By default, your Drupal Template site will have a Main Menu item for Blog Entries. This default page is not editable - to build the page of blog entries, add them individually as structured content.
Use structured content if you want consistent formatting, ordered lists (usually by post date), and the capability to tag content into categories.
In the administration bar, click on the Manage button, go to Add Content and click Blog entry
Enter the title of the entry (this is what will appear in large font at the top of the page)
select a site-wide content category
The main content of the blog item
Note: By default summary text for listing pages is the first 350 characters of the body text. Usually body text contains lots of HTML code for formatting, all these HTML code characters count with the actual content text, and in some cases you may not see full 350 characters in summary text on the listing pages, because some of the text is HTML code, which is invisible for the end-user. However you may enter your own summary, which will be displayed as is on the listing page by clicking the Edit Summary link above body text area.
Choose whether the author is internal site user or an external author profile
- If “Author username” is selected – start typing username in the text field to see the dropdown list of users.
- Note: selecting user from the dropdown list is required in this option; after you select username it will append number in parentheses, which is the actual user id.
- If “Other” is selected - enter the author name and profile URL/website (URL is optional)
- Generate automatic URL alias (Permalink)
Most times you want to let Drupal choose the automatic alias for the page. However there are times when you want to specify a URL for a particular page. You can uncheck the “Generate automatic URL alias” box and enter your own custom URL. Be sure to avoid special characters when choosing a URL.
- Authoring information
Contains content creator user and date/time of when the content was created.
Once completed, click Save to publish.
Add a featured image to your Blog entries
Follow the instructions on the Add a Featured Image page. Imagery will enhance your website and help build your audience.