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  • I'm using a third-party comments app, but comments are now disappearing from my blog. How can I fix this?
    If you’re using Comments by CodeMagic LTD, you have an option to limit the number of comments per post, which by default is 10. Increase the comment limit in the third-party app settings.
  • How can I let readers leave comments without logging in?
    You can turn on Guest Commenting by first, going to the Post Page in your Editor. From there click on the Post > Settings > Display. Make sure the ‘Enable comments’ toggle is enabled and then click the ‘Enable guest comments’ toggle to turn it on.
  • Can I approve blog comments before they are published?
    This feature isn’t yet possible in our built-up comments. You can vote for the feature here, and you'll be notified when it's available! Alternatively, you can use a third party comments app called Comments by CodeMagic LTD.
  • How can I enable/disable comments for all blog posts/specific posts?
    To enable or disable comments for all your posts go to your Post Page in your Editor. From there click on the Post > Settings > Display. Click on the ‘Enable comments’ toggle to enable or disable commenting on all your posts. If you’d like to disable commenting on a specific post, you can do this when you are writing the post. Click the Settings tab in the side panel on the left of your Post Composer, click the Advanced tab and click the disable commenting toggle.
  • How do I edit the author of a post?
    You can change the author of a post in the Post Composer. Open the post that you want to edit and click Settings in the panel on the left. Click on the dropdown menu of authors to select and assign a different author. Don’t forget to Publish to apply your changes. To change the author to a brand-new author, you have to first invite a new collaborator to your site as a Blog Writer. Once the author accepts the invite, then you can assign the post.
  • Can I approve other writers' posts before publication?
    Currently, it is not possible to approve posts written by other writers or site members before they are published. You can add your vote to have this feature here, and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
  • Can I let writers create blog posts without requiring them to log in first?
    For a user to become a writer, they first need to become a member of your site or have a registered Wix account. That means the user needs to log in before writing a post.
  • I don't want readers to be able to "Create a Post" on my blog when logged in to my site. How can I turn this feature off?
    Members won’t see the “Create a Post” button unless they have permissions as contributors or writers.
  • How can I let members write their own posts on my website?
    In order for your members to write posts on your website, they need to become writers. Now there are 2 ways to do that. Either by inviting a member as a Blog writer or by making an already existing member a writer using the Member’s area. If you want to invite a member as a Blog writer, head to your Dashboard, click Site actions > Invite People. Then simply enter their email address and select a Blog Writer Role. If you want to assign a Blog writer's role to the existing member, you can do it on your published site. Simply open the member's profile, click on the More actions menu (three dots) and select Set as Writer.
  • How can I add a button to my post?
    You can add a button to your post when you are writing it in the Post Composer. Click the Add icon in the panel on the left and select ‘Button’. You can then customize its design and text by clicking on the Button, then Settings and finally, on the panel on the right, clicking the Design tab.
  • What is the recommended size for images within a blog post?
    The size for images within a blog post should be less than 1000x1000 pixels for best quality. The recommended size for cover images depends on your blog layout: Side by Side: Varies according to what you chose to display. Typically: 940 x 726 px (Ratio: 9 x 7) If you disable views, comments and likes: 940 x 612 px (Ratio: 17 x 11) Tiled: Minimum size: 940 x 186 px (Ratio: 15:3) Maximum size: 940 x 1456 px (Ratio: 9:14) Magazine: 940 x 940 px (Ratio: 1:1) Editorial: 940 x 534 px (Ratio: 16:9) One Column: 940 x 400 px (Ratio: 21:9) The recommended size for cover images in the Post List and Recent Posts is 940 x 534 (Ratio: 16:9)
  • How can I add a Twitter/Facebook/Instagram post to my Blog post?
    To insert a post from social media into your blog post, you’ll need the embed code from the social media post. For example, if you want to insert an Instagram post, open Instagram, choose a post and click on the More actions menu at the upper right corner (make sure that you are using Desktop). Click Embed to copy the code. The same logic works for other social media channels. Then head over to your Blog Composer where you write a post, click the Add button and insert an HTML element. Paste the code that you got from a social media channel and click Update.
  • Can I restore a previous version of a blog post?
    Currently, it is not possible to restore the previous version of a post. You can add your vote to have this feature here, and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
  • How can I show recipe cards in my blog?
    Currently, it is not possible to add recipe cards that list ingredients and cooking steps separate from your blog post. You can vote for the feature here, and you'll be notified when it's available!
  • How can I put an author bio at the end of a post?
    We're working on adding this feature. In the meantime, you can either write them inside the post itself, inserting an image with all the information about the writer or create an author bio using Velo.
  • How can I edit the post description (excerpt) that appears in my blog feed?
    The excerpt can be edited in the Post Settings when writing a post. Click Setting on the panel on the left side of the screen, click Advanced and write a new description to your post. Remember that description has a 140 character limit.
  • How can I schedule a post to be published later?
    After you’ve finished writing your post, instead of clicking the button “Publish,” click the dropdown arrow on the right side of it and select “Schedule Post.” You’ll then be able to set a calendar date in the future.
  • How can I add HTML elements to blog posts?
    It's possible to add HTML elements to your blog post using an HTML plugin in the Post Composer. Click the Add icon in the panel on the left and select ‘HTML code’. Write or paste your code and click Update.
  • How can I add audio files to my posts?
    You can add your SoundCloud audio using the SoundCloud plug-in in the Post Composer. Click the Add icon in the panel on the left and select ‘SoundCloud’. Insert the link to your track and that’s it! Currently, you can not add Wix Music to your post. You can vote for the feature here, and you'll be notified when it's available. You'll be notified when it's available. The article also explains how to add music by embedding a music track using HTML code.
  • How can I link a button to a blog category?
    You can link a category with the help of a button by following these steps: Each category has its own URL which can be found in the Blog Manager -> Categories. It is written under “Category URL” Then, you will need to create a button and style it however you want. You can add the button either in your Post or anywhere on your site in the Editor. Finally, hyperlink Category URLs to the button you created. Simply select Web address in the button and write Category URL. Remember to insert it this way: your-domain-name.com/blog/categories/Category-URL
  • How can I edit the border of my post on the post page?
    You can edit the border of your post by going to the Post Page through Menu & Pages > Blog pages > Post. From there click on the Post > Settings > Design > Background & Buttons. Change the border width, color and opacity to suit your needs.
  • How can I show/hide the login bar from my Blog?
    If you want to show or hide the login button in your blog menu, go to your Editor > Blog page> Settings > Display > Blog Menu. Check the Login/sign up button box. If you want to show or hide the login button on your Post page, go to the Post page and follow the same steps.
  • I want to show related posts to help my visitors find similar content to the post they are reading. How can I do this?
    You can assign up to 3 related posts to a blog post. They’ll appear in a row below that post. To display related posts, you’ll need to do two main steps: first, enable related posts, and second, assign them to the post. 1) Enable related posts First, head over to your Editor, enter the Post page and click Settings > Display > Related Posts. Click on “Show related posts”. 2) Assign related posts Then, go to your Dashboard > Blog. Open the post you want to edit or create a new one. In the post editor, click on Settings on the left sidebar to open the Post Settings. Go to the Advanced tab. Here, you’ll see an option to add related posts. You can choose up to 3 related posts. Don’t forget that you’ll have to do this for each one of your posts. If you have related posts enabled, but don’t add any related post to a specific post, we’ll show three of your latest published posts instead.
  • How can I display a category label on my posts in the Blog Feed?
    You can show off one specific category for each post in your Blog Feed. You’ll need to do two main steps: first, enable Category labels, and second, assign them to the post. 1) Enable category labels First, you’ll need to turn on Category labels. Go to your Editor, open your Blog page, click Settings > Display and make sure the Category label box is checked. 2) Assign a category label to a post Then, head over to the Dashboard > Blog. Open the post you want to edit or create a new one. In the post editor, under Categories, you’ll be able to create new categories or assign a new one. Make sure that at least two categories are assigned to the post. The “Main Category” will show up as a category label on your post in the Blog Feed. To change the Main Category, hover over one of the assigned categories and click “Set as main”.
  • Can I add the Previous/Next buttons to my post page?
    You can add Next/Previous posts buttons using Velo. You can get step-by-step instructions for setting them up in this article.
  • How can I change the number of posts displayed on my blog page?
    You can edit the number of posts your feed shows through the layout settings. Go to your Editor> Blog page> Settings> Layout and select how and how many posts you want to show. Some layouts use infinite scroll while others allow for pages.
  • How can I change the background color of my blog page?
    To change the background color of the blog, go to your Blog Feed in the Editor, click on it, and select the Settings that pop up. Once the Settings panel opens, click on Design. This panel will allow you to change the background color. You’ll have to change the background color in a few different places (Menu, Post, and Margins).
  • How can I make my Recent Posts appear vertically and on the side of my post page?
    Sure! You can add a Vertical Post List by simply going to the Add panel > Blog > Post Lists. From there you can choose which list you want to add and later edit its design.
  • How can I add or remove the Pinterest save button on images in my post?
    You can remove the Pinterest “Pin it” button inside the Post Page settings. First, you have to go to the Post Page by clicking Menu & Pages -> Blog pages -> Post. Then when you’re on the Post Page click on the Post -> Settings -> Display -> Social sharing -> toggle the “Pin it” button off.
  • How do I enable tags on my Post page and customize how they look?
    To edit the look of your tags in the Post Page, go to your Editor > Post Page > Settings > Display and make sure you’ve checked Tags so they’re enabled. Then enter the Design tab in the Settings, click Tags and feel free to change tags layout, alignment, spacings, colors and everything else!
  • Can I hide the author name/published date/reading time/likes count/views count/comments count from the blog feed?
    Yes, you can hide all of that information by unchecking these settings via the display settings. Simply head on over to the Blog Feed, click on it, choose Settings -> Display and uncheck what you want to hide. If you want to hide any of these elements from your Post Page, go to the Editor>Post Page>Settings>Display and uncheck what you want to hide.
  • Can I hide social sharing buttons?
    Yes, simply go to your Post Page in the Editor, then click Settings>Display>Social Sharing. There you will be able to hide all social sharing options or just hide specific ones.
  • Is it possible to change the font for the titles and text of individual posts?
    Currently, it is not possible to edit individual posts. You can work with different Headings styles to make your posts look different. We know it is a requested feature, so you can vote for it here and here, and you'll be notified when it's available.
  • Can I use repeaters to create my own custom category feed?
    You can build a custom category feed with Velo using Repeaters and Datasets. Check out a detailed article that explains how to achieve that - https://www.wix-blog-community.com/post/how-to-create-a-customizable-recent-posts-list When you work with datasets, you have the possibility to filter the posts by categories using the Filter option. Filter your posts by category and you will have a custom category feed!
  • I want to customize my Recent Posts list more. Is there a way to get more design options?
    You can build a custom design with Velo using Repeaters and Datasets. Check out a detailed article that explains how to achieve that - https://www.wix-blog-community.com/post/how-to-create-a-customizable-recent-posts-list.
  • I want to customize my custom feed more. Is there a way to get more design options?
    You can create your own custom Blog feed using Pro Gallery. By connecting your blog info to a Pro Gallery, you can add bonus features to your Custom Feed like overlay effects, heart icons, hover effects, and scroll animations. Check out this article which explains how to set up a Blog feed with Pro Gallery, Velo and Datasets step by step.
  • How can I customize an individual blog post (header, spacings etc)? // Is it possible to go into the code myself and customize the blog header and style? Simple things like changing text size, kerning and line spacing?
    You can add extra elements to the Post page and already replace existing ones with Wix Velo. Here’s an example of how you can do it: https://www.wix.com/velo/example/custom-post-page
  • I want to have two blog feeds on my site, each displaying different categories of posts. How can I do this?
    To achieve that you need: Hide main blog page Create different categories that reflect different Blog feeds (e.g. articles and updates). Assign posts to those separating categories. Create a new custom page for each category you want to display. You can show this page in the site menu/submenu OR hide it and link to it from another entry point on your website. Add Post list widgets to those newly created pages. Filter Post lists by the categories that you want to show on these pages (learn more here) If you want your newly made Blog feed to have its own separate categories menu, you have to create a new menu manually using Buttons and linking them to the relevant category pages. This way you will have two (or more) Blog feeds with their own custom categories menus.
  • Can I rename the ‘All Posts’ category?
    Yes. Head over to Dashboard > Blog > Categories. Under “All Posts”, click on the Rename button and write a new name for it.
  • Why can't I create more than 50 blog categories?
    The current limit of categories is 100 but will only display the first 50, as more won’t fit in the blog menu. This is also done to not hinder performance on page loading.
  • Can I create subcategories for my categories?
    The Blog does not have direct subcategories but there's a workaround that lets you have categories with the functionalities of subcategories. First, just write out all of your categories and future subcategories in the category menu. Then you'll need to edit the URLs of your categories: Your main categories should be left unchanged: However, you'll need to add the main categories URL part to your subcategories, as so: This way, when you create a custom feed and filter posts by the "Food" category, given in the example, all other subcategories will be shown as well. Now keep in mind. These subcategories will be present on your Main Blog feed menu.
  • How can I get a specific post to show up on a specific page?
    You can use a Post List and sort it by a tag. A single post can have multiple tags, so just give the specific post a unique tag. Then in the Editor insert a new Post list on the page that you want to show that specific post and filter it by tag.
  • How can I show selected posts?
    Featured Posts are special posts that you want to highlight on your site. To display a featured post(s), you’ll need to do two main steps: first, enable featured posts, and second, set a post as featured. 1) Enable featured posts First, head over to your Editor, add a Post List to any page on your site. Click on the Post List, go to Settings > Settings > and click on Show featured posts only. This means that this Post List will only show you’ve personally set as featured. 2) Set a post as featured To make a post a featured post, go to the Dashboard > Blog and enter the post editor. Under the Settings, click on “Set as featured post.” This means that the post, once published, will show up in your post list.
  • How can I make my Blog multilingual?
    There are 3 steps you have to take in order to have a Multilingual Blog: Step 1: Install Wix Multilingual on your site. To do that go to your Editor > Apps > Search for Multilingual > Install it and select which language you want to add to your site. Once you have Wix Multilingual installed on your site, and at least one language, you should see a few changes in your post list on the dashboard. First of all, there’s a new globe icon on the right side of the post. Step 2: Translate your categories into your new languages. In the Blog Dashboard, select the Categories tab translate a category you already have by going to the three dots on the right of the category. Be sure to rename the “All Posts” category to match your target language. Step 3: Translate and create new posts in any language. Once you have more than one language installed on your site, clicking on “Create New Post” will pop up a prompt. Choose the language you want to start writing in. This will open a new blank post in that language. Open up the “Translate” tab in the sidebar to manage all the translations of that post. Here you can also add a new translation, or edit an existing one. Once you click Add, you’ll create a copy of the post in a new tab, and you can start translating from there.
  • Can I add my blog feed to another page?
    You can add a blog feed to another page with the help of Post Lists. They display your posts and can be filtered to display only posts from a single category. Simply add a Post list to the page that you want to show posts.
  • Can I make a certain post stay on top of all posts in the Blog Feed?
    You can pin one post at the top of the main Blog feed. To do that use the “Pin to Feed” feature to make a post appear at the top regardless of when it was published. First, make sure you’ve enabled the “More actions menu” (three dots) on your Blog feed. To enable it, head over to your Editor > Blog page > Settings > Display > and make sure the “More actions menu” is checked. Next, go to your published live site, find a post that you want to pin at the top and click on the More actions icon (three dots). Click ‘Pin to Feed’.
  • I want the Blog category to be displayed in my main site menu. How can I do that?
    When you are adding a new Menu item, you need to add a link that will redirect to your specific blog category page. You need to take these steps: Each category has its own URL which can be found in the Blog Manager > Categories. It is written under “Category URL” Then, you need to open your Menu settings in Editor by clicking on 'Manage Menu'. Then click on Add a Link button below and insert your category URL address in that field. Another way is to: 1) to create a new page, 2) add a Post List widget to it, filtered by needed category, 3) link this page to your menu item. The difference from the first method is that this way you have the possibility to fully customise the page and Post List widget.
  • How can I select which categories are displayed in the Blog Menu?
    Currently, it is not possible to exclude categories from the blog menu. All the categories you create are automatically displayed. You can add your vote to have this feature here, and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
  • How can I send email notifications for specific blog posts only?
    Currently, notifications are sent when every new post is published. You can vote for the feature here, and you'll be notified when it's available. As a workaround, you can use Email Marketing Campaign and create newsletters that contain specific posts. Read more about Email Marketing here.
  • My subscribers don't receive notifications when I publish a new post. How do I fix this?
    There may be a few reasons why your subscribers don’t receive notifications. Firstly, check if you have turned on notifications for subscribers by going to Settings in your site's dashboard, scrolling down to the Communications section and clicking Notification you send. Click Preview & Edit next to When: New blog post is published. Make sure that the box near Blog subscribers is ticked. Secondly, check if your subscribers that don’t get a notification are active or not. Email notifications are sent only to users that are active. Inactive users are contacts who do not regularly engage with your email notifications. They may have left your notifications unopened, unsubscribed, or marked them as spam. To check if your subscribers are active or not, open your site’s Dashboard and in the panel on the left click ‘Contacts’. You will see all your contacts, so use the Filter function and investigate your readers' subscription status. If you have marked to send email notifications to your Blog subscribers and all your contacts are active and they still don’t get notifications, please contact Customer Care so they could investigate.
  • How can I automatically share blog posts to Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/etc?
    Currently, it is not possible to share your posts automatically. You can vote for the feature here, and you'll be notified when it's available.
  • Why does my RSS feed show only 20 of my posts, when I have more?
    Currently, RSS is limited to 20 posts due to performance issues. You can vote for the feature here, and you'll be notified when it's available.
  • Can I password-protect all of my posts?
    You can limit access to your blog page and/or post page to password holders. Go to your Editor, and in the left sidebar, open up Pages. Click on the page that you want to protect. Click on the three dots icon > Permissions. Select Password Holders and create a password.
  • How can I print out my blog?
    You can add a printing option to your posts so they would be printable. To do that, head to Editor and enter the Post Page. Then click on the Post elements, choose Settings > Display > Share & Print and check the box by Print post option.
  • I'd like to edit the email I send out to blog subscribers. How can I do this?
    First head down to Settings in your site's dashboard, scroll down to the Communications section and click Notification you send. To customize the email notification click Preview & Edit next to When: New blog post is published. Finally, click Edit under the Email channel. There you will be able to customize your title, elements in the notifications, background color and much more!
  • How can I change the color of the blog menu on mobile?
    The color of the menu bar is mapped to the button colors - so if you change the button colors, it will change the color in mobile view. To change the color of the header in the Blog page, go to your Editor, open your Blog Page (Desktop version), then go to Settings> Design> Buttons and Margins. Under Button Style, select a Button background color. If you want to change the header in the Post Page, follow the same steps that are written above just in the Post Page itself.
  • How can I add a “Pin It” Pinterest Button to my blog posts on mobile?
    Currently, it’s not possible to have a Pinterest button on your images on mobile. You can vote for the feature here, and you'll be notified when it's available!
  • How can I hide/show blog feed elements on my mobile site?
    Switch to the mobile Editor. While in the Editor, click the Switch to Mobile view icon in the top left. Then go to your Blog page, click on the Blog element > Settings > Design. Enable mobile settings to customize how your blog looks on mobile.
  • How can I change the layout of my Blog Feed on Mobile?
    To get started, you'll need to switch to the mobile Editor. Click the Switch to Mobile icon at the top left of the Editor (while on desktop). Then go to your Blog page, click on the Blog Feed > Settings > Layout. There you’ll be able to change layouts of All Posts Feed and Category Pages on mobile.
  • Can I write, publish and manage my blog from my phone?
    Yes. Download the Wix Owner App from the App Store, log in with your Wix account and customize how your blog looks on mobile. Write posts, like/comment, and manage your blog on the go.
  • Can I enable AMP for my posts?
    Yes. AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is a method that Google uses to help display the best search results faster. To add AMP to your blog, go to SEO Tools in the site’s Dashboard > SEO Patterns > look for Blog Posts > Edit Pattern > look for AMP > Edit and enable AMP.
  • How do I edit my blog's URL?
    You can edit your blog’s URL slug from the Editor > Menus & Pages > Site Menu > Select page > Page Settings > SEO. To edit your post’s URL slug from the Blog Manager > Open the post that you want to edit > SEO Settings > URL slug. There you can simply write a new URL slog for your post.
  • Can I edit the /post/ part of the URL?
    Yes, to do that you have to go to your Setting in the Blog Dashboard. Head to your Blog Dashboard, click on More actions > Blog settings. Then select Blog posts, click Edit and search for Page URL. You can either change the /post/ part of the URL to any other word or delete it completely.
  • How can I disable right click on images and content in my blog?
    To protect your content, you can use the 'Right click protect' app by Wix. Go to your Editor, open Apps and search for ‘Right click protect’. Install the app and add it to your Post Page. This will prevent right-clicking from copying your content.
  • Can I import my blog posts from my one Wix site to another Wix site?
    Yes, simply head to your Blog Dashboard, click on More actions > Import another Wix Blog. Click Get Started and select the site you want to import the content from.
  • From what platforms can I import my posts to Wix?
    You can import your posts from WordPress in the Blog Dashboard. Head to your Blog Dashboard, click on More actions > Import WordPress posts. We don't allow imports from other sites yet, but we know it's a requested feature. You can vote for it here, and you'll be notified when it's available.
  • Can I make money with my Blog?
    Yes! Wix helps you build the business and there are a lot of different ways you can monetize your blog. Check out this article which covers 13 proven methods that can drive revenue for you!
  • Can I disable the download option for my images/videos in posts?
    You can disable the download option images and videos in Post Composer. When you are writing a post, insert an image/video, click on the item, click Settings in the panel and toggle ‘Download option’ to disable downloading.

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