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4 Steps to Create a New Blog in SharePoint 2013

By January 29, 2018 No Comments

A collaboration environment, SharePoint 2013 provides companies of any size to boost their business process efficiency. SharePoint 2013 websites offer safe environments to administrators, so that they are able to adjust the environment and provide employees or business partners with access to important information and documents. If you want to use SharePoint 2013 to create a new blog, you can do it very fast. It is easy to create a blog in this platform with some basic tips in mind. These tips will help you to create a blog in a structured way.

Consider the basics

You have log into your SharePoint 2013 account, find out the ‘Site Contents’ section in the Quick Launch bar and click on it. You can click over ‘New Subsite’ to begin setting up the new blog. Enter all the important fields, such as Title or the Blog Name, Description about the blog, the custom blog homepage URL, the preferred language of the blog from the drop-down menu and the predefined template to be used in the blog.

Set permissions for content and users

Do you plan to apply the same permissions for content and users as the parent website to your blog? If you do, you should click over the radio button titled “Use same permissions as parent site”. Alternately, if you want to set a varied set of permissions for your blog, you should choose the option “Use unique permissions” and the move ahead from that point.

Set up quick access options

If you wish to have your blog in the Quick Launch bar as well as the link bar located at the upper section of the parent website, you should choose “Yes” in the appropriate options. You can choose “No” otherwise. If you would like to have your blog having the same type of top link bar as your parent website, you should move to the suitable option and choose “Yes”. You should otherwise choose “No” to provide a unique link bar to your blog.

Create your blog

After you have set up all the necessary settings, click on the button “Create” and you will get your new blog ready. You can tweak the settings that you do not like. After you have finished the creation, begin to post new content. Or you may ask users with appropriate permissions to work on the content. That is all that there is to create your new blog in SharePoint 2013. You will be able to use the subsite or blog as a platform where you can posts news about the company, post organizational policy changes or about anything you would want to share with your team across the company.

Keep in mind that you have to create an editorial team to manage all the content that goes into your blog. You should make sure that all the information is properly edited and checked before posting. Wrong or unchecked information can spell bad news for your business image. Provide only a handful of reliable writers with access to edit your SharePoint blog.

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