Information Services

Blogs.ed.ac.uk service

A University-hosted and supported WordPress platform with all the features most bloggers will need.

What is blogs.ed.ac.uk?

This WordPress based platform offers pre-defined plug-ins and themes set to address most basic blogging needs. It is centrally managed by the University whilst still offering some space for digital skills development and external access. While you would access blogs.ed through EASE, you have the possibility to make the platform public and share it via social media. 

Blogs.ed.ac.uk is the perfect option for you if you wish to explore academic blogging without requiring a specific development  which is not available in our pre-defined package. If you require advanced customisation or a structured assessment workflow you might want to consider another service. Consult our comparative matrix for more information.  

Key features

  • Free to use
  • Available to all staff and postgraduate research students 
  • Centrally managed and supported
  • Easy integration with social media 
  • Indexed by search engines 
  • Ability to import your existing content, or export it later 

Recommended for

Research, professional profile blog or College, School, department, unit or community blog. 

Getting started with blogs.ed.ac.uk

Learn how to start creating your blogs.ed.ac.uk blog.

Blogs.ed help and support

Find some useful links and documents to help you navigate your blogging features.

Migration checklist

Here is what you need to know before you migrate your existing WordPress blog into our centrally supported WordPress service.