Glow Blogs Help - Update

Glow Blogs Update June 2023


  • The WordPress version is now 6.2
  • We have included new themes Twenty Twenty-two & TwentyTwenty-Three
  • WordPress 6.2 and the new themes bring Full Site Editing to glow blogs.

Full Site Editing

WordPress Full Site Editing allows non-technical users to have more control over the appearance and layout of their website. It enables you to customise your entire website, including headers, footers, sidebars, and content areas, using a visual editor.

There is a lot to FSE, we will add more information and links to help on the Help Blog over the summer.

A couple of interesting improvements

Themes with FSE can allow you to easily swap from a set of predefined styles, or create your own.

Animated gif of the styles available in the Twenty Twenty Three theme
Animated gif of the styles available in the Twenty Twenty Three theme

Distraction Free mode. If you are rather overwhelmed by the new Block Editor you may like distraction free mode. This helps in giving you more space to write on and a much calmer experience. You can choose it from the editor settings, and it removes all toolbars and editing panels from the screen.


An extensive library of free stock photos, images, and audio, available for free use.

Openverse is built into the Block editor, this allows you to search openverse for an image you can use legally. What is different from similar searches using other tools is that this also adds the attribution text below the photos.

Screenshot of openverse in Glow Blogs

There is more information on some of the main feature added in these posts:

What’s New in WordPress 6.0 (Features and Screenshots)

What’s New in WordPress 6.2 (Features and Screenshots)

These refer to standard versions of WordPress so there many be a few details of difference from glow blogs.

Remember too, general WordPress help online now often assumes the newer Blocks editor. This is not enabled by default yet on Glow blogs, but can be easily turned on.

2 thoughts on “Glow Blogs Update June 2023”

  1. Hi there. Thanks very much for the information about the new update, I look forward to experimenting with the new features.

    It would seem as though the update has broken the ‘list’ block, meaning that the ‘Enter’ key doesn’t create a new list item.

    Having done some research, it seems like WP have changed the way that the block works, with each List Item now being its own block. Perhaps this needs to be added to the allowed block types in ‘functions.php’?

    See the following for someone else having a similar problem:

    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Mr Wilson,
      Thanks for the quick catch. I’ll pass this on to the developers. Thanks too for the suggestion.
      The only workaround I can think of in the short term is to use a classic block. Then optionally convert it to blocks. This seems to convert it to the new multi-block list.

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