Uses

Want to know if blogs.auckland.ac.nz is right for your website? Here are some of the common ways the service is being used at the University of Auckland.
But it doesn’t end there — the sky’s the limit!

Blogs
  • Choose an easy-to-use theme.
  • Personalize your site with a variety of widgets and plugins.
  • Develop your voice.
  • Gain digital literacy using the most popular blogging platform.
Events
  • Choose an easy-to-use theme.
  • Personalise your site with a variety of widgets and plugins.
  • Quick and easy to create simple Event or Conference based sites.
  • If you are intending on facilitating payments on your site, you will need to engage with the University’s Event Services (Staff only).
  • For non-payment Events or Conferences, the Formidable Forms plugin offers a advanced form functionality and reporting.
Research groups
  • Choose from a variety of themes
  • Customize your site with custom CSS, theme options, widgets and plugins
Promotional
  • Choose an easy-to-use theme.
  • Personalize your site with a variety of widgets and plugins.
  • Develop your voice.
  • Engage with your target audience.
  • Easy to integrate with Google Analytics or Adobe Tag Manager.
  • Improve your sites ranking in Search Engines by using Simple Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) plugin.

Features

Mobile Friendly

Loads of mobile-friendly and responsive themes.

Accessible

Choose from a variety of accessibility-ready themes, categorized to be easy to find in the themes dashboard.

Privacy & Authentication

Control who has access to view and create content. Protect your entire site using WebAccess (Shibboleth).

300+ Themes

Choose from a variety of premium themes that range from easy to advanced. Customize your themes with any number of theme options, widgets, plugins, and custom CSS.

60+ Plugins

Add even more functionality and customizations to your site with our supported WordPress plugins.
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Training & Help

If you can’t find answers to your questions in our docs or guides, feel free to contact us.

Files & Embeds

Upload and embed videos, photos, files, podcasts, and content from most University of Auckland services and popular services on the web.

Managed Hosting

blogs.auckland.ac.nz sites are hosted by a third-party vendor, CampusPress (Edublogs). You can rest assured that your sites will always be running smoothly – protected, updated, monitored and above all, safe.