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I have made a new "section" called Blog. In the dashboard I now have a quick post panel but I can only input a title and nothing else? How can I add the ability to have a body etc?

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    You've tagged this question craft3, but it's unclear that you're actually using Craft 3 (which is still in developer preview). Judging by the level of this question, either (A) you've mistakenly tagged this with the wrong version of Craft, or (B) you've mistakenly started using Craft 3 (which is unstable) instead of the standard Craft 2. Can you be certain that you are, in fact, using Craft 3?
    – Lindsey D
    Sep 20 '16 at 2:09
  • On a second read-through, I noticed your question is specifically about the "Quick Post" dashboard widget. If you want to use the full entry editor, try clicking "Entries" in the Main Menu, and looking for your Blog Section. It's possible to configure which fields appear in the Quick Post widget, when it's created. Try clicking the gear in the upper-right corner of the widget to select which fields are visible. Sep 21 '16 at 3:23
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You've probably gone through the process of creating a new Section, but have not assigned any fields to it.

In Craft, the differences between each of your Sections and Entry Types comes in the various fields you assign to them.

I suggest you take a look at the intro to Sections and Entries, then at Fields.

The typical content structure definition process looks something like:

  1. Create a Section and at least one Entry Type
  2. Create a Field Group
  3. Add Fields to the Field Group
  4. Add the Field Group or individual Fields to your Entry Type(s)
  5. Add or Edit your content by creating or modifying an Entry.

In your case, you've probably done step 1 and step 5. Try adding some fields (like "Body" or "Tags") and assigning them to your Entry Type.

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  • Still cant see a body field? Do you mind going into a but more detail? I have checked out the link but I'm even more lost... @August Miller Sep 20 '16 at 20:10
  • @JackSewell You're probably looking for the Rich Text field type. You use whatever Name and Handle you want, but there isn't any primary content field, by default. Sep 21 '16 at 3:19

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