Important Information About Edublogs Theme Retirement

Hello!

In the coming months, Edublogs will be retiring a large number of themes from their CampusPress network.

There are two primary reasons for retiring these themes:

1. Many of their themes have been around for 8-10 years, and are outdated in both style and coding practices.

2. Google is now penalizing sites that aren’t mobile friendly. We will therefore only be supporting mobile friendly themes going forward.

Beginning on May 5th, Edublogs will display a notification in the dashboard of any site using one of the retired themes which will ask the user to change to a newer theme. At this time, the retired themes will disappear from the available themes list as well.

Then, on July 7th, any site that is still using a retired theme will be switched automatically to the default theme chosen for the network. Please visit the Edublogs Help and Support site if you have any questions about which theme is set to default or how to change it.

Edublogs will be adding over 50 new mobile friendly themes on May 5th as well. They will notify us of this once complete, and Cheryl and I will enable any new themes that are added to make them available to all users.

No content will be lost during the change of any themes, though if there are a different number or arrangement of sidebars, widgets may need to be setup again.

I’ve pasted a complete list of the themes selected for retirement below. As always, please let us know about any questions you may have.

Retired Themes:

73 Class

Almost Spring

Ambiru

anarchy

Andreas10

Anubis

Arclite

Batavia

Benevolence

Black-LetterHead

Blak Magik

Blix

BlogTheme

Blue Green

Blue Moon

Blue Zinfandel Enhanced

Bluebird

Borderline Chaos

BuddyPress default

Cellar Heat Dark

ChaoticSoul

Citrus IslandWP

CleanTidy

Color Paper

Color Splash

Connections

Contempt

Copyblogger

Cordobo Green Park

Crop Circles

Cutline

Daisy Rae Gemini

Day Dream

Deep Blue

Deichnetz

Diary-cute

Digg 3 Columns

Dignity

Dixie Belle

Doc

Edublogs Classic

Edublogs Default

Edublogs Premium Homepage

Edu Campus

Emptiness

Fadtastic

Falling Dreams

Fauna

Fjords

Flex

FrameTheme

Fresh Bananas

Freshy

Fusion

Garland

GenkiTheme

Gentle Calm

GloriousDay

GlossyBlue

Golf

Gonzo Daily

Grassland

Green Marinée

Greenday

Greenery

Gridlock

Hemingway

Hero

iBlog

Jakarta

Japan Style

Journalist

jQ

K2

Kubrick

LetoPrime

LetterHead

Light

Liquorice

Magazeen

man~ja

Mandigo

Minimalist

MistyLook

Monotone

Mystique

Newsportal

Nikynik Blue

Northern-Web-Coders

Ocadia

Ocean Mist

OceanWide

P2

Pink-Kupy

Pixel

Pool

PressRow

PrimePress

Primitivo

Quadruple Blue

Quentin

RadMod

Reaching Darkness

Redoable

Regulus

Retweet

RoundFlow

Rubric

Runo Lite

SeaShore

Simpla

Simplr

Skinbu

Solipsus

Steam

Strange Little Town

StripedPlus

Suhweet

sumenep

Sweet Blossoms

Tarski

Technical Speech

TerraFirma

Thematic

Thoughts

Trevilian Way

Tropicala

Twenty-eight Thirteen

Twilight

Vertigo

veryplaintxt

Vistered Little

Waterlily

White as Milk

WordPress Classic

WordPress Classic

WordPress II Silver

WP-Andreas

WPMU Dixi

WPMU Nelo

WPMU Triden

Leigh Cassell

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