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Using the Blog Features
If you are logged into an account that has permission to create blog posts,
The large textbox is where the contents of your blog post goes.
If you have permission to publish blog posts, you will be see the Publish button. Otherwise, you can only save a draft. Once a blog post is published, it will be live on the front page.
Categories are like folders on a computer. Folders can contain files or other folders. Categories are the same way.
Each category has a name and a parent category. When you write a blog post and assign it to a particular category, the blog section will diplay all posts in that category and any categories underneath it.
If you write a blog post in the Physics category, it will be listed when a user
Every blog post can belong to one category (or be uncategorized).
If you are logged into an account that has permission to create categories,
Give your new category a name and optionally select another category to file it under.
In the box below, you can supply a preamble that shows up on the blog listing for that specific category. It's a good way to provide a bit of insight into what the reader can expect. Click "Preview" to quickly see what your changes look like.
After you click "Create New Category", you can return and edit them at any time.
A series is a freeform alternative to categories that gives you more control over the structure of the collection. Series may contain other series or blog posts, but you get to dictate the order.
Additionally, there will be "previous" and "next" links at the bottom of each blog post. This makes series more ideal for structuring your content like a book or series of books.
Unlike categories, which are universal, series are owned by a particular Author.
Creating a Series
If you are logged into an account that has permission to create series,
Give your series a name and select which Author you want to have ownership over the series.
Next, select the format you want to write the preamble in. When in doubt, Rich Text is the easiest. Next, write a preamble that will be displayed at the top of the series page. Feel free to customize the text for the link labels as well.
Finally, add any blog posts (or other series) from the same Author that you wish to include. You can change the order of the items in the series by dragging and dropping them in the "Series Contents" box.
When you are done, click "Create Series".
Blog posts can have any number of tags. They're exactly what most users expect from a tagging system.