The RealSavvy Blog Platform: How to Get Started
Are you ready to start adding valuable content to your website using the RealSavvy blog platform? Let's help you get started! Above is an instructional video on how to use the RealSavvy blog to create new articles, as well as a step-by-step guide below on getting started.
1.) Login to your website with the admin credentials for the site. In most cases, the site admin is whoever purchased the website or the office administrator. If you're not sure whether or not your account is an admin account, login and head over to your homepage. If you see a green circular button floating at the top-right-hand corner of the screen, you have admin access and you're good to go. If you don't, please email [email protected] and we'll get you set up.
2.) Click on "Articles" from the "Admin Menu" at the bottom-left-hand corner of the screen.
3.) Select "New Article" to create a new blog post.
4.) Give your blog post a name and start writing! To change the style of your text or to add a picture or video, simply highlight and double click on your copy. Be sure to save your work along the way by clicking on the "Save Draft" button on the top-right-hand side of the screen.
5.) Give your blog a cover image and preview your post. Select a photo you'd like to use as the cover for your blog post. You can select a photo from your website's photo gallery or drag and drop a photo from your computer to add to the gallery - and then add it to your post. If you prefer a cover video instead of a cover photo, check the "Video Cover" box and enter the URL to your video. Lastly, if you've had the RealSavvy team add blog categories for you, simply select the category for this blog post from the drop-down menu. Categories are completely optional and aren't necessary in order to post an article. If you'd like to have categories added to your blog, please email [email protected].
Save your draft, then select "Preview" to see how it all looks!
6.) Now it's time to publish! After you've previewed your blog post, click on the dropdown arrow on the blue "Save Draft" button and select "Publish Now". You'll notice that blue button is now orange and reads "Publish." Click on the "Publish" button and VOILA!! You have yourself a live blog post! Click on "Home" on the left-hand side to see your post live on the main blog page.
7.) Want to share, edit, or delete a post? First, click on the post. To share the post to social media, click on any of the social media buttons on the right-hand-side of the post.
To edit your post, simply click on the edit button to the right of the social media sharing buttons. After you've completed your edits, hit the blue "Update Article" button.
To delete your post, click on edit then click on the drop-down arrow on the blue "Update Article" button and select "Delete". The click the "Delete" button.