How to Use the Blog
In addition to creating content for your online courses, you can now publish public blog posts within Heights Platform.
Once enabled, visitors will be able to see your blog from the main landing homepage of your Heights program. You can change the way the blog page looks by modifying the HTML page templates, learn how to do it here: Editing Blog Page Templates
To get started with your blog, head to "Web Pages" from the Creator Dashboard.
From here, select "Blog" on the horizontal top menu on the page, as shown in the picture below.
From here, you can go ahead and start creating blog posts by clicking on the "+ New Post" button on the page.
Please note that in order for your blog posts to be published on your Heights course page, you will need to enable the blog.
To enable the blog, from the same page (Creator Dashboard > Web Pages > Blog), click on "Enable Blog" on the right side of the screen.
Your Blog Site Title and Blog Tagline will be visible on the main blog page. Remember to click "Update Blog Settings" once you are done.
From here you can also create different categories to organize your blog post, simply click on "Edit Blog Categories" at the bottom right side of the screen to create a new category or modify the existing ones.
At the bottom of the page, you also have the option to write a meta description for your blog landing page.
How to Create a Blog Post
Creating a new blog post is quite straightforward. Once you have enabled the blog, click on the "+ New Post" button in the middle of the screen.
This will send you to a blog editor page, similar to the Lesson Editor. Here you can upload a cover image for your blog post, type in a title, and start writing in the editor.
From the Editor bar, you can change the text style, size, alignment, create lists, add images from your desktop or browse UnSplash, add links to your text and edit the HTML as you please.
Remember to hit the "Save Post" button at the top right of the page to save your changes!
You can preview your article by clicking "Preview Post" on the top left side of the screen (it will only show you the saved changes).
If you copy-paste content into the blog editor, the style and formatting will automatically apply to the standard Heights style. If you wish to apply a different style to the text in your blog post, you can modify it in the HTML area.
Once you are ready to publish your post, scroll down to the bottom of the page and here you will be able to finalize the last details of your blog post.
To publish the blog post immediately, click on "Published?" in the highlighted box.
If you wish to schedule the blog post and publish it on a later date, insert the preferred date under "Publish Date". Please note that this section is set in the UTC time zone. If you select a publish date in the future, the post will automatically publish on the set date.
You can change the way the blog page looks by modifying the HTML page templates, learn how to do it here: Editing Blog Page Templates