Hi Damon! Thanks for sending your idea to us :). We've just release a number of new features for Simple Blog (including new layouts, HTML component for blog, blog categories...). Check them out and send your feedback over to the product team. We'd love to hear your thoughts!
The blog section of the front page displays really well but the blog post themselves need a lot more functionality. It would be nice to see widget options, column options, and variety in how past post are listed. This is almost a deal breaker for me. Actually, the lack of functionality is the blog posting is one of two things I'm unhappy with about strikingly that have me still looking at other platforms. The other is recurring payment or membership payment options.
Hi, were these changes made after my comment post? I don't see different layouts, or blog categories. I do see the HTML option but that was available when I made comment post. Please let me know if my backend is not updated or something.
Hi Damon, you'll be able to see the option to add blog categories in the blog post publish panel. Check our guide here.
As for blog layouts, click this [Layout] button in the upper right corner of your blog section here:
If you have any other questions, shoot over an email to our product team.
How about the "scheduling" of a blog posting. I know I can change the date of the post. But there is no function that would allow me to prepare the post, keep it unpublished and allow for it to be automatically release/ published based on the set date.