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Resources for SCU blogs

Blogs for SCU organizations and individuals are supported in two systems; the Commonspot content management system, and the Webpages publishing system.

Commonspot Blogs

If your organization maintains a Web site in Commonspot, you can publish a blog using an available custom element. Commonspot blogs can be used for department news, status updates, and other timely communications, as well as for individual journals. Here are a few examples of blogs managed in Commonspot:

To learn more about creating and managing a blog in Commonspot, visit the Web Publishing site.

Webpages Blogs

The system is available to all SCU faculty, staff, and students for personal Web publishing. This system allows for publishing within a browser-based content management system (Drupal) or by publishing static HTML content via FTP. The Drupal CMS includes a blog module; you can use this to manage your blog content without any prior knowledge of HTML or FTP.

A registration form is available on the webpages system.

Blogs in non-SCU systems

Blogs for, by, and about SCU-affiliated individuals and organizations that aren't managed in either Commonspot or Webpages can still be added to the Blog Index. Along with the blog title, description, and publisher information, you'll need to know the blog's Web site URL and the URL for the blog's RSS or XML file to add it to the SCU Blog Index.

There are many external systems available for free or low-cost blog publishing. Popular systems include Blogger, LiveJournal and TypePad - although there are many more to choose from.  Support resources for blogs in these external systems isn't available from the SCU Web publishing team - the system provider would offer some support, however.

Notice: Blog authors are solely responsible for the content of the blogs listed in the index. Neither the content of these blogs, nor the links to other web sites, are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by Santa Clara University. The text and other material on these blogs are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of Santa Clara University.