As of August 18, 2014, blogs.psu.edu will be shut down. All blogs and sites remaining on this service will no longer be available for viewing, editing, or commenting. Please use Sites at Penn State, the official replacement. Read the full announcement for more detail.

Getting Started

Log In And Create Your Blog

Quick Start Guide to Blogging

1. Go to Blogs.psu.edu

Click on the "Log in" button on the right side of the page. Blog Log In button

2. Create a Blog

Select "Blog" under the "Create" navigation button. Create a Blog Menu selection In the subsequent page, choose out your Blog Name, Template Set, and Protected status. Typing in a Blog Name will automatically fill out the site's URL and Root. Blog Name and other Options Module

3. Change Title/Add Description

In the corresponding areas of the next page, you can change the blog's title, enter a description of your blog, and choose the time zone in which your posts will be published. Click "Save Changes" when finished, followed by "Publish" to make your edits live on the Internet. There is also a "Publish" icon at the top of the Moveable Type navigation that looks like two arrows. Publishing your site makes all of your saved changes live. Edit Blog Title and Description and Publish Your Work Options

4. Pick Your Style

Select "Styles" under the "Design" drop-down navigation item. Select Style from Design Menu This will redirect you to a page where you can choose a visual template for your blog. Select a category of templates, then a specific template, and then click "Apply Design" to change your site's design. SelectStyle.png

5. Create Blog Entries and Add Tags

Click "Write Entry" button at the top of the page to create a new blog entry. Make a title, write content, and add tags that describe the entry's content. Create an Entry and tagging options

6. Add Pages

Create a new page by selecting "Page" under the "Create" navigation menu option. Adding the tag "@topnav" to a page creates a new tab on your site that links to this page. Create a Page Options

7. Edit Existing Pages

Go to "Manage" and select "Pages" from the top navigation to get a list of your site's pages. Select the page you wish to edit, and it will open. Be sure to click "Save" when you are done making changes. Manage Pages Screen

8. Upload Files and Personalize Your Banner

To add files, go to "Upload File" under the "Create" navigation menu item. Choose your desired file and select upload. To create a personalized banner, add the tag @banner before saving your file. Visit Customize the Banner Image for more information. Upload a File or Banner Screen

9. Publish Your Blog

Click the "Publish" icon for all of your changes to take effect. Publish Icon

Terms

  • By creating a weblog, you agree that you are solely responsible for the content you create. Neither the content of your weblog, nor the links to other web sites, are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by the Pennsylvania State University. The text and other material on your weblogs are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of the Pennsylvania State University.

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