Blog Management

Accessing your Blog

Navigate to the Blog tab under the "Content" section of the main menu.

 

Blog Settings

Within Content > Blog you're able to adjust your settings by selecting "Settings" from the top left of your screen. This will open your blog settings. 

 

 

Upon clicking that option, a sidebar will open displaying all the available settings for your blog. Below are the definitions and options for each setting.

Unstack Name
Define an internal-only name used for organization.
Title
Define a public-facing title for the blog. This is also what is used when your browser needs a title for the tab.
Categ. URL Structure
This field is not editable and has a single value: /{blog}/{category}/
Article URL Structure
There are four options available here:
  • /{blog}/category}/{article}
  • /{blog}/{article}
  • /{category}/{article}
  • /{article}
URL
Define the URL where the blog should be found.
Description
Define a meta description for the blog.
Table of Contents
Check the box here to add a dynamically-generated table of contents to all your articles. Click here to learn more about this feature.
Hide From Search Engines
Want to hide your entire blog from being indexed by search engines? Enable this option and we'll prevent them from being able to index your blog.

Blog Categories

Categories are an organizational tool that you can use with your articles in Unstack. They allow for a further degree of organization and make it easier for you and your users to find articles about specific topics.

To manage the settings of your categories, select "Categories" from the top left of your screen. This opens a menu where you can either select the category you'd like to edit, or create a new category outright.

If you select "Create New Category" you'll be brought to a separate screen (Image #3) with a variety of options that you need to set before you can create your category. You'll find definitions for all these options below:

 

 

Name
Define a name for this category which will be used to reference it internally.
Title
Define a title for this category which will be used to reference it externally.
Category URL Path
Define a URL Path for this category. This will be what is used when visitors view the category page.
Category Description
Define a meta description for this category.



Layouts

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Accessing Layout Settings

On the main blog page you can access your Category & Article layout settings by clicking "Layout".

Adjusting Category Layout

By default, clicking "Layout" will bring you to your Article layout settings. Click on "Category layout" tab to switch over to it's settings.


You have the option of switching between two settings for Category layout, "Grid" & "List".


Grid - Feature's your most recent story on top, and previous articles in rows of 3's underneath.

 


List - Feature's your most recent story on top and stacks all previous stories in rows of one on top of each other.

 


You can adjust the amount of rows by clicking on the plus (+) & minus (-) buttons shown in the screenshot below. 

 

Note

Category layout settings can only be viewed on a Blog Category page (example.com/categorypagename)


Adjusting Article Layout

To access Article layout settings, click on the Article layout tab.

Sidebar Call-to-Action (CTA)

The sidebar option shown in the screenshot below provides a space for a call-to-action which will follow the user as they scroll through the article.

Adding a button, text link, or form

Clicking on the plus (+) symbol in the sidebar CTA will allow you to add a button, text link or form.

See this in action in the screenshot below:

Footer Sections

The ability to add a section globally to all blog articles provides options for adding social share, DISQUS for comments, and other third-party blogging tools and CTA's.
Click the "Add Section" button shown below to add any type of section you would like.

Note

Make sure to click "Publish" in the top right corner of the page to publish and save any changes you've made to the settings.

Note

The CTA sidebar and Footer sections are global to all articles, this means it will show up on every article. Currently, there is no way to toggle this on or off for individual articles.

Article Settings

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Scheduling Articles

Click the gear icon to the far right of the article you are working on to access it's settings.

Within the settings, scroll down to access "Authored date" and "Publish time".

Click on the blank space under "Authored date" to choose or type a future date.

Before you are able to adjust the "Publish time", you'll need to set the Scheduling options to "Schedule this post for "Your date here" shown in the screenshot below.

Now, you'll be able to set your Publish time.


Click "Save and schedule" button at the bottom of the settings to finalize your changes.

Note

If you make any changes to your articles content, make sure to go back into your settings and make sure the scheduling options are correct.

Setting a Featured Image

To set a featured image, scroll to the bottom of the settings of the article you are editing until you see the "Featured image" section. Click on the media settings below it to change or upload a new image.

Author Settings

Author settings can be found within the settings page under team, within this page, select the person you'd like to edit by clicking on the 3 horizontal dots button shown below.

This will open their settings drawer where (if the profile is yours or you are an admin) you can adjust their profile information and "Generate an author page" as shown in the screenshot below.

We know this is a lot to take in, so please, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to the Unstack support team!

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