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

  • 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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