Flipcart Blog and Blog Setting

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Flipcart Blog

Flipcart Blog is a simple but very powerful blog system which allows you to author, edit and manage articles directly from the Flipcart admin panel. The blog structure consists of a blog home page with subsequent category pages where articles can be displayed in grid or list views. It fully supports custom layouts for the blog home page, category and article pages as well as extensive styling possibilities.

General Settings
Access Blog > General to set up general settings for your blog such as Blog Title, SEO keywords, default article views, comment settings, as well as blog Meta Data.

Blog Layouts
The Flipcart blog automatically creates 2 new layouts in System > Design > Layouts

  • Flipcart Blog – This is the default blog home page layout. It’s also the default blog category layout and applies to all blog categories.
  • Flipcart Blog Post – This is the default blog post page layout.

When you create blog modules such as Posts ModuleSlidersBlog Search or any other Flipcart module, and want to add them to your blog home page, blog category pages, or article pages, you add them to these layouts.

Custom Layouts
If you need to have a specific layout for any of the blog category pages or any of your individual blog post pages you need to create custom layouts and override the default ones.

  • Go to System > Design > Layouts and click Insert to create a new layout.
  • Name the layout whatever you want, e.g. my-custom-post
  • Go to your particular blog post in Blog > Blog Posts > Layout Override and chose the custom layout you’ve just created.
  • Now any modules you add to this layout will only appear on this particular page.

The same concept applies to the blog category pages in case you want to customize them with different sliders or banners or any other modules. Just create a custom layout and override it in Blog > Blog Categories > Layout Override.

 

Blog Posts

 

Access Blog > Blog Posts to create and edit your blog posts. A blog post is divided into 2 views: the view that is displayed on the blog home page (or blog category pages) and the detailed view that is the actual article page. Each article page can be customized with its own settings such as:

  • SEO Keyword
  • Comment status (whether to allow comments or auto-approve them).
  • Featured image (the image that is displayed in the grid or list view at the blog home page or blog category pages).
  • Custom page meta data relevant to the current article.
  • Article categorization (assigning articles to particular blog categories).
  • Related products that may be mentioned or of interest to readers of current blog post.
  • Layout Override – The ability to create a custom layout in System > Design > Layouts and assigning it to a particular post page so that it can be individually customized with specific modules.

Featured Image
The featured image serves as the post image in the Grid or List view at the blog home page, blog category pages, or in blog modules such as the Posts Module displayed across your store. The featured image does not appear on the blog post page but you can add it the post description again if it is needed in the actual article details.

Post Views
You can display your articles in different views, in both Grid or List formats. The Grid view can display from 1 to 10 articles per row and optional Carousel mode is available for both Grid or List views.

Check out this link for some examples of different display views: https://www.kharedi.com/1/blog-views

 

Blog Categories

 

Access Blog > Blog Categories to create blog categories for your blog posts. These categories are optional and by default all blog posts you create are displayed on the blog home page but, if needed, you can create categories and assign blog posts to specific categories. A Side Category blog module is available to show your category structure in Blog Modules > Category.

Blog Comments

 

Access Blog > Blog Comments to manage all your article comments. The comments page allows you to filter comments by blog post, status (approved or not) and type (original comment or reply to an existing comment).

The comments list is divided into several columns indicating the comment author, blog post, status and whether the comment is an original comment or a reply to another comment.

To edit, delete, approve or unapprove a comment click on the Edit button on the right of each comment row.

Blog Modules

Posts Module
The Posts Module is a multi-purpose module which allows you to display articles on any page in the main content area in either Grid or List view. The Grid view has support for the powerful Flipcart feature Items per Row giving you great layout flexibility.

The module can have any custom title and display 4 different types of blog posts:

  • Latest – displays a set of recent articles you’ve written.
  • Most Commented – displays articles sorted by the number of comments.
  • Most Viewed – displays articles sorted by the number of views.
  • Related – works at the product page only and displays articles that in turn have products mentioned at the article page as related products in Blog > Blog Posts > Post Links > Related Products.

The Posts Module can be added to any layout in the following positions:

  • Top
  • Content Top
  • Content Bottom
  • Bottom

The Posts Module works like other Flipcart modules in that it can be placed in Top or Bottom positions and extend to fullwidth as well as use fixed or scroll backgrounds.
Side Posts
Use the Side Posts module to display the same 4 types of articles as the Posts Module but on the side columns rather than the center content.
The Side Posts module can be added to any layout in the following positions:

  • Column Left
  • Column Right

 

Category
The Category module displays your blog categories on the side columns similar to the Flipcart Side Category module.
The Category module can be added to any layout in the following positions:

  • Column Left
  • Column Right

 

Comments
Use the Comments module to display a list of recent comments.
The Comments module can be added to any layout in the following positions:

  • Column Left
  • Column Right

 

Search
Use the Search module to display a blog search input field.
The Search module can be added to any layout in the following positions:

  • Column Left
  • Column Right

Tags
Use the Tags module to display a group of blog post tags that can be used on any page.
The Tags module can be added to any layout in the following positions:

  • Column Left
  • Column Right

Styling & Customization

Styling
Blog styling and customization options are found in Settings > Blog > 
There are over 200 customizable settings for the article grid/list views as well as the post page and modules. The blog inherits the styles from each skins used but can be individually customized for each skin as needed.

Language Elements
All language elements used in the blog such as “Read More” text on buttons, etc. are edited in Settings > Blog > Blog Language