The directions below are to assist you in creating your first blog post in a standard Sequoia Blog.
To create a Blog Post on your Sequoia website, you must first log into your new Sequoia website as a user that has been designated as a Blogger. If you are not a Blogger but would like to be, contact your office administrator to add you as a Blogger, or contact Boston Logic for support.
Once you log into the website as a Blogger, you will automatically be directed to the back end of the website, as usual.
However, to access the Sequoia blog, you will need return to the front end of the website first. There will be a Home Page link on the back end, at the top left of the page (it will look like the name of yoru company, in large font). It may also look similar to the image below:
When you return to the front end of the website, enter the blog like a reader would by clicking on the ‘Blog’ button from the Top Navigation Bar.
After you have clicked ‘Blog’, you will be brought to the main landing page of the blog, which contains all of your published blog posts in chronological order. (If this is your first blog post, you won't see any posts listed yet).
At the top of the page, you will see a small orange icon and links to your Blog’s RSS and ATOM Feeds, which allows people to subscribe to your blog and receive notices when new posts are published.
Below these Blog RSS Feed | ATOM Feed links, there will be a text link that says ‘Create Post.’ You will only be able to see this if you are logged in as a blogger for the website.
Once you click on ‘Create Post’ you will be brought back to the "edit" screen of the blog, which looks a lot like the back end of your Sequoia website. You will be able to add and edit your blog posts from this screen.
When you enter your post Title, it will automatically generate a URL Permalink in the field directly below it.
Please Note: Until you are completely finished composing and editing your post, do not check the “Published” box found right below the Permalink field, or readers will see your blog post before you want them to.
Enter and edit the body text of your blog post in the large space provided. Insert images and adjust formatting using the toolbar above the writing space. The buttons function much like the buttons in Microsoft Word. If you're not sure what a button does, hover your mouse over it and a description of the function will appear.
Be sure to add Categories that relate to your post; these can be found right below the blank space for your text. After a Category is created, it will be saved and available for future blog posts. It is important to categorize your blogs to help users more easily find topics that they would like to read about.
Once you have finished adding your Title, writing your blog, and tagging it with Categories, click the ‘Create Post’ button to preview your blog.
You can click the ‘Edit Post’ link at the bottom of the preview to make more edits to your blog post, or to return to the previous edit screen and check the ‘Publish’ box to post 'live' if you have no further changes.
Once you are happy with your post, you can check off the 'Published' box. Be sure that you click the 'Update Post' button or the post will still only be saved as a Draft.
Now your post is published and viewable by your audience!