Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Videos

Q: Where are all my videos stored by Google?
A: http://www.google.co.nz/imghp?tab=mi

On the screen above, insert your Google ID.
Click "search images"
A new window opens.
Click on the second item "videos"
Another window opens. You will see an archive of all your videos.

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=543a8e1c8a386da8&hl=en&fid=543a8e1c8a386da800049882cf6a7285

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Help forum is so public!

Q: Whatever i'm discussing on help forum related to my query its all conversation showing in google search! 
A: Yes, it happens! The internet is not really a good place to hide. The Help forum has 183,000 helpers and over 25 million users world wide. Any question you may ask on this forum is visible to other users. It is intended to work this way so that your question can be googled by other users before they even ask a question. They will see your question and also more importantly, see the answers! This way users will not keep on asking the same question again and again. This is how this forum works. It is also the reason why we do not respond to your private email address.

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=16cc847cf3c30cc8&hl=en

Gadgets, posts, blogs

Q: What is a gadget, how do I add it to my blog, and how do I get rid of it?

A:A gadget is anything you add to your blog other than a post. Gadgets used to be called widgets and page elements. On your blog now the gadgets are: Followers and About me.
Unlike other blogging platforms (word press, my space, typepad, livejournal, multiply, facebook, orkut, friendster, hi5), on Blogger, we do not call a blog, a blog. We call it a post. When you wish to make a new blog, you should click on "new post". Other wise you would be creating blog after blog and not a single post.

Adding a post
1. Sign on to your blog using your ID and password here: www.blogger.com
2. On your dashboard click on "new post"
3. Type inside the post editor (large box) or upload a photo
4. Publish post.

Your blogging area will be filled by your posts as you add more posts. The side bars are meant for adding gadgets: About me, archives, labels list, link list etc.
Continue to add posts to your blog. One blog is usually enough for new bloggers. Please do not create any more blogs today!

Add gadget

Dashboard>>design>>add a gadget.
You will see all the gadgets listed under 4 categories:
Basics (23)
featured (15)
most popular (4)
more gadgets (1638)

remove gadget
Sign on to your blog. Click on the quick editing logo (spanner/screw driver) below the gadget. Click "remove".

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=44d42c38faaf60c2&hl=en&fid=44d42c38faaf60c20004980e2dc2e3d4

Friday, December 17, 2010

Admin privileges

Q: I know the URL and I can see my blog  but I don't seem to be able to change any thing?
A: To change anything on your blog you have to sign on with your ID and password here: www.blogger.com
That takes you to your dashboard (the control centre) where you can make a new post, edit existing posts, add gadgets, delete blogs or even start a completely new blog (click create blog)

Source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?fid=260824a5aa45dfca0004979017641ca9&hl=en



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Old blog

Q: How often do people want to come back to their dormant blog?
A: Here is one 8 year old blog being revived:

 http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?fid=4069a6e33bac855d00049767c42969f6&hl=en

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Problem in Turkey

Q: Where is my blog?
A: This week there is a problem with the Turkey government blocking all Google servers (blogs):
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=07d0ef68b21ec194&hl=en

Known issues

Q: What are the known issues with Blogger?
A: They are listed on this link: http://knownissues.blogspot.com/


Spell check

Q: Where is the spell check icon? I cannot find it.
A: The spell check icon is the last icon on your "compose" tool bar.
It looks like ABC with a tick underneath.

source:http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?fid=373feb05edd4f1b1000496ef17d8d4a6&hl=en

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Change of terms in Blogger

Q: I cannot post on my blog. Why?
A:After you have signed on to your dashboard, click on "new post". On Blogger we refer to a blog as a post. A blog for us, is a collection of posts. You can also add gadgets to the side bar. Previously we called them widgets and page elements. Template has been replaced by the Layout, Customized and Design tabs.

source:http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=11ad0b42d351031f&hl=en



Saturday, December 4, 2010

Email alert

Q: How do I set up an email alert on the Blogger Help Forum, so that when people reply to my question, I get an email?
A:You need to learn to subscribe to replies to your question on Blogger Help Forum: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger?hl=en

Email alert
To set up an email alert, please come back to this page, scroll down and check the box under subscribe (Email me when people reply) and click on [save] before you leave this forum. You will receive an email automatically in your mail box, when some one answers your question on this forum. You do not need to search around on this forum for the answers when they come.


Email me
Helpers will not reply directly to your email address because the answer will not be visible to other bloggers except you. This defeats the purpose of this forum: we share the answers with all bloggers (45 million). This way the same question will not be asked again and again.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Template designer

Q: Why is my template designer not working? It shows only a black screen.
A: Upgrade your Firefox browser to the latest version and it will work normally again.
use Firefox version: 3.6.13
Upgrade your browser to the latest version and it will work normally again.
These links may be helpful:
http://www.tweakmyblogger.com/2010/11/template-designer-wont-load-gray-screen.html

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=0c19ea8bab7739c4&fid=0c19ea8bab7739c4000496794998386b&hl=en


Source:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Templates

Q: How do I design my own tremplate?
A: Please go to design>>template designer>>templates
Make your choice of 36 available templates.
Change the parameters: background, layout, advanced
To save changes, click "apply to blog"

More details on this thread: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?fid=24547e09946759d50004964e9a279fcc&hl=en

False positives

Q: Why is my blog removed as spam?
A: This link has some explanation: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=1941db2864bd7ca9&hl=en

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Google

Q: What is Google? How do they make money?
A: As far as I know, Google owns:
Gmail, Blogger, Adsense, You Tube, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Google Search, Google Documents, Google Groups...

Here is a link with more details: http://www.google.ca/intl/en/corporate/

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pages

Q: How do I create a page?
A: On your dashboard, click on edit posts>>edit pages>>new page
A page editor appears. Create a title for your page, create the page, publish page.
You are allowed to have 10 static Pages. They will appear horizontally, as tabs under your header. The first tab will always be [Home]. You may choose the names for the other tabs e.g. About me, contact me, photos, recipes, my other blogs, etc.

Here is a tutorial: http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?answer=165955

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7a01d9300568da11&hl=en

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blog title gone!

Q: My blog title has disappeared. Why?
A: Configure header
When you uploaded the header image, you have selected the 3rd option: "have description placed after the image".
Your Blog title is there; but behind your image.
You can correct this by removing your image, upload again.
This time select the first option: "behind title and description"

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=3448a800b1c69259&hl=en&fid=3448a800b1c692590004954aa0c0570f

Add a logo

Q: How do I put a logo to my blog?
A:If you have the codes for the logo, insert it as an html/javascript gadget.

For adding standard gadgets (logo), please browse through our list:
design>>add a gadget.
You will see all the gadgets listed under 4 categories:
Basics (23)
featured (15)
most popular (4)
more gadgets (1638)

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=1e6665907224deae&hl=en

Post title

Q: How do I change my post title colour?
A: Please sign on to your dashboard.
Click: design>>template designer>>advanced>>post title
Choose your text colour
Click: "Apply to blog" (for saving changes)

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7e0c714a1c597ad4&hl=en&fid=7e0c714a1c597ad400049549505ee711

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Google accounts

Q: Where can I see a full list of my Google accounts?
A: Sign on to your dashboard.
Click "My account" (top right hand corner of the screen)
A new window opens.
Click on "view data stored with this account" (dashboard)
You will see a list of all your Google user names.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Spam blogs

Q: What are spam blogs?
A:

Access an old blog

Q: I haven't used my blog in a while. I can access it to read it, but can't log in to start posting again.
A: If you remember your ID and password, you can make a legacy claim: http://www.blogger.com/legacy-claim.g (valid until 1/8/2011)
If not, please use these links for recovery of your ID and password:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en-uk&answer=41386

http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=41971

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=26af7abf7253c8da&hl=en&fid=26af7abf7253c8da000494d2c25c80f0

Static page

Q:What are pages?
A: Blogger pages let you publish static information on stand-alone pages linked from your blog. More details on these links:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?answer=165955
http://too-clever-by-half.blogspot.com/2011/01/static-pages.html

and on this thread: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?fid=200a5e39592d847c000494e745d7f3bb&hl=en

Picasa storage space

Q: How do I check how much storage space I have left in Picasa?
A: Here is a link for checking your storage:
https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageStorage
Here are some useful links:
http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=39567
http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=43879

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Windows Life exporting to Blogspot.com

Q: How do I export my blogs from Windows Life to Blogspot.com?
A: This link has some very useful info: http://st185cs.wordpress.com/

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=49cf0a3315121e75&hl=en

Please delete my blog

Q: Trying to delete a blog from college that comes up when I google myself. No longer have access to the email address used and forgot password!! Please help! I'm getting the run around with support!

A: You get the run around because of this fact: If Google  agrees to delete your blog for you, just because you say so. Then they will become so busy deleting blogs that there is no time left for doing other things: e.g. making more money for the company!

Blog owners must realize that they are responsible for their own blogs and therefore must always make sure that they can sign on to edit/delete their blog. I don't work for Google. I am just another blogger like you, helping out on the forum. Problems like yours is very common:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=6dbec75fc466eba2&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=6ef08a8cc35e2b6b&hl=en

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=38ccc93190e344a9&hl=en&fid=38ccc93190e344a9000494bfaf7eadd9

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gadgets

Q: Where can I find gadgets to add to my blog?
A: Dashboard>>design>>add a gadget.
You will see all the gadgets listed under 4 categories:
Basics (23)
featured (15)
most popular (4)
more gadgets (1638)

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=057f0e4900c93b72&hl=en&fid=057f0e4900c93b72000494ae535c9eb4

Templates

Q: How do I design my own template?
A: Please go to design>>template designer>>templates
Make your choice of 36 available templates.
Change the parameters: background, layout, advanced
Click "apply to blog"

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=24547e09946759d5&hl=en&fid=24547e09946759d5000494a997d98f0a

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Remove side bar gadgets

Q: How do I move my side bar contents to the bottom of the page?
A: Click design, you can drag all your side bar gadgets to the footer.
Then you change the width of the side bar to minimum:
design>>template designer>>layout>>width
Adjust width to minimum.
Apply to blog

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=0c724b476cb6ccb2&hl=en&fid=0c724b476cb6ccb20004946fa37c9902

Post background colour

Q: How do I change post background colour?
A: Design>>template designer>>advanced>>post background
Select your background colour.
Click: "apply to blog"

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=66b94e619a898da2&hl=en

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Changing templates

Q: How do I change templates without having to download codes?
A: Design>>template designer>>templates
Select the template you like (36 available)
Click: "apply to blog"

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=140b12a003695380&hl=en&fid=140b12a003695380000494597f3afb51

Peek-a-boo effect (show/hide)

http://www.bloggersentral.com/2009/12/create-show-hide-or-peek-boo.html

VISIBLE CONTENT HERE



source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7a95889cf3396fd9&hl=en

Help forum etiquettes

http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=150831

http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2006/03/asking-for-help.html

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=40f22ed096c1308d&hl=en

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=17dd39f8c43fe4c9&hl=en

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?hl=en&tid=48a6f94f8821dd24

Private blog

Q: How do I put a password on my blog, so only certain people can read it? 
A: Make your blog private.
Please go to your dashboard>>settings>>permissions
Who can view this blog? Select "only people I choose"
Fill in the email addresses.
Click "invite"

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=3ce18dafe7d88e35&hl=en&fid=3ce18dafe7d88e35000494557d747aab

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Delete entire blogger account and profile.

Q: How do I delete my entire blogger account and profile?
A : On this screen, click on My account (top right hand corner).
A new window opens.
Click on edit (next to My products)
Click on close account and delete all services (next to Delete Account)

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=331207f1e1576743&hl=en&fid=331207f1e1576743000494318c74ce55

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Slide shows

Q: How do I make a slide show on my blog?
A: Here is a link: http://www.slide.com/arrange?bc=0&fx=0&tt=16&sk=0&cy=bb&th=0&sc=0
If you do not have the codes for your own slide show, you need to create a slide show first, get the codes, go to dashboard on blogger.
Click on:-
1. layout/design
2. add a gadget
3. scroll down to html/Javascript
4. add to blog (paste your codes here in the large box)
5. save changes (you can drag and reposition your new gadget)
6. save

Alternately you can also create a slide-show as a post:
1. Get the codes
2. go to your post editor
3. paste the codes inside the post editor (use edit html mode)
4. publish post.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My photo disappeared!

Q: It's not the first timeexperiencing missing sentences and images every time I post my blog or edit them. Why so?
A:Use the compose mode for editing your posts. This way you will not, inadvertently, remove some html codes in error.
I mean this sign > or this <. Don't remove any or add extra ones. You seem to like using these two symbols within your text. Here are the html codes of a photo and how it should be placed on a post:
</div>

<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">

<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fylFImMOUeM/TMEI7ey7HMI/AAAAAAAAchI/fx_CfUEIvN4/s1600/2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fylFImMOUeM/TMEI7ey7HMI/AAAAAAAAchI/fx_CfUEIvN4/s400/2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>

If you add or remove either one < or > symbol among that lot, it may make your photo disappear from your post!

Blog load faster

Q: How can I make my blog load faster?
A: http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=42394

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Post editor

Q: What is the post editor?
A: http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=42239

Header photo and title

Q: I want to make my header a picture with my blog title on top of it. how can I do this?
A: Header textsettings>>basic>>title>>description
Fill in the title and description.
Save settings.

Header photo

Go to dashboard. Click on:-
1. layout/design
2. edit (on the header) choose placement (behind text) and "shrink to fit"
3. browse (choose a large photo)
4. open (wait for upload)
5. save

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Revert widget template to default

Q: In order to solve problems in my blog I use "Revert widget templates to default" which I find in dashboard.
But now I read that it can remove some information from the blog. What exactly can it remove ?
A: This thread has the answer from spavel: 

How do I blog?

Q: How do I make a new blog?

A:Unlike other blogging platforms (word press, my space, typepad, livejournal, multiply, facebook, orkut, friendster, hi5), on Blogger, we do not call a blog, a blog. We call it a post. When you wish to make a new blog, you should click on "new post". Other wise you would be creating blog after blog and not a single post.

1. Sign on to your blog using your ID and password here: www.blogger.com
2. On your dashboard click on "new post"
3. Type inside the post editor (large box) or upload a photo
4. Publish post.

Your blogging area will be filled by your posts as you add more posts (no limit). The side bars are meant for adding gadgets: About me, archives, labels list, link list etc. Continue to add posts to your blog. One blog is usually enough for new bloggers. Please do not create too many blogs today! You certainly need to make some more new posts.

Pages? This term, as used on Blogger, refers to static pages which appear as tabs under the header: Home, About me, recipes, my blog list, etc.  Static pages have only limited uses on Blogger, (max: 10)

Gadgets

Q: How do I develope my own gadgets?
A: This link may have the info you need: http://code.blogger.com/

Monday, October 18, 2010

I want that blog name

A: Is there any way to transfer the address of a defunct blog to my site?
A: Yes, there is but you will have to do all the detective work by yourself. No one else is willing or able to do it for you. Google definitely will not help you because a blog is forever:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?answer=41931

Even if you manage to contact the owner and he agrees to delete his blog, the URL is still not available to you. You need to show him how to transfer ownership of the blog to you. It is not a simple process. Since he has not used his blog in years, he probably hasn't got a clue how to do a transfer properly, (even if he remembers his ID and password). If he doesn't, then you probably have to show him how to get back his forgotten data for signing on to his forgotten blog. It is not really worth all this effort.

A blog is popular not only because of its unique name. Quality and quantity of the posts are also very important considerations for attracting visitors. Blog name can be shared by many blogs; but blog address (URL) has to be unique. Be happy just sharing the blog name and start posting to your blog today. You can always change your blog address later when you think of a better URL.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dashboard short cut

Q: Is there a short cut to my dashboard from my blog?
A: On the top left corner of your nav bar is a Blogger logo. If you click on that, it will take you to your dashboard.

source:http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7f9011c44df61a6f&hl=en&fid=7f9011c44df61a6f000492a40d2ce907

Auto-pagination

Q: What is auto-pagination?
A: These links may help to explain what auto pagination is and why:
http://buzz.blogger.com/2010/02/auto-pagination-on-blogger.html
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=3153d3417ae9f9e4&hl=en 

http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2010/03/auto-pagination-and-shared-network.html

Here is one from nitecruzr:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=657b14eb04900320&hl=en

Blog saved to my computer HD

Q: How do I save my blog to my computer?
A: This thread has the answer, courtesy of Aviatrix:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=2656cb1cb4d18c55&hl=en

Start with Settings - Basic and choose Export Blog. That saves your whole blog as an XML file, which you can then burn to a disc. It won't look like it does on line, though, it will be data you could restore to another blog.

Another link: http://www.blogbulk.com/2008/10/back-up-your-blog-completely-posts.html

Share my blog

Q: How do I get my blog "out there"?
A: A new blog is not immediately found by Google search. To become google-able and popular in the Blogosphere takes a lot more hard work on your part. You need first to post some more interesting stuff that many people want to read/see/listen/watch/buy... You also need to actively promote your blog:
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=42377

Then you get the search engines involved by submitting your blog for listing:
Here are just a few:
Submit Express: http://www.submitexpress.com/submit.php
Technorati: http://technorati.com/tag/technorati
Yahoo: https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit

In the mean time, share your blog with friends and relatives. 
1. Paste your URL in your emails to friends and family members, telling them to use the address bar and not the google search box. There is no need to search when you know the address. Keep on adding more posts to your blog. This tends to improve your Google ranking.
2. Update your interest list on your profile. Each word becomes a link which allows other bloggers with similar interests to find your blog and for you to find theirs. You do this by clicking on words in your own interest list on your profile e.g. fashion, cooking, golf, photography...
3. When you are reading an interesting blog, leave a comment (using your Google profile). Look at that blogger's list of blogs that he follows (on his profile). Leave genuine and sincere comments on those blogs as well. Leaving comments like this will attract more readers to your own blog (via your Google profile).
4. Create a hover bubble showing your URL on this help forum, read by millions of bloggers worldwide. I have a bubble. You need one too.
This link shows you how to make your own bubble:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=035fb64bd6666dc9&hl=en

This blog has over 50,000 followers:
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
Try to use the same techniques to get more followers for your blog.

More relevant info on this thread: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=74ac11cca63f6d2d&hl=en

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Post editor

Q: Where is my post editor?
A: Please enter your ID and password here: www.blogger.com
On your dashboard, click on new post or edit post.
A new window opens. This is your post editor.
If you do not see a full list of icons, click compose.

Blog this

Q: How do I upload photos directly from Picasa to my blog?
A: You can upload any photo from Picasa to your blog:
1. Open your Picasa library.
2. Select any photo. It will appear in your "tray".
3. Click on "Blog this" and follow the prompts...

More details here: http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=31292

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=4b26b04f0064cf99&hl=en&fid=4b26b04f0064cf9900049272196937e0

Pages

Q: What are pages in Blogger?
A: Details are given here in this link:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=165955

Monday, October 11, 2010

Text between photos

Q: How do I post a picture, then text, then picture, etc.?
A: First, you need to learn to recognize the codes for a photo. Each one is represented by a few lines of codes like these:


<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fylFImMOUeM/TKT2QI5cVRI/AAAAAAAAcVE/NIeAOZuda28/s1600/flower+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fylFImMOUeM/TKT2QI5cVRI/AAAAAAAAcVE/NIeAOZuda28/s400/flower+1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>

<br />
Go to your post editor, post all your photos. Edit post, click on "edit HTML" (next to compose). You will now see all your photos in codes like above. Place your cursor after the last >, Hit enter key once.
Type your caption or other text.
(preview by pressing compose)
Repeat the same for typing text under the 2, 3, 4th photos.
Publish post.

Help centre

Q: I wish to learn more about Blogger. Where can I go?
A: There is a Blogger Help Centre: http://www.google.com/support/blogger/
and a blogger help forum: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger?hl=en&utm_source=HC&utm_medium=leftnav&utm_campaign=blogger

Lost admin right

Q: I have lost the admin right to my blog. What should I do?
A: The answer can be found on this thread:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?fid=2e0b6cf86530c7c30004923fe847391a&hl=en

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Posts in the middle

Q: How do I move my posts to the middle of the page?

A: Please go to your dashboard. Click design>> template designer>>layout (select a 3 column template)>>apply to blog>>view blog.

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7b5be46573ecaa77&hl=en

Cancel account

Q: How do I delete my Blogger account?

A: The answer is here in this link:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=41932

also read this thread:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=42b253d45aa6c59b&hl=en

conclusion: You cannot delete your Blogger account

My blog is gone!

Q: I deleted my old email address and therefore my blog is now deleted. How can I retrieve or restore it?

A: It can be done; but it could be a long process. This thread explains how:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=16dbd1b10b5fde04&hl=en

Friday, October 8, 2010

Comments not showing

Q:I have done all the settings for comments; but comments are still not showing on my blog, why?

A: On your dashboard please click on "design/layout">>edit (Blog posts)
A new window opens.
Tick (check) the fourth item (comments)
Scroll down and click "save"

source:  http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=29020d0b48440859&hl=en&fid=29020d0b48440859000492129dfd7392


My blog is not spam!

Q: My blog has been deleted as spam. What can I do?

A: This thread has the answer:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=0a7945799f3125df&hl=en

Thursday, October 7, 2010

When everything else fails,clear your cache and cookies

Q: Why can I not sign in?

A: Please try this screen: www.blogger.com

If that doesn't work for you, next try viewing your blog by placing the URL in the address bar, refresh.
Click on "sign in" (top right hand corner)

If everything fails, try clearing your cache and cookies:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?answer=92458&topic=12449
Sign off from every thing Google and sign back on again. Do not tick the box for your computer to remember your sign on details.

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7143736044f6198b&hl=en

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

About me

Q: How do I create an active link "see my complete profile"?

A: Please click on design>>dashboard>>add a gadget.
A new window opens.
Scroll down to "profile".
Click on + (fill in your personal details and check the required boxes)
Save
View blog

Your personal profile will appear as "About me" and underneath that,
there will be an active link "see my complete profile"

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=2faa265b8180a800&hl=en

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hover balloon

Q: How do I create a balloon with my blog address (URL link) showing on the Help forum?

A: This link has the answer, courtesy of Legacy2000:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=035fb64bd6666dc9&hl=en

Photo upload icon disappeared

Q: I can't upload images anymore. The icon is not there.

A:You could be on HTML mode. On your post editor, click on "compose" to see the full list of icons.

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=232a4c6ea626fbd4&hl=en&fid=232a4c6ea626fbd40004916c03f6fbce

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Linkwithin

Q: How do I get the "you might also like" boxes at the bottom of my posts?

A: Here is a link: http://www.linkwithin.com/learn?ref=widget

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7f5d584f6a107e08&hl=en

Show one post on my blog

Q: How do I show just one post on my blog?
A: Please go to dashboard>>settings>>formatting>>show at most.
You can choose to show the total number of posts on the first page by changing the number inside the box (unit posts). In this case 1 post. Save settings

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Where is my settings tab?

Q: Where do I find the settings tab?

A: Sign on to your blog with your ID and password here: www.blogger.com
Click on design. It will take you to your dashboard where you will find the settings tab.

source:  http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=27fb1a2b9c4b9496&hl=en&fid=27fb1a2b9c4b94960004914718154ec7

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Creating a link

Q: How do I create a link (word) in my post?

A: At your post editor:
1. highlight the word
2. click on the word Link on the tool bar
3. insert the URL in the box
4. test the link
5. click ok.

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=557e94e15fb55fa1&hl=en

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Confusion between post and blog.

Q: I have created a second page, but I can't create separate posts on this page. All I can do is edit the first post. How can I create a second page and then create more posts on that second page?

A: A single Google account allows you to create many blogs. Each blog may consist of many posts on Blogger.
Please sign on here: www.blogger.com (with your ID and password)
Click on "new post" to add more posts to your blog; or go to your dashboard and click on "create a blog" if you really wish to start another blog with this one account.

On Blogger, blogs and posts refer to very different things. On other platforms like wordpress, myspace, facebook, friendster, livejournal, typepad, multiply, hi5...
they some times refer to posts as blogs. Hence there is a lot of confusion, especially to new Bloggers who transfer over from other blogging platforms.


source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=17c0b0c16e785536&hl=en&fid=17c0b0c16e7855360004907c5eed85b8

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hover balloon

Q: When you hover over someones username link in these forums, a button thing pops up (I think it's called a balloon) with links to their youtube or blogger accounts. How do I put that information in my balloon thing? I've been trying to figure it out but I can't find the link to edit it.
A: You will find the answer on this link:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=035fb64bd6666dc9&hl=en

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A blog is called a post in Blogger!

Q: When I try to log in it says my username is not found, but when I typed it in to receive a new password I got the email right away. Any ideas?
A: It is probable that you might have inadvertently created more than one account. One with your blog associated with it and the other one not associated with any blog (yet).

Incidentally in Blogger we do not call a blog, a blog. We call it "post". It is common for new bloggers to get confused with our terminology. They tend to refer to a post as a blog (in wordpress, myspace, facebook, friendster, livejournal, typepad, multiply, hi5...)

So, next time to create another blog, click on new post! (do not click create a blog)

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=33725486c0aed890&hl=en

My blog is locked as spam!

Q; How do I unlock my blog which has been locked as spam?

A: This link may help you:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=2bd8ad2932edafa2&hl=en

Revert widget templates to default

Q:My reader can't post a comment on my blog, why?

A: These threads may have a cure for some comment problems:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=6dafa6fa3eb072e3&hl=en

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=04c78e93fde02e38&hl=en#all

Friday, January 29, 2010

When is a blog not a blog?

Q: How to re-activate old account?  I created this account in 2004 and stopped updating it in 2005. I can still log in with my email and password. I would very much like to start using it again, but when I sign in it doesn't appear within the account and I can't figure out how to edit it...

A: If you use the word "updating" it means that you have a blog with some contents in it in 2005. It is apparent to me that you have created more than one account. On your dashboard now, if you do not see your blog, please do not click "create a blog".

Unlike other blogging platforms (word press, my space, typepad, livejournal, multiply, facebook, friendster, hi5), on Blogger, we do not call a blog, a blog. When you wish to make a new blog, you should click on "new post". Other wise you would be creating blog after blog and not posts; just like this one here:http://djlaura.blogspot.com/ which has not even one post.

If you do not see your blog (It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings) on your dashboard after signing in, you are signed in to a different account which is not associated with this blog. Similarly, you could have created more than one blog and you could have created more than one account.

You can spend a long time sorting out your accounts.
Perhaps this link will help you: http://davidchin342.blogspot.com/search/label/accounts

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=1fb916746470b384&hl=en

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Web page friendly display

Q: How do I convert html tags to web page friendly display?
A: Please paste the codes inside the box here:
http://www.plus2net.com/html_tutorial/tags-page.php
and press the "convert" button.
Copy the result into your web page. The hyper link will not be active any more.

Photos at the top

Q: Photos appear at very top of blog, not within post text, why?
A: Apparently you are not using the updated editor (which allows you to upload photos at your cursor position inside the post editor.)

You need to switch to the new updated editor.
1. Go to settings, basic.
2. Scroll down to "select post editor".
3. Choose "updated editor"
4. Save settings.

Here is a link about the features of the new editor:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?answer=156829
source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=2e30c0c233b53697&hl=en

Monday, January 25, 2010

Order of posts

Q: Displaying old posts then new post at main blog page how i can do this ?
A: If you wish to change the order of only 2 posts on your blog, change the date in "post options" for the second post, (intro to ISOSS"). e.g. Jan 25th 2010.
Publish post.
It will now appear on top of the other post dd Jan 24th 2010.
Problems may arise when you add a 3rd post tomorrow dd Jan 26th 2010. If will go to the top!

So, if you wish to have one particular post always showing first, you need to make it into a sticky post.
Go to your dashboard, edit post, post options.
Scroll down and change 25th Jan 2010 to a future date (25th Jan 2011)
Publish post. (This post will now stick to the top of your page until the future date).

Note: If you publish a new post with a future date, you have created a "scheduled post" and not a "sticky post". Your post will disappear and publish only on that date (2011).

If you are still unhappy and wish to add more posts below all existing posts, you can also do it.
Publish your 3rd post tomorrow (26/1/10); but edit/change the date to Jan 23rd 2010
For your 4th post, the date will have to be edited to Jan 22nd 2010 etc....
source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=213a62818636fc7c&hl=en&fid=213a62818636fc7c00047df46c738976

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Creating a hyperlink

,Q: How do I get links in my posts to be clickable and take you to a certain website?

A: In your post editor:
1. select/highlight any word in your text.
2. click on the word "Link" on the tool bar (next to the photo upload icon)
3. A new window opens, asking you: To what URL should this link go?
4. type or paste inside the box, any URL you know (or copy from your address bar)
5. click on "test this link" to check that URL is correct, close the test window.
6. click OK
7. The link word or text automatically turns blue and underlined (becoming a hyperlink)
8. publish post

Manually:
<a href="URL">click here</a>

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7d8f42602cb13d3a&hl=en&fid=7d8f42602cb13d3a00047de14887a13b

Friday, January 22, 2010

Quick editor

Q: How do I remove the editing tools on my blog (screwdriver)?
A: Please don't worry about the quick edit icons for gadgets. Other people cannot see them. You can see them now because you are signed on to your blog. Sign off and even you cannot see them.
source:http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=092620a1ae9ee80a&hl=en&fid=092620a1ae9ee80a00047db42d4f137e

Monday, January 18, 2010

Comment spams

Q: How can I stop comment spams?
A: You can try moderating your comments.
Go to settings, comments, comments moderation (select always),
show word verification for comments (select yes).
Save settings.

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=491266b470fe32db&hl=en&fid=491266b470fe32db00047d6a9a29ae23

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Add me!

Q: How do I add people to my blog? also How can I send them a request to add me to theirs?
A: Blogger is not really a social blogging platform like FaceBook. We don't "add" friends to our blog.
You can "follow" a blog if you wish and you can place a follower gadget in the side bar to "allow" others to follow your blog. If you feel extra generous, you can also add a subscribe gadget in your side bar to allow your viewers to subscribe to your blog. It is listed as feed and subscription links (under gadget>>basic). All viewers need to do is click on these icons and choose the way they wish to receive feeds from your blog. This will activate an email to them every time you make a new post.

source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=66018326a021b48e&hl=en&fid=66018326a021b48e00047d3cae7b6274

Delete profile, blog

Q: How do I delete a blog and user profile?
A: profile
Please go to your dashboard and click on "edit profile".
un-check all the boxes (including the first item "share my profile"), remove your photo and clear data in all other boxes (replace data with fictitious info if compulsory) Save profile.

Please don't do it. Deleting a blog merely puts it out of your reach. It benefits no one. You lost control of it. Make it instead, into a stub blog. First deleting all the posts on it and removing all other personal details. Then leave it.

but if you insist...
delete blog
Sign on using your ID and password here: www.blogger.com
Go to dashboard and click on:
1. settings
2. basic (under "blog tools" you have 3 options. One of them is "delete blog")
3. delete blog
4. delete this blog
source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=1bb20933521a9c42&hl=en&fid=1bb20933521a9c4200047d3b92f2f8d6

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hyperlinks

Q: How can I have a link on my blog open a new page when someone clicks on it?
A: Try this:
<a href="URL">word</a>
where URL is a new web page or blog address (http://new web page.blogspot.com)
and word is the link word (text) which you click, to open another window which takes you to the new web page.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wrap text around photos

Q: How do I post text alongside a picture rather than above or below?
A: Post your photos first above or below text.
Then edit post by changing photo size to small/medium and placement to left/ right.
The text will automatically wrap around the smaller size photos if there is available space.
source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?fid=259cdb2a8d1469cb00047cdb28ea919b&hl=en

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Header

Q: I would like my header to be a bit bigger..so it stands out more, how can it be enlarged?
A: Please go to layout, fonts and colors.
In the small window on the left, scroll down and click on blog title font (or blog description font).
Change Font Size by clicking larger (or smaller), a few times.
Save changes.
source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=090ff8a04ebc1a8f&hl=en&fid=090ff8a04ebc1a8f00047cb0c2d101f9

Friday, January 8, 2010

About me

Q: I accidentally removed public access to "about me" and can't figure out how to restore it.
A: Please go to your dashboard and click on "edit profile".
Tick the first item "share my profile"
Save profile.
source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=06d700191f3d4487&hl=en&fid=06d700191f3d448700047c9e9cc4f6f8

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