Changing blog settings

You can make changes to your blog details, add or edit SEO information, change your blog's web address, and manage comment settings from the Blog posts page in your Shopify admin.

Edit a blog name

You can change the name of a blog by editing its details in your Shopify admin:

  1. Click the ... button to open the blog management drop-down menu:

    Blog posts menu

  2. Select Manage blogs. Click the name of the blog you want to edit.

  3. On the Edit blog page, enter the name you want for your blog in the Title field:

    Blog title

  4. Click Save.

Add or edit SEO information for a blog

If you want search engines like Google to find your blog content, then you need to optimize your blog title and description. Learn more about SEO at the Shopify Help Center.

You can preview your blog's search engine listing and make changes to help new customers discover your online store:

  1. Click the ... button to open the blog management drop-down menu:

    Blog posts menu

  2. Select Manage blogs. Click the name of the blog you want to edit.

  3. On the Edit blog page, click Edit website SEO to open the Search engine listing preview:

    Edit website seo

  4. In the Page title field, enter a descriptive title for your blog. By default, this field is filled in with the Title displayed on your online store.

  5. In the Meta description field, enter a short description of your blog content. Make sure to include relevant keywords to help new customers find your online store, and to include your business name.

  6. Click Save.

Change a blog's web address

You can change the web address of your blog in the Search engine listing preview section of the Edit blog page. When you create a blog, a URL and handle are automatically generated. You might want to change or shorten the web address, but in most cases you can leave the default.

To change a blog's web address:

  1. On the Edit blog page, click Edit website SEO to open the Search engine listing preview:

    Edit website seo

  2. In the Search engine listing preview, edit the URL and handle field. Two check boxes will appear.

  3. Make sure that both boxes are checked to create URL redirects for your blog and its related posts.

  4. Click Save.

Manage comment settings

When you create a new blog, comments are disabled so visitors to your blog can't leave comments on any posts on that blog. You can change the settings to disable or allow comments with two options:

  • Comments are disabled - Visitors to your blog can't leave comments on posts.

  • Comments are allowed, pending moderation - Visitors to your blog can leave comments, but you will need to review the comments before they will appear on your blog.

  • Comments are allowed, and are automatically published - Visitors to your blog can leave comments and they will appear on your blog without your review.

To manage comment settings:

  1. Click the ... button to open the blog management drop-down menu:

    Blog posts menu

  2. Select Manage blogs. Click the name of the blog you want to edit.

  3. On the Edit blog page, manage comment settings in the Comments section:

    Manage comment settings

  4. Select the option that you want, and then click Save.

Tip

You can remove or moderate individual comments on blog posts by selecting Manage comments on the blog management drop-down.

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