Setting up a Blog page

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I have started thinking about creating a blog page on my site. I'm a bit confused because I see that when I create a new page there is an option to create a new blog page. Then I notice that I could drag a Tumblr widget as well. I saw the instructions on the Yola tutorial site but am still confused as to what to do.

Let's start at the very beginning. What are the steps for me to create a blog page in Yola that I can edit/update etc.... I think a blog page might work for me to write my jazz CD reviews.
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Randy

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  • a bit confused here.

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Brianna

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Hi Randy,

I think adding a blog page to your site would be a great way to write and share your jazz reviews!

You are correct, there are a few different ways to get a blog onto your Yola site. The Tumblr widget is used by people who write their blog on Tumblr. The widget will pull any new posts that you write on Tumblr and display it on your Yola site. If you are interested in starting a blog at Tumblr, you can check it out here: Tumblr.com.

If you are looking for a blog directly within Yola, I would suggest using the Yola blog as this will be fully created and managed directly in your sitebuilder. You are welcome to read more about creating a blog page here: How to start a blog page.

Certainly let us know if you need a hand with this!
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Thanks Brianna!

I just created a Yola Blog page on my site. I will see how it goes. What does it lack that Tumblr has? All I want to do is keep my Blog page simple with the ability to add comments from people viewing the reviews, and search for reviews I have done. Will the Yola blog page allow me to do this and maybe more?
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Hello Randy,

You can use Disqus for your blog comments. They may have a facility where you can search for comments but I'm not 100% sure. Here's a tutorial on how to integrate the Disqus comments into your blog: How do I let people comment on my blog posts.
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Is there a way to integrate a normal comment box? That is not Disqus? And why are the options for the Blog so simple and plain? When will you guys allow the option for polls and ability to change the font color without having to edit the CSS?
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Hi HHT,

yes you can place a normal comment box within the blog. Just place the HTML in the settings section of the blog and I think that will work.

The font colour can be changed by selecting the colour palette on the bar and you don't need to alter the CSS for this for basic spectrum of colours.

It would be good to have a poll integrated as an option in the blog but I think that this could be considered as a long term suggestion. You can probably insert a poll from the various options available web-wise if it is an HTML mark-up. I don't think that it would work if it's any other program language. The other possible option is to link out to a service that offers a hosted poll? Put the integrated poll forward as a suggestion and I will certainly support it.
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Hi HipHopTweaker,

You can add a poll using the HTML Widget if you wish. Please see this tutorial Adding a poll to my site.
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The digg buttons dont work. You have to add java script? why haven't you guys added digg button to the social section?
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Hello Profane HipHop,

We have a step-by-step tutorial which will take you through the process of adding Digg to your site: Adding a Digg This button.

Once we see more popularity and requests for adding Digg to our sites, we will consider adding it. Currently, this does not seem to be one that is in popular demand.