Below is an overview of all the different options for creating blogs:

Batch Create

Batch create allows super admin users to quickly create blogs by uploading a CSV file to Sites > Batch Create in the network admin dashboard.

For more information refer to Batch Create support documentation.

Blog & User Creator

The Blog & User Creator function is used to bulk create blogs for new or existing users.  This is the fastest ways for admin users to bulk create blogs for their students,  if you aren’t using My Class, and is a quick way for a super admin to bulk create new blogs.

The Blog & User Creator is disabled on all new CampusPress networks.  Enable access by going to Settings > Blog & User Creator in the network admin dashboard.

For more information refer to Blog & User Creator support documentation.

My Class

My Class > Create Student blogs is used to bulk create student blogs when My Class is set up on the blog.  This is the recommended way for teachers to set up and manage students blogs..

To use My Class the Classes plugin must be network activated in Plugins >  Plugin Management the network admin dashboard and My Class needs to be set up on the class blog.

For more information refer to Create student blog support documentation.

Sign up page

Users can also create their own blogs if you have enabled your sign up page in Allow New Registrations in Network Settings.

Auto Create

Whenever possible, we recommend using a method to tie into your existing user accounts such as LDAPGoogle Apps, or Shibboleth.

If you use one of these options you can set it up to auto create the blog the first time a user logs into your CampusPress network using their school username and password.

Add New site

Super admin users can create new blogs using Sites > Add New in the network admin dashboard.

We don’t recommend you use Sites > Add New if creating a blog for a new user because their username is created using the site address i.e. it doesn’t allow you to specify what username you want to use.

For existing users, you just need to add their existing email address.  Once their blog is created the user logs in with their existing username and password.