About 44% of prospects engage with three to five content pieces before interacting with an online business.
This number shows how important it is for you, as a marketing agency owner or freelancer, to produce and share content for your audience.
GoHighLevel made creating, scheduling, and publishing all your blog posts easy. This article will guide you through using this feature.
Table of Contents
- GoHighLevel Blog Feature Overview
- How to Start Blogging in GoHighLevel
- How to Add Your Blog Page Inside Your Website/Funnel
- How to Blog With WordPress inside GoHighLevel
GoHighLevel Blog Feature Overview
GoHighLevel’s blog feature is user-friendly and packed with valuable tools.
Like a Word document, the blog post editor is easy to use. You can add your style with custom fonts and media like videos, images, and audio.
The platform understands how vital search engine optimization is to attract readers and become visible online. That’s why they allow you to add basic SEO details before publishing your blog.
If you hit a creative block, GoHighLevel’s Content AI can help. It’ll cost you some credit but is great for idea generation.
Adding your blog post list to your website page and sales funnel is also doable with GoHighLevel. You don’t have to use any complex coding or a third-party app.
GoHighLevel’s blog feature works well for basic content marketing. But if you need more control, the WordPress integration might be better.
How to Start Blogging in GoHighLevel
You must first select the sub-account where you plan to create your blogs. This feature is not accessible at the Agency Level.
Step 1 – Creating Your First Blog
After you’ve picked your sub-account, navigate to the “Sites” section and click the “Blog” tab.
This space will be your blog dashboard. It’s where you can edit your content, access blog settings, and check some metrics, including:
- Total number of blog posts,
- published posts,
- and visitors count.
However, it will only be visible once you drafted or published a blog. So when you’re ready, select “+ Create Blog Post.”
Fill in the essential information. It’ll reflect on your SEO details once you publish the blog. Hit “Create Post.”
GoHighLevel will welcome you with a default page for its blog editor. It’s a sneak peek of what your finished post could look like.
Step 2 – Adding Your Content
You have two options here. Copy-paste your content or start typing on a blank page.
In my experience, the former worked flawlessly. The platform handled fonts, images, headings, and links without any hitches. But it’s also okay to write directly from the page.
The menu bar in GoHighLevel’s blog page editor offers various features to enhance your content.
With it, you can:
- Change your font style, size, and headings.
- Adjust the format and spacing of your text.
- Add bullet lists, change font color or highlight texts, and insert various media formats.
Optional Step – Duplicate, Preview, or Restore Versions
GoHighLevel offers extra options in your blog settings that enhance your blogging experience.
These options are accessible through the vertical ellipsis icon, giving you more control over your content creation process.
- Duplicate Post. This feature is handy for maintaining a consistent format across multiple blog posts. By clicking “Duplicate Post,” you can easily replicate the format of an existing post for future use.
- Preview Post. You can see how your post will appear on mobile and desktop views. Although this preview doesn’t support checking active links, it’s invaluable for ensuring your images and layout look perfect on different devices.
- Version History. If you need to revert to a previous version of your blog post, the “See Version History” option is your go-to tool. It allows you to restore any previously saved version of your blog.
These additional steps in GoHighLevel make it easier to create blog posts and give you flexibility and peace of mind by allowing you to preview, duplicate, and restore your content as needed.
Step 3 – “Save” then “Continue”
After fine-tuning your blog post in GoHighLevel, click “Save” and “Continue.”
This action leads you to a new page where you can finalize other blog post details and SEO settings.
If this is your first blog post, add the blog author and new category details before proceeding. The added info will appear on the drop-down menu.
You also have the opportunity to customize the slug, which will be connected to the website URL, and add your main keywords.
Step 4 – Publish or Schedule the Blog Post
GoHighLevel lets you choose between publishing your blog post immediately, saving it as a draft, or scheduling it later.
There’s no limit to how far in the future you can schedule, giving you the flexibility to plan your content according to your strategy.
Once ready, click “Save” to finalize your action.
You can repeat steps one to four whenever you want to add a new blog post for your sales funnels or website pages.
Editor’s Note – If you need to change or edit any of the blogs’ settings, click the vertical ellipsis on your main blog page dashboard to access some modification options. That includes editing your post, changing your SEO details, and archiving your blog.
How to Add Your Blog Page Inside Your Website/Funnel
You must set up the page before incorporating your blogs into a website page or sales funnel.
Let’s say you want to add it to your home page. You can go to “Sites,” choose “Website” or “Funnels.” For this sample, I’ll use a website page.
Choose the website where you want to add your blogs. Click “Edit” on your selected page.
Then, click the + icon and select “Add Element.” You can drag and drop the “Blog” element to the desired location on your page.
Once placed, the customization options on the right-hand side will appear. They will help refine your blog page appearance and functionality. Here’s a brief explanation of each setting:
- Blog Type. Choose between a ‘compact’ or ‘standard’ layout for the blog post list.
- Category. Select the category of posts to display, allowing you to showcase specific topics or themes that align with your page’s content.
- Pagination. This setting lets you decide the number of blog posts to display on a single page.
Advanced settings include adding custom CSS code and adjusting the margin and padding of the blog element.
How to Blog With WordPress inside GoHighLevel
GoHighLevel also lets you integrate with WordPress and manage your website inside your account. If you’re more comfortable blogging in WordPress, you can do that inside the platform without any issues.
However, you must pay a separate WordPress hosting fee to use this. GoHighLevel WordPress hosting subscriptions are as follows:
And this needs to be activated on the Agency level dashboard before it becomes available in the sub-accounts.
Once you settle that part, you can create blogs like you used to on a standard WordPress website.
Related HighLevel Reading:
Can I Create Separate Blog Pages for Each Category in GoHighLevel?
Currently, this isn’t possible. However, the team is planning to add this function in the future.
Can I Edit or Change the Category of the Blog After Publishing it?
Once the blog is published, you can’t change the category, keywords, author, or slug. So, you must plan it out and ensure everything is correct before hitting save.
Is There a Way to Add Surveys or Forms to My Blog Page?
Adding them isn’t possible. The closest way is to insert a link to your post directing to your survey or form.
GoHighLevel makes creating and managing blogs easy. Its straightforward editing, SEO tools, and flexible posting are great for marketing professionals.
Try GoHighLevel’s free trial today and see how simple it is to create your blogs inside the platform.