This article goes over how to set up a blog and create blog posts.
Teachable has a built-in blog feature that you can enable on your school site that allows you to create and edit blog posts. Visitors to your school can access your blog by clicking the Blog tab in your school's navigation bar.
TIP: For more information about modifying your school's navigation bar, refer to Personalize Your Navigation.
Your school blog can be restricted to only the users in your school, or you can make it accessible to the public. To modify who can see your blog, go to Site > Navigation > Navigation Bar in your school admin. Then, click Blog to open the blog link settings. From there, select from the Visible To drop-down menu:
NOTE: The image that appears in the blog header is the homepage background image. You can change your homepage background image in the Site > Theme section of your school admin. however, this will also change the image on your school homepage. Refer to Modify Your School Theme for more information about changing your homepage background image.
Enable Your Blog
Your blog will also have its own RSS feed. Use your Teachable school’s URL (e.g. yourschool.teachable.com) or your school’s URL with /blog/rss appended to it (e.g. yourschool.teachable.com/blog/rss) to search for your blog in your favorite RSS reader.
Create a Blog Post
Once you’ve enabled your blog, navigate to Site > Blog to add a blog post. Click New Post.
Then, modify the post settings and add content to the post in the following areas:
- Title - The name of the blog post.
- URL - The URL slug of the blog post’s web address.
- Bio - The name of the author associated with the post.
- Publish Date - The date the post will be published.
- Allow Comments - When toggled on, users in your school will be able to add comments to the blog post.
- Content - The rich text editor where you can create and format the body text of the blog post.
TIP: Using strong keywords in the title and URL of the blog post have SEO benefits.
Click Create Post to save the blog post. To view the post before publishing, click Preview. Then, click Publish to make the post live.
Blog posts can be created by Primary Owners, Owners, and Custom User roles (if the Customize Site permission is enabled). For more information on user role types, please see this Knowledge Base article.
Edit a Blog Post
To edit an existing blog post, click on the external editor icon to make changes and click Save:
View Your Blog
To view your blog (and live blog posts), you can navigate to the blog URL ([yourschoolname].teachable.com/blog) or click View Blog: