First, login through your PropertyPal 'estate agent login' (bottom right of PropertyPal homepage) to access your account on the CMS.
Once logged in you will see 'Website' on the top right of the screen. Click into this.
You then select 'Blog Posts', then 'Add an Article +'.
Once the above steps are complete, this will be the section where you add the News Article/Blog Post. Follow the below steps:
1. Title - this is the title of your article/blog.
2. You will see that the URL slug, tab through to automatically populate.
3. Enter the text for your article and format accordingly.
4. Within Excerpt, you can create an introduction for the news article (i.e. when the article is visible on your website homepage) - if you leave this blank, an excerpt will be created from the text within the article.
5. Click on the Page Title under SEO. The page title has 2 main functions;
• The title will be displayed within the address bar in your website link.
• It’s the name of the clickable link used in Google search results.
(This is not mandatory as Google will create its own, although it will use the text it sees and may not be ideal.)
6. Click on the Meta Description field
A Meta Description’s main function is similar to that of the Excerpt although this time in Google. A well written Meta description will describe what can be found on the page and why the user should use it. Meta Descriptions and titles ‘over-ride’ what Google picks up from the page, and gives you complete control what the visitors see in the search engine results page.
If you do not have much experience with the above, it will be created automatically from what text is in the article.
7. Adding Images:
There are 2 ways to add images or photos to your news article.
Main Images: A main image is the image that will appear on your news page/homepage (if recent news is present on your website). You can add this by simply clicking ‘add image’ under the ‘Main Image’ section to the right.
Gallery Images: These will appear within each individual news article (if added, not required). You can add these by simply clicking ‘add image’ within the ‘Gallery’ section.
How to Create a Gallery: To add an image to the Gallery, click on Add Image and a pop up window will appear. At the top you will be able to see 2 tabs “Normal Uploader” and “Basic Uploader”.
1. Click on the “Add More Photos” button, navigate to
where you images are located, select the image
then click “Open”.
2. If you select the wrong image by mistake click
cancel. Click Upload then select the correct image.
1. Click on the Basic Uploader tab.
2. Choose your images individually from from your
computer in the usual manner.
3. Click Start Upload.
Once you are happy you can either save the Article/Blog as a 'Draft' (this means your content will be saved but not live on your Website)., or you can 'Publish' the Article/Blog which will add it to your Website. *Please note: You can make a 'Draft' article 'Published' but once published you cannot make it a draft.
8. Archive: If you no-longer wish an article to be viewable clicking “Archive” will archive it. You can un-archive an article by clicking “Restore” or you can delete an article by clicking “Delete”.
Please Note - When you restore an article, it will go into the “Draft” section, you will then need to publish this in the usual manner as detailed above.