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Creating a blog post

On the face of it, blog posts may seem like one of CooklyBookly’s less exciting features given our other custom content types like recipes, videos, techniques and collections.

The point of a CooklyBookly blog post is to be able to create catch-call content that isn’t covered by those other things. For example, opinion pieces, reviews, news articles etc.

To upload a blog post, you must first create a free user account. To do this, click Login in the top right of the menu bar then click Sign Up.

General

Creating a blog post
  • To add a new blog post, click the + icon in the top right of the menu bar and click blog.
  • Enter the Title, along with an optional Subtitle.
  • Enter relevant Hashtags. We recommend at least three hashtags.
  • Add your images. You can either drag and drop images from your desktop into the placeholder or click the placeholder and select image files from your computer.
    • The Thumbnail Image is the image that appears in a listing. The recommended aspect ratio is 1:1 (square).
    • The Theme Image is the image that appears in the recipe itself. You can only select 1 image, unless your theme supports multiple images. To add images within your content, see the Method section below. 
  • Select your Theme. If you have a custom theme, this will automatically be preselected for you.  

Content

Creating a blog post
  • Type or paste the content of your blog post into the Blog Text editor field. 
  • Usings Headings and Normal Text format and structure your text.

Inserting images and videos 

Creating a blog post
  • To insert images in your blog post, click the Insert Media icon in the editor’s toolbar and select an image from your gallery. Click Insert Item to place it within your text at the position of the cursor. 
  • Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop an image from your desktop into the text editor box at the position of the cursor. 
  • Do not attempt to resize the image within the editor. CooklyBookly automatically resizes the image for you to match your theme.  

Other features

Creating a blog post
  • Link to content: the anchor icon allows you to link to another piece of CooklyBookly content. After clicking on the icon you will be shown a chooser that lets you select a recipe, technique, blog post or Gallery image. The link will appear as a highlighted, underlined piece of text.
  • Unit conversion: the unit conversion icon lets you enter a value that will auto-convert between US and Metric units. Click the toolbar icon, enter the value and unit and click Insert. Once clicked, the value will appear in a highlighted bubble. 

Previewing and publishing

  • You can preview your blog post once you have entered the required fields.
  • Return to Edit Mode by pressing the pencil icon. 
  • You can change the theme at any time. 
  • When you’re happy with your blog post, click Publish. Use the Now option to publish immediately or use the Custom date field to control the order that your posts appear in your profile page. Your profile page is in reverse chronological order.
  • Click Draft to make changes or take your blog post offline. Click Publish to once again make it findable and viewable by everyone.

Click here to browse through some of our creators’ blog posts.