Step 1: If you don’t already have a Webflow account, go to the affiliate link here and click Get Started - It’s Free: https://webflow.grsm.io/redheadmg
Step 2: Once you’re logged in, go to the simple blog template affiliate link here and click Clone project: https://webflow.grsm.io/simple-blog-webflow-template
Step 3: The Designer
First thing you’ll want to do is change “My Blog” to the name of your blog , or upload an image instead. You can also update the headline, blurb about your blog, and update the CTA button. The background color of all the sections is set to transparent, so if you want to change this green background, go to the Body and change it from there.
Step 4: Start adding some blog posts. You can do this either in the Designer, or back in the Editor. Either way will get you the same result.
One thing to note is that the Post Body is in rich text format, so if you’re copying over text from a google doc or word doc, the formatting for the most part should transfer over, but just be sure to make any changes once you paste the info in.
The entire site is already mobile-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about how it looks on other devices.
Step 5: Edit your project’s settings. First, you’ll want to change the name to the name of your blog. And the subdomain to match. Next you’ll want to update a favicon and Webclip.
Next we’ll go to Hosting. If you want to launch your blog using your own domain name like myblog.com, you’ll want to add a site plan. Since you’re using Webflow’s CMS, you could go with the CMS plan. Then if you scroll down you’ll see the steps to follow to add your own domain name.
Next is the Editor. Only necessary if you’re going to have other collaborators on your website. You can access the Editor by clicking Editor up top.
Next we’ll go to SEO. If you’re going to use your own domain name then you’ll want to disable indexing of the subdomain so your search results aren’t duplicated. If you choose to add a site plan you’ll definitely want to auto generate a site map and verify your site with google.
Next we’ll go to forms. This info is what will show up in your inbox when someone fills out the contact form on your website.
In Fonts, if you wanted to add any fonts from Google you’d just select one from the list, or upload your own custom font.
For backups, Webflow is great because they automatically backup your website so you never have to worry if you’ve made a mistake or something gets deleted on accident. You can always come back and restore a previous version.
Next for integrations, if you want to track your traffic you can add your Google Analytics tracking ID here as well as Facebook pixel at the bottom.
And finally, Hit publish and your blog is good to go. If you want to add your own domain name, you can follow the instructions when you hit Publish.
That’s about all there is to it. Good luck on your blogging adventure!
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