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Enriched and Advanced UI for Live Blogs

By Vigneshwari
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We are excited to introduce a new enhancement to our UI and workflow, making it easier than ever for publishers to create and manage Live Blogs. A Live Blog is a real-time online publishing tool that allows content creators to provide continuous updates on specific events, topics, or news stories as they unfold, keeping audiences informed and engaged.

Note: This feature is available for publishers under Growth, Advanced, or Premium Tiers 

Get Started 

Step 1: Creating Live Blog 


Click create -> choose "Live Blogs" format to create a live blog

Step 2: Follow the usual procedure of creating the post and publishing it.

To know more about new article creation workflow


Step 3: Live Blog available under Live Running Posts

The live blog will be live after publishing the posts and will be listed under Live Running Posts in the published section as shown below

Step 4: Adding Live Updates

Now, you can start adding live updates directly by clicking Update

Note: Can Preview/Edit/Mark as complete the Live blog posts directly from the published section. Mark as complete saves the post as a normal article. You can re-edit and add new updates when required which makes the live blog active and running.

Under the tab Updates, click Create New Update


Provide Title and Content. Click Publish New Update


Once Published, below is how the updates look in the editor


To Pin/Edit/Delete the Live Update, go to the extended menu as shown below 


Also, to edit the Live Blog, go to Main Blog tab as shown below


Website | Live Blog Indicator on the article page


Website | Live Updates


Homepage | Live Blogs


How does this feature help Digital Publishers?

  • Real-Time Reporting: Live blogs enable publishers to report on breaking news, events, or developments in real-time. This timeliness can help publishers stay competitive in the fast-paced world of online journalism and content creation.
  • Increased Traffic: Live blogs attract visitors who seek up-to-the-minute information, which can lead to increased website traffic and engagement. Readers are more likely to return to the live blog to get the latest updates.
  • Audience Engagement: Live blogs foster reader engagement and interaction. Users can comment, ask questions, and share their thoughts in real time. This interaction helps build a community around the content.
  • Monetization Opportunities: Publishers can monetize live blogs through various methods, such as advertising, sponsored content, or affiliate marketing. Popular live blogs covering significant events can be attractive to advertisers.
  • Improved SEO: Regular updates and fresh content in live blogs can improve search engine optimization (SEO). Search engines tend to favor websites that consistently provide valuable and current information, leading to higher search rankings.

In summary, live blogs benefit publishers by providing a platform for real-time reporting, increasing website traffic, fostering audience engagement, offering monetization opportunities, improving SEO, delivering comprehensive coverage, archiving valuable content, building user loyalty, and ensuring adaptability across devices and content types. These advantages make live blogs a valuable addition to a publisher's content strategy, particularly for those looking to cover evolving stories and engage their audience in a dynamic way.

Here's a walkthrough of the live blog creation process: