Blog Add-on: Make a Blog Inside Your Store

Hi everybody,

Meet the new CS-Cart 4.3.1 add-on—the Blog add-on.

The Blog add-on

Use this add-on to create a fully functional blog inside your store. In your blog, you can publish news, special offers, and announcements.

By reading the blog, your customers stay informed about store events.

Blog Layout Page

On the Design → Layouts page in the admin panel, you will find the Blog layout page.

The Blog layout page

The layout page is filled with blocks. Blocks keep the content that customers see on the storefront. Use the blocks on this layout page to arrange the blog content:

  • Breadcrumbs—navigation links that help your customers keep track of their location on the storefront.
  • Main content—posts. This is what blog visitors come for.
  • A post comprises a title, date of addition, author’s name, and the main text with illustrations.

  • Recent posts—a list of recently added posts. By clicking the post title a visitor opens the post.
  • Blocks

    You can add a list of blog posts to any storefront page. For example, add the list to your store’s homepage to let your customers open a post directly from the homepage:

    Posts on the homepage

    To add a list of posts to a storefront page, use the Recent posts block. We have prepared detailed instructions on adding a list of posts to your storefront.

    How to Manage Your Blog

    Go to the Website > Blog page in the admin panel to add, edit, and remove blog posts:

    Blog management

    Сlick the “+” button to create a post. On the New blog post page, enter the title and the text of your post. Switch to the Add-ons tab to upload images. Сlick the Сreate and close button to publish your post:

    New blog post page

    Refer to our Knowledge Base for detailed instructions on creating a blog.


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