Announcing Loads Of New Themes!

Personalizing your blog is, for most of us, a fun and rewarding endeavor.

And we just made that experience even better by adding dozens of new themes to Edublogs and CampusPress.

That brings the total number of new themes so far this year to nearly 100!

You can see the most recently added themes by visiting the Appearance > Themes menu item in your dashboard. There’s a filter there to sort by just the newest themes.

Mobile Friendly Theme Info

All of our themes are now mobile friendly and responsive, meaning they will look great no matter the size of the device visitors are using.

This does take a bit of getting used to, as menus and sidebars might get hidden or moved around on smaller screen sizes. This is by design and worth it, for sure!

If you’d like to learn more about using mobile friendly themes, check out our post on TheEdublogger here.

Have A Favorite?

Give your blog a makeover and leave a link in the comments below.

We can’t wait to see all of the new looks and designs you all will come up with.

Happy blogging!

 

Updated! Better email subscription to keep your followers and parents informed!

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!

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Check out the new follow button in action at TheEdublogger.com!

What’s new?

  • 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

Getting Started

1. Head over to the Subscriptions > Settings in your blog’s dashboard.

 settings

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.

 Adding email subscirption

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!

Happy blogging!

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