Even a lot of people still complain a lot and seems to be not really happy about the new blog, we honestly need to admit, that the blog team did a good during the past few months in 2019. Many new functions and features were added, acceptable customisation features (the most valuable good) of blog and blog-post page has been enhanced and today I can say, the new blog (even not perfect yet) is usable.
Additionally I would like to mention that in my opinion the SEO of the new blog works much smoother and that's why I would recommend to all "old blog users" (especially if you have a business website with blog) to switch to the new one as soon as ever possible....
I was sticking with the old blog as long as I felt not convenient with the features of the new one and sadly the blog change squabbling has influenced and dampened my blog activity a lot.. Right now i can say i am happy using the new blog and i will continue putting effort in it and also move old content to my new blog page (different websites, so I am not able to use wix' lovely converting tool:)
Anyhow, I still have a few wishes! Features I would like to see in the near feature:
There is an extremely valuable feature still missing: ANCHORING! Being able implementing anchors into blog contents would open up new dimensions for blogger as well as for readers and would give the WIX Blog a powerful tool. Linking paragraphs to each other, create a table of content, work with an anchor menu and and and would put that blog on a other stage :) Additionally anchors with a proper description or with related tags can have an optimising effect for search engines and the positioning.
SEO. It would be great to get further functions to influence and being able to manually optimise the structured data of each blog post. Similar as on the website, where I can implement the JSON-LD manually....
Spreadsheet function. In some cases it is helpful to sort contents by spreadsheets and get the highest possible visual effect.
That's it from my side.... for now :) Thanks WiX Blog Team.
Just one more little thing:
For all those who needs urgently a tag- or word cloud:
Add #hashtags to your posts. Every tag has a link and that is a great thing :)
To get the proper link of your tags add them to your post, view the post in the preview mode or online and click on it.
For instance the tag #streetfood in my blog has the link:
This way you are able to manually add a tag cloud to your blog site (or do any other fancy things). It's easy but of course you need to create it by your self and add all the links. On the other side you can individually design the cloud and it will 100% fit to your layout and blog design. :)
Same with the categories. Every category has a link. That gives you huge freedom in designing your blog page. For instance create a category site or split your blog in different sections...
Cheers ✵ Pascal