One Platform, Many possibilities

blogs@NTU is a service by NTU Libraries to provide a campus-wide blogging and publishing platform for the Nanyang Technological University community. Blogs can be used for a  multitude of purposes – disseminate and showcase your research, provide engaging learning opportunities, promote programmes or events, interact with a global community, and countless other possibilities. Faculty, students and administrative staff can request for a blog to support their teaching, research, marketing or community-building activities. [Learn More

By leveraging on the popular WordPress platform, it is easy for a user to start a blog. The library provides support to bring users up to speed with the latest blog features and trends in social media.  Obviously for novices to blogging, this service could help them cut down learning time in building their blogs so that they can focus on what they want to achieve through a blog. As the open source blogging platform continues to evolve over time, librarians can advise bloggers on the latest relevant feature that can enhance their blogs. Furthermore, librarians have skills in organising information which can help bloggers to structure their content better or even provide links to connect to content provided by the library.

Tidying Up WordPress Edit Menu Page

Tidying Up WordPress Edit Menu Page

Click on Appearance → Menu to go to Edit Menu page: You may view more options for the menu by clicking on 'Screen Options' tab on the top right corner of the page. It provides more control for item addition and...

Quick Navigation Around WordPress

Quick Navigation Around WordPress

These are some quick ways to get around WordPress: Administrator Login Page Add wp-admin at the end of the blog's URL. blogs.ntu.edu.sg/myblog/wp-admin User Login Page Add wp-login at the end of the blog's URL. blogs.ntu.edu.sg/myblog/wp-login Dashboard Add dashboard...

Embedding Google Maps to Your Blog

Embedding Google Maps to Your Blog

Displaying maps in a post or page is easy. The detailed steps are listed below. Search the location through Google map. Click on 'Link' button. A pop-up window will appear and indicates the URL. Copy the HTML codes and paste it into Text Editor. The map will be...

Keyboard Shortcuts in WordPress

Keyboard Shortcuts in WordPress

You can increase your productivity in writing posts, by using WordPress keyboard shortcuts. A list of useful shortcuts are provided below. Visual Editor Kitchen Sink: Click on 'kitchen sink' button in the visual editor for more options. It includes 'text color', 'copy...

Creating a separate blog section

Creating a separate blog section

The detailed steps for creating a static post page are provided as shown below. Create a new page. Input a title for the page. Publish the page without contents. Set a location for blog posts. All posts will be re-directed to this new page. Go to Settings → Reading....

10 Places to Find Free Stock Images

10 Places to Find Free Stock Images

It is important to understand different copyright licenses for images and videos, etc. A list of 10 places with high quality free stock images for your blog is provided below. Photo Pin Photo Pin helps you to search for creative commons photos via Flickr. In addition,...

Editing an Image Inside WordPress

Editing an Image Inside WordPress

The uploaded image can be edited in WordPress. The detailed steps are listed as shown. Click on 'Add Media' button above the post editor. The media up-loader interface will show up. Select an image and click on 'Edit Image' link in Attachment Details panel....

Changing Your Default Post Category and Type

Changing Your Default Post Category and Type

By default, the post category is 'Uncategorized' if not specified. To change the default category: Go to Settings → Writing. Click on the drop-down box beside 'Default Post Category'. Save the changes made. In addition, the default post format can be changed. For...

Why Use blogs@NTU

Consultation

We provide advice on blog design and workflow, organisation of content and integration with various social media tools.

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Customisation

We carefully curate and offer a collection of attractive themes and plugins for you to create engaging yet secured blog sites.

Support

Our team provides online helpdesk services, conducts blog training and shares updates about blogs@NTU regularly.

Insights

Use blog analytics to track your blog visitors and gain insights about your content.

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