Settings by Page

How do I access the Settings Menu?

Hover over the arrow next to "Add Post" and select "Settings."

What does the Main Settings tab control?

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Module Name

The module name controls what is displayed on the Sharing tab.

Posts Per Page

The posts per page field controls how many posts are displayed on the page. If pagination is enabled, the number of posts displayed per page is limited to this field; if pagination is disabled, the number of total posts displayed is limited to this field.

When sharing to a sidebar or on the home page, it is a good idea to limit this field to no more than 5 and disable pagination.

Pagination

The pagination on/yes checkbox controls whether or not pager links are displayed. The number of posts per page is controlled from the previous field.

Display Posts For Days

The display posts for days field controls a set amount of days after the publish date for the post to display, then hides it after those days. Entering a 0 (zero) into this field will not limit the time the posts are available.

Tag Cloud Display

The tag cloud display on/yes checkbox controls whether to display the tag cloud or not. Further tag cloud options are available in the Display tab.

Tags to List

The tags to list field limits the number of tags to display. Entering a 0 (zero) into this field will display all tags.

RSS Item Limit

The RSS item limit field limits the number of posts to deliver to RSS readers. Subsequent posts will remove older posts from the feed.

What does the Comments tab control?

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Comment Setting

The comment setting dropdown controls the module's comment setting. For per-post settings, see the tutorial on Options under Adding Posts.

  • Do not allow comments will disable all comments.
  • Allow comments will allow all comments with no approval required.
  • Allow comments with approval will allow comments, but will not display them until they are approved.

Comment Usersonly

The comment usersonly on/yes checkbox will enable comments only for logged in users. Comments will remain visible to non-logged in visitors.

What does the Display tab control?

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Change the layout of the posts on the main blog page...

Layout Options:

  • Title Only (Headlines) ← Only title of the post is displayed
  • Title / Date ← Displays the title of the post with the date underneath
  • Title / Summary ← Displays the title of the post with the summary underneath, default
  • Title / Date / Summary ← Displays the title of the post with the date underneath that and the summary last
  • Custom Display (Specified Below) ← Displays the layout as shown in the Layout Manager

Layout Manager:

Make sure "Custom Display" is selected from the Layout Options drop-down.

Step 1: Click the name of the item you want displayed first on the page from the left menu.

Step 2: Click "Add >" at the bottom of the menu.

Step 3: Click the name of the next item you want displayed on the page.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 until all the desired items are added.

Step 5: To remove an item, click the of the item you don't want from the right menu and then click "< Remove" at the bottom of the right menu.

Layout Manager Names and Meanings:

  • title ← the title of the blog post
  • byline ← removes the "by" line when there is no author (so don't add it if you don't add the author)
  • author ← the author of the post
  • body ← the full post
  • summary ← the summary of the post
  • date_live ← the date of the post
  • image ← the post thumbnail image.

Tag Cloud Location

Display the tag cloud either above or below the blog articles.

Read More Link

Checking this box will display "Read More..." at the end of the summary. You must have the summary displayed for this to work.

Display Audio in Summary

Checking this box will allow the user to listen to a podcast without viewing the full post. You must have the summary displayed for this to work.

What else?

Remember to hit "Save" or "Save & Continue" when you have changed something.

What does the Feeds tab control?

Feeds Rss Import

This displays the list of feeds currently being piped into the Blog Module.

To add a feed...

Step 1: Click the "Add Feed" link below the "Feeds Rss Import" area.

Step 2: Type or paste the URL of the feed into the popup.

Step 3: Click Ok.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 until all the feeds are added.

Step 5: Click "Save" or "Save and Continue".

To remove a feed...

Step 1: Click the feed name you no longer want from the "Feeds Rss Import" area.

Step 2: Click "Remove Feed".

Step 3: Repeat steps 1-2 until all the desired feeds are removed.

Step 4: Click "Save" or "Save and Continue".

Feeds Post Link

This gives you the option of having the outside post either link to the original blog, or show as a post on your site with a "[source]" link.

What else?

Remember to hit "Save" or "Save & Continue" when you have changed something.

What does the Images tab control?

This is where you change the size of the thumbnail images displayed with your posts, if applicable.

What else?

Remember to hit "Save" or "Save & Continue" when you have changed something.

 

What does the Sharing tab control?

What is sharing?

Sharing a blog module from one page to another allows you to have different blogs on different topics (like News, General Blog, Blog on a Specific Topic) and have all the topics show on one page.

How do I share a blog?

Step 1: Place a blog module on the page you want to feed into.

Step 2: Go to the "Sharing".

Step 3: Click the check box(es) next to the blog(s) you want to have fed in. The format is always:

  • [Blog Name] on [Page Name]

This page is why it is useful to change the blog module's name.

Changing the Blog/News module's name makes sharing between modules easier.

Step 4: Click "Save" or "Save and Continue".

What else?

Remember to hit "Save" or "Save & Continue" when you have changed something.