PrimaryBlogger October 2011 Update

Here at PrimaryBlogger, we want to keep you informed of everything we do so you can take advantage of any changes we make.

Every month we’re going to detail all new plugins and themes that we install for you, and any other great product updates that we have to give to you. So here goes…


Themes

Pink Touch 2

Pink Touch 2 has a stellar mix of color, texture, and typography. It pays close attention to detail. The individual design effects are simple and subtle but together they make your blog look very attractive.

http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/pink-touch-2/

Platform

Platform is an drag-and-drop theme-design framework for WordPress and HTML5. It will help you do amazing things with your site, faster & easier than ever before.

http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/platform

thetalkingfowl

A semantic, HTML5 minimal template with plugin-free flickr and twitter feed.

http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/thetalkingfowl


Plugins

WP-Facebook-Timeline

Creates a visual linear timeline representation from your WordPress posts and other media sources in the style of Facebook Profile Timeline. Timeline events can be filtered by taxonomy terms and post types, including custom taxonomies and post types enabled by your active theme.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-facebook-timeline-mf-timeline/

Delete Yourself

A plugin to allow users to delete there own accounts completely from PrimaryBlogger.

PrimaryBlogger home-made

Google Analytics for WordPress

The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

Remove Dashboard Access for Non-Admins 

This plugin completely removes non-admin user access to the Dashboard. Non-admins are automatically redirected the site’s homepage. This is great if you just want pupils to be registered so you can have a private blog but want them to have no distractions.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/remove-dashboard-access-for-non-admins/

Embedly

The Embedly plugin allows bloggers to embed videos, images and rich media from “any” source with just the URL. It uses the Embedly API to get the embed code and display it in a post.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/embedly/


What else has changed?

You may have noticed we’ve given the main PrimaryBlogger website and service in general a huge overhaul, making it fantastically easy to use. We will be making other small changes soon, so keep an eye out for those.

We need your school logo and PrimaryBlogger blog address so we can feature you on our homepage! Follow us on Twitter and send us a tweet with your info and we’ll see what we can do.

Along with adding all the great new themes and plugins, which we will continue to do, we have also removed the ones that aren’t used to make the plugins and themes area much tidier for you.

Over the next few months we will replace all the more undesirable themes with more appealing ones to make your blogs a more desirable place to be.

We’ve lowered the maximum file size upload to 25MB per file. This is enough for small videos and audio, and many other media formats that we support.

The User Roles plugin is now enabled by default on all blogs. This plugin gives you access to create private blog posts/pages and limit users abilities to view them unless logged in, along with many other amazing features.


What’s changing soon?

We’ll soon be creating an per-blog file space limit of 1GB. This limit will help us keep providing a free service and also help keep PrimaryBlogger fast. If you run out of space make sure to upload your media files to external sites and link it to your blog with the Embedly plugin we enabled this month.

In the coming months we will be looking to provide a professional version of PrimaryBlogger with some premium themes and plugins, along with more file space and other extras. We’ll have more about this exciting news in the coming months.


I’ve found a problem, what can I do?

It’s super easy to get help or contact us. We currently have our support area at http://support.primaryt.co.uk you can contact us on Twitter @PrimaryBlogger.

4 Responses to “PrimaryBlogger October 2011 Update”

  1. colstonsblog says:

    Hi,

    Whenever I leave a blog post, it says comments are closed so no-one is able to leave comments which defies the point of a blog! I have changed the settings in discussion so people should be able to leave comments but it makes no difference. Could you find a solution please?

    Thanks

  2. Emma Rothery says:

    Hi Jack

    Please could you open a support ticket on our support site at support.primaryt.co.uk with your blog address and we’ll take a look for you.

    Many thanks
    Emma

  3. gvblogger says:

    I’ve tried to activate my blog but it says I don’t have enough permissions. It says this for most things I try and do.

    Unsure what to do

  4. Emma Rothery says:

    Please can you send an email to support@primaryblogger.co.uk outlining your problem and include your blog address and username.

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