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105 thoughts on “Welcome to Glow Blog Help”

  1. Hi there,
    We’re just dipping our toes into the ocean of blogs.

    We would like to change the colour of the text on the postings but can’t seem to find a way to do it. It is probably really obvious, but any help you can offer would be really appreciated.


  2. Hi,
    We are maintaining our blog weekly with success, however I’m concerned about storage space and future posts.

    Currently, our storage space is at 70%. What would happen if I deleted some of our photos from the media library? Would they disappear from the blog posts they have been attached to in previous weeks? How do people manage their media content? In a nursery setting, it’s all about photos and videos to record the learning so visual content is crucial.


    1. Hi Judi,
      Deleting photos from the media library will remove them from the site.
      You can ask for increased space via your Local Authority. They log a call with the RM help desk.


      You can also try and keep the file size of media down, string photos and reducing the size of videos. How you do this will depend on the platform you are using. I’ll send this via email and may be able to offer some suggestions.

  3. Hello,

    I am developing a new blog as our school website. However, I have seen on other websites that you can embed a PDF document which you can preview without having to click on any link. Can this be achieved on GLOW Blogs?

  4. I wonder if I could get some advice?
    I have had feedback from some families using our asn home learning blog, that when youtube urls are included, they find their kids are ‘lost’ from the intended video from the blog post and focus is distracted by the whole youtube page. I wonder if there is a way for the youtube video just to play within the blog without leaving the page? Hope this query makes sense!

    thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Mrs McKenzie, It make perfect sense. But you cannot do it. Once you embed a Youtube video what appears is under the control of YouTube and they want you to get lost in YouTube.

      1. Hi there! I have created a new blog and |I cannot remember what I have to do in addition to setting a user to administrator to give them access. My colleague has just received a message to say she doesn’t have privileges. I remember having to do something else when I set up my first blog and had a similar issue for users having the blog addeMornad as a blog ‘for them’ but cannot remember what I had to do.

  5. I have set up a website using Blogs. The home page shows my name on the left as a contributor. I would like to remove this as I have simply copied and pasted from the department’s school book. The formatting from the word document has been lost.
    Any ideas?

    1. Blogs generally show the author of a post on a post or page, this depends on the them you are using. It is sometime possible to have the author’s details hidden. I’d need to know where your blog is and have a look at it to send instructions.

      Copy and pasting from a word document can be a bit of hit or miss. The data needs to be converted to html by the blog. This does not always work.
      At the right hand side of the post or page editor there are two tabs: Visual and Text. Using the Visual editor usually helps when pasting from word. Were you using that?

      If you send me a link to your blog I can have a look and see if we can hid the author information.

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