Changes to the site

Welcome to the new and improved Pottermore News!

Over the last few days, we’ve been doing some major changes to the site – making additions, doing some much-needed updating, and re-vamping with a cool new layout.

First off, we changed the layout. Its a much more clean, slick layout than the previous one. With the new layout there are some changes. We have been able to fit more posts on the site. Our Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Updates widget has changed places to the righthand side. We really like the new layout and hope you do too. It will be definitely be here for awhile.

Additionally, we added nine new pages to the site. At our Harry Potter page, you can learn information about the books and films (each have individual pages), and we will be adding information about the theme park and studio tour soon. Keep an eye on the Harry Potter pages especially, because we will be updating them in the following weeks and months.

We also have a page dedicated to J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. We will be updating this page regularly with all new information as it is released over the coming weeks. So head on over there if you ever need any information on book signings, appearances, and reviews of the book (once the book is released, of course). The page is temporary and after the book is released, will find a more permanent home on the site.

We made some much-needed updates to our Pottermore page. We completely re-vamped it, adding the latest news, information, and an explanation of the site. You can find all the official Pottermore links there, too. Be sure to watch the page over the next week because we have something really cool and interactive to show you. We’re not ready to launch it just now, but we will be making the finishing touches in the next several days so we can unveil it next week.

We decided to add a Pottermore Help page. There you can learn how to submit inquiries to Pottermore. You can also submit questions to us if you have any Pottermore problems. But before you do that, make sure its not on our “Frequent Pottermore Questions” list. The list is a collection of frequently asked questions regarding problems with Pottermore.

Finally, you’ll notice that we have condensed some pages and place them as sub pages of others. We have done this to our Links page, which has been placed under “About Us” and our new “Contact Us” page, where you will find all of our contact information, also under “About Us”. Below our Pottermore Help, you will find our Tutorials and Guides pages. Additionally, our pages for the Harry Potter books and films are listed under Harry Potter.

That’s pretty much it for site updates, but we have announced a couple of other things today as well. The first is our plans for fall 2013, with information about Pottermore tutorials and The Casual Vacancy. Secondly, we announced our new, permanent home for our Pottermore Guides which is a partnership with The Pottermore Alliance. You can find information about those things here and here, respectively.

We hope everyone is having a great August so far! Hope you all enjoy our new site!

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