Enabling the Blog Tool

There is an integrated Blog Tool available to all ARI Responsive Websites. This feature allows ARI CMS users to create and publish blog posts on dealer websites. This help article describes how the tool is enabled for each dealer account.

Requirement: In order to enable the Blog Tool, your ARI CMS user account must have one of the following roles assigned.

  • Administrator

  • Internal – Admin

  • Internal – Squidex Admin

Setup Instructions

  1. Log into the dealer’s ARI CMS account, and go to Admin > Account

  2. Scroll down the page to Content Editor Settings, then select Editor Toggles.

  3. Select Blog Tool, then select Update

  4. Return to the Account page. Under Sites, select Editors for the site that applies

  5. Select New App. Enter the dealer’s Facility ID as the App name, then select Create.

  6. Click Edit on the app that you’ve just created. Select Schemas, then click the Add (+) button.

  7. Enter blog as the Schema name. Click on the Blog schema link, then select Create.

  8. Click on the blog link under the Schema menu.

  9. Click More, then in the Label field enter a label of Blog Editor

  10. Return to the Account page, and select the Components link for the applicable dealer site.

  11. Select Marketplace on the Configure Components screen, then select Components.

  12. Find the Blog component, add it to cart and check out.

  13. Return to the Account page, and select the Components link for the applicable dealer site.

  14. Scroll to the Blog component. Select + Add a new Blog Tool component instance

  15. Click the gear icon for the Blog component

  16. Add a page rule to have the component display exclusively on the Blog page. Select Save Settings.

    1. If the account has a Rows template website, add a section rule of Main Content

  17. Go to Site > Pages

  18. Find Blog in the page list and open that page

    1. If there are two Blog pages within the Page List, this means that the website has a pre-existing custom page named Blog (…/blog).

  19. Check the box labeled Active, then select Save.

  20. Return to the Account page, and select the Layouts link for the applicable dealer site.

  21. In Layout Manager, select the page layout that is assigned to the Blog page.

    1. If the account has a Rows template website, add the Blog component to the Main Content section of the default template.

  22. Within the Main Content section, add the Blog component. Publish changes. The feature should now be enabled.