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DePaul Blogs Instructions
- For a Indiviudal Blog, click the Get a Blog button. Or, for a Departmental Blog, click Apply Now.
in with your Campus Connect username and password
your Site Title. Note: The
Site Title will typically be displayed in your site’s header as well as serve as the title of your open browser tab. Your site's title can be changed at any time by going to the Dashboard > Settings > General.
the Create Site button.
on site URL to see your site. Note:
If your site was not created, it is likely because there is an issue with the
URL you are trying to create. An error message will appear below the field that
needs to be corrected.
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.
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.
Blog posts are featured on the homepage of your site. To add a new post go to Posts > Add New
. This will take you to the page where you will create your post. You should select a title, add content in the post field using the rich text editor, add a category and/or tags, and publish.
Categories and Tags
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 may want to include an image, audio file, or video in your post. If so, there are two ways to add media on your site:
Edit or Delete a Post
To Edit a Post:
You may edit your post by going to Dashboard > Posts
. Hover over the name of the post you would like to edit. Click the Edit
link wich will appear directly underneath the title of the post.
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.