Welcome to MyPad
MyPAD is your personal and academic blogging tool. To login to MyPAD and start blogging, simply click on the Log In button on the top left corner of the screen and enter your University username and password.
The first time you log in a blog will be automatically be created for you, but you can create more blogs if you want to. By default your blog is completely private, but you can add subscribers to your blog or you can open it up to the public if you want.
For help and support using MyPAD please use the links on the right. If you’ve used Edublogs or WordPress before you’ll probably know what to do already. However, if you’re new to blogging we recommend taking a look at the Getting Started Guide. Once you’re familiar with the basics, you can take a look at the Complete User Guide to get an idea of all the things you can do with your blog.
Did you know that you can post to your MyPAD blog from your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android device or Blackberry?
Use the Edublogs app if you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, or use the WordPress app if you have an Android device or Blackberry.
• Get the Edublogs iPhone/iPad app from the Apple App Store
• Get the WordPress Android app from Google Play
• Get the WordPress Blackberry app
If you’re using the Edublogs app, select ‘Add Edublogs Campus Site’when you first launch the app. If you’re using the WordPress app, select ‘Add self-hosted WordPress blog’ when you first launch the app.
You’ll need to put in your blog address, which will be ‘http://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/your-university-username‘ (for example, ‘http://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/12345678‘. Then just put in your usual University username and password.
One last thing! Don’t forget to enable remote publishing on your blog – this is easy to do and you can watch a video showing you how to do it here.