Here you can find out how to set up a blog to publish information on your teaching and research activities, or for your own interest. You can assign a personal blog name as a sub-directory to blogs.ust.hk, for example http://blogs.ust.hk/cctest. This iBlog Service is based on WordPressMU, the multi-user version of the famous WordPress blogging application. Below is a sample page:

If you are new to blogging, please read What is a “blog” from WordPress. If you are already familiar with blogs, you can sign up.

Guidelines

  • HKUST is a non-profit educational institution and the use of its facilities, including computer and network facilities, is limited to the educational and other non-commercial purposes of its faculty and eligible staff.
  • Accordingly, computing and networking resources and the ability to create a webpage that is either linked to the official HKUST Home Pages or posted using HKUST computer facilities are privileges extended to members of the HKUST community, within the available resources of HKUST, and must be exercised in conformity with all applicable HKUST policies and guidelines and all applicable laws.
  • No person may include in a webpage any advertising materials or other materials relating to business or commercial activities of such person or any third person. No pornographic or indecent materials can be included, both in a direct or indirect way, in their webpages. The content of any webpage and its compliance with applicable policy and law is the sole responsibility of the author.
  • All users are expected to observe acceptable standards of behavior in using HKUST computing and networking services. Please read the Acceptable Use Policy carefully before proceeding to create your webpage.
  • HKUST does not routinely monitor or edit the content of webpages. However, in the event that HKUST becomes aware of a violation of policy or law that involves a web page, HKUST reserves the right to remove the webpage, restrict access to such page or take other action as deemed appropriate by HKUST.
  • If any person has any doubt as to the applicability of the policies and guidelines referred to herein, such person should contact webmaster@www.ust.hk before taking any action.
  • Persons who do not want their web activities to be restricted by the policies and guidelines contained in this document, are advised to contact commercial internet service providers.

Getting Started

Follow these steps to create a new blog:

  1. On the Sign Up Page, click “Sign Up Now“.
  2. Fill in your preferred “Username” (for administering your blog) and “Email Address” (only email address with @ust.hk or @stu.ust.hk are allowed).
  3. Select “Gimme a blog” and click “Next“.
  4. Fill in your preferred “Blog Name“, “Blog Title“, choose the required “Privacy” option and then click “Signup“.
  5. An activation email will be sent to your Inbox. Check for the activation message and click on the link provided to activate your blog.
  6. When you see the page “Your account is now active!” together with your username and password, your blog is ready to use. You can click the link “View your blog” or “Login” (to administer your blog) on that page. You will also receive another email notification about your username and password.

Manage Your Blog

Once your account is active, you can login to the Administration Panels (see below) where you can fully manage your blog:


Here are some starting points:

Start to write a post

Select “Write“, you can start to write your first post.

View your blog

Select “View site“, you can view the outlook of your blog.

Change the outlook of your blog

Select “Change Theme” or “Design“, and then choose your favorite theme.

Edit existing posts

Select “Manage“, and then select the “post” which you would like to edit.

Import/export posts

Select “Manage” for Import or Export.

For more information, please see Writing Posts and Administering Your Blog on WordPress website.

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