Learn how to build an online editable blog with RapidWeaver and Total CMS. This course will teach you how you and your clients can publish content online with Total CMS, the complete CMS and blogging solution for RapidWeaver.
Run Time 07:09
Let's get started by having a look at what the online editable blog we're going to build. We'll take a quick tour of the site we're going to build and then we'll discuss what you need to have installed before moving on to the next lesson.
Run Time 28:21
In this lesson we'll setup the admin area for creating blog posts.
Run Time 15:30
Now that we've created some blog posts, lets have a look at listing them on the homepage.
Run Time 14:04
Now we have the ability to create posts and list them on our site, we need visitors to be able to click on and view individual posts.
Run Time 09:26
In this lesson we're going to add an amazing banner to the top of each post that features a blurred background with the post title and summary overlaid.
Run Time 09:04
Let's take a look at how we can reuse the Impact banner we created in the last lesson, and apply it to our featured posts on the homepage.
Run Time 04:08
The default "query string" URLs that are created by default work perfectly well… however we can do better. In this video we'll setup professional, SEO friendly URLs in just a couple of minutes.
Run Time 06:20
At the moment all of our admin pages are available to anyone with the URL, let's fix that in this lesson by adding a login using the Protect stack that ships with Total CMS.
Run Time 07:23
In this lesson you'll learn how to add search to your site, so your visitors can quickly and easily find the content their looking for.
Run Time 14:11
No blog is complete without at least an about page, so in this lesson we'll look at creating additional pages that can also be edited online with Total CMS.
Run Time 23:35
In this lesson we'll look at how we can give each of our authors their own unique avatar, and we'll look at adding a dynamic image gallery to our site!
Run Time 12:45
Another great feature of Total CMS is the Feed stack, which allows you to create any type of feed, or list, for your site. In this video we'll look at how we can use it to list upcoming events.
Run Time 23:54
Total CMS has the power and flexibility to edit more than just page content. In this lesson you'll see how you can edit important SEO point scoring items such as browser titles and meta tags.
Run Time 18:11
In this final lesson we'll add commenting (via either Facebook or Disqus), add a related post banner, and tidy any remaining issues.
Ben Counsell is a full-stack web developer who has been working on RapidWeaver for all of his professional career. His unique insight in to web development, design, and RapidWeaver will inspire you to build amazing websites.