We’ve solved a huge piece of the puzzle when it comes to managing class blogs and sites with many users. We think you are going to love it!
As of today, Edublogs Pro users can invite users to join their blogs by simply sending them a join code. This means there is no more creating student or user accounts manually! This should really simplify the “getting started” process when managing large groups of users.
This feature integrates perfectly with our My Class tool, and it allows you to keep total control over who is added to your blog and what permissions they have once they join.
Here’s a small preview:
What’s This For?
- Teachers wanting to add students to a class blog
- Giving access to parents or guests on private sites
- Inviting only those you wish to be able to leave comments on posts
- Quickly adding a colleague as a co-administrator to a site
- Creating a community blog where you can make it easy to add contributors or authors
How Does It Work?
Get started by visiting Users > Invite Users in your dashboard.
There is a new step in our signup process for adding in a join code. And existing users will find a join code field in their profile pages too.
If you’d like more detailed information on how it all works, visit our help site here.
This is just the beginning of the new features we’ll be adding through out the month of August.
And don’t forget, to celebrate 10 years, we’re giving away $10,000 in services too!
As part of our month long celebration of 10 years of Edublogs, we’re excited to roll out a new look and feel to our home page!
This is only the beginning and in the coming weeks and months, we’ll add to this site and give a similar coat of paint to some of our other sites too, like TheEdublogger.com and our Help & Support site.
So What’s New?
Beyond just an overall update, there are a few new gems and additions to the site worth noting, including:
New Sign-Up Form
The account creation process has been streamlined to make it easier for students and it now works better on mobile devices too. It is now possible for new users to create a username only (so no blog) if you’d like.
The Trending Section
Scroll down the home page a little, and there’s a new ‘Community’ section that showcases some of the latest posts from across Edublogs. Perhaps your blog’s posts will be featured on our home page soon!
The Features Page
We’ve created a new and improved features comparison chart that will make it easier to see the differences between our free, Pro, and CampusPress services. Check it out here.
During the month of August, we’re giving away over $10,000 of our services in celebration of our 10 year blogiversary. Learn more and enter to win here.
This re-design lays the groundwork for a huge new feature we’re excited to release in the very near future. So stay tuned!
If you need to have someone else pay for your upgrade, or need a one-time only payment, please complete the form below.
Make sure you contact us to let us know the payment is being submitted, so we can make sure to upgrade the correct account.
Today we’re excited to announce we’ve rolled out many more new beautiful themes.
All these themes are mobile friendly; designed to display nicely on all devices. Bring a fresh, sophisticated look to your blog with one of these new themes while making your posts easier to read on tablets and phones.
New Theme Categories
What’s more, we’ve sorted all themes into categories to make it easier to find your next theme.
Visit Appearance > Themes and click on a Category link at the top of the theme screen to display themes from that category.
We’ve sorted themes into:
- Accessibility Ready (9 themes) – meet the accessibility guidelines.
- Class (36 themes) – popular themes used on class blogs.
- Magazine (27 themes) – great for creating magazine and newspaper websites.
- Mobile Friendly (144) – responsive layout designed to display well on all devices.
- Newest (55 themes)
- Popular (40 themes)
- Portfolio (24 themes) – great for portfolio and photo blogs.
- Sliders (15 themes) – themes with sliders.
Here is a quick review of a few of the new themes:
Fifteen by Rohit Tripathi is a beautifully designed WordPress theme with a grid layout which makes it prefect for showcasing your work. It’s ideal for photography and portfolio based websites for showcasing your photos or creative work.
Other popular themes by the same designer are Preus, Sixteen, Coller, Inkness, Market, Temptation, NewP, Aldehyde. You need to set a featured image in your posts to display images on the blog post page when using these themes.
Hueman by Alexander Agnarson is a minimalist, flat theme that is ideal for magazine websites. This theme provides extensive styling options and flexible layout.
Check it out in action on The Edublogger.
Swiss by Tommek is a simple minimalist theme chosen for those educators who are looking for something a bit different for their class blog.
Popular class blog themes include Magazino, Noteworthy. Pachyderm, Patchwork, Radiate, Scrappy, Something Fishy, Stitch, Surfarama and Writr.
There is something for everyone in these new themes and hope you enjoy them.
Give these new themes a try by going to Appearance > Themes.