The Student News Site of Clemson University

The Tiger

The Tiger

The Tiger

Return to Pottermore: Harry Potter’s supplement website sees a brand new revamping

For all of us Harry Potter fans, a huge change has recently come to the famous website: Pottermore has been redesigned! Pottermore  is a website that focuses on the lesser known aspects of the Harry Potter universe and was created on Aug. 4, 2009. 

Since then, a lot has changed. Whether these changes are good or bad, here’s what’s changed on the beloved site since

its creation:

1. Mobile Access

When Pottermore was first created, smartphones and tablets were just becoming necessary commodities on the market. Recently, the site made itself available to iPhones, iPads, Androids and tablets alike. According to fan site, this update has had the most “overwhelmingly positive response” of all the Pottermore changes. Fans can now interact with Pottermore wherever they are. It is no longer a laptop-only fan-base. 


2. Graphics & Art

Those of us who used Pottermore before the recent updates clearly remember the beautiful artwork that accompanied the Harry Potter storyline. 

The original images are now gone. 

Many have complained about the change and said the artwork that was used allowed viewers to use their own imaginations when forming an

image of the settings and characters. Replacing this were the current pictures, which feature the Warner Brothers’ actors and set pieces of the films.

However, the good thing about these graphical changes is that the label for Pottermore is now written in a font that mirrors J. K. Rowling’s handwriting. This adds a little fun flare for the Harry Potter fans who know.


3. The Book Itself

One of the most remarkable changes made to Pottermore is that new users are no longer forced to be sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses. 

As a Harry Potter fan, I was initially terrified of being sorted into a house I didn’t favor. This turned out to be the case as I was sorted into Slytherin — the house of “bad wizards.” I made at least six different accounts with reflecting emails to avoid Slytherin. 

No matter what answers I chose in the sorting quiz, I landed Slytherin. 

Although I now embrace my house, Pottermore no longer forces its users to be sorted, granting access to available – and confidential – content without being placed in Hufflepuff! The reader does not have to be sorted into a house they dislike to be able to read all the secret content. 

Another piece of good news is that the site is no longer built to follow the plot of the seven books to unlock J. K. Rowling’s extra content anymore. As said, “It is no longer a linear experience.”

Pottermore now contains more updated content, created by J. K. Rowling herself. Check out the website,, for more interesting Harry Potter information. 


Leave a Comment
Donate to The Tiger

Your donation will support the student journalists of Clemson University . Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Tiger

Comments (0)

All The Tiger Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *