What is a blog post?
A Blog post is any article, news piece, or guide published within your store's blog. It can contain text, images, videos, and an optional section for customers to leave comments. Blog posts can be particularly useful in establishing connections with prospective customers, building overall brand credibility, and creating keyword-rich content to help with search engine optimization.
How to set up blog posts
- Follow the How to create blog posts guide on the Shopify support site to create some blog posts.
- Open the Theme Editor and select Blog posts and your chosen template from the dropdown at the top.
- Click on the Article pages section on the left hand side. This section represents the entire blog post page and allows various page settings to be customized.
The featured image of the blog post is chosen in the Shopify admin area, in the bottom right hand corner of the blog post page.
In the Article pages settings, a Featured image height can be selected with a choice of five options. The Natural setting will be the original height of the image.
If your blog contains lots of blog posts, it may become cumbersome for customers to find the article they're interested in. In this instance, you may want to consider adding tags to each blog post such that they can be easily filtered on the blog page.
In the Article pages settings, the Show article tags setting can be used to show these tags on the blog post page.
Refer to Shopify's Managing comments on blog posts for steps on how to enable comments.
Can I hide or delay the publishing of a blog post?
Yes, in each individual blog post in the Shopify admin area, you can choose to hide a blog or set the visibility date. Look for the Visibility section in each box and select the relevant checkbox that suits your requirements.
How do I control what comments are written on the blog post?
The way that comments are handled can be controlled for each blog in the Shopify admin area. Comments can be disabled, moderated or automatically published.