enables the list of  Years and Months to organize your post within the Sidebar section.


Show Tag Cloud - Enables a list of your Tags to appear within the Sidebar section. This is a great way for visitors to easily access more posts relevant to their interests. 


Show Custom - Enables the option to enter custom content, such as text, that will appear below the Tag Cloud content. 




Social

Set which Social media icons you wish to display. These icons will appear near the bottom of all of your posts. If you are active on Twitter, you can enable the option to auto-post new blogs to your Twitter account.

 


Layout

Adjust between a List and Grid view layout for your main blog page. 

  • List: Blog posts will be displayed in a list one-by-one with your latest showing at the top. The Sidebar content will appear on the right-hand side of the page
  • Grid: Blog posts will be displayed in a row of three with your latest post showing at the top left. The Sidebar content will appear at the top of the page


The Items Per Page option will set the default number of blog posts to appear on your main blog page.