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How to Add a Blog

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Blogging is one of the many ways you can reach out to people and be where they are. If you're not familiar with a blog, it’s similar to an online journal or diary. It's a place both to convey your ideas and gather new ones at the same time. With a blog, you can share products, methods, or get a conversation started about anything you would like. 

In this article, we will discuss the basics of "How to Add a Blog" to your HostGator website. If you do not have content to add to your blog yet or need help getting started, we recommend reviewing the default articles that are present when creating a new blog for the first time.
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Adding a Blog to your Gator website:

The first step towards creating a blog is to determine if the Template you chose already has one or not.

  1. To do so, click the Pages tab from your left-hand menu in your primary design dashboard and review the page list.
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    1. If you do already have a blog, it will appear as a page titled Blog.
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    2. If you do not already have a blog page, click the Blog Icon in your left-hand menu.
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  2. Click Create Blog.
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  3. Here you will have many options for a template.
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  4. Hover over a template and two options will appear; Create and Preview.
    1. Select Create if you know that is the template you want and don’t want to Preview it first.
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    2. Click Preview to see the template before choosing.
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  5. The view that will pull up is the main Blog Page view. From here your customers can see the different posts you will write.
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  6. Click on the Post Page button to see the Posts view. This is the layout your customers will see on each Blog Post.
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    Pro Tip: Think of the Post Page as your Master Key. These pages and their stock text and pictures don't get seen by any of your visitors, but the look of this page determines what the pages of your blog look like that people DO see. The design and layout changes you make here will only affect the look of your Posts.
  7. Click on the arrows next to Design to change between the design looks.
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  8. Once you have the design you are happy with, click on Create Blog.
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  9. Next, you will need to name your blog something fresh and memorable.
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  10. Click on Create Blog to save the name and finish the set-up.
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  11. Your blog should now be available from the Pages section as well as the Post Page.
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  12. Be sure to Save and Publish your changes to make them live on your website.
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