How-to documents for the UO Blogs service.

Articles (22)

Pinned Article UO Blogs: FAQ

This article provides answers to frequently asked questions about UO Blogs

Pinned Article UO Blogs: Setting Up Your First Blog

Info on how to set up a Blogs page for the first time.

Adding a donation link for CAS Department websites

A how-to guide on adding a UO Foundation link to a CAS Department website on the UO Blogs service.

Adding Slides to a CAS Department website

Slides are customized posts that consist of an image and an associated post tagged to the image's caption that is displayed on the designated homepage for the site. This article explains how to create a slide.

How to log in to a UO Blogs site

How to access a UO Blogs-based website.

UO Blogs: Add Files, Images, and Videos to your blogs

Links to information on how to add Files, Images and Video to your blogs.

UO Blogs: Adding and Deleting Users From Your Blog

Additional users can be added to a blog. You might want to add a user if your blog is private and only visible to registered subscribers, yet you also would like to have others contribute content.

Adding additional users to your blog or site is great for collaboration purposes.

UO Blogs: Changing User Roles

When you set up a blog you have the ability to assign and control what other users can do in the blog depending on the tasks you want each user to be responsible for. This page details how to change those roles.

UO Blogs: Custom Themes

How to get a custom theme in UO Blogs.

UO Blogs: Domain Mapping

UO Blogs has the ability to map to custom domains. For example,<sitename> can be mapped to <sitename>

Please read through the guidelines and if your request meets the specified guidelines, the USS-Technology Service Desk will process your request and you will be contacted when your site has successfully been mapped.

UO Blogs: Guest Policy

Guest policy for UO blogs.

UO Blogs: How To Import Content From Another Blog

This article provides instructions on how to import content from another blog.

UO Blogs: List of Available Plugins

A list of available plugins usable on UO Blogs.

UO Blogs: Managing Comments on Your Blog

Links to information on how to manage comments on your blog.

UO Blogs: Managing Plugins and Advanced Features in Your Blog

Links to assist you in managing some of the more advanced features and technical plugins.

UO Blogs: Managing Themes, Appearance, and Widgets

Managing the appearance of your of the web page is an important step in every blog. The links below describe things like how to manage the theme of your blog as well as change the title and manage the available widgets.

UO Blogs: Menus

This article will guide you through the process of adding a menu to your UO Blogs website.

UO Blogs: Overview of Available Themes

A list of the available themes for UO Blogs.

UO Blogs: Posting to Your Blog

A series of links that will guide you through the process of creating your first post, as well as some of the more creative things you can do with your blog.

UO Blogs: UO Banner Plugin

The UO Banner plugin adds a UO banner to the top of your site. This banner has the official UO logo and links that are required into your sites header and footer. The plugin provides support for displaying contact information, location and map settings, custom page width, custom HTML content, social media links, and a mobile-friendly menu.

UO Blogs: What Are the Different Roles of Users?

When you set up a blog, you have the ability to assign and control what other users can do in the blog depending on the tasks for which you want each user to be responsible. The five roles you can assign users on a blog are Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, and Subscriber.

What happens to my blog or site after I graduate?

You will have access to your blog or site to make edits or changes for one calendar year after graduation. If you would like to keep your site after you leave the UO, you will need to migrate your content to another content management system (i.e.,,, etc.). For instructions on how to export your content, see Import your blog. Please note that sites or blogs that are inactive for more than two years will be archived.