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Create and Schedule a Blog Post in Weebly

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2015 12:10PM CDT

Now that you have a blog (if you don't, see how to create one here), I bet you want to write blog posts, eh?! Well, just like starting your blog, writing the posts couldn't be simpler. Scheduling them for a later date and time is a breeze, too.

Create a Blog Post

To create a new blog post:

  1. Log into your Weebly site and make sure you're within the website you want to add the blog post to (if you have more than one Weebly site)

  2. Make sure you're within the Build tab at the top and within your blog page (get there by using your website's navigation menu)

  3. Click the New Post button at the bottom of the page



    ​When your new post populates you will see that it has a title area and a content area.

  4. Type in your title (keep it short; no more than a short sentence)

  5. Adding content to a blog post works the same way as adding content to a regular page; just drag elements, like the Text element, onto your blog post page

  6. Add and edit your content, possibly including Text, Image or Embed Code elements
    Note: you can also add things like a Read More Break (that continues the post in a fuller page but is broken on the front-end so the whole shebang doesn't show), a map, a custom button (that links somewhere), an RSVP form, a survey and so much more. Just check out the elements available to you in the left-hand sidebar.

  7. When you're done adding the content, use your Post Options (button in the bottom left-hand corner) to tag your post using the Category tags

    These tags add a Category to your posts, and displays that Category in your blog's sidebar for easy navigation. See our easy how-to to learn more about tags and Categories.

  8. When you're satisfied with your post, ​either click the Save button (to save your post as a draft) or the Post button (to make your blog post live on the web), both in the top right-hand corner of the page
    Note: you can also discard your post by clicking the downward-pointing arrow and selecting that option.



    As a draft, your post will be accessible in the Drafts area located at the bottom of the blog page when you're within the editor. Click the Drafts button to edit it further and Save or Publish the post.



    Every new post you Publish will appear at the very top of the page, pushing older posts further down the page. After you've added ten posts to the page, older posts will be moved off the main page to easily accessible archive pages. You can change the number of post visible in the Blog Settings page. Published posts are also sent out to your RSS feed.
     

Schedule a Blog Post

You can write posts, and you're getting awesome at it, but now you want to write a post that won't publish until a later time and/or date?! Easy. We can do that.

Learn how to schedule your own blog posts by watching this short video and reading the detailed instructions below.


To schedule a blog post:

  1. Make sure you have a post written up and ready to schedule; see above instructions

  2. When you're in editing mode for one of your posts (navigate to the blog page and click on one of your posts to bring up the editing options) click the blue Post Options button at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar


     

    The Post Options box slides up to offer more options.

  3. In the Publish section, select Scheduled Time from the dropdown (the Immediately option is selected by default)


     
  4. In the Date and Time selection areas, denote when you'd like your post to be published


    After you fill in the date and time, you'll notice that a Schedule button appears in the top right-hand corner of the page in place of the Post button.

  5. Click the Schedule button to schedule it to be published at your specified time and date
    Note: make sure you set your time zone in the Date & Time section of your blog settings.


    ​If you want to edit the post (or change the schedule time) before it goes out, you'll be able to access it via the Schedule button that will now appear at the bottom editor when you're working on your blog.




     

    Note: you are currently unable to publish something to a past date, as time travel is still being beta tested.

 

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