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Blogs are a simple way to communicate with parents, staff and community members.  Unlike traditional school newsletters that are uploaded as individual documents to a website, the blog provides easy access to current and past "posts" on a single page.  You may assign categories to your blog to allow filtering by topic and you may also choose to allow (or not allow) comments from the public.   Posts can be created directly from the website or in MS Word.

Blog Instructions 

On your blog site (About Us>School News Blog), you will see links under Blog Tools that allow you to Create and Mange Posts, Manage Comments and Manage ategories.  Since all posts are stored in a SharePoint list, you will edit the list to make these changes.  These instructions are only visible to content editors when they are logged in.

You can also post to your blog directly from MS Word 2013:  File>Share>Post to Blog.  The first time you do this, follow the steps to register your blog.

Special instructions for Word and PowerPoint attachments: To insert a Word or PowerPoint document in a blog:

  1. Upload the file to the Documents library
  2. Open the document and copy the URL
  3. In the blog post, click Insert from Address on the Ribbon;  enter the Text to Display and paste the URL; click OK

Categories (optional)

If you plan to create several blog posts, or posts about different subjects, it is a good idea to set up categories. Your readers can click the category that they want to read and easily find posts that they are interested in. Select Manage Categories under Blog Tools.

RSS feed 

Visitors to your site have the option to subscribe to the blog through an RSS feed.  Individuals must have  already chosen an RSS feed reader.
 

Blog images

To display a blog post image on the Current Families and Learn More pages:
- Upload an image with the exact same name as the title of the post in this library: 
- To display an image in the post itself, you must place it in the body of the post.
Note: Title 1 description is the text that shows on blog post on Current Families