Today we’re excited to be rolling out more new themes than we’ve ever done at any one time before – 36 new themes in all!
What’s more, all of these themes are designed so that they display nicely on devices of all sizes. Meaning your posts will be easy to read on tablets and phones.
There’s also new themes in the list that make great magazine and newspaper sites, and several with featured image sliders as well!
You can find a list of all of our mobile ready and responsive themes here.
Here they are listed, to help you find them:
- Aldehyde (image slider included!)
- Attorney (image slider included!)
- Coller (image slider included!)
- Codium Grid
- Ever After
- Forever (image slider included!)
- Fruit Shake
- Mesocolumn (magazine style)
- Pink Touch 2
- PR News (magazine style)
- Preus (image slider included!)
- Sixteen (image slider included!)
- Spun (fun photo blog theme)
- The Newswire (magazine style)
- Tiny Forge
- Unique (image slider included!)
- Vintage Camera
We think there is something for everyone in these new themes and hope you enjoy them.
Happy New Year!
We’re excited to share some of the most significant improvements to Edublogs and Edublogs Campus in years!
A New Modern Look And Feel
You’ll immediately notice in your dashboard a brand new coat of paint.
Don’t worry, everything is exactly where it was before, but the new design is more modern and more importantly…
Mobile Friendly Dashboard
While our apps for iOS and Android work great, sometimes you might want to quickly write a post or check your blog’s dashboard from your web browser.
And now you can!
You can upload images or take pictures with your device’s camera right in the dashboard too.
Plus, if you are using our apps, you have an option to open the full dashboard experience, which is now much better as well.
Now students have no excuse not to get their posts submitted no matter where they are! ;)
Hover over your name in the top right corner and choose ‘Edit My Profile’ and you’ll see options for different color schemes as well.
A nice touch, we think.
The New Plugin Experience
Visit the ‘Plugins’ menu item and you’ll also notice a dramatic new way of searching for and discovering plugins.
A little preview, now that the Plugin experience is much improved, we hope to concentrate on adding many new ones over the coming months, so stay tuned!
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We’ve just released the new Edublogs for Android app – available now for free in the Google Play Store!
You can blog, upload photos, moderate comments, and more right from your phone or tablet.
Here are a few screenshots to whet your appetites:
For help using the app or more info about blogging from phones and tablets, check out the guide here.
And don’t forget our Edublogs for iOS app too :)
Happy mobile blogging!
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Check out what just happened on the upper left corner of our site.
Teachers and students around the world have now created more than TWO MILLION blogs on Edublogs.org.
You add the nearly 1 million more on our Edublogs Campus networks, and you’ll find Edublogs being used in classrooms in just about every single country, age group, and subject matter there is.
We’re stoked! And humbled!
A massive thank you to all of our users that have helped to grow the Edublogs community.
Our goal is to keep growing with 10’s of millions more blogs – we certainly couldn’t do that without all of you.
Sending an automatic email to your blog’s visitors with each new post is a powerful way to reach them.
And today, we are rolling out new and improved email subscription to help you grow and maintain your followers.
All of this is live now for our Pro blogs on Edublogs.org and will soon be available on our Edublogs Campus networks too!
- Choose from immediate, daily, or weekly emails
- Import subscribers with a CSV file
- See a list of your subscribers to know who’s getting the emails
- A nifty Follow button like the one above
- Export a list of all subscribers
1. Head over to the Subscriptions > Settings in your blog’s dashboard.
2. Check the different options to personalize the emails that are sent out. You really won’t have to make any changes, but if you’d like the “Follow” button to show, enable it here.
3. Go to Appearance > Widgets and add the Email Subscription widget to a sidebar. This will give your visitors an easy way to subscribe themselves.
4. That’s it! You can manage and see a list of your subscribers at Subscriptions > Subscribers.
Tips and Ideas
For class blogs, add all students and parents as email subscribers with one one click using the new import tool (Subscriptions > Add Subscribers) to ensure they are all getting updates.
If you post a ton, change over to daily or weekly digests so that your followers don’t get bombarded with loads of emails.
We’re hopeful that these improved tools will only increase the communication abilities that blogs provide.
If you need any help getting started, contact our support team and we’ll get you fixed up!
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