Blog settings

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Blog settings.

Enabling / disabling blogs

Blogs in Moodle are enabled by default. They may be disabled by a site administrator in Settings > Site administration > Advanced features by setting the blog visibility to 'Disable blog system completely'.

My profile settings

Blog entries per page

In Settings > My profile > Blogs > Preferences you can set how many blog entries are displayed on a page. The default number of entries is 10.

Site administration settings

Blogs have additional settings which may be changed by an administrator in Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Blog.

Enable blog associations

Blog menu block on an assignment page

Two capabilities:

enable users to blog about their course or a particular activity. The Blog menu block provides context-sensitive links for adding an entry.

Blog visibility

This setting allows you to restrict the level to which user blogs can be viewed on this site. Note that they specify the maximum context of the VIEWER not the poster or the types of blog posts. Blogs can also be disabled completely if you don't want them at all.

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Note: Sites upgrading to 2.0 which previously had blog visibility set to "Users can only see blogs for people who share a course" or "Users can only see blogs for people who share a group" will have blogs converted into blog-like format forums.

Enable external blogs

Enables users to specify external blog feeds. Moodle regularly checks these blog feeds and copies new entries to the local blog of that user.

External blog cron schedule

How often Moodle checks the external blogs for new entries. By default it is 24 hours.

Maximum number of external blogs per user

By default, the number of external blogs each user is allowed to link to their Moodle blog is 1.

Enable comments

Blog comments are enabled by default, though may be disabled if required.

Blog capabilities

The Blogger role may be used to limit blogging to specific users only.