PI Blog

Blog pages can either be seperate articles, link to existing PI website pages, link to videos or external pages (e.g. fair websites).

First add a new blog page. 

Next fill in the page properties as the following shows:

What it looks like

  • The page title appears as the Blog Title. 
  • The Abstract Text is the Teaser text, but with maximum 50 words. 
  • The picture can be added by the resource picture and has to be 16:9.
  • In tab Blog the author and the Tags (grey ones) can be added.
  • In tab Categories the Blog Categories (blue ones) can be added. 

 

Tags and Categories

  • Please note that there are already a lot of categories and we do not want add thousand more. Nevertheless should it be necessary to add some please contact Sina Stöffler to do so.
  • Aim is to classify the Blog Articles into a few superrdinated themes.
  • Tags can be added if needed and should be more specific. 

 

Note

  • Please make sure that there is always a Page Title and Teaser Text.
  • The ressource Picture should to be used in the article again. 
  • Your article should consist of a teaser text ( this one can be more than 50 words) and a picture. 
  • The main body, can have further sub headlines in H2 style. 

At the moment it is not possible to have a translation of the blog post author. Please do not fill the author in the translation of your blog post, just fill the author in the English version.

To avoid problems with the Google search you need to indicate which is the original page whenever you are copying the same content or at least 80% of the content of a page.

  • When a blog article appears under the PI.com root node in the CMS, you always need to include that as hreflang (even if the article was originally posted from the US for example). As the PI.com site is the first one in the page tree of the CMS which is the crucial factor for blog articles. That means, even if the blog article is for example originally from the US root node, the US needs to set the PI.com page as the hreflang.
  • When the article is not used under the PI.com root node, you don't have to include a hreflang.

 

A practical example:

  • Original article from the US, Japan is copying this article, no copy on the PI.com site  -> no hreflang needed.
  • Original article from the US, PI Karlsruhe is copying the article, PI Japan is copying the article -> PI USA and PI Japan need to add the article from the PI.com site as hreflang.
  • You can add the hreflang as follows:
  • Navigate to the “Metadata” tab of the blog article and add the blog article from the PI.com root node as hreflang:

To link to an external page copy the complete URL into the following box:

To link to an internal page also use this box but click the button next to it. 
Next select the page you want to link to. 

You can also select a specific file.

  • In case you set up a blog post in English and want to show this language version on both languages of you website it is quite simple. Just translate and the English post will be dsiplayed on both sides.
  • Nevertheless do not for get to translate your sidebar: 

Change English side bar in the translation column to your native language:

1.    Click the pen to edit (Fig. 1)

2.    Select all records and delete them (Fig. 2)

3.    Select the translated records by clicking the folder icon (Fig. 3)

4.    Select your PI blog overview page (Fig. 4)

5.    Scroll down to the Page Content section and select as following (Fig. 5)

6.    Save and close