Tips

These pages will give some tips and trick you can use on your Glow Blogs.

If you have any ideas for tips or ones of your own, let us know in the comments.

How to Add a Twitter Widget

The widgets provided by Twitter need the ability to add JavaScript to your blogs sidebar this is not permitted for security reasons.  There is an alternative, the Jetpack Extra sidebar Widgets Twitter widget. See Extra Sidebar Widgets – Twitter Timeline on the Glow Blogs Jetpack blog for more details. UPDATE June 2016: Twitter Widgets Changes … Continue reading How to Add a Twitter Widget

Video Player Tips

It is very simple to upload and embed Video in Glow Blogs, the Embedding Media Page give a an overview of the basics. Here is a simple short movie uploaded and embedded, it is only 4 seconds long: Video Details After I have added the video to the post editor I can do other things to it. … Continue reading Video Player Tips

Follow Blogs from My Sites

The Glow blogs reader helps you keep up with new posts on other blogs in your LA. This is particularly useful for teachers keeping up with e-Portfolios. There are details on Glow Blogs Reader (Follow Blogs). Now (July 2016) you can follow any blog that is listed in your my sites directly from the My … Continue reading Follow Blogs from My Sites

RM Unify Tiles to link to blogs

Some people may want to add a tile to their, or their school, launch pad that goes directly to their blog and also logs them into glow. Or to direct teachers and pupils to a private or glow only blog. Just using a link to the blog will end up with the users on the … Continue reading RM Unify Tiles to link to blogs

Quick Link for Pupils to Post

Sometimes it just seems like too much bother to log on to Glow, click the blog tile and then navigate to your dashboard before finally clicking the + to add a post. This can be time consuming for young pupils too. To make it quicker you can link, in a widget on your blog, to … Continue reading Quick Link for Pupils to Post

Centre Your TwentyFourteen site

TwentyFourteen is a popular theme for school websites. One feature that some people dislike is the way the site is displayed on a wide screen:   You can easily set the site to be entered like this if you like:   To do this you need to activate the Jetpack plugin and then the CSS … Continue reading Centre Your TwentyFourteen site

Rotating Images

Uploading photos that are flipped or rotated can be fixed in WordPress. This can be due to a photo being taken with rthe camera rotated or often from a problem in WordPress with photos taken by iPad cameras, especially with selfies. Here is how. After uploading an image it appears upside down in the media library. … Continue reading Rotating Images

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