To create blueprints for your news, you will need Linchpin Enterprise News 2.13 and Blueprint Creator 3.1.
Activate and create news blueprints
Follow this guide to activate and create news blueprints.
Create a Page Blue Print
Navigate to Confluence administration→ Blueprint Creator → Manage Page Blueprints.
Here, click on the Create Page Blueprint button.
Select an icon, enter a name and choose Blog post as the content type.
Don't forget to enable the Activate slider button, then click on the Save button.
Optional: If you want to, enter a description for this blueprint and in the Space categories section, enter spaces this blueprint should be limited to (the blueprint will only be available if a user wants to create a blog post in said space(s)).
Activate Linchpin Enterprise News integration
Now that the blueprint is created, we need to activate the Linchpin Enterprise News integration.
To do so, click on the slides button.
Activate the Linchpin Enterprise News slider button on the left side. You will notice that new slides were added automatically. Those slides are pre-configured.
Click on the Save button.
You can, of course, also edit the blueprint and add other placeholders to it, to guide your users when creating news. To edit a blueprint, click on its name and the page editor will open. Via the sidebar button, access placeholders.
If you don't intend to provide any extra info for your users, delete the first slide, since it's empty, but it will still be displayed to users.
Use the blueprint to create a news article
Click on the Create button in your instance's header area to open up the page creation menu. (Depending on your configuration, it can be a big ( + ) symbol or "Create" written in plain text.)
Selectaspace in which you wish to publish the blog post.
Select your newly created news blueprint and click on the Next button.
Enter the data the blueprint creator asks for. After every step, click on the Next button. At the end, click on the Create button.