The purpose of a UNH blog is to provide regular updates in the form of short articles about topic of interest to your specific community.

Purpose and Audience

Blogs generate a lot of buzz because they can be powerful tools to connect with and grow an online audience. However, like any form of social media communication, they quickly fall flat when not maintained and regularly updated. For this reason, we suggest carefully considering your resources and creating and editorial calendar before requesting a blog for any UNH site.

Blog software

UNH Academic Technology (AT) is responsible for the maintenance and operation of blogs on websites. The software application supporting blogs is Drupal.

Request a Blog

UNH colleges, departments, organizations, and entities with Drupal websites may set up and run blogs on those sites. Only those designated as having the communications/ marketing responsibility for the entity may request a blog for themselves or for someone in their entity. Request a Drupal blog from Web and Mobile Development (WMD). Individuals can set up blogs for themselves through myPages. myPages blogs are not governed by this standard.

Blog Guidelines

  • Post unique content specific to your community. News of more general interest should be posted on UNH Today. Occasional short posts can link to UNH Today stories, but in general posts should be unique to this blog and not duplicates of content posted elsewhere.
  • Post at least once a week. Set up a content calendar to plan out blog posts in advance and invite others to help write them.
  • Never comment on anything related to legal matters or pending litigation. 
  • Any advertising, promotion, or endorsement of third-party products or services is not permitted.
  • Review copyright rules for images and videos you post. If an image or video you take will be used for promotional purposes (anything other than a news story), you may need to obtain a photo release.
  • Always obtain consent from parents before posting photographs of children.
  • Notify other communicators about posts of joint interest.


For questions regarding blogs, please contact WMD.


Anyone working on a Drupal or myPages blog is welcome to attend the open walk-in training and help sessions that Academic Technology offers. For a schedule of the training sessions and walk-in times, see the Academic Technology training calendar.

Responsibility for Content blogs are maintained by members of the university community acting as official representatives of the University of New Hampshire. Blog editors are responsible for content. In addition, editors should review links in past posts at least twice a year to ensure that all links are still active and available. Finally, editors are responsible for complying with all relevant laws and university policies.


Although UNH AT does not monitor or regularly review website or blog content, it reserves the right to remove at any time any content that it considers to violate this standard or any other UNH policies. If inappropriate or inaccurate content is discovered, UNH WMD will contact the site owner to discuss the issue. If the blog or content owner cannot be contacted or is no longer at UNH, that content will be administered by WMD and can be removed if deemed inaccurate or inappropriate. When content is obviously unacceptable, UNH WMD will immediately remove the content prior to contacting the site owner. Unacceptable entries also may cause site access to be suspended.

Reports regarding inappropriate content may be sent to WMD.