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How to Create a Blog Post (Basic)

The purpose of this article is to help you navigate your way through the basic features of creating a blog post in Kalatu.

Quick note - if you are new to this, please note that the blogging is a core activity in Empower Network. In short - "blogging" refers to posting custom information on the Internet. For more information please refer to this article: What is blogging.

For brand new bloggers or anyone who suffers from “writer’s block” from time to time, we do provide a really helpful feature to help you create content for your posts - The 21 Day Blogging Challenge plugin. It is an automated system which helps you publish one post daily without a miss.

More information about what to blog about, as well as a deeper look into the above features, can be found in the KnowledgeBase article: What Do I Blog About?

To create a blog post, you will log in to your Kalatu blog dashboard. To do that, please login to your Empower Network account and click on the link "My Products" > "Kalatu Blogging System" or simply click on the button on the right "Start Writing Now". There are several different links that all go to the Kalatu Blogging System.

By default, the system will take you directly to the Add New Post page in your Kalatu Blogging System, which will look like this:

If for any reason you are not navigated directly to this page, or if you simply click to another link and you move out from this page, you may easily open it. Look on the left and you will see the dashboard menu (left side of the page).

If you have selected “Posts”, you can add a new post by clicking “Add New” at the top of the page (A) or under the “Posts” category in the dashboard menu (B).

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Once you’ve clicked “Add New”, you will be taken to a page where you will enter your blog post title in the “Enter Title Here” box.  Then you will enter your desired content into the text box.  This can include text and media.  

To insert media into the post, you will click “Add Media.”  


The toolbar at the top of the text box includes tools to customize your text, change the alignment of your paragraph, create hyperlinks, add bullet points, etc.  

From the drop-down menus in the tool bar, you can select the font size, font type (font family), and paragraph typography.

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When you have entered the desired content into the text box and you are ready to post it to your blog, you will want to take a look at the publishing options available to you.  

While you have many features to edit, this article will focus on the ones that are the most basic but also the most important.

You have the ability to choose the Author of the post from the drop-down menu in the box labeled Author, located in the top right corner of the page. In Kalatu, you can have up to two different authors on one blog, allowing you to choose the specific author of each post.

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In the Categories box, you will choose what you want this post to be categorized as.  To add new categories, you would click the “Add New Category” link.

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Below the “Categories”, you will see a box labeled Tags.” This is where you will enter a series of keywords that describe your post.  When these keywords are entered into a search bar, your post should be generated in the results.

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After you have edited your “Tags”, you can set a Featured Image for this particular post.  This image will appear at the top of your post as well as on your blog, next to the title of the post.

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Under the featured image option is a box labeled “Single View.” This gives you the option to include or hide your featured image from the top of your post after it has been clicked on.

You can also replace the featured image with a YouTube or Vimeo video by embedding the URL.

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As an option, we have included a feature that allows you to customize your Facebook Sharing Settings.  

You have the option to edit any of this information to reflect what you would like it look like when shared on Facebook.

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Lastly, you will want to determine how you wish to publish your post. You can save your post as a draft, preview your post, edit the visibility or schedule the post to publish on a future date in the box labeledPublish.

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