The Post Editor is your blog’s main operating center where you can compose your content or story, add tags, enable social sharing buttons, allow comments, and more.
Note: The Blog option is only available for paid Sitebeat plans and is not accessible on Sitebeat Free. To maximise all the features of your Sitebeat website, including the Blog feature, we highly encourage you to upgrade your Sitebeat Free plan.
Accessing the Post Editor
You can access the Post Editor using the following steps:
- Log In to access the Sitebeat dashboard.
- Under My Sites, click the Edit Site option on the website that you wish to manage.
Note: If you want to edit a new site, you have to unpublish the current website and make your new site as your primary website.
Under My Sites, click the [...] Ellipsis Icon on the top-right corner of the website to unpublish the current site. Click Unpublish Site, and then click Yes, Unpublish to confirm.
Under My Domains, click the [...] Ellipsis Icon of the website that you want to replace as your primary website, then click Replace Primary. In the pop-up window, select the domain of the new website in the New Primary Domain list, then click Replace Primary. You can also click the Domains tab under My Sites to perform the necessary steps mentioned.
You can now edit the new site that you wish to manage.
- Click Blog from the left-side menu.
Note: If you can't find this option, make sure to enable Blog first before proceeding to these steps.
- On your Blog sidebar, click Add.
- You are now on the Post Editor. You may already start adding your content here.
Continue reading this article to learn all the controls and functions available for you within the Post Editor.
Navigating Through Sitebeat Editor
Navigate through all your editor's controls to get a grasp of all the things that you can do with your blog. Below is a description of each control, grouped according to their position on the Post Editor page:
I. Center-Page Controls
|Your Post Title
|Enter your Post Title here.
|Start a new story here
|Enter your post’s content here.
Once you start to write a story, a Toolbar will appear at the bottom of the page. This Toolbar consists of the following features:
- Heading - Click the H button to add a heading.
- Text - Click the Aa button to add a text.
- Photo - Click the Photo Icon, then upload/drag & drop an image from your computer, or instantly select an available photo from My Photos, Clouds, or Free Photos tab to instantly add an image to your blog post.
- Unordered List - Click its corresponding button to add an unordered list.
- Ordered List - Click its corresponding button to add an ordered list.
- Blockquote - Click its corresponding button to add a blockquote.
- Divider - Click its corresponding button to insert a horizontal line in between other features on the post page.
- Spacer - Click its corresponding button to insert a blank space in between other features on the post page.
- For Heading, Text, Unordered List, Ordered List, and Blockquote, simply highlight the written text to customise its display format, alignment, size, color, or add a hyperlink.
- For Photo, click your added image for more customisation options: replace image, add a hyperlink, apply a color overlay, choose image size, or modify additional settings like show caption and on click enlarge.
- For Divider, click on the added divider to modify its size, alignment, color, spacing, and style.
- For Spacer, hover your pointer over it and click the resizing tool at the bottom, then drag it up or down depending on your desired thickness.
- For all the features mentioned above, hover your cursor over the upper-right corner of the feature to display additional options where you can move, duplicate, and delete the feature.
II. Right Sidebar Controls
Click the [<] Toggle Icon on the upper-right corner of the Post Editor page to open the sidebar.
- Tags - Add up to 5 Tags to let visitors know what your post is about.
- Preview Photo - Click the Upload Image, then upload/drag & drop an image from your computer, or instantly select an available photo from My Photos, Clouds, or Free Photos tab to instantly add an image to your blog post.
Switch on the Display Cover Photo button if you want the photo to appear as the cover of the post.
- Post Author - Enter the blog author's name that you want to appear when posted.
- Excerpt - Enter a custom 200-character excerpt in the field provided. Otherwise, a default excerpt will be displayed.
- Social Sharing Buttons - Switch on the corresponding button if you want your post to be shared by other people on social media. Once turned on, the Social Sharing Buttons will appear at the end of the post.
- Post Comments - Switch on the corresponding button to allow visitors to comment on your post. Once turned on, the comment box will be available at the end of the post.
These settings are automatically saved and applied every time you make changes. You've just successfully navigated your Post Editor's controls.