Managing blog posts

Once you've created a blog with a Journal Page and added a few blog posts, this guide goes over some tips and tricks for managing your posts.

Journal Post Management

To view a database of all your blog posts, open the Website Management bar in the top-left and click Manage Posts under Dashboard. This opens the Journal Post Management area. 

To sort your entries, click the options in the green box above the list of posts, and use each drop-down menu to choose a sorting filter. You can sort by:

  • Publication status - All, published, scheduled, or drafts
  • Entry Type
  • Blog - If you have multiple blogs on your site
  • Author

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Delete posts

In the Journal Post Management area, click Remove. Note that deleting a post is permanent and can't be undone.

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To delete multiple posts at once, click each one so that it's highlighted, then click Remove Selected. You can also click to select All or None.

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Move posts

If your website has multiple blogs (Journal Pages), you can move a post from one blog to another:

  1. Log into your site.
  2. Go to the Blog Page that currently has the blog post.
  3. Enter Content mode.
  4. Click Organize above the post.
  5. Click the blog you want to move it to.
  6. Click Save & Close.
Note: This removes all tags and categories from your post. After moving the post, re-add tags and categories manually.

To move blog content to a different site, visit Exporting content from Squarespace 5.

Schedule posts

To schedule a blog post to publish at a set time, while in the blog post editor:

  1. Uncheck Published.
  2. Click Options.

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  1. Click None in the Scheduling section.
  2. Choose a date and time, then click outside the calendar window.
  3. Optional: Click Options again to go back to the main WYSIWYG.
  4. Click Save & Close.

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Here's a video of the process:

Change the post date

To change the publication date and time of a blog post:

  1. Go to the Blog Page and enter Content mode.
  2. Click Modify for the blog post.
  3. Uncheck Published.
  4. Click Options.

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  1. Click the date below Post Date.
  2. Choose a date and time, then click outside the calendar window.
  3. Optional: Click Options again to go back to the main WYSIWYG.
  4. Click Save & Close.

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Hide dates in post URLs

To remove the post dates in your blog post URLs:

  1. Log into your site
  2. Go to your Blog Page and enter Structure mode.
  3. Click Configure This Page.
  4. In the Configuration tab, scroll down to Presentation Options.
  5. Uncheck Prefix Entry URLs with Publish Date.
  6. Click Save Page Configuration.
Note: The URLs for previously-published posts won't be affected unless you re-save them manually. If you re-save them, ensure you update any links to their old URLs, as they won't automatically re-route.

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Change the order of posts

By default, your Blog Page displays entries in chronological order, with your latest entry at the top.

Move a single post

To move a single post, change the entry's post date so that its chronological position moves to where you want it to display.

For example, to move a post so it displays between a post on July 1 and a post on July 3, change its date to July 2.

Change the order for all posts

You can change the order of all posts in Journal Page configuration:

  1. Log into your site.
  2. Go to your Blog Page and enter Structure mode.
  3. Click Configure this page.
  4. Scroll down to the Presentation Options section.
  5. Click the Display Style drop-down menu.
  6. Choose the order of posts.
  7. Click Save Page Configuration.

The options are:

  • Order by date, with oldest entries first
  • Order by date, with newest entries first
  • Order alphabetically, A-Z
  • Order alphabetically, Z-A

 

 

Tip: Alphabetical options sort your posts by their titles. Titles that start with a number appear before titles that start with letters (or after, if sorting Z-A).

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Edit post elements

You can choose how elements such as the author, date, and comment links display on your blog posts.

  1. Log into your site.
  2. Go to your Blog Page and enter Structure mode.
  3. Click Configure this page.
  4. Scroll down to the Post Display Configuration section.

In this area:

  • Click any element to change its default text. For example, click Tags to change the character that appears between multiple tags.
  • Drag elements to change where they display. For example, you can drag Date above or below the post.
  • Move elements into the Unused Post Elements section to hide them.
  • Click any HTML Snippet to add custom code. Adding code to your site is an advanced modification that falls outside of the scope of Squarespace support.

When you've finished, click Save Page Configuration.

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