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Guidelines for uni.oslomet.no (Wordpress)

Guidelines for uni.oslomet.no (Wordpress)

During the spring of 2020, uni.oslomet.no will replace blogg.hioa.no.

uni.oslomet.no (formerly blogg.hioa.no) is a publishing platform for

  • educational projects with external partners
  • research projects with external partners
  • externally funded projects
  • internal research groups and research projects
  • independent units at OsloMet

The platform uses WordPress as CMS (publishing system). This is a simple publishing system that most people learn quickly. It is also possible to add external publishers. Unlike oslomet.no, ansatt.oslomet.no and student.oslomet.no, all employees can have access to publish on uni.oslomet.no. Since many are familiar with WordPress, training is not mandatory. 

To create a site and get publishing access to uni.oslomet.no see contact info below. 

Content requirements on uni.oslomet.no 

Each project site on uni.oslomet.no shall have at least one responsible administrator who is responsible for user access, security and content for the project site. 

  • The project site must be accessible for all.
  • All content (text, image, video and audio) must comply with copyright law.
  • Project pages must comply with the Privacy Act (also known as the GDPR).

uni.oslomet.no cannot be used as an archive. Finished projects that no longer update their site must either document that the sites are being maintained or plan to end the site and find another place to archive. 

What kind of domain (url) can be used? 

The domain format is: uni.oslomet.no/projectname. 

For more information about domains on OsloMet (currently only available in Norwegian). 

Design (theme) 

In WordPress you have access to an OsloMet theme and three other WordPress themes. It is not possible to access CSS or make other changes to installed themes. It is not possible to add themes other than those already installed. 

Extensions (plugins) 

It is not possible to install plugins on the various project pages. 

Help with uni.oslomet.no

In order to create a project site on uni.oslomet.no, you must contact nettredaksjonen@oslomet.no  

A Teams group has been created for WordPress users. Here you can find information about WordPress and get answers to your questions.