Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I become a member?
Membership perks include the instant, automatic setup of the Blissful Blog in a secure hosting environment — so you can begin blogging immediately. In addition, all members have access to over 40 video tutorials, support documentation, template updates and our exclusive wedding community. Premium Members receive access to support tickets, additional upload space and premium plugins. Pro Members additionally receive more upload space and added functionality.
Do I have to use a blissfulblog.com subdomain?
You’re required to choose a subdomain upon registering for a membership, but you are not limited to using the Blissful Blog subdomain. You can use your own domain name by following the instructions within the Tools > Domain Mapping section of your dashboard to easily map a purchased domain name to your new Blissful Blog.
Is the Blissful Blog easy for beginners?
Yes, the Blissful Blog uses the popular and extremely user friendly content management platform of WordPress. While the platform is already familiar to many, beginners will also be able to add content to their blog with ease. If you experience difficulty, we have video tutorials and documentation available for members to help you along the way.
Do I own my content and images?
Yes, unlike many blogging communities, you retain full ownership of your content and images with a Blissful Blog. We will not use any of your work without full consent. However, we might promote your site via social media if we love your work.
Can I hide my site from the public until it’s ready?
Yes, you can place the Blissful Blog in maintenance mode until you are ready to release it to the public.
How many images can I upload?
Free Blissful Blog Members can upload up to 40 MB of images and files. Premium members can upload 200MB and Pro Members can upload 500 MB. The number of images depends on the size of the image.
Am I contracted to keep my blog?
No, there are no contracts to keeping your Blissful Blog. You can cancel a subscription or delete your blog at any time.
Can I share my content on social media sites?
Yes, the Blissful Blog has an abundance of options for sharing and promoting your content on Facebook and social media sites. We include the option to post content to your Facebook page or wall, a variety of widgets and social media links and buttons that may optionally be displayed within your posts and pages.
Do I need to know any code?
Knowledge of code is not necessary for using a Blissful Blog template. However, a basic understanding of HTML can be helpful if you wish to use the HTML editor.
What if I already have hosting?
We offer a free, unsupported version of the Blissful Blog available for download on our templates page. You will need to install the WordPress platform on your server, then install and activate the downloaded template in order to use it.
Are updates included with the Blissful Blog templates?
Yes, as technology improves and the WordPress platform is updated, we will update the Blissful Blog templates with new features and options. We will also release new templates for the platform.
How do I create blog posts and content on my site?
Our system runs on the WordPress platform. New members are provided with login information for their site. Once logged in, you can write blog posts, create pages, add images, video, contact forms and much more within the dashboard.
Can I install my own plugins?
No, we have made a variety of premium plugins available to all members, but you cannot upload any plugin of your choice. This keeps our system secure and avoids any potential plugin conflicts. If you require a specific plugin for your theme, you can contact us with a plugin request.
How do I create a custom avatar for my account?
Custom avatars can be used by registering with Gravatar. You can then associate a custom avatar image with your email address. You can also upload a picture from your computer to serve as your community profile avatar.
Can I customize my blog?
Yes, to a certain extent. Members do not have access to the stylesheet or template code, but you can change the logo, background color and image, link colors and more within the options. You can modify the code at your own risk with the free version of the Blissful Blog.
Is my blog Search Engine Optimized?
Yes, we have taken extra care in the development of the Blissful Blog ensuring that it is SEO friendly. In addition, we have made a variety of SEO plugins and features available for members.
Can I use my own domain name?
Yes, we offer domain mapping for all members. You can mask your Blissful Blog subdomain with any purchased domain.
How do I install the blog?
The blog will be automatically installed for you upon signing up. A default post and page will be created for you. The free version will need to be installed on to the WordPress platform.
What kind of support do you offer?
We offer support to our members using a ticket based system. Questions are generally answered within 24 hours. Documentation, tutorials and updates are also available to our members.
Can I use the premium Blissful Blog on my server?
No, the premium version of the Blissful Blog is available only to members hosted on our blogging community at this time.