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    Eboney Thornton

    Is there a way to create a blog that doesn't require a login?

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Eboney - Yes, you can make your blog public facing. This article is for the new MemberClicks platform, and you're using the Classic platform. The blog article for that system is available here and the permissions component is at the bottom of the page.

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    Eboney Thornton

    Hi Kinsey,

    I followed the classic platform instructions for creating an open blog, and it's still requires me to login. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Eboney - I'm seeing that same thing, but I don't see anything that looks to be causing the problem. I would recommend emailing help@memberclicks.com to describe the problem so that the Help Team can look into things further and escalate if needed.

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    Eboney Thornton

    Is there a way to change to view of the blog page?

     




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    Kinsey Mahan

    Eboney - The blog has the same look and feel across all MemberClicks sites - it isn't able to be customized at this time.

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    Nina Arce

    I use the blog and I'm very unhappy to discover that all my blog entries appear on a single page. I feel that looks terrible and don't know what older blog entries can't be archived to another webpage. I hate you have to scroll down constantly to get to the bottom. When I asked about this, you guys recommended using the Category Blog Layout, what's the point of having the blog then?? 

    I don't understand because on the Memberclicks blog, you guys have several entries featured and then at the bottom there's a link to view older posts. Why can't I have that feature also?




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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Nina - The blog tool was a relatively recent addition to the MemberClicks platform, and is recommended for customers who want a simple blog that can appear along their MemberClicks website in the same template. If you have more in depth needs or want a more flexible blog, we suggest using a blog platform, like Wordpress or Blogger.

    The MemberClicks blog on our corporate site does not use the MemberClicks platform. Our platform is designed for associations, who tend to have very different goals and needs businesses, and our corporate site reflects that. Overall, the blog tool inside MemberClicks is optional, and is not currently customizable. Hope that helps!

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    Jan Chapman

    I would like to create a group with permission to create posts in the blog as well as update article content. If I try to give this group access to Community Admin, it requires they also have permission in Profile Admin. I'm just trying to allow members to contribute content to the website but I don't want them messing with anyone's profile.

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Jan - I would recommend reaching out to the Help Team so that they can take a look for you. The Blog is intended to be used primarily by Admins, since accessing it does require signing in on the Admin side, but they may have suggestions for a workaround or other options.

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    Abby Rosensweig

    Do gifs work on blog posts? Like, will they be animated, or will it just show up as a still image?

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    Abby Rosensweig

    Also, can blog posts be scheduled to go live at a future date/time, or do the entries need to be turned on manually?

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Abby - It looks like you're using our Classic platform, and this article is about the new platform blog. A similar article about the Classic blog is available here.

    I tested and confirmed that gifs should work on blog posts and will be animated. It is not possible to schedule blog posts to go live at a future date/time - entries do need to be published manually.

     

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    Chris Bouguyon (Edited )

    I notice an APPROVED and PENDING entries and I would like our blog to have a moderator but I can not seem to find how to set that up. Please advise...

     

    We are at NQA.org

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    Jay Fitzmaurice

    Hey Chris!

    "Approved" and "Pending" are equivalent to "Published" and "Unpublished". "Pending Review" relates to if you had a Community Admin on the back-end making entries for another Admin to review. At this time, this is a self-designated label.

    There currently isn't a moderation function for the Blog, but I'm submitting that as a feature request with our Product Team so we can further discuss that feature. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Help Team at help@memberclicks.com!

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