How to Add a Blog in a BoldGrid Site

BoldGrid inspirations are fully created websites that include several sections normally found in industry common sites. However, it’s been noted that the blog section may not always be visible depending on the theme. The following tutorial will show you how to add the Blog section in your Boldgrid site.

  1. Login to your BoldGrid Administrator
  2. Notice that there is an entry called Blog Posts in the menu at left. The website design for the inspiration may be created without a blog section, but we can quickly add one. Click on Pages and we’ll create a section for the menu called “Blog”.

  3. In Pages, click on Add New. Type in “Blog” for the Page title. Scroll down on the right and make sure the page has the right Parent or Template. Typically, if it’s a page on it’s own, then it will be “no parent”.

  4. Then in the box above the Page Attributes, click on the Development Group you’re using (Active or Staging). If you’re working with the live site, it will be Active. You can also fill in Search Engine Optimization or the Meta Description at the bottom of the page.

  5. Next click on Publish. If you’re updating an existing page, it will say Update.
  6. Once the page is saved, click on Customize in the menu at left, then click on Menus.

  7. Click on your main menu structure – here it is called Primary.

  8. Click on the Add Items button

  9. Click on Pages, then click on the Blog page that you created. This will add the entry to the bottom of your menu at left.

  10. If you wish to re-order the menu, simply click and drag until you have the menu in the correct position.

  11. Click on the Save and Publish button at the top to save your changes. You will now see the Blog option in your menu.

  12. The next step is to change your front page to use a static page and set the Posts page to use your newly created Blogs page. Click on back button to get the main Customization menu. Click on Advanced.

  13. Next click on Static Front Page. It is set to “Your latest posts” by default. Change it to Static page by clicking on the radial button, then click on the drop down for the Front Page and select Home. Next click on the drop down button for Posts page and click on Blog

  14. Click on the Save and Publish button to save your changes.

Congratulations, you now know how to add the blog to use the Blog options within BoldGrid.

Thoughts on “How to Add a Blog in a BoldGrid Site

  • This doesn’t actually help us to populate a blog page with posts. I have eleven years of posts which Boldgrid seems to not give me access to at all.
    Are we supposed to write all posts into this blog page as we go? That seems silly but I can’t see where the posts are imported into the page.
    This is very odd. I can make a lovely looking site but I can’t use the underlying blog functionality of WordPress to populate my pages with content?

    • Your blog posts should be visible regardless of what theme you’re using. Is there a way we can replicate this behavior you’re seeing?

  • I am struggling to find a blog block to insert on a page so that I can display posts from particular categories on a page. I’m sure there must be one because it’s a basic function but I must be going blind because I’ve been through all the blocks listed under “blog” and they seem to actually be text blocks rather than blog blocks as none of them seem to have the capacity to link to blog posts (I have eleven years worth, so it’s not that there are no published posts or categories.)
    What am I missing?

    (I’ve searched the Boldgrid knowledge base but cannot access support atm as my Boldgrid key was issued years ago to an old email address to which I no longer have access and I’m waiting for InMotion to fix that.)

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • Yes, that is what I meant. Thank you for your response. Do you know if the options to control that will be available sometime in the future? 

  • I have been working to build my website with BoldGrid. Overall, I like the framework, but as my website is blog centered, the design of the posts page is very important to me. I can find no options for customizing the layout and display of the posts on the posts page. How do you customize the formatting of the posts page in BoldGrid?

    Thanks!

    • If you are referring to the actual posts added to the page, there is no specific formatting control of how the
      actual blog posts are placed on the page. You can modify the content of the posts using grid blocks and you can also modify content on the page by editing the page. Hopefully, that should be enough. If you look at the templates when you edit the page, you can determine the placement of content. I hope this helps to answer your question. If you’re looking for something different, please specify it with more detail and we can look into the issue further.

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