Today we are going to focus on all of the options available in post settings while editing. And trust me, the settings may look short…until you click on the arrows and scroll through all the options. Here is what is available when you click the post settings while editing a post. Do you know all the options?
Status– How To Schedule, Who Can See Your Post, Front Page, Review
Categories & Tags– Categories & How To Make A New Category, Tags
Featured Image– Feature Image Insert
Sharing– Sharing Options, Sharing Buttons & Likes
More Options– Slug, Excerpt, Location, Allowing Comments, Allowing Pingbacks & Trackbacks, and Copying Post
To get to these settings all you have to do is either edit a previously made post or make a new post.
To find your Post Settings you are going to click the gear in the top right-hand corner.
Once you click it, a menu will appear.
The status of your blog post. Here is where you can decide if you would like to schedule your post ahead of time. It can be very convenient as long as you have everything ready on your post the day it is to be published.
If your post is ready you can also publish immediately. If you want to Publish Immediately, all you need to do is click on the blue rectangle in the right-hand corner that says, Publish.
If you want to schedule however you will click Publish Immediately and it will open up to a calendar.
All you need to do is select the day you want to publish and the time (shown at the bottom).
Next is deciding who you want to be able to view your post. Click on Public. You will have the options of public (everyone sees post) only those you have appointed as admins and editors (this is done in the Configure- People settings on your menu bar for your blog) and password protected.
Below Public, you will have the option to stick this post to your front page, if your blog settings have a front page, and you have the option to pend review.
Next is Categories & Tags.
I’ve previously talked about categories and tag settings on the blog menu. If you want to see those settings (you have the option to delete categories you no longer want) Post | Settings Where To Find/Check Settings | Blogger 101
You have the option to create new categories and you can create tags that relate to your post. A category is a place that should hold a number of like-minded posts. People have the option to look at your categories if they are looking for a particular topic. It’s recommended to have at least 10-15 posts for a category. Make sure the category is vague, like Recipes for example, not something like Rice Dishes unless you had a number of posts with Rice Dishes.
All blogs have one category of Uncategorized. You can delete this category or rename it in the settings I shared above. Should the post you are writing relate to a particular category click the box next to the topic it relates to. It is possible a post may fit in more than one category, but you want to do this sparingly. Don’t oversaturate your categories with all the same posts.
You do have the option to make a new category. All you have to do is click Add New Category.
Next, you can name your new category. And you have the choice to decide if you want this category to be a parent or not. Meaning, for my Bible Study category on my main blog, I have a category dealing with fear and this category is inside my Bible Study category. It is a topic more specific than the parent category. Again use sparingly. Another example is if you look at my Writing category, you will see two sub-categories in it Blogger and Novel Writing.
Should your category be part of a bigger category, you will need to select the Parent Category. All you need to do is put a check mark beside the category that fits it best.
Next are Tags.
Unlike a Category, these are words that people will be able to find your post with. So choose words that closely relate with what your post is about.
For example, this post will have the words tutorial, settings, blogger, and help in it because that is what this post covers. Type out the individual word in the bar and then hit ENTER for each word(s) or phrase. Try to set a max of 15 words. It is possible if you have too many words your posts will not show up in the Reader. This is not Instagram.
You can put your feature image at the top above your title and it will appear there, but if that is giving you trouble click on this button and it will open up to your photos. You can select your photo, if it is already there, or import it from your files.
Next is sharing to your social media.
You have the options to connect to your social medias with the + button.
Customizing your message, this is how you can introduce your post before people click on the link.
At the bottom you will see your options to have sharing buttons at the end of your post and whether or not there is a like button.
All you have to do is check the boxes if you want them to be part of your post.
Last is your final options More Options. (This is where you determine comments on a post.)
I myself do not use the first three. But if you are curious about a slug and excerpt just click on the little circles with i inside, each one will be defined for you. Every time you see this it means explanation. Don’t be afraid to explore your options and what you do not know.
As you can see at the bottom are your options for allowing comments, pingbacks, and trackbacks.
And you can copy a post.
There you go!!!!
All the options in Post Settings!!
I hope this has been helpful for you! Keep on blogging!
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