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How do I add a blog to my existing website?

The title of this thread has been edited from the original: What happened to the blog feature?

Why can I not add a blog to my existing website? I have searched other topics and see articles by Weebly and others indicating just to add the page and choose blog. Did something change recently? I noticed something called "stories" but that seems like a very poor choice for starting a blog.

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Re: Is there an option to add a blog?

Hi @Ronin! Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the Seller Community. 

 

You can engage with new and existing buyers by creating Stories in Square Online. Stories work just like blogs, where you can highlight a new item, suggest a recipe, or provide personal updates to your site visitors.

Each Story is an individual post that is automatically displayed on your site’s Stories Overview page. Your visitors can then share those Stories to their social media accounts using the built-in sharing buttons.

To add Stories to your site:

  1. Go to your Square Online site editor, and select the +Add button.
  2. Select Page from the menu. Then choose Stories Overview, and select Add to create the new page.
  3. Select Create a new story to start your first post.
  4. Select the page to begin editing the text, and use the options in the sidebar to customize the appearance of the post.
  5. When finished, select Publish to make your Story go live.

Learn more about creating Stories in Square Online.

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Hey! There are a few ways you can do this, but if you want to use Square's Stories feature, you can do this by adding a new page, selecting Page, then scrolling down to select Story.

 

 

Let me know if this helps. 🙂

This article was updated by a moderator in December 2020 to include a link to our Support Center article

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Since we are using Weebly for the online store, is it possible to start a blog with Weebly and integrate it to my online store? Or do I have to start a blog in another website and embed the link to the page? I wanted all to look neat and I dont like clients bouncing around pages. If I have to do it in another website and embed the link, could you recommend a good blogging website that does not drive you insane with ads? Thank you! 

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Hey! There are a few ways you can do this, but if you want to use Square's Stories feature, you can do this by adding a new page, selecting Page, then scrolling down to select Story.

 

 

Let me know if this helps. 🙂

This article was updated by a moderator in December 2020 to include a link to our Support Center article

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I dont know how I never got an email notification about this but I didn't know that. Thank you! So basically I can start a blog using that page ? 

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Yep! You can follow the step-by-step instructions outline on this page to get started, @yalimillan 

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This is a very simple question that nobody seems intelligent enough to answer...

 

How do I add a Weebly blog to my existing Square e-commerce site...

 

HOLD UP... before you say "add a Stories page"...

 

A STORIES PAGE IS NOT A BLOG!

 

A true interactive blog is we are doing right now - visitors can post comments, "like" posts, leave comments to other visitors, and upload an avaton pic of themselves. THIS is a blog!

 

So where's the Weebly blog template? Post the link and do not send me to that help menu again!

 

-Paul

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This link https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206543727 is absolutely no help because I don't see anything it says anywhere on the account, or on anything belonging to the website. I'm using the free version, so is that causing an issue? 

 

I am so frustrated. This was supposed to be easier than woocommerce, and I can't use wix without paying monthly (I don't have the money right now due to covid). 

Can people comment on what I write? 

 

Thanks. 

Melissa Gillespie
Owner and Creator
Silver Branch Soapworks
silverbranchsoapworks@gmail.com
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Hi @MelissaCG I'm sorry that this has been so frustrating for you. I've merged your post with an existing thread in which I outline briefly how to add a blog to your Online Store. You will need to add a new page, then select "story." Thanks!

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This reply was created from merging an existing thread: Re: Adding a blog to square hosted website

 

it is 2020, surely this is an option by now? 

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@deercreekfarm Thanks for asking. Since we have merged our Online Store with Weebly, you can make use of a lot of blogging tools for your Online Store. If you already have a blog up, you can link your blog to the existing posts by following the instructions in this help article.

 

Another option you have is to add a page to navigation and link to an external url as seen below:

 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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The "help article" link doesn't work. How can I add RSS to Square site or add URL in navigation?

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Need help Please.

 

The Rss feed section does not work.  I have been working on adding my blog to my site for a couple weeks now.  I keep getting refered to this help article: https://squareup.com/help/us/en/article/7029-what-is-an-rss-feed

 

I have followed it to a "T", and it will not work.

Keep getting enter a valid rss feed url.

 

Thanks

Tim

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Are you able to provide a bit of detail about what part isn't working, @NaturesHowl? Are you seeing an error in the editor, or is the content not displaying on your live website? 

 

For RSS, you should be able to click the + in the top left corner and select Section - then scroll down to RSS Feed. The first thing you will need to do is connect the RSS Link from your blog source. Once it’s properly connected, you'll toggle on the options you'd like to display: image, title, description, etc.

 

@AnkhHerbs - if you've already read through @AshleyK's intructions above and are still running into issues with this, try running through the steps above!

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Thanks for the response.

I was able to figure it out.  I had a redirect in my Blogger settings that was creating the problem.  Once I removed the redirect, it worked flawlessly.

Thanks,

Tim

Tim Mensing
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I just want to thank you because I seriously spent all day trying to figure this out until I saw this!!

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@deercreekfarm + @AnkhHerbs + @NaturesHowl + @therusticlens

I noticed that the thread you had all posted into wasn't merged in with this one also about blogs, so I've gone ahead and merged your posts into this thread, where @AshleyK introduced Stories. You've likely already discovered this feature, but I wanted to be sure to tag you each individually, in case you missed this!

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I would like to feature a few of my selling artisans on my page and am wondering if there is a blog option and how to set that up?

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Hey! Thanks for reaching out! This is a feature request we are currently tracking, but in the meantime, you can create a blog page through a separate Weebly account, or any other website you prefer, and link to it in your Square Online Store. 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

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Why is this solution so elusive?? I've found 3 other threads and each time an "answer" or solution is given the links don't work.

 

Plain and simple... is there or isn't there a simple way to add a URL to a WordPress site in a Square site navigation OR add a blog RSS feed to a Square site page? Please and thank you. 

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I'm really sorry for the frustration @AnkhHerbs. To answer your question you can add your blog to your Weebly site using the RSS feed section. The RSS feed will pull in blog posts from your Wordpress site and display them on your Weebly site.

 

When you click the link to the Weebly article AshleyK added you should see a pop up prompting you to log in, when you log in you should be able to read the article. If not, here's the article in screenshots:

 

 

Helen

Seller Community Manager, Square

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In regards to SEO, I would love to avoid linking away from my store when utilising a blog. 

 

How can I start a blog with chronological sorting on a square up website without having leads leaving the actual website? I am sure this must be a thing now in this day and age.

 

I don't have a weebly blog and I would quite like to avoid making one if it can be helped.

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