About the Blogs & Long-form Posts Category

Want to create a blog post? Or have questions with lengthy code snippets? This category should be ideal for you as your post will render in a more expansive layout.

How to set up your blog or long-form post:

  • For an image to display above the post, the image code must be the first line of the post

  • The editor will be the same as it is when posting within other categories. You will see the blog layout render in the preview and once published

  • You can use <big></big> tags around the first letter of a word to create an initial effect

  • The main image is centered within the available space. You may need to edit your photo for it to display the way you’d like.

Need to Edit the Hero Image?

The height of the blog image container is 440px and the width is 100% of the main container. The image is centered within the available space, so if your image has 500px height, 30px will be cropped from the top, and 30px from the bottom. Horizontal cropping starts at 1100px (the max-width of the main content on a Discourse site) and will increase as the window narrows. The ideal scenario is to use an image that either has a centralized subject, or one that has a generalized subject such as a pattern or a nature shot like the one I show in my example.