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LibGuides Blogs Refresh

We're excited to bring you a new Blogs experience — coming to all LibGuides systems this month! LibGuides Blogs will feature an updated look, a centralized Blogs Management area, and new features to make blogging easier for you and your readers.

Read on for a sneak peek of what we've been working on or sign-up for our April 30 training session to see it in-depth.

Three Homepage Layout Options


Every blog gets its own public homepage — so now we're giving you 3 layout options to choose from!

NEW! Horizontal Card and Vertical Card: Readers will see a preview of the blog content, then they can click through to keep reading.

Full Post List: This layout is most similar to your existing blogs, with the full content of each post displayed one after the other.

Featured Posts

You are no longer limited to one "pinned" post! With the new Blogs UI, you'll have the ability to feature up to 3 posts at a time.

The Featured box stays at the top of your blog homepage to draw attention to exciting announcements and important news.

As you add or remove featured posts, the Featured box adapts to accommodate the number of featured posts, whether you have one, two, or three posts selected.

Bonus: When adding a featured post, you can pick its display order!


Comment Authentication & Moderation


Ready for more new features? Here's what you can do with comments!

NEW! Turn off comments for an entire blog.

When commenting is turned on, you can:

  • NEW! Require commenters to complete a captcha or
  • NEW! Authenticate comments via LibAuth integration or
  • Allow comments from anyone with a LibGuides Patron account.

NEW! Activate commenting moderation, then approve, deny, or permanently delete comments — individually or in bulk.

NEW! Choose additional users to receive email notifications for new comments.

Want to see it in action?

LibGuides Blogs Training Session
Tuesday, April 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm US ET

Time listed in US Eastern Time. Convert to your time zone.

Can't attend live? Register to receive access to the recording.

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