Getting Started

In this video we look at taking your first steps in setting up your Alloy blog. It's super simple to do, so you'll be blogging in no time.

Once you've completed the getting started video be sure to watch our other videos on how to add blog posts to your blog. We highly recommend starting with the "Using Alloy's Editor" videos!


Using Alloy's Editor Stack

Below we look at using Alloy's new Editor stack for creating, editing and deleting your blog posts directly from your website. Using the Editor is easy and convenient and makes managing your blog a breeze.

If you prefer to manually curate your blog posts via FTP that is still very much an option. We still provide those tutorial videos further down the page as well. We think most people will find the Editor the best way to manage their blog, but we encourage you to watch both and see which method is best for you and your workflow.

Setting Up Editor

In this video we take a look at the initial setup of your Editor page for your blog. We walk through building the Editor page as well as configuring your secure password.

Working With Blog Posts

We cover how to add, modify and delete blog posts using Alloy's Editor stack as well as taking a closer look at its Markdown tools and posts backup.

Alloy's Other Stacks

In this series of videos we look at using Alloy's various other stacks. We cover everything from setting up RSS feeds, to displaying Conditional Content based on your visitor's location in your blog.

Conditional Content

In this video we look at how we can vary content on our pages based off of whether the visitor is seeing the Summaries, Categories or Full Post view.

Using RSS Feeds

Here we take a look at how to configure RSS Feeds for your blog within the Alloy stack, as well as how to make the feed easily accessible to visitors.

Import Markdown Files

In this video we take a look at using the Markdown Import stack to import a Markdown file from your server and display it on your page.

Blog Entries Stack Features

In this video we take a look at some of the many customizable features of Alloy's Blog Entries stack that allow you to customize the look and feel of your Summary, Categories and Full Post views.

Extended Images

In this advanced video we take a look at using some HTML to extend our images for our Full Post view outside the bounds of our blog post.

Categories & Recent Posts

In this video we take a look at how to provides lists of your blog's Categories and Recent Posts to your blog's visitors.


Topper Plus

In this video we look at adding big, bold, banner-like toppers to your individual blog entry view using Topper Plus and the Conditionals stack.


Upload Images in Editor

Starting with Alloy v2.2.0 you can now upload images for you blog posts directly in the online Editor stack. In this video we look at how it works.

Manually Curating Blog Posts

In this series of video tutorials below we look at how you can manually curate your blog using your favorite text editor and your FTP software instead of using the Alloy Editor stack.

Creating Your First Post

We take a look at how to create and upload your first post to your site when not using the Editor stack. We cover dealing with the Markdown and YAML in your posts and where to upload the finished posts.

Adding Topper Images

In this Manual Curation tutorial we explore how to quickly and easily dress up your blog posts by adding a Topper Image to them, as well as setting the Alt Tag for there toppers.

Building Future Posts

This video takes a look at how we can create Draft and Future Dated blog posts to be published at a later date when manually curating your blog.


Learn More

Have a question or need some assistance? Be sure to check out Alloy's Documentation page as well as the Elixir Forum.

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