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Dawn theme - How to create a Home page for all blog posts

Myellagroup
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35 0 5

Hi,

 

I'm trying to create a Blog Home page which will list and link all the blog posts on my website. 

Much appreciate if someone could help me do this...

 

My website: https://myellagroup.com/ 

 

Thanks,

Myella Group

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Erin
Shopify Staff
945 127 147

This is an accepted solution.

Hi there @Myellagroup. I'm happy to help you out with this! To clarify, where would you like customers to go to find your blog page? I have two suggestions to start.

 

My first suggestion is to add this to your menu so that when customers click the "Blog" menu item they are brought to a page listing all of your blogs with links to each blog. You can do this by going to Online store > Navigation and clicking the menu you want to edit. From there, click Add menu item. Enter what you want the menu item to be called on your storefront into the Name field. Then you will want to connect your blog to the Link field. In my example, I named the menu item "Blogs" and connected my "News" blog (which is the blog that has all of my blog posts). Doing this will allow customers to click "Blogs" in the menu on my storefront and it will bring them to a page listing all of the blog posts in my "News" blog.

 

02-30-55868-99254

 

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My second suggestion is to add a blog post section to your home page. You can do this within your theme editor. To get there go to Online store > Themes > Customize (next to the theme Dawn). From there, make sure you are editing your home page and click Add section > Blog posts. If you select the Blog posts section once it's added, you can configure the settings so that it displays the way you'd like. If you check the setting Enable "View all" button if blog includes more blog posts than shown this will allow customers to click the "View all" button to see the page listing all of your blog posts (the same page shown in the second screenshot above).

 

02-36-40040-33458

 

You can further customize the page that displays the list of all your blog posts if you'd like. This will also be done within your theme editor, but this time you will want to make sure you are editing your Default blog template.

 

02-40-77904-66917

 

While I was looking at your shop I also noticed that you have an email sign up area in your footer. Are you using Shopify Email for your newsletter? If you write a lot of blog posts it may be a good idea to share these blogs in your newsletter to customers. You may already be doing this, but if not I wanted to share one of our blogs here on creating a successful newsletter. This blog here has some blog post examples that may help you out with creating your blogs going forward as well. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Erin | Shopify 
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Erin
Shopify Staff
945 127 147

This is an accepted solution.

Hi there @Myellagroup. I'm happy to help you out with this! To clarify, where would you like customers to go to find your blog page? I have two suggestions to start.

 

My first suggestion is to add this to your menu so that when customers click the "Blog" menu item they are brought to a page listing all of your blogs with links to each blog. You can do this by going to Online store > Navigation and clicking the menu you want to edit. From there, click Add menu item. Enter what you want the menu item to be called on your storefront into the Name field. Then you will want to connect your blog to the Link field. In my example, I named the menu item "Blogs" and connected my "News" blog (which is the blog that has all of my blog posts). Doing this will allow customers to click "Blogs" in the menu on my storefront and it will bring them to a page listing all of the blog posts in my "News" blog.

 

02-30-55868-99254

 

02-32-1266-41918

 

My second suggestion is to add a blog post section to your home page. You can do this within your theme editor. To get there go to Online store > Themes > Customize (next to the theme Dawn). From there, make sure you are editing your home page and click Add section > Blog posts. If you select the Blog posts section once it's added, you can configure the settings so that it displays the way you'd like. If you check the setting Enable "View all" button if blog includes more blog posts than shown this will allow customers to click the "View all" button to see the page listing all of your blog posts (the same page shown in the second screenshot above).

 

02-36-40040-33458

 

You can further customize the page that displays the list of all your blog posts if you'd like. This will also be done within your theme editor, but this time you will want to make sure you are editing your Default blog template.

 

02-40-77904-66917

 

While I was looking at your shop I also noticed that you have an email sign up area in your footer. Are you using Shopify Email for your newsletter? If you write a lot of blog posts it may be a good idea to share these blogs in your newsletter to customers. You may already be doing this, but if not I wanted to share one of our blogs here on creating a successful newsletter. This blog here has some blog post examples that may help you out with creating your blogs going forward as well. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Erin | Shopify 
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 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
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Myellagroup
Excursionist
35 0 5

Hi @Erin 

 

Sorry for the delay in replying.

And thank you very much for the guidance!

I tried your first method and it was able to do what I required. 

Also, thanks for your suggestion. Will try it out.

SamehION
Visitor
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Hello, may I ask if your blog overview is linked to the actual blog-post and if yes, how you managed to do that?