Editing / Workflows
Create and manage Jekyll blogs with CloudCannon.
Jekyll blog posts are files located in the
_posts folder, with filenames in the
YEAR-MONTH-DAY-title.MARKUP format. The contents of a post file starts with front matter, and has the content underneath. For example:
To access the CloudCannon blogging interface:
- Add a Jekyll site with at least one post or draft
- Go to the Explore / Posts or Drafts section
To start a new draft from the Explore / Posts or Drafts sections:
- Open the Add Files menu in the top right corner and select Add Draft
- Enter a title/filename for the post and press enter
Draft posts are hidden on your live site unless set otherwise in Site Settings / Build.
There are a number of ways to add content for your new draft:
- Type the main content directly onto the page
- Insert images, links, and style your text with the editor controls above
Once the content is finished, publish your post with the button provided in the top right. Posts can always be edited after publishing.
The owner and developers of a site can access the source via the Switch to Source Editor button.
Front matter (e.g. title, description and thumbnail) is updated in the Settings Panel, accessed by selecting the Toggle Settings button in the top right corner.
Hide front matter by putting it in Jekyll Defaults instead.
Title and Filename Sync
CloudCannon renames blog post files automatically when the front matter
title is changed, in order to keep filenames, titles and URLs consistent. If you wish to disable this behaviour, set the following for each post in your front matter or with Jekyll Defaults: