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This is the home of the UW Blogs Network Documentation space. This is a work in progress in preparation for a public release of the service that is anticipated late in 2011. Suggestions are welcome.

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About the service

The University of Washington Blogs Network is a communication tool for UW faculty and staff. It is distinct from setting up WordPress blogs on individual accounts in that installation and administration is much easier and your blog will automatically have a UW 'look.' Blogs in the WordPress Network are not as customizable as one you set up individually, but we expect that they will meet many needs. One attractive feature is that your WordPress Network blog will have the easy-to-remember address 'http://blogs.uw.edu/<your_netid>In response to the rising popularity of Wordpress blog sites at the UW, UW-IT, UW Marketing and other partners will soon launch UW Blogs Network, an easy-to-use blog service for faculty and staff. The new service will be UW-branded, centrally-administered by UW-IT and included in the Basic Bundle of services.

The new service will be easily activated through the "computing services" page, and makes it easier to use Wordpress by providing UW-specific themes, NetID login support, up-to-date plug-ins, and a blog framework. The site, content, and administration are up to the site owner. The service is targeted for full release Winter 2012.

The service is available to UW faculty and staff for use to support UW activities and is subject to state laws and UW policies.

UW Blogs Network Features

  • Uses the popular WordPress software.
  • UW-Branded Blog
  • NetID Authentication: no need to remember a new password.
  • Centrally maintained by UW-IT: blog owners don't need to worry about keeping the software up-to-date.

Who is Eligible

Current faculty, staff, departments, and courses can activate a UW Blog. Once activated, an individual blog owner can add any NetID holder they choose to assist in administrating that blog, if so desired.

How to Sign up

Activating your Blog