How to create and set up a blog on the HubSpot Classic CMS

Last Modified Date: 11/19/2014 4:59 PM


You can add a new blog to any Classic CMS page by clicking Add Module and choosing a Blog module. As an alternative you can edit your pre-existing blog by following these steps:


1. Edit your Blog Page Properties

To create a blog on your HubSpot-hosted site, go to Page Manager.

Website Pages


The first thing you'll want to do is rename your blog to the name you would like your visitors to see. Click on Using the HubSpot Blog in the menu to the left and then click on Page Properties in the menu that appears.

Website Pages


Re-name the page “Blog” and change the address to “Blog." You don't need to be too clever with the name of your blog; in general, it's best to keep the name of your blog simple and straightforward. After you save these changes, click View Page at the top of the page properties.

Rename Blog
 

2. Delete the example HubSpot blog post

Read the first article at the top of the page and then click the orange Edit Post button just above it.

Delete HubSpot


Once the edit screen opens, click the Delete button.

Delete HubSpot


3. Change your blog header

By default, the header of your blog reads "Using the HubSpot Blog." Click on that text to edit it to be relevant to your own blog, such as "<Insert company name>'s Blog."

Blog Header


4. Import posts from your old blog

If you already have a blog on Wordpress, Blogger, or a blog you'll want to migrate your blog posts over to HubSpot by copy and pasting the old posts into HubSpot and redirecting them on your original blog or by purchasing a HubSpot migration


5. Edit Your Publishing Options

Next, you'll want to set the publishing options for your blog. Click on the Options button in the menu towards the top of your screen.

Options


HubSpot has designed your blog options so that default settings follow our recommended best practices, so you won't have to change too much here. Here are some of the features you should know about:

Comments (General Tab): In the comments section, enter your email address if you want to be notified of any new blog comments.

Blog Subscribers Notification (General Tab): Enter the email address that you want the blog email to appear to be coming from, and modify the text that prefaces the article title in the email subject line.

Subscriber Notifications


Read More (General Tab): If you'd like to display a summary of each blog post on your blog homepage, rather than the full post, click the "Active" checkbox. The benefit of doing this is that readers will be able to scroll through more posts to find an article they're interested in reading.

Read More


Sharing Options (Social Media Sharing Tab): Select the social media icons you'd like to display above your blog post, where you think your audience spends most of their time online. It's recommended that you include Twitter, Facebook Like, and LinkedIn.

Social


Now you're ready to blog!