How to use Categories with your Ballen Real Estate Website [BREW]

In this video, Catherine shows you how the post categories are used in your BREW and how you can add your own, including menu addition.

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Hello, this is Catherine Chadwick. I’m the Project Manager for Ballen Brands and today we’re going to talk about post-categories and how they work with your brew. Most of you have on the menu bar for your brew buying, selling, locations and lifestyle. This may vary depending on your needs, your area, but those are generally the ones we begin with to get you a foundation going. Now, what these are, the lifestyle, the selling, and buying are actually post-categories so that it’s easy for you to put all of your similar topics in one place for your visitors to the website to find easily. What we’re going to do is have a look here in your dashboard and where you would find those is going to post, and categories, and you’ll open up a page that looks like this. This is just an example.

You’ll see here we’ve set up these categories. We’ve got buying, selling, lifestyle. Let’s say you want to have one that has all of your featured listings in it, the ones you’re going to do there. Then what you would do is come over here to add a new category and we’re going to call it, “Featured listings.” We’re going to add that new category, so when you go to create a new post. Let’s say, let’s add a new post here. You’re going to … Let’s see, we’ll just call this, “Listing example.” You’ll have your photos and your text here for your listing. Then what you’ll do is you’ll come over here to categories and you’ll choose featured listings. Of course, you want to add an image to this as well. If you want it featured on your main page, you would click this box over here as well. That’s something handy to know.

We’re talking about categories right now, so don’t let me get sidetracked. The same applies to any of the other topics. If this was a post about buying real estate, you would click buying. If it was selling, you’d click selling. If it was a hyperlocal blog post about your area, you would click lifestyle, and then you would publish it, and it would show up in that category making it super easy for your viewers to find it. Let’s say you did create a listing example and we’re just going to publish it as if it’s real. Why’d I put that in lifestyle? Let me change that real quick. We’re going to update this, not in lifestyle. This is a featured listing. Update that. You want to add that to your menu. What you’ll do is you’ll go over here to appearance, menus.

You’ll find the menu for your primary navigation, or whichever menu you want to put that in, and you’ll go down here to categories. There’s a special place. Click featured listings and add it to the menu and then we’ll save. Now, when I access my homepage I will have the featured listings here, so any of the featured listings I put will go right here in a list similar to buying. Here we’ve got all of our blogs that have to do with buying, all of our blog posts that have to do with selling, and all of our blog posts that have to do with hyperlocal content, things to do around town. That’s just a little bit there about how to use, and access, and edit your categories and add them to your menu area on your brew. Hope you found this helpful. If you did, make sure you click like on the video and subscribe for more helpful tips and hints on how to use your brew.

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How to use Categories with your Ballen Real Estate Website [BREW]
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How to use Categories with your Ballen Real Estate Website [BREW]
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In this video, Catherine shows you how the post categories are used in your BREW and how you can add your own, including menu addition.

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