How to apply

The blogging service is available to UCL departments, research groups, centres and other bodies.

It is not a blogging service for personal usage.
Blogging for individuals can be found at such sites as www.wordpress.com.

Also, please note that blogs must use the UCL Corporate Identity layout.
Themes have been provided for this layout with a variety of colour schemes.
We regret that, in most cases, we cannot import other themes or plugins.
However, please contact web-support@ucl.ac.uk if you’d like to discuss this.
There are plugins for Twitter integration and Formbuilder.
Formbuilder allows users to build forms that can either generate an email or send form contents to a script for processing.

To apply for a new blog, email web-support@ucl.ac.uk and provide the following details:

  • Blog title
  • Blog address (e.g. http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/my-blog).
    • Please note: all blogs must have ‘blogs.ucl.ac.uk’ at the beginning of the URL
    • Blog addresses should be in lower case, and use hyphens to separate words

The person who will be responsible for the blog must also provide us with their:

  • Personal UCL user ID
  • Department, centre, etc. name

and make sure that the Blog gets updated regularly.
A blog that isn’t updated will lose its followers very quickly.
If a blog hasn’t been updated for 6 months, we may decide to archive it and if it has never had any posts, we will delete it.

Check the Toolkit provided by the Communications and Marketing Office