How to create a blog with only categories as dropdowns?

You can convert your blog categories into dropdowns in your Knorish account. This allows you to direct your site viewers to specific set of blog posts directly. 

To do so first login to your account and begin from your website while in preview mode. Then, follow the steps given below to know the entire process:

IMP: Is your blog activated on the site? To know how to activate the blog, read: How to setup blog on your Knorish site?

 

Once the blog is activated, head to your blog page and copy the URL for the entire blog page while copying it to your clipboard. You can see categories on top of the page as highlighted in the image above. Go to the required category which needs to be shown as a drop-down.

For your reference, we are creating a drop-down for 2 categories as highlighted in the image above. Click on each of the categories and copy their URL in your notepad. Therefore now we have 3 URLs:

  • URL for the blog
  • URL for ‘Online course hacks’
  • URL for ‘Online courses’

As shown in the image above, you can copy the URL from the address bar after selecting each of the categories. 

Now with the URLs copied, head back to the Dashboard and select the ‘Pages’ option within the ‘Website Builder’. In ‘Pages’ click on ‘+External Link’ as highlighted in the image above.

In this new page, click on ‘+New External Link’ to create a new page for each of the 3 categories. Since, we are creating 3 new pages this process has to be repeated for each of the URLs. For your reference, here is how to create a new external link page for the ‘all blogs category’.

After clicking on the button a new external link page will appear. As we are creating a new external link page for only ‘All blogs category’ fill in all the required details in the page as shown in the image above. Copy the URL for all blogs and paste it in ‘Link’ space as shown in the image above. You even need to name the page and click on the toggles below the spacing to display and publish the page. Further completing all these, click on the ‘Save’ button. Repeat the same process for all the remaining 2 pages.

As you can see all the 3 pages have been created and published. Now head to the ‘Menu Manager’ in the ‘Website Builder’ option in the left toolbar. The pages would be listed the beginning. Drag and drop them below the blogs and slide them slightly to the right as shown in the image below

 

Menu rearrangement gif

In the ‘Menu Manager’, we have dragged each of the pages to the left within our main blog page which is ‘Insights’. This is done to enable the drop-down menu for each of the 3 categories for which we had created the pages.

Click on ‘Save’ to make these changes up and running. Now head back to your website in preview mode to confirm the changes.

Now as you can see in the image above that the blog with categories as drop-downs is created signifying the completion of the process.

With this, you can create a blog with categories as drop-downs for your website on Knorish.