Glow Blogs July 2016 Release

The Next Release of Glow Blogs took place on Tuesday 19th of July.


It consisted of:

  • Removal of 4 Woo themes.
  • Upgrading of WordPress to 4.5
  • Events Plugin, this will allow the creation of ‘events’ in addition to posts and pages and have calendar views of these events. See Event Organiser — WordPress Plugins.
  • Addition of TwentySixteen Theme (the default for new blogs will continue to be TwentyFourteen)
  • Embed of Google Calendars
  • Embed of Scratch Projects
  • Addition of .dot and .otf files to the permitted file types for upload.
  • New Blogs Landing Page
  • Follow blogs from the My Sites page
  • Enhancement of ‘Remove me from this blog’ to avoid accidental removal.
  • Additional Language packs for Blogs dashboard. This means that users can set the language they wish to use in the blog administration.

Help for all of these features will appear soon on the Help blog.

Spectrum News is the only one of the woo themes that will affect many blogs. You may want to change this theme before it is automatically turned off. I have sent a list of blogs using these themes to LA key contacts.

There are some notes on the help blog:
Spectrum News to TwentyFourteen

As always please get in touch if you have any questions.

More on the release:

That list is automatically updated as we are using the display-posts plugin and a short code of:

[display-posts tag="july-2016-release"]

2 thoughts on “Glow Blogs July 2016 Release”

  1. Thanks for these, Scratch embed was a welcome surprise 🙂

    Do you think there is any chance of the Event Organiser having “Pro” features in the future. Such as bookings, obviously not paid but I am thinking about over subscribed lunch time clubs, CPD events etc.

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