Blogs are a great thing when it comes to talking to like-minded people, sharing your knowledge with others as well as building trust when it comes to marketing yourself and your products. Technically, a blog is nothing more than an online journal dedicated to a specific topic, which is constantly fed with new content. Most often, blogs are offered by commercial providers in the form of a "software-as-a-service" principle, where one can register as an interested party ("web blogger") and then set up and operate one's own blog using the specifications and options of the respective provider (e.g. Blogger.com, Tumblr or WordPress).
Sometimes, however, you may want to run a blog on your own domain - for example, as an integral part of a website. And this is where "Cheetah" comes into play, because the editor explicitly allows the creation of blogs as well as their comfortable design - and of course their integration into their own websites, of which they then become an integral part. Which steps are necessary for this and what you have to consider is the topic of the following explanations.
To use the blog function, you must first create a new website in Sitebuilder. Once this is done, you will find the "Blog" entry in the left side menu. Clicking on it will take you to its administration area.
It is empty for the time being, because there is no blog yet that could be administered in any way. Of course, you have to create it first. And exactly for this purpose there is the button "+ NEW BLOG" in the main menu bar.
As soon as you click on the "+NEW BLOG" button, a small input window appears in which you have to enter a name for your blog as well as a short description. We choose the name "Wonders of Nature" for our example blog because we want to blog about nature photography, nature observation, environmental protection and related topics in it (note it in the blog description). Furthermore, it is appropriate to replace the Builderall logo with your own thumbnail. To do this, you need to upload an image that matches the topic to the Builderall Image Repository using the "Change Thumbnail" button and then select it there as usual.
After saving, you will now see a new tile in the blog overview for the blog you just created. Clicking on "Edit" opens a new left side menu and immediately the menu item "Overview", which consists of the following tiles:
Here you can see the total number of posts of the blog, the number of planned posts, the number of posts that will be published only after a certain time and some more (for example, how many "Cheetah" websites the blog is assigned to and how many authors participate in the blog).
The next menu item on the left sidebar concerns so-called "categories". These are keywords that can be used to characterize a blog post more precisely. In our case, the topics could be "Macro photo", "Landscape", "Things to know", "Environmental protection", etc. To make these categories known to the blog, you should click on the "+NEW CATEGORY" button and enter the identifier in the input window.
The category name will later also be part ("slug") of the URL of the blog post and is therefore SEO relevant.