Fixed 26 September 2023
We have currently a problem with the list block in the Block Editor on Glow Blogs. When you create a list, it only allows you to have one item. Pressing return does not give you another item in the list.
A fix has been found and will be release soon.
Use a classic block. This adds the older classic editor to a post where you can add a list.
Use a markdown block.
Markdown bullet list:
Markdown numbered list:
- item a
- item b
The about list was produced with the markdown block, here is a screenshot:
Glow Blogs has had another update. Here are some highlights
Use H5P content on other blogs via shortcode
You can now allow your hp5 interactive content to be used on other Glow Blogs. See the H5P example blog Sharing page for details.
Plugin Copy Posts
This post allows you to create template posts that can be copied to other users blog and edited there. This will be useful for providing a starter for e-Portfolio posts by pupils. More information here on the help blog.
Plugin Block/e-Portfolio compatibility
The e-Portfolio plugin has been updated so that profile posts can now work with Gutenberg blocks: Gallery, Cover, Audio File, Video, Media/text, Pull quote, Table, Verse, Next page.
Some inappropriate blocks: Buttons, Search Field, Social Links, will not be shown in a pdf profile.
- Many plugins and themes have been updated to newer versions
- Security Update for WordPress
- A bug in the comment form was fixed
- A bug in Jetpack Sharing links was fixed
Other recent changes
Remember you can use the newer Blocks Editor for composing posts now. We have started a Block Blogs to give more information.
The H5P plugin allows you to make all sorts of interactive content. See the H5P examples blog for examples and more information.
The Glow Services has had a major update
WordPress has been updated. As usual we are slightly behind the latest version from WordPress.org
Many of the plugin and Themes have been updated.
It is now possible to use the Gutenberg Blocks editor on Posts and Pages. You can read more about the Blocks editor. We will be updating the help site to cover this over time.
The Lightbox plugin has now been removed, if a site has used the Lightbox plugin then this will be picked up and Jetpack will be enabled with the Carousel module also enabled.
There is a new plugin Advanced Search and filter plugin This allows large complex sites to create searches which include filters for categories, tags and other taxonomies.
You can now upload ppsx (PowerPoint Slide Show) files to Glow Blogs. These files may be large if they contain audio narration, this will take files space in your media library.
We are looking feedback on how people use Glow Blogs this will help us develop new functionality. Please fill in this short survey. It is linked from all the LA home pages.
There is a new ‘jQuery Migrate’ plugin that is activated across the service. This requires no activity from blog users. The plugin does send email to some blog admins, these can be ignored. We hope to stop the service sending these emails.