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New and Improved Blog Features!

New blog features

 

A fresh design and shiny new functions: say hello to the new blog on your Jimdo website. You can now customize your preview image and summary, add tags and customize your URL to improve your SEO, just to name a few highlights.

 

You may have already noticed changes to your blog in the past week but now we’ve added even more features—making it easier to create the perfect blog post!


Preview image and summary

Blogging has never been easier. If you open your blog post draft, you will notice that your blog post settings now appear on the left-hand side. So you can craft and compose in your main post—then when you’re ready—just add the title, date, summary text and preview image.

 

Once you upload and set a custom post preview image and summary, this will then show up on your blog page (instead of using a default image taken from your post). Try it out and see the changes on your blog!

Basic blog post preview settings

Custom URL ending

 In the Advanced setting of your blog post, you can now set a custom URL ending (or a slug) and easily copy the post URL directly from the Menu without searching around. Just type a completely different URL name, add your keywords and save it. The new URL will automatically get rid of any invalid characters and change spaces to dashes.

This is great for SEO, as you can add in those important keywords. Plus shorter URL’s are more readable, user-friendly and easy to share on social media.

Tag filtered blog page

 If you’re a stickler for organization, you will love our new tag filtered blog page. Tags for your blog post are now clickable and take you to any posts where you’ve used the same tag. Which means visitors can easily browse through the various tags you’ve set up. Once you click on a tag, the blog page will then filter all the posts that you’ve created with that specific tag so you can see them all in one place.

Clickable tags on Jimdo
Tags are now clickable
Please note: You will have to activate the blog page in order to use clickable tags.

Post management menu

You will now be able to quickly edit your blog post title and date in the Posts section. So you can quickly fix any typos in the title, set the date and publish it all in the same place. Now, you’ll edit blog post titles and dates from the new menu, rather than in the posts themselves. On the right-hand side, you will be able to just copy, delete or write a new post.

Blog post management menu on Jimdo

When you’re ready for the blog to go live you can then activate or deactivate your blog or blog page in the Status section.

Activate or de-activate your blog on Jimdo

Automatic blog page

 All your blog posts will then be neatly displayed on your automatic blog page with an excerpt of your post and the preview image you selected. If you already have a blog page—that’s great. it just stays where it is and you have the added choice to deactivate it if you want. And if you don't, well now it’s even more simple to create one by activating the option.

 

We have also made some stylistic adjustments which mean the date of your post will be shown as text on the left-side of your blog post. The blog post headers will now match all other large headings on your website unless they've been modified with the Style Editor, in which case it will stay the same as before. We hope you enjoy the new additions!

Please note: You may have to check or adjust any custom code that you’ve added in your Header.

What do you think of our new blog features? Any other blog features you would like to see? Let us know in the comments!

Tara Santiago

Content Editor


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Comments: 9
  • #1

    David delaØ (Jimdo Expert) (Thursday, 27 April 2017 15:29)

    Great news. Some things, like custom posts URL, in line with my wish list for Jimdo's blog: https://www.jimd-oh.com/2017/04/10/mis-deseos-para-jimdo-blog-i/

  • #2

    Michela (Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:06)

    Great to hear that. But why the preview is not added to the page where I add the blog article by tag? It'd be Amazing! It'd be better have the chance to add the preview in a smaller image size with the text on side. I hope it will be next feature! Keep up the good work!

  • #3

    Marta Kulesza (Thursday, 27 April 2017 22:47)

    Hell Yeeeeah! I've been asking for these changes for a few months now. Thank you Jimdo team! Super stoked about it, especially the slugs! It will make my life so much easier. I love that I can change the urls in my old posts and they still work with my pins etc. thank you thank you thank you. Now I will be definitely recommending you more!

  • #4

    Joanne (Thursday, 27 April 2017 22:55)

    Fantastic news ! Thanks Jimdo

  • #5

    D (Friday, 28 April 2017 09:39)

    Assigning tags is now with ENTER instead of SPACEBAR which is really need to get used to. (normally we copy/paste tags but now we need to do this manually)

    We also notice that if we happen to make a grammar error in the title. instead of double clicking it, we need to go all around it to edit it .. (menu -> blog -> edit blog)
    which is a pain.

    Possible to fix this?

  • #6

    Tara (Jimdo) (Friday, 28 April 2017 11:41)

    Hey all,

    I'm really happy to hear the positive feedback! :)

    @Michaela Thanks for the suggestion I will definitely pass it on.
    @D In regard to the tags, if you use commas in-between these will also submit them. I hope that helps.

    Have a great weekend!

  • #7

    John Pellow (Friday, 28 April 2017 13:46)

    Thanks Jimdo, This is a great news.

  • #8

    Johnny (Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:41)

    Yes, I stopped using the blog feature because of the time it took to build navigation. Built-in navigation would be GREAT! Making buttons and linking after a post is finished is time consuming. And the other reason is SCHEDULING posts. If I get creative all in one day or have content that will last weeks, and I want to make a number of posts, scheduling them would be very helpful instead of saving drafts, then remembering to go back and make them active, then remembering to go in and link all the right buttons to the right posts.

  • #9

    Evah Pirazzi (Sunday, 30 April 2017 23:52)

    Thank you so much for making blogging simpler and more intuitive. I am going to use the blog function even more on my violin strings and rosin store.
    Keep up the great improvements!