Configuring blogs system-wide

The system-wide blog settings impact blogs everywhere in the community.

Fastpath: Admin Console: Blogs > Settings > Blog Settings

In the table below describes the available settings. For an overview of blog configuration, see Managing blogs. These system-wide settings are common to blogging software.

Setting Description
Blogs Enables or disables blogs. Disabling blogs removes blog-related elements in the user interface; people cannot create or view blogs and their posts.

If you have Enabled blogs here, you need to set the permissions for users to create blogs on Permissions > Blog Permissions. For more information, see Setting up global blog permissions for user groups.

Comments Enables or disables blog post comments. Disabling comments makes the existing comments not visible to community users. It also removes the ability to add comments to blogs.
Ping Updates Enables or disables ping updates.
Ping Service URI Override Enables or disables the ability for users to customize the list of ping service URIs. When this is enabled, the blog management page for a blog provides a way for a blog's author or administrator to specify ping service URIs.
Default Ping Service URIs The default list of ping service URIs. These are the URIs that are pinged by default. If you enable URI override, a blog's management page provides the option to use the defaults.
Akismet Enables or disables Akismet service for filtering spam in comments. Enabling Akismet displays a place where you can enter your Akismet API key. For more information, see Akismet portal at