7 Sept 2017
Thanks to you and Pedro, I realized that there was nothing to click upon on the Select Blog pull-down because there was no blog set up in the first place! I had added an Armadillo Blog stack to the RW site and set what I thought was the correct content ID#, but on the Dashboard, the Blog itself was somehow missing. I assume that was the source of the ‘duplicate entry’ error message.
Your splendid explanation turned the key to my understanding:
…(Add New Blog should) take you to a page where you can create a new master blog page. That, in turn, will be listed under the Pages tab. Then make sure you have a page in your RW site that uses that new Blog page with the exact same ID #….
The ‘master’ blog page houses its posts…got it!
By the way, your video of a general overview of Armadillo and its installation was and is of tremendous value to me. (I haven’t quite figured out how to properly configure JumpStack and Glider in the blog page.)
Armadillo’s Dashboard nomenclature confused me. I couldn’t see the difference between Posts and Pages, since I understood ‘pages’ to be part of a blog post, not a blog in its own right. But with your explanation…
Once you have a blog page created, you can then create posts for that blog and those posts will be displayed via the Armadillo Blog stack…
…I understand that the Dashboard’s “Pages” refer to stand-alone, independent blogs, each with their unique ID number and set of posts. That realization cleared the path to my ultimate goal: to create multiple, unique blogs on a single RW site, some of which to be embedded within a Sitelok stack and viewable only after visitor log-in. I now know Armadillo works with Sitelok; today I successfully tested and proved it!
So special thanks to Pedro, Rob, Matthew, and Jonathon for helping me with this.
By the way, I heard indirectly that the Armadillo stack (just the Armadillo stack itself used initially for installation) can be deleted from the RW project after Armadillo has been installed. Is that correct?
PS: Based on the above advice, here are steps I took to successfully publish a post.
- Ready to “Add New Blog”
- Result of clicking on +Add New Blog
- Created Sample Blog Title
- Result of publishing above blog title
- Ready to create first post
- Ready to publish sample post text
- Resulting post and its corresponding ID#
- Confirmed content ID#
- Added Content ID# to Armadillo Blog
- Published post as seen online