In effort to continue making all of our sites more customizable, we have just released some great new options for your blog pages.
Sidebar or no sidebar?
All blog pages (including all our blog-only themes) can now choose to have the sidebar on the left or right side of the page, or a fullscreen blog area with no sidebar at all.
Widgets At the Bottom
In addition, you can add a brand new customizable widget are to the bottom of the blog pages. It has three areas – left, right and center, allowing you to add widgets wherever you want.
And that’s not all….
You can also choose whether your blog will display the entire content of each post, or just a brief excerpt. With the full content, you get to see everything, including the images. With just the excerpt, it is only the first 150 words, making for a cleaner page and a faster page load speed.
How about the choice of whether to include the “Follow Us” links in the sidebar? Or the ability to change what the title of that section is?
A look at the Options Page
Here is a quick look at our cool new Blog Options page:
Some Possible Layouts
LEFT: Full content, Sidebar to the left — CENTER: Excerpts with sidebar on right — RIGHT: No Sidebar with excerpts and Widget Area added to bottom
How to Customize your blog
Login to your site and look under “BlogSite Options->Blog Page Options”. Easy as that.
With any new feature, we are hoping to hear feedback. But with this one there is a lot of room for each site to make it their own, especially in the widget areas, where you can add such a variety of content, it is impossible for us to guess everything you might add. If you try anything and it doesn’t look quite right, let us know and we’ll fix it for you.
And as always keep the ideas coming so we can keep building in new features…
Next up – all kinds of options for the home page!