How to make a small blog

Learn how to make your blog.

First steps

Follow the installation instructions and select Blog. If you want to add the blog later, install the blog extension. The installation comes with three pages, 'Home', 'Blog' and 'About'. This is just an example to get you started. Change everything as you like. You can edit your blog in a web browser or text editor. There's no admin panel, no database, nothing that gets in your way.

Edit blog pages

If you want to edit blog pages in a web browser, you can do this on your website at http://website/edit/blog/. If you want to edit blog pages in a text editor, have a look inside your content/2-blog folder. Give it a try. Open the file content/2-blog/2020-04-07-blog-example.md. At the top of the page you can change Title and other page settings. Below you can change text and images. Here's an example:

---
Title: Blog example
Published: 2020-04-07
Author: Datenstrom
Layout: blog
Tag: Example
---
This is an example blog page. 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod 
tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna pizza. Ut enim ad minim veniam, 
quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo. 

To create a new blog page, add a new file to the blog folder. Set Published and more settings at the top of a page. Dates should be written in the format YYYY-MM-DD. The publishing date will be used to sort blog pages. You can use Tag to group similar pages together. Here's another example:

---
Title: Fika is good for you
Published: 2020-06-01
Author: Datenstrom
Layout: blog
Tag: Example, Coffee
---
Fika is a Swedish custom. It's a social coffee break where people 
gather to have a cup of coffee or tea together. You can have fika with 
colleagues at work. You can invite your friends to fika. Fika is such 
an important part of life in Sweden that it is both a verb and a noun. 
How often do you fika?

Now let's add a video with the Youtube extension:

---
Title: Fika is good for you
Published: 2020-06-01
Author: Datenstrom
Layout: blog
Tag: Example, Coffee, Video
---
Fika is a Swedish custom. It's a social coffee break where people 
gather to have a cup of coffee or tea together. You can have fika with 
colleagues at work. You can invite your friends to fika. Fika is such 
an important part of life in Sweden that it is both a verb and a noun. 
How often do you fika?

[youtube SUpY1BT9Xf4]

You can use [--more--] to add a page break at the desired spot. The rest will be shown when a visitor clicks on the blog page:

---
Title: Fika is good for you
Published: 2020-06-01
Author: Datenstrom
Layout: blog
Tag: Example, Coffee, Video
---
Fika is a Swedish custom. It's a social coffee break where people 
gather to have a cup of coffee or tea together. You can have fika with 
colleagues at work. You can invite your friends to fika. Fika is such 
an important part of life in Sweden that it is both a verb and a noun. 
How often do you fika? [--more--]

[youtube SUpY1BT9Xf4]

To show a header create the file content/shared/header.md. Here's an example:

---
Title: Header
Status: shared
---
Website is under construction.

To show a footer create the file content/shared/footer.md. Here's an example:

---
Title: Footer
Status: shared
---
[Made with Datenstrom Yellow](https://datenstrom.se/yellow/).

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