Setting the Blog Post Page Properties

This section covers how to set the Page Properties of an SFU Blog Post template.

Setting the page properties

  1. In the WCM, double-click the blog post to open it in an Editing Window.

  2. Set the date: Double click the Date Stamp component, then choose Manual or Dynamic. For more information on the component's fields, see the Date Stamp component page.

  3. Add the description: Double-click the Text component containing the latin placeholder text. Replace the placeholder text with the blog post content.

  4. Set the Teaser: The page teaser will be a short description displayed in a List component on a blog main page. If this description is not set, AEM will display the contents of the first Text component on the page. To add a teaser, go to Page Properties and type in the text in the Teaser area in the Basic tab.

  5. Choose a thumbnail:  Click on the magnifying glass of the Thumbnail field of Page Properties to open up the navigation of the DAM.

    Navigate to and choose an image
    that you wish to appear beside the Teaser text on the Blog main page, then click OK. If you do not wish to use a thumbnail, leave this field blank.

  6. Choose an image:  Click on the Image tab of the Page Properties menu, next to Basic.

    Next, click and drag an image from the Content Finder to the image field, and drop it. This image field can be left blank for posts that are not "Featured" in the Carousel component (if your site uses one) or homepage Features section. The image must be 490px wide by 277px high; it will be resized to fit the 230px by 130px feature area. If the blog post will never appear in the Carousel, it can be 230px by 130px. When finished, click OK. For more information about ways to display blog posts, visit Blog and News Display Options.

Setting the sharing properties

Setting the sharing properties for a blog article allows you to specify a title, a description and an image for Facebook and Twitter posts.

1. Find the Sharing Feature

Open up the Page Properties dialogue box in the Sidekick and click on the Sharing tab.

2. Set the Sharing Properties for Facebook and Twitter Posts

Type in a title and a description accordingly and choose an image in the DAM by clicking on the magifying glass. Additionally, for Twitter, your Twitter username is required.