The Blog & User Creator is designed to make it easy for your admin users to bulk create blogs or bulk add users to blogs.

It is automatically disabled on newly created CampusPress networks as some networks use My Class and don’t want their users accessing it.  When components are disabled your users see the following message:

Blog & user

The super admin user can enable some or all of the Blog & User Creator components in Settings > Blog & User Creator in the network admin dashboard.

If you are using one of our authentication options the users will be created as LDAPGoogle Apps, or Shibboleth users depending on which authentication option you are using.

Enabling Blog & User Creator components

1.  Go to Settings > Blog & User Creator in the network admin dashboard.

Blogs & User Settings

2.  Select which components you want to enable and who can use.

Blog & User Components

Enable options: 

  • Yes – all blog admin users can use the component
  • Super Admin only – only a super admin user can use the component.  All other users see users see “This feature has been disabled by the administrator of your network” when they visit that page in the Blog & User Creator.
  • No – component is disabled and users see “This feature has been disabled by the administrator of your network” when they visit that page in the Blog & User Creator.

3.  Click Save Changes.

Adding new users

1.  Go to Users > Blog & User Creator in the blog dashboard  you want to add users to.

Blog & User menu

2.  Click on the Add New Users tab

Add new users

3.  Add suitable usernames.

  • Use only lowercase letters and numbers, with no spaces, in the username
  • The username is what they use to sign into the blog dashboard and is displayed on posts and comments they write. You can’t change a username,  however you can change what name is displayed.
  • If you are creating a new username and see ‘Sorry, that username already exists!’ it means you need to use a more unique username.  A simple solution for students is to use a combination of their first name, initial of last name, school initials and/or their room or year.

4.  Add their email address

  • You can’t create several usernames with the same email address because the system resets password based on email address.

5.  Add their password

  • Where possible we recommend you use a preset password as the automatically generate password is very strong.
  • Leave this blank if you want to let the system automatically create the password

6.  Select their role (learn more about user role’s here)

7.   Click Submit to create and add them to your blog. (You can also click Add More if you want to add additional users.)

Once you hit Submit, your users are automatically added to your blog and will be listed in Users > All Users. All new users will receive an email with their login details.

Adding Existing Users

1.  Go to Users > Blog & User Creator in the blog dashboard  you want to add users to.

Blog & User menu

2.  Click on the Add Existing Users tab

Add Existing User

3.  Add their existing usernames or the email addresses attached to their usernames

4.  Select their roles (learn more about user role’s here)

5.  Click Submit. (You can also click Add More to add additional users.)

6.  Once you hit Submit, your users are automatically added to your blog and will be listed in Users > All Users.

  • All new users will receive an email alert.
  • Unlike the emails sent when creating new users, this email won’t contain a password because they’ll log in with their existing username and password.

Create blogs

Creating blogs is as simple as:

1.  Go to Users > Blog & User Creator in the dashboard of any blog.

Blog & User menu

2.  Click on the Create Blogs tab

3.  Select their role on their new blog, their role on your blog, your role on their blog (learn more about user role’s here).

Create blogs

*In Step 3, always choose “No role.” if you are creating their blogs as a super admin user.  

4.  Add username, email address, password (optional), blog URL and blog title then click Submit.

  • If the user has an existing username then you just need to add the email address attached to their existing username,  the blog URL and blog title then click Submit.