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If you're using Joomla 3.0 to run a blog, one of the first things you may want to learn is how to publish your first blog post. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through those steps.

Publishing a blog post in Joomla 3.0

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 admin dashboard
  2. In the top menu, click Content, hover over Article Manager, and then click Add New Article
  3. There are many settings you can adjust for your blog post, but we are only going to cover the basics. Below are the settings that we used:

    Title My first blog post
    Category Blog

    Please note!
    If you don't set the Category to Blog, your post will not show up on your homepage.

    When finished filling out the details of your first post, click the Save button towards the top left of the page. You can see below the creating of the post within the dashboard, and what it looks like on our homepage after saving it.
    Creating the Post Our new post on our homepage
    create-first-blog-post new-blog-post-on-homepage
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n/a Points
2018-03-04 2:01 am

I think is a learing blog . and greatful to all

n/a Points
2017-06-08 8:03 pm

And what if I do not have a category called "blog"? Am I missing something?  Thanks in advance.

2,858 Points
2017-06-09 11:48 am
Cristhian, this article is a part of our <a href="">Joomla 3 Education Channel</a> series. We discussed how to <a href="">create a category</a> in a previous article in the series. I would recommend starting the series from the beginning.
n/a Points
2017-05-04 10:38 am

Indeed very useful, i usually use some of your list in my blog posts, and it is really effective. Good job writing them in this blog post.



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2016-11-16 8:55 am

Thank you for the post. I have quick question regarding the comments publshing and making the approve and not approve. How would we can control as i have Content publshing sites ( ) so get so many comments some of them relevant and some of them spam. but struggling to control it.

42,946 Points
2016-11-16 10:05 am
Hello Julia,

There are multiple ways to handle comment spam. This would in turn help sort out the relevant comments. Here's an example an extension that would help: Antispam by Cleantalk. You will need to read through your legitmate responses in order to sort them.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.

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