A Service For...
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Just getting started? Want to learn more? Need some guidance?
CampusPress/Edublogs, the vendor for the Cornell Blog Service, provides insights and instructions on using the service. Find out more about:
Appearance and Themes
Posts and Pages
Plugins and Tools, including Custom CSS, JetPack, and Google Analytics
(Not all plugins on are available in the Cornell Blog Service.)
Files and Images
Settings and Privacy
Widgets and Sidebars
The Cornell University Blog Service provides an online publishing platform: CampusPress. Blogs using a default blogs.cornell.edu address are no-fee, custom-domain blogs are $100 per year (details about fees and billing).
CampusPress has WordPress's ease of use and most popular features, while keeping the service economical by focusing on providing only those features of greatest use to its entire community. Security and maintenance updates are managed by the vendor, making the CU Blog service an ideal option for Cornell faculty and staff looking for a fast, easy way to publish content and manage comments from across the web, using a standard set of features.
Note: The Cornell University Blog Service should not be used to store confidential data as defined by Cornell Policy 5.10.
The CU Blog service lets users choose themes, add plug-ins and widgets from a standard collection, and allows a degree of adjustment for look, feel, and features on a site. Custom Web Development can be hired to create custom themes that both meet Cornell standards and take advantage of the benefits of CampusPress.
Find out more about Custom Web Development.
CampusPress is not a direct replacement for a full individual installation of WordPress, since the service is based on one standardized set of options across the entire CampusPress user base.
For a list of plugins that are available for use, visit the CampusPress website and see Default User Plugins.
If you feel you might need design or functionality beyond a standard range of choices, a better fit might be a hosted full installation of WordPress or another web publishing environment. These provide more options and generally have a greater cost associated. Custom Web Development also offers a wide range of for-fee web development, design, and consultation services, and can help guide you to the web solution best suited to meeting your goals.
Contact Custom Web Development to find out more about different options available for your project.