Information Services > Services > Voice and Digital Communications > DePaul Blogs Instructions
To log into DePaul Blogs in the future: Visit https://blogs.depaul.edu/ Click Login Here, and log in using your BlueKey login credentials (firstname.lastname@example.org email address and password, some sites may still just ask for the "username" portion of your email address)
Navigate to the top right hand corner of your blog and move your mouse over your username. Click Log Out.
Your site is managed through a “Dashboard.” When you log in, your dashboard is visible on the left-hand side of the window.
If the dashboard is not visible and you would like to access the dashboard, hover over “My Sites” on the toolbar at the top of your site. It will provide a drop down menu where you can access your Dashboard.
Your blog will be generated with the DePaul theme. You are unable to change the theme of your blog, but you may customize colors, header image, or background image. In the dashboard, click Appearance > Customize.
To add an image to the background, click Appearance > Customize > Background. Choose an image.
After making changes, remember to click the Save & Publish button to
save your customization settings before you close.
Pages are typically static content that gives visitors more information on the site. Pages are different from posts in a few ways. Each page created gets a unique place on your site with a unique URL, whereas posts populate the same area of the site. Posts will only be visible on the Home page. An About page is an example of a common static page on many sites.
To add a new page, in the dashboard click Pages > Add New. Fill in the Title and body content.
You can also add subpages under parent pages. A parent page is a page containing the main theme content. Subpages address specific themes from the larger set addressed from the parent page.
To create a subpage, first create a new page. Then, under the Page Attributes section, choose a Parent page. This new page will now be found under the selected parent page.
One of the many features of a blog is the ability to categorize your posts based on the concepts of “Categories and Tags.”
Categories are broad groupings of post types. For example, if you are blogging about your study abroad experience, you might categorize all of these posts as “study abroad”.
Tags are more specific to the content of the post. So if you wrote a specific post about trying new foods while studying abroad in Spain, you could tag the post as "Spain", "Europe", and "food".
Categories are useful on your blog when readers visit and want to view similar posts. Tags are useful to find specific posts and for searching on DePaul Blogs.
You can directly embed the media while creating a new post by clicking the Add Media button when creating a post. Add New Post>Add Media>Select Files.
You can also add media to your Media Library for later use. In your dashboard click Media>Library>Add New. Here you can manage your media by changing the title, description, and deleting it.
To Delete a Post: You may delete your post by going to Dashboard > Posts. To delete a post, hover over the name of the post you would like to delete. Click the Trash link which will appear directly underneath the title of the post.
Departments require certain permissions before they are allowed to set up a blog. Please fill out a Departmental Blogs Request Form to begin the application process.