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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.

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: Categories to Tags Converter Importer

Information about a plugin that allows you to convert tags to categories and categories to tags.

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: Course Help and Support

UO Blogs Course Help and Support

UO Blogs: Creating Student Accounts Using One Gmail Account

Educators often don’t want their students to use their own email address for creating online accounts. Unfortunately unique email addresses are important for password resets and deleting blogs. The gmail+ method provides the solution!

UO Blogs: Custom Themes

How to get a custom theme in Blogs.

UO Blogs: Domain Mapping

UO Blogs has the ability to map to custom '.uoregon.edu' domains. For example, UO Blogs sites ('blogs.uoregon.edu/<sitename>') can be mapped to a '<sitename>.uoregon.edu'.

If are you interested in having your UO Blogs site mapped to a '.uoregon.edu ' domain, please read through the guidelines and fill out the form below. If your request meets the specified guidelines, the Tech Desk will process your request and you will be contacted when your site has successfully been mapped.

UO Blogs: FeedBurner FeedSmith

Information about a plugin that allows you to redirect all of your UO Blogs site content to a feed for your FeedBurner feed and manage your RSS feed.

UO Blogs: General Help and Support

Links to information ranging from basic posting guides to advanced features.

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 on Your Blog

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: 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: Recommended Plugins

A list of plugins recommended for UO Blogs.

UO Blogs: Submission Form Creator

The Submission Form Creator Plugin allows you to insert contact forms into your blog posts or pages.

UO Blogs: Supreme Google Webfonts

This plugin allows you to add a Google webfont drop down menu to your visual editor with 291 different font choices.

UO Blogs: Taxonomy List Widget

This plugin allows you to use a widget to display a non-hierarchical list of your post tags. This widget provides number formatting options for your tag list.

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. (See https://digital.uoregon.edu/web-standards for more information about UO web standards). 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: UO Libraries Widget

This plugin provides you with a widget that will allow you or your users search the UO Libraries catalog or available databases from your site!

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 you want each user to be responsible for. 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. wordpress.org, wordpress.com, blogger.com, 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.