We are continuing to carry out improvement works to enhance the performance of Glow Blogs, and will be retiring a number of themes on 30 January 2020.
Themes are an important part of the Glow Blogs experience helping you to display your latest content in a creative and interesting way. Users may apply themes to help make their Glow Blog look a certain way so that visitors get a better experience. Glow Blogs can be used to create a school website, homework blog or as an e-portfolio for example. There are other themes to choose from, and retiring some themes will help us to upgrade the platform and allow us to add more new themes and features in the future.
The themes we will be retiring are set out in an article on Glow Connect. These are not compatible with newer versions of WordPress, and if you currently use one of them we would urge you to take action now to change your theme. If no action is taken these blogs will revert to the TwentyFourteen theme on the 30th January.
To help change your theme we have created a handy how-to guide.
As with any change, we would recommend that you test themes in another site before applying to your live site, especially if it is public. Please remember if you change your theme from one that is being disabled you cannot change it back again. More guidance including help with themes can be found on the Glow Blog Help site.
If you have any questions please get in touch with your local Glow Key Contact – https://glowconnect.org.uk/glow-contacts/