Create a blog for your community 

Use a blog to enhance your community with a way to ask a question, brainstorm, or simply share your ideas.

About this task

When you are a community owner, you can create a blog for the exclusive use of community members. A community can have only one blog.

Where your blog displays and how other users interact with it depends on whether it is public, private, or moderated. Users and owners can access community blogs in the following ways:

Note: If you create a blog for a restricted community, but then change the community to a public community, the blog is displayed on the Blogs Home page and is available for all to read.


To create a blog for your community...

  1. From your community's Overview page, select Community Actions -> Customize and select Blog.

      The community blog is created and displayed on the community's Overview page.

      Note: You must be logged in to a community to access the Community Actions menu.

  2. Choose Create Your First Entry to create the first blog entry.

  3. Return to your community.

      The new entry displays in the Blog area.

      : Certain rich-text items that you add to a blog entry appear as plain text if you view them from the community overview page. For example, if you show the details so you can view an entry from the community overview page, links appear as plain text and emoticons do not display. When you open the entry you will see the link in its proper format and be able to view the emoticon.

What to do next

From the community, you can do the following:

Note: The community blog that you create also displays on the My Blog page. You can edit the settings for the blog from that page as well as from the community.

Parent topic

Use a community blog

Related concepts
Who can see my blog? Creating public and restricted blogs

Related tasks
Manage your community blog

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