ATOI365D#Office365Challenge Today we’ll take a look at managing your blogs on SharePoint. Editing, approving blogs as well as adding new categories.

Day:  334 of 365, 31 left
Tools:  SharePoint 2016, Office 365
Description: Manage your SharePoint blog and categories
Audience:  End User / Power User / Site Admins


What does Microsoft say:  Use the Blog site to quickly announce company announcements, or post ideas, observations, and expertise within your team or organization. The site contains Posts, Comments, and Links. Blog tools help you approve or reject draft posts, and edit or delete old posts. You can even receive alerts when the blog is updated. Read More…

Blog Tools:

Manage Posts

On the right side of your blog site page – you will notice Blog Tools (dependant on permissions of course). Click here to manage posts (edit / delete / approve etc.):


In my blog list, I’ve switched on Versioning as well as approval as I would like to allow other people to blog here as well (List Settings > Versioning Settings):2017-01-28-19_20_19-list-versioning-settings-internet-explorer

In the Blog list, blogs will show as pending until approved. Click on the ellipses next to the item, here you can Edit or Delete Items as well as view versions. If you click on Advanced you’ll have the ability to Approve or Reject items:

Note:  If you want to allow other people to add posts they need Contribution rights, people who need to approve posts need Approver rights.




To add new categories to use, click on the Manage Categories link on the main home page. Here you can easily add or remove categories (be careful of removing categories that have been used): 2017-01-28-19_33_51-categories-all-categories-internet-explorer


Users are allowed to add comments to posts. On the main page, click on Manage Comments to navigate to the list. Here you can Delete Items. You can also switch on approvals on this list if necessary. I do suggest adding an alert to this list which will notify you via email whenever a comment has been made (yes, I’m a control freak like that):


Tomorrow I’ll give you some cool tips on how to promote your blog for exposure in your company.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.