Post a blog

Create a blog post and publish it immediately or save it as a draft.

Before you begin

You can only post a blog in a forum if you have been assigned the correct permissions in the forum.

Role required: sn_communities.community_user

About this task

You can add attachments to your blog. If you create a blog, you can edit or delete it. If you comment on the blog that you create, your answer is labeled Author.

Procedure

  1. Locate the forum to create a blog in and click its name.
  2. Click Post and then click Blog.
  3. On the form, fill in the fields.
    Table 1. Post a blog form
    Field Description
    Blog Title Title for your blog.
    Forum The forum to add the blog to.
    Note: If you created the blog by clicking a forum from the Community homepage, this forum is automatically entered in this field.
    Topic (s) (optional) Topic to add the blog to.
    Note: You can repeat this step for as many topics as you want. If you change your mind about a particular topic, click its corresponding xicon.
    Description Content of the blog.

    To insert an image, click the Insert Image button (), navigate to the .png or .jpg file, and then click Open.

    To insert a video, click the Insert Video button (), enter the video URL, and then click Upload.

    Add attachments To attach a file, click Add attachments and then drag the file into the Attach Document box, or click the box and then navigate to the file.
    • You can add up to three attachments.
    • File types supported are PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, DOC, DOCX, TXT, PDF, PNG, BMP, JPG, JPEG, GIF, ZIP.
    • Maximum file size is 2 MB.
    • Supported file types are listed.
    • Click the X icon to delete an attached file.
    Note: Your system administrator may have set a limit on the total number of attachments allowed across the community.

    When you click Add, your attachments are added and displayed in the blog. If a user attaches a file to your blog, you receive an email notification.

  4. Complete one of the following actions to save your blog.
    ToDo this
    Save as Draft Review and publish your blog later. The blog appears as a draft on your profile page under Content > Drafts.
    Note: Community and forum administrators can edit, delete, and publish drafts. If a community or forum administrator edits, deletes, or publishes your draft, you receive an email notification.
    From your profile page, you have the following options.
    1. To review your blog before publishing, click Edit.
      • Click the icon (More options) and then Publish.
      • Click ... (More options) and then Delete.
    Post Publish your blog directly.
    Community users who are subscribed to the forum receive a notification that content has been posted. Activity and content feeds are updated accordingly.
    Note: If you are a user whose content is due to be moderated, the content is not posted until approved by a community moderator.