Learn to build your Blog sidebar to help your Blog visitors navigate your Blog seamlessly with links, opt-ins, buttons, a search bar, and more.
In this article:
How to customize your blog sidebar
Seamlessly redirect your Blog visitors to additional content with images, links, and opt-ins.
Your sidebar can also be used to showcase your recent Blog Posts, communicate your Author information, and include an All Categories link to view all of your Blog Categories.
To customize your blog sidebar:
- Open the Website tab from the Dashboard.
- Click Customize next to Blog.
- Under Sections, select Blog Sidebar.
- Check Show Sidebar.
- Click Add Content and begin building your Blog Sidebar:
Add your information as the Author and customize the text displayed in your Author information including Name, Title, Bio, and Image.
Use Categories to easily filter through your Blog Posts when visitors view your Blog. Read How to Categorize your Blog Posts for details.
Create Custom blocks in your Blog Sidebar to include Images, a Call to Action (CTA), and additional text content.
Add an Image to your sidebar to enhance the visual experience of your Blog Homepage and act as an optional button by configuring the Image Action.
List your most recent posts for your Blog visitors to easily access.
Use the Sidebar Optin to accomplish multiple actions like,
- build your list by connecting a Form;
- redirect to a separate Page;
- lead to a Checkout Page;
- or act as a button to Download a file.
Add a search bar to the homepage of your Blog for your visitors to easily search your Blog Posts.
Include Social Links to connect your Blog visitors to your social networking pages. Simply copy and paste your social networking page to its corresponding text box in the Sidebar Editor.
Rearrange your sidebar sections
- In the sidebar editor, click the Blog Sidebar.
- Hover your mouse over the
=and drag your Sidebar Sections to your desired location.
- Click Save to keep your changes: