How to add a "journal" or "blog" section

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The adding of a journal or blog section to a website, particularly a CMS, is something commonly requested. The process is quite straight-forward, but can be baffling for someone unfamiliar with Geeklog. This is a quick tutorial on adding a journal or blog to Geeklog, and will hopefully help you see how the Topics and Stories features work together.

To add new journal/blog entires, you will want to use the Stories feature. This will allow you to quickly create dated entries.

To keep your journal/blog entries together, you will want to assign them to a topic called "Journal" or "Blog" (or whatever you want to call it). This topic will need to be created before your stories can be assigned to them.

Step 1: Add the journal or blog topic

  1. Log into your website.
  2. In the Admins Only block, click the "Topics" link.
  3. Click on the "Create New" link at the top.
  4. Complete the fields in the form (see the Adding A Topic section for details on the fields), using "journal" or "blog" (or whatever you want to call it) in the Topic ID and Topic Name fields.
  5. Click the "Save" button.

Step 2: Adding entires to your journal or blog

  1. Log into your website.
  2. In the Admins Only block, click the "Stories" link.
  3. Add your content (see the Adding A Story section for more details), and chose your journal/blog topic as the topic.
  4. Click the "Save" button.