A fresh design and shiny new functions: say hello to the new blog on your Jimdo website. You can now customize your URL, preview image, and summary or add clickable tags, 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!
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.
Note: 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.
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.
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 under the Posts section. So you can quickly fix any typos in the title, set the date and publish it all in the same place. The title can’t be edited from the blog post itself. On the right-hand side, you’ll be able to just copy, delete or write a new post.
When you’re ready for the blog to go live you can then activate or deactivate your blog or blog page in the blog Settings section.
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. This means the date of your post will now be shown as text on the left-side of your blog post. The blog post headers will then 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!