Posted by designzillas on 5/14/10
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As we mentioned before in “Google’s Changes to SEO 2012,” relevant web content is a key component to your search engine rankings. If you want users to find your website in the top rankings on Google, you will need relevant and recent content published on your blog. Thankfully, there is a Content Management System that makes blogging a breeze: Drupal!
As a user-friendly, well-crafted, and intuitive Content Management System, Drupal has become increasingly popular with web elites and noobs alike. Drupal’s finely tuned back-end is clearly defined and outstanding; users are able to log-in and create content in seconds. With the pressing need to publish relevant content for search rankings, users need a reliable CMS to quickly publish their blog articles - and Drupal is the most ferocious of them all.
Blogging on Drupal is simple and enjoyable! To make the most out of your Drupal experience, we’ve outlined a few helpful steps to quickly and efficiently publish blogs on Drupal.
Your first step is to select “Create Content” then “Blog Entry” in order to access the “Create Blog Entry” form.
The teaser section includes the initial “Teaser” section of the blog form as well as the Page/Browser URL title for the blog post.
Here is where you enter your full blog article and its formal title!
Drupal has a simple image uploader that you can use to add and adjust images for your blog article. You can then customize the size of your image pixel-by-pixel for a precise and uniform appearance. Just click the little image icon --> select “Browse Server” --> Choose file (from your computer) --> Upload! Then, you can manipulate the size of the image in Image Properties and save it.
Tags are located at the top-right of the blog form, immediately beneath the “Save” and “Preview” buttons. Tags help Drupal categorize your blog posts. Separate your tags with a comma. These tags typically will show up in your META keywords as well as be used to relate similar article posts.
Drupal’s blog entry form even has a “Table” feature where you can quickly add tables to your blog. Tables help to break up heavy text by comparing data in a clear outline. Adjust the forms as you need, click OK, then enter your content into the table’s cells.
You can also add numbered or bulleted lists, which are great for writing step-by-step tutorials with clarity.
If you want to change the appearance of your text, you can add links, change font color/size, and change font style (in case you want to add multiple headers). You can even work within HTML format if you want to include something that the Drupal blog form does not already feature: just select the “Source” button or “switch to plain text editor.”
You can easily revise your blog article by clicking “Edit Content” on the sidebar. If you decide that you want to save the post for later, just uncheck the “Published” option from your control panel (beneath the entry forms).
It is clear to us why Drupal’s popularity is surging: with such an intuitive back-end and easy step-by-step buttons, anyone can add new blog articles, even with a sparse technological background. We love Drupal for its simple yet efficient interface. Now, start blogging to improve your search rankings and to enlighten others with the information you have to share!