Blogs

The Blogs app in Aiir lets you create and manage blogs on your websites and mobile apps.

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Blog posts

We refer to a 'blog' as a series or container of multiple 'blog posts'. When you create a blog in Aiir, it will initially be empty, until you add your first post!

Posts always appear in chronological order - you can't re-order them. You can schedule them to appear or disappear though.

The content of a post can contain almost anything you like, including images and 3rd party embeds like YouTube clips.

Each post has a 'tease' which is a short description or summary of what the post is about, plus a thumbnail image.

Comments

Blog posts support our  comments system, which places a comment section at the bottom of each post page.

Your website includes a blogs index page which lists all of the blogs featured on the website. From the Blogs app in Aiir you can re-order the blogs, and toggle their visibility. An invisible blog is still accessible directly, it just wont appear on the index page. If your organisations has multiple websites, you can share blogs with other sites.

Localising

If your website supports  localisation, you can select whether a blog will appear on the blogs index page for a person's location preference. We don't support localisation at the individual blog post level.

RSS

Each blog has an RSS feed which is automatically generated. You'll find the link to it within Aiir, at the top of the blog page on your website, and in a meta tag so that search engines and browsers can find it too.

The feed contains up to 30 of the most recent posts.

A JSON feed is also available - contact us if you need access to it.

Embedding blogs

We recommend linking directly to a blog's page, rather than attempting to embed a blog directly into another page. 

You can however use  Template Builder to include blog posts in content areas.

Customising the layout of blogs

You can change the layout of blogs on your website in the Settings section. If parts of your blogs aren't appearing correctly, it may be that these options have been enabled but not completed correctly. Try turning off the 'Enable this' option for both custom formats.

Live blogs

Our blogs app doesn't support 'live' or auto-updating blogs. 

If this is what you're looking for, you should seek a 3rd party solution and embed it into a page on your website.