The blog in Nimbus is fully integrated into your site. There's no need to maintain a separate blog site. This allows you to keep a cohesive web presence managed from one place.
This is the title of the blog post. It's visible to everyone and used in the creation of the URL of the post.
By default, the URL of the blog post is based upon the title and the SEO Permalink Settings. The specific URL can be modified by editing the permalink. Learn more about permalinks and SEO in this knowledgebase article.
The content section is where you create your blog post. At the top is the content toolbar, allowing you to modify the text styles, font, and add media.
The content toolbar also includes the Advanced HTML Editing button. This provides you with the flexibility to to edit the source for the blog post. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility! The following warning is displayed when clicking the Advanced button the first time:
Advanced HTML Editing allows you access to the code for your pages and posts, including the HTML and inline CSS. Changes and edits to the raw HTML must be coded by hand, but doing so can provide greater flexibility.
This feature gives you freedom to play, but be careful - with freedom comes responsibility! If you make a mess of your page's layout, you'll have to clean it up yourself; Nimbus Customer Support cannot provide support for website pages and blog posts which have been manually edited.
If you'd like to add an image to your blog post, you can drag it to the file upload drop zone on the right side of the page or select it from any of your galleries. Once an image is uploaded into a gallery, click the gallery icon in the content toolbar to insert images from the gallery into the blog post. Double-click the image to edit its attributes.
If you'd like to add video to your blog post, you can use one of our video integrations like YouTube or Vimeo. Once you've linked your account, videos uploaded to these sites can be inserted into a blog post by clicking on the video icon.
Draft - If you find yourself unable to finish a blog post before you're ready to publish it, you can save the post as a draft by clicking the "Save" button. The post is saved for you to work on later.
Preview - Once you've saved a post, you can preview it using the "Preview" button. This will open the blog post on your site so that you can see how it looks.
Publish Now - If you're satisfied by the way it looks, you can publish the post immediately by clicking the "Publish" button.
Publish Later - If you'd like to schedule the post to be published at a later date, click the "Edit" link and choose a date and time for when you'd like the post to be published. Then click the "Publish" button. The post will not be visible on your blog until the date and time you specified.
Delete - Should you need to delete a blog post, click the "Delete" link in the lower-left of the Publish window. This is only available for posts that have been saved or published.
If you have more than one user defined in Nimbus, you can choose the author of the post from the drop-down menu. The name of the author will be shown on the blog post. The author's name will also be clickable, bringing the visitor to a list of all blog posts written by that author.
Tags are ways to group blog posts with similar content. Learn more about categories and tagging in this knowledgebase article.
Comments can be enabled or disabled for each blog post. Simply check or uncheck the "Allow comments" checkbox. Learn more about comments in this knowledgebase article.
Comments can be Approved or Deleted, either in Bulk or individually. Note you can also filter these comments by Status on the sidebar to the right.
Adding files to Posts
Nimbus allows you to upload and host files. To upload a file, go to the Files > Files menu, and upload the file you want to use. Once the file is uploaded, right-click on the view/play button and copy the URL (also known as "link" or "URL", depending on the browser). You can then go back to your post editor and create a link to your file with the web address. For more information on using files in Nimbus, click here.