how to categorize blog?

Ober
Excursionist
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I have the following challenges:

 

@Lizzy when blog posts are assigned to different "Blogs" at least in the Theme Debut when I want to insert a Blogposts Section on the Start/Frontpage I can only select one of the Blogs, which seems unlogical because usually you want all the newest blog posts to show up there. So either I use only one Blog for all posts or I need another Section functionality/element - maybe I will try an App like PageFly Advanced Page Builder in the hope it is supported. I'm new to Shopify so changing Theme now or buying Apps is not planned in the near future ;-) 

 

@chefkatherine I'm also coming from WP so every SEO blog feature there is missed and particularly I also miss assigning blog posts to multiple "Blogs". As of now I do not understand why a shop does need multiple blogs and why a category system like in WP would not work better. With more experience I hope to figure out the best way to combine this shop-focused system with good integrated SEO friendly posting. 

 

oberwine
New Member
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We have now the Theme Debutify installed. Since also there in the Section Blog you also need to select one Blog (multiples not possible) we have to check if Builder Apps like 

LayoutHub Easy Page Builder or PageFly Advanced Page Builder 

allow to select multiple blogs on the frontpage without coding :-) 

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oberwine
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LayoutHub Easy Page Builder supports selecting multiple Blogs with "Blog list" element but on the blog page template only one of them is listed/selected and the others can be selected. So a filter to one is still active. 

LayoutHub Editor.png LayoutHub Editor (1).png

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unifashionva
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Hi. I also had this problem. But I solved it by using PageFly and a little bit of coding. 

You can visit at: www.unifashionva.com

I created two different layout of header (a section header2 and include {% elsif %} code in index.liquid) for my blogs and my online stores. Created one page for landing all blogs by PageFly, and other blog pages edited by theme editor.

I don't know if this can help you or not. Hope you can achieve what you want!

oberwine
New Member
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@unifashionva I see you use the theme Streamline. While I do not see Blog Posts on the main page on /pages/all-blogs I see possibility to select one blog and below seemingly a list of blog posts but grouped by blog? 

For Debutify theme I would need a section "all-blogs with posts chronologically from them (mixed together)" for the front/landing page and possibly the same with additionally filter selectors of the single blogs for an /pages/all-blogs page. Since I do not know to code JS/PHP I'm unsure if I'm able to construct this by myself in the Shopfiy script language, changing code sometimes works ;-)
Will see if I manage to create something. 

I would love to see a "Snippet" community for Themes/Apps, which for Wordpress helped me a lot. 

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The best way to categorize blog posts while still keeping them under 1 roof is by using tags (instead of different blogs). This is not perfect and dissimilar to WP's category but it's the best way to work with how Shopify lets you structure blog content.

With a bit coding, you can display a list of keywords which lead to different tags (as categories). If you have more detailed ways to organize the blog posts, you can try setting up dropdown filters using this app called Blog Posts Articles Filter PRO. After realizing many sellers have no way to categorize their blog posts (eg. recipes), I created this app so you can add filters to your blog posts with tags and your customers can easily filter for the blog posts they needed without scrolling through pages of articles that disinterest them.

Dropdown Filters for Shopify Blog Posts and Articles
https://apps.shopify.com/blog-post-article-tag-filter
Better Blog posts discovery experience | Setup blog article filters easily now with tags.
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