Configure the Blog entry Content type

The Blog entry Content type is automatically created when the core Blog module is enabled. This Content type will permit users to post blog posts that are simply user journals.

Ensure that you have enabled the Blog module. When we go onto the Administer page of the site, and then onto the Content management section, we will find the Content types link. If we access this page, then we will see the various Content types listed there.

Content types

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Below is a list of all the content types on your site. All posts that exist on your site are instances of one of these content types.

Name Type Description

Operations

Blog entry blog A blog entry is a single postátó an online journal, or blog.

Page

Story story

Apage, similar in form to a story, is a simple method for creating and displaying information that rarely changes, such as an "About us" section of a website. By default, apage entry does not allow visitor comments and is not featured on the site's initial home page.

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A story, similar in form to a page, is ideal for creating and displaying content that informs or engages website visitors. Press releases, site announcements, and informal blog-like entries may all be created with a story entry. By default, a story entry is automatically featured on the site's initial home page, and provides the ability to post comments.

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We will not be creating a new Content type, as the Blog entry Content type is already present.

1. Click on the edit link for the Blog entry Content type. You will then be presented with a form.

2. In the Workflow setting panel, we need to determine the default options:

° Do you want the blog entry published and available for use on the site immediately after submission? If so, select the Published checkbox.

° Do you want the blog entry to be promoted to the front page? If so, select the Promoted to front page checkbox.

° Do you want the blog entry to remain at the top of the list of contents on the site? If so, select the Sticky at top of list checkbox. For this project, we should probably ignore this option.

3. In the Comments settings panel, you can indicate whether you want to allow comments to be posted for blog entries or not, and if you do, how these comments will be handled. For our example, we will allow comments to be made on blog entries.

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