Adding a Blog

This article is about setting up your school’s blog before you make your first blog post.

Enabling Blog in Labs

Before anything, you must first enable your blog in Labs. This will activate your blog at [yourschoolname].teachable.com/blog.

  1. Logged into your Teachable school, go to Settings > Labs.
  2. Scroll down to the blog section and click Enable Blog.

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  3. A Blog enabled notification will appear in the lower right-hand corner, letting you know that the blog is now active and ready to customize.

Enabling Comments in Labs

Comments can be added to your blog in the Labs area as well. By enabling comments, your students can comment on your blog posts.

  1. Go to Settings > Labs and scroll down to the Comments section.
  2. Click Enable Comments.

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  3. A Comments enabled notification will appear in the lower right-hand corner, letting you know that comments are now available on your lectures and blog.
  4. Now, when you create a new blog post, you can enable comments on the post by clicking the grey Allow Comments button.

    allow comments on new blog post

Customizing Blog Information

Your blog name, subtitle (or tagline), and about section are currently generic. Let’s change that.

  1. Log into your Teachable school.
  2. Click Settings in your admin sidebar.
  3. Select General from the submenu.
  4. Scroll down to the Blog section, or click it in the navigation bar.

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  5. Customize your blog name, blog subtitle, and write an “about me” blurb that highlights the value you and your site provide.

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  6. Click Save.

Previewing Your Blog

  1. Log into your Teachable school.
  2. Select Site.
  3. Click Blog.

  4. Press the View Blog button in the upper right corner.

    view blog post

Linking to Your Blog From Your Site’s Navigation Bar

To help students discover your blog, you can provide a link to it from your site’s navigation.

  1. Log into your Teachable school.
  2. Choose Site.
  3. Select Blog.

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  4. Click the View Blog button in the upper right corner.

    view blog

  5. Copy the URL of your blog from the address bar.

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  6. From the settings area select Navigation.

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  7. Click Header and then click Add Link.

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  8. Fill out the New Link form.

    add new link to header

    • Location: This where the link to your blog will appear on your site. Most likely you will leave it Header.
    • Text: The link text that leads to your blog. (The word “Blog” will work; no need to get fancy.)
    • URL: Paste your blog URL that you copied in step 5.
    • Open in New Tab: Toggle this switch to the on position if you want your blog to open in a new browser tab.
    • Visible To: Most likely you will leave this set to All. You can also limit who sees the link to your blog by whether they are logged in or logged out.
  9. Click Add Link.
  10. Click on the name of your school in the admin sidebar to go to your site’s homepage and confirm the blog link.

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Using Your Blog’s RSS Feed

Your blog will also have its own RSS feed. To see what your blog posts look like in an RSS reader, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your favorite RSS reader and log in. In this example, we’re using Feedly.com.
  2. Copy and paste your Teachable school’s URL into the search bar. If it doesn’t show up when you search, append /blog/rss to the end of your URL. <p">feedly url
  3. The feed should then look something like this:

    feedly rss feed

    Example: India Travel Course

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