DropInBlog and Teachable

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This article gives a brief overview of the DropInBlog app, how to install in the integration, and frequently asked questions. For support on using DropInBlog, please contact the DropInBlog team directly.

CAUTION: Third-party tools exist outside the scope of Teachable Support. This means that we cannot assist with maintenance, customization, or troubleshooting within the tool itself. Moreover, with any changes made within the tool, we cannot ensure its functionality or full compatibility with current or future versions of Teachable.

Overview

DropInBlog is a remotely hosted, cloud based platform that is designed to embed a blog into your school site. Features of DropInBlog include:

  • SEO post analysis as-you-type
  • Highlight text to create sharable links
  • Image management
  • Easily add YouTube and other videos to your blog posts
  • Add your own styles for a customized look
  • Multiple authors and categories
  • Schedule future posts
  • Allow post comments via Disqus or Facebook
  • 1-Click install and account creation through Teachable

Set up the integration

To setup the DropInBlog and Teachable integration:

  1. Navigate to the Settings > Apps page of your school admin.
  2. Click the DropInBlog icon to be redirected to the details page.
  3. On the DropInBlog details page, click the Install button in the top right corner of the page. 

  4. A modal will appear to confirm DropInBlog's access to your Teachable school. Click Install to confirm.

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  5. If you have an existing DropInBlog account, you will be asked to login using your credentials. For new users, a free trial account will be created automatically after clicking and confirming installation. 
TIP: Need help creating your blog? Check out DropInBlog's support center for assistance.

Add a blog to your school

NOTE: Adding your blog through the DropInBlog block is only available on Page Editor 2.0 pages. 

Once you have created your blog on DropInBlog's site, you can add the blog to your school using a new or existing page in your school.

To add your blog to a page:

  1. Navigate to Site > Pages and choose an existing page (other than terms of service and privacy policy pages) or create a new page. 
  2. In the page editor, click Add New Block.
  3. Under Apps, select the DropInBlog block. Click Add.
  4. Once the block is added, you can add an optional Title to the page.
  5. Click Publish to complete.

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You can preview your blog as it will appear to visitors using the Preview button. Please note that any changes you make to your blog from the DropInBlog site will automatically update on your Teachable page where the DropInBlog block is activated.

Disable the integration

If you would like to remove your blog from view, you can disable the integration at any time.

To do so:

  1. Navigate to the Settings > Apps page of your school admin.
  2. Click the DropInBlog icon to be redirected to the details page.
  3. Click the Uninstall button in the top right corner of the page.
  4. A modal will pop up asking to confirm the uninstall. Click on the Uninstall button to continue. Please note that this action is permanent and cannot be undone.

Once the integration has been disabled, the DropInBlog block will automatically be removed from any pages. You can unpublish the pages where the block was used at any time through Site > Pages in your school's admin. 

Frequently asked questions

Where is the DropInBlog block on my pages?

The DropInBlog block is only available after the app has been installed. Check that your installation has been completed before moving to the next step.

The block will automatically become available for for pages using Page Editor 2.0. Please check that you are using a PE 2.0 page.

If you are still experiencing issues, check that your computer's cache is cleared by following some of our most common troubleshooting steps. Contact our support team for further assistance.

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