When you create blog post in Magento 2 you set post content, tags, display setting, etc. However, other elements displayed on a blog post page are set in Magento 2 Blog extension configurations. 

So, in this article, you will learn how to configure blog post page or post view.

To configure the blog post page navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Post Page (Post View). 

Blog Post View Page Configuration

Blog Post View Page Design

Choose between System Settings and Modern Template

Magento 2 Blog Post Page Design

Posts From The Same Category

  • Choose whether to Display Posts From the Same Category on the blog post page on the storefront.
  • Set the Number of Posts from the same category you want to display.

Posts From the Same Category on Blog Post Page

And this is how the post from the same category will be displayed on the storefront:

Magento 2 Blog Latest From Category

  • Enable the Display Related Posts option.
  • Select the related posts Template. You can Use System Settings or Modern template.
  • Set the Number of Posts you want to be displayed.
  • Enable Auto Related Posts if you want related posts to be generated automatically. 

Note: auto-related blog posts and modern template are available in Blog Plus or Extra editions only.

Magento 2 Blog Related Blog Posts

If you've enabled the automatic generation of related posts there will appear a new option. Read more about Auto-Related Blog Posts in Magento 2.

This is how Related Posts look like on the storefront with the modern template:

Related Blog Posts in Magento 2

Latest Posts by Author

In this section, you choose whether to Display Latest Posts By Author and set the Number of Posts if you enable this option. You can also choose the Template for this section: System Settings or Modern.

Latest Posts by Author Option

The Latest Posts by Author are displayed just below the author's block. Learn more about how to configure author block.

Latest Post from Author in Magento Blog

  • Choose to Display Related Products or not.

Note: once you add related products to the blog post, the blog post will appear in the Related Posts section on the product page.

  • Set the Number of Products you want to be displayed.
  • Enable Auto Related Products.

Note: this option is available for Blog Plus and Blog Extra users only.

Magento 2 Blog Related Products

The same as with the Related Posts, if you choose to enable the automatic generation of related products there will appear a new option. You can learn more about it in the article about auto-related blog products.

This is the Related Products section on the Storefront:

Blog Related Products in Magento 2

Blog Comments

In Magento 2 Blog extension there are 3 kinds of comments available for your blog posts: Magefan, Facebook and Disqus Blog Comments.

Each kind of comment has different options you have to configure. Read more about comments configuration and learn how each of these comments is displayed on the storefront.

Magento 2 blog comments

Previous and Next Post Links

Here you choose whether to Display Previous&Next Post Links on your blog post page. And you also select the Template which is either Default (Next/Prev links) or Modern (Next/Prev Post Title links).

You can disable this option but it is a great way to increase user engagement with internal links. 

Previous and Next Posts in Magento Blog

This is how Modern Previous and Next post links are displayed on the storefront:

Blog Previous and Next Posts

Blog Post View Count

Choose to Calculate&Display Views Counts in order to be able to see which blog posts are the most popular. It is used for generating blog popular posts.

  Blog Post View Count

This is View Count on storefront if you choose Modern Template for post page:

View Count on Blog Posts

Once you finish, don't forget to Save configurations and go to the storefront and check your blog post page view.  But, that's not it.

You can make your blog even more advanced and attractive with the features provided by Blog Extra edition.

Check the advantages of Blog Plus and Extra to learn more about other options you can upgrade your Magento 2 blog with.