Blog Post Settings


Total Blog - General Setup

  • CMS ID: (input) The file identifier to publish the content to. You will use this same identifier when you want to import content submitted by this form. Total IDs should only contain letters and numbers.
    • Default: totalcms
  • Preview Post: (input) The permalink of the blog post that will be used in Preview Mode so that you can properly builld and preview the blog page
    • Default: post-permalink

  • Blog Post: (select) Where to get the blog post to display
    • Default: Default (Post URL)
    • Possible Values:
      • Default (Post URL)
      • Dynamic Post
  • No Post Found: (select) The action to take when no blog post has been found
    • Default: Do Nothing
    • Possible Values:
      • Do Nothing
      • Redirect to URL
      • Display Custom Content
      • Dynamic Blog Post
  • Ignore Draft Posts?: (checkbox) If a post is marked as a draft, it will not be displayed. It will follow the same rules as if no post was found
    • Default: false
  • Post URL: (button-4) Add pretty URLs to your blog. Disable the post URL checker in preview.
    • Enable: When Blog Post is set to url
    • Default: [true, false, false, false]
  • .htaccess Rules: (button) Display the htaccess rules that you need for pretty urls
    • Enable: When Post URL is set to true
    • Default: [false]
  • Pretty URL: (input) The URL to be used for pretty links. The permalink will be appended to this URL. You will need to ensure that you have the proper .htaccess rules set in order for pretty URLs to function. Caution them using URLs that have different urls paths than the actual page. It is possible that the page resources may not load properly. You may need to adjust your project linking settings. Test. test. test. Good Luck.
    • Enable: When Post URL is set to true
    • Default: https://mysite.com/blog/post/
  • .htaccess Rules: (button) Display the htaccess rules that you need for pretty urls
    • Enable: When Post URL is set to true
    • Default: [false]
  • Redirect: (link) The URL or page to redirect to
    • Enable: When No Post Found is set to redirect
    • Default:

Total Blog - Dynamic Post Filter

  • Order: (select) The logic for which post to get
    • Default: Newest
    • Possible Values:
      • Newest
      • Oldest
      • First Alphabetical (ABC)
      • Last Alphabetical (ZYX)
      • Random
  • Date: (select) Filter posts from the view by date
    • Default: Only Past Posts
    • Possible Values:
      • All Posts
      • Only Future Posts
      • Only Past Posts
  • Featured: (select) Filter by featured attribute
    • Default:
    • Possible Values:
      • Include
      • Only Featured
      • Hide Featured
  • Draft: (select) Filter by draft attribute
    • Default: Hide Drafts
    • Possible Values:
      • Include
      • Only Drafts
      • Hide Drafts
  • Filter: (button-3) Filters to apply to post list
    • Default: [false, false, false]
  • Author: (input) The author to filter by. This should be the URL friendly version of the author. All lowercase and replace spaces with dashes. You can supply mutlple values, separated by “|”
    • Enable: When Filter is set to true
    • Default:
  • Category: (input) The category to filter by. This should be the URL friendly version of the author. All lowercase and replace spaces with dashes. You can supply mutlple values, separated by “|”
    • Enable: When Filter is set to true
    • Default:
  • Tag: (input) The tag to filter by. This should be the URL friendly version of the author. All lowercase and replace spaces with dashes. You can supply mutlple values, separated by “|”
    • Enable: When Filter is set to true
    • Default:

Total Blog - Meta Tags

  • Post Title to Browser Title?: (checkbox) Place the post title into the browser title
    • Default: true
  • Meta Tags: (button-4) Add blog post specific meta tags to the page header
    • Default: [false, false, false, false]
  • Twitter Account: (input) The twitter account that is associated with this website. This is required by Twitter.
    • Enable: When Meta Tags is set to true
    • Default: @twitter

Total Blog - Style

  • Hyphenate Text?: (checkbox) Hyphenate all of the post text in the blog list items
    • Default: false