Creating and updating your monthly blog posts

It's a new month, and you're ready to tell parents what's up. But how do you do that? This section of the user guide is all about using the Squarespace blog feature to draft new content, schedule it to go live, and publish it. You're gonna rock this!

1. Find the right blog page.

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When you first log in to Squarespace, you may see several tabs in the admin panel depending on your level of access. The one you're going to work primarily in is pages.

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The pages panel is where you build the structure of your website. Any page with an "a" icon in front of it is a blog page.

Your site has four blog pages: Preschool and Elementary in the Main Navigation, and Preschool and Elementary in the Not Linked section.

The ones under Main Navigation are the ones you see at the top of the website. The ones under Not Linked are hidden ones to use when a church either doesn't have Kidstuf or has unique Waumba Land content.

Click on a blog page to view and edit its posts.

2. Use the blog panel to find your post.

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The blog panel has a lot of features that will help you build content each month, but you don't need to know how all of them work. Here are the two most important things you'll use in the Blog panel.

Add Post Button: If you click the plus sign icon, a new empty post editor window will open.

Blog Post List: Each blog post is listed by name, published/scheduled date, status and featured image. Clicking on a post in this list will give you the option to edit or delete that post. Select edit to open the post editor.

3. Build, edit, and publish your post in the post editor.

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The post editor is where you will build the monthly post. You will primarily work in the content tab, so we won't talk about the other tabs right now.

Give your post a title and then go content crazy! We'll talk more about how to work with Squarespace content editing in the managing content section.

You can select the status in the bottom right-hand corner of the post editor. A post can have one of four statuses: Draft, Review, Scheduled, or Published. The only one that immediately makes your post live is Published, so be sure you're ready to go if you select it!

Once you're done, hit Save. Your changes will be saved and the post editor will close.