Monday, June 30, 2008

Chat box

Q: How do I install a chat box?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Where is my blog

Q: I'm a newbie in blogging.. I could not find my blog when i search in the internet. Why was that?

It will take time for your blog to be indexed by search engines. You can hurry it up if you work on it. You need to promote your blog:

Meanwhile you can always locate your blog by using the address:
Go to this screen:
1. sign on to blogger using your ID and password
2. Go to settings>>publishing>>Blog*Spot address,
3. Your blog's URL looks like this: (http://
4. Copy/paste it on an email to friends and family members, instructing them to use the address bar.
5. Share your URL (blog address) with bloggers at the "coffee shop"
6. Visit other people's blogs, posting comments under their posts.
7. Update your interests list on your profile. These are links to other bloggers who have the same interests as you.

Monday, June 23, 2008

edit post on help forum

To edit post (with typo) on Blogger help forum, first copy your post,
click on:
1. edit (right side of page)
2. delete reply
3. edit paste in the large box (correct the typo)
4. Post reply

You need to subscribe to new replies on this thread. Tick the square box (Email me when people reply) Save.
Then you will receive an email alert when people reply to your query.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

How to make another page

Q: How to make another page in my blog ?

There are no pages in a blog. On Blogger, we talk about posts or blogs. Some people loosely call posts as blogs and mention home "page". Hence the confusion. Posts are each entry that you add to your blog by using the button "new posts" on your dashboard.
Think of post as a chapter (like in a book). Blogs are what you get by using the button "create a blog" on your dashboard. They contain many posts (chapters). Blogs can be compared to a complete book with many chapters (posts).
If you wish to make a new post, please go to dashboard and click on "new post". On the other hand if you want to start a completely new blog, click on create "blog". A post can be as long as you make it. A blog can be endless with posts being added constantly...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Converting html tags to display in web pages.

Q: How do you get the html code to show in your post? Normally, this would interpret the form and show link!

I convert a html tag to web page friendly display:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Adsense ads

Q: I cannot seem to get ads on my blog. I copy and paste the codes into my HTML, but still nothing.

You don't need codes to put Google Adsense ads on your blog.
Go to layout and click on:-
1. add a gadget (select Adsense)
2. add to blog (configure ads)
3. save

Header is too wide

My blog does not look right. The header and background photo appear too large i.e. you must scroll to the right(->?) to see the whole thing!

You need to restrict the size of your photo width, then you don't need to scroll to the right. Select "shrink to fit" option for your image before uploading.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Header at the side

Q: My header has been moved to the side and I cannot move it why?

This problem has been solved recently by Lawny and Panther (joint effort)
Go to layout, edit html (save a copy, just in case)
Look for the widget (near the bottom, under header)
you need to change, where it says: locked='true' to locked='false'
This will put back the "remove" tab which allows you to remove the header from the side bar. Create a new page header gadget (larger and over the top of your posts)

Who is a spammer?

Q: How can blogger tell that any blog is a spam?

They don't tell us, for several reasons.
1) The classifications change, constantly.
2) The classifications are fuzzy.
3) If they told us then the spammers would know how to avoid being detected.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Post title box gone

Q: Where has the title box gone?

Go to settings, formatting, scroll down. Select "yes" for "show title field".Save settings.

change email address

Q: How do I change my email address on Blogger?

Add the new email account as a blog member, using Settings - Permissions.
More details given here by Chuck:

wrench & screw driver

Q: How do I get rid of the wrench and screw driver?

The Wrench and Screwdriver are there for your use. They are for Quick Editing of their respective Page Elements. No one else can see them. Don't worry about them. Only you can see them.

(If you are not logged in, you will never see it. The rest of your readers never see it at all. That's just how the system is set up. If you can stop being annoyed, the Quick Edit icon is tremendously convenient unless you NEVER have to revise or correct a post.) (Those are icons that only you can see. They are quick-edit tools available to you, to edit either your page elements or your post more easily. No one can see them on your blog. You cannot see them on my blog. It's all priivate, and it's all safe. Others have worried just like you, but there's nothing to it. Every so often, someone who insist that the icons persist in showing even they have logged out of Blogger, but it doesn't matter in this sense--no other parties WERE EVER able to see your quick-edit tools or your email address, unless they looked over your shoulder.. )Rat

Those are shortcuts to the page element's editor. They will go away when you log out. Regardless, no one but you can see them or use them. hbl

If you are really bothered by the wrench, Chuck has a solution:

Lawny also has one:

add this code near the top it will hide them

display:none; }

share my blog with friends

Q: How do I share my blog with friends?

Go to this screen:
1. sign in to blogger using your ID and password
2. click on "view blog" and you will see your blog.
3. copy down the 2nd top line (on your monitor screen). This is your blog's URL address (http:// or you can save it in your favourites list for your future reference.
4. paste on an email to friends and family members.
5. update your profile interest list. It is a link to other bloggers with the same interests as you.
6. When you are reading an interesting blog, leave a comment. Look at that blogger's list of blogs that he follows (in his profile). Leave comments on those blogs as well. Leaving comments will attract more readers to your blog.

Some useful links:
and a recent thread on the same topic:

re-arrange footer widgets

Sign in to Blogger and go to your dashboard. Click on:-
1. layout
2 edit (on Blog post) scroll down. drag and drop the widgets to your requirements
3. save

Friday, June 13, 2008

Adsense ads

Q: How do I place Google ads in between posts?

Go to layout. Click on:-
1. edit (on blog post) select (tick) show ads between posts. Configure ads
2. save.

You will need to delete the other Google ads as you are allowed to have total 9 ads only.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Q: I have created a blog. now in the dash board so many "blogs of note" have been added. How to delete or edit them? first of all what is this DASHBOARD? how to make your blog known to many people?or how to make it an active popular blog?

The dashboard is where all your blogs are listed under your Google account. You are the only person who can go in there to edit/delete your posts or blogs (ID and password required) . Visitors or authors to your blog cannot edit what you have post. Co-authors can edit their own posts. Visitors can read and post comments only under each post.

You cannot delete the "blogs of note". It is Google's way of showing you other people's outstanding blogs to give you a guide line. If you scroll down further you will also see the lattest updates/changes to Blogger (buzz).

To become popular in the Blogosphere takes a lot of hard work. You need first to post some interesting stuff that many people want to read/see/listen/watch.

Then you get the search engines involved by submitting your blog for listing:
Here are just a few:
Submit Express:

adding a photo to header

Q: How do I add a photo to the header?

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

add search box

Q: How can I add search option in my blog's homepage?

These are the codes:

<form action="/search" method="get">

<input name="q" type="text"/>

<input value="Search" type="submit"/>


Go to layout, click on:-
1. "add a gadget" (scroll down to html/javascript)
2. "add to blog"
(paste these codes in the large box. Title: search this blog)
3. save (you can now drag and drop your new search box any where on your page.)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Where to place counter codes

Go to layout, click on:-
1. "add a gadget" (scroll down to html/javascript)
2. "add to blog" (paste your codes in the large box)
3. save (you can now drag and drop your new gadget any where on your page.)


add new page

Q: How do I add a new page to my blog?

Just go to dashboard and click on "new post"

rearrange the widgets

How do I rearrange the widgets (Post by, Time, Comments, Labels, pencil icon) at the bottom of my blog post?

Go to dashboard. Click on:-
1. Design
2. edit (on Blog post) Scroll down and you can drag and drop to rearrange the widgets.
3. save

Monday, June 9, 2008

can't find my blog

Q: Where is my blog?

Apparently there is a typo somewhere. It is easy to make a mistake with URL which has to be exact. Use the copy/paste method without typing:

Go to this screen:
1. sign in to blogger using your ID and password
2. click on "view blog" and you will see your blog!
3. copy down the 2nd top line (on your monitor screen). This is your blog's URL address (http:// or you can save it in your favourites list for your future reference or email it to your friends.

Image as an email link

Q: I have made a picture on adobe photoshop and saved it as a JPEG image. The image is uploaded onto my google pages site and I have the html code.I want to put the picture onto my blog so when people click on it they are taken to outlook express or whatever they use and can then send me an email. How do I do that?

<a href="mailto:youremailaddress"><img src="someImage.jpg"/></a>

How to make a picture link:

Sunday, June 8, 2008

email link

Q: How do I create an email link?

<a href="mailto:youremailaddress">email me</a>

However there are drawbacks. You should read this link first:

Saturday, June 7, 2008

I forgot

Q: How can I recover my user name and password from Blogger?

I forgot my email address

Q: I forgot my email address. What should I do?

Double header on dots template

Q: I'm using the Dot template. My header suddenly moved from the top of
the page to the left hand column. It can't be moved or removed. Why
did this happen and is there anyway I can easily move it back to the
original position? I am a novice and know nothing about coding.
thanks anyway!

Lawny has found a solution:

go to layout, edit html and scroll down the code editor window and
look for the following code (yours maybe a bit different).

<b:widget id='Header1' locked='true' title='BLOG TITLE (Header)'


change where it says


and you can drag or delete it from the page element tab

compose mode

Q: Whenever I am creating a blog and insert a picture it comes up as a bunch of numbers and letters. Also I cannot center my writing anymore ... the button is gone. Any ideas on why this is happening? It seems to have started after I put a slideshow on my blog?

Go to dashboard. Click on:-
1. settings
2. basic (scroll down to "show compose mode for all your blogs" and set it to "yes")
3. save settings
4. use compose mode to upload photos or videos

What is a blog post?

Q: What is a post?

Some people loosely call posts as blogs. Hence the confusion. Posts are each entry that you add to your blog by using the button "new posts" on your dashboard. Think of post as a chapter (like in a book).
Blogs are what you get by using the button "create a blog" on your dashboard. They contain many posts (chapters). Blogs can be compared to a complete book with many chapters (posts)

Review for spam blogs

Q: My blog has been blocked as a spam blog. What do I do?

If your blog has been mistaken for a spam blog and blocked, you can ask for a review:

expandable post

Try this:
or this:

Lawny has also written a blog on this:

hbl has one

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Change email and ID

Q: How do I change my e-mail and user names? When I set up my Blogger account I did not pick up typo mistakes in these and I can't log into my account now.

Chuck has the answer:

I can't find my blog

Q: I have rechecked url and even emailed the blog address provided by system to another email and pasted it in Google blog search and it still shows unable to find. Where is my blog?

I can see your blog; but that doesn't mean that the search engines can find your blog. You need to read this:

Katney has the answer:

Chuck has a full write up on this problem:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

share my blog

Q: Is there any way to add your friends on here? if there is how do you do it?
You can invite all your friends (max 100) to post on your blog. Click on:-
1. settings
2. permission
3. add authors

Changing to layout tab

Q: I do not have a layout tab. How do I upgrade?

Sean has a way to change from template to layout tab:

Roberto has a link:

Header image off centre

Q: I've gone on the forums and tried about 30 different attempts to fix this, and I am totally stumped. When I upload an image (including one's that are 740px wide as suggested) to replace the header of my template, the image gets placed off-center to the right. I am completely baffled. Any help is appreciated.

Before you click on browse, select the square box "shrink to fit"

This link may be useful for some people:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

scheduled posts

Q: I have just made 3 posts. They have disappeared!
If your posts do not appear on your blog, it could be because you changed the date to a future date before you publish it.
If you are making a sticky post, publish post and then edit the date to a future date. This post will stay at (stick to) the top of your page.

Monday, June 2, 2008

make money from blogging

Q: How do I make money from my blog?

1. First you create a blog full of interesting stuff that people like to read.
2. Then you place Adsense ads on it.

The help articles are outdated. Now you click [monetize] and go from there.
More useful tips here:

Clearing cache

Q: How do I clear my cache and cookies?
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Click Tools at the top of your browser window.
Select Internet Options from the menu.
Select the General tab, if it's not already selected.
Locate the Browsing history section and click Delete.
In the Temporary Internet Files section, click Delete files.
If a pop-up window appears, click Yes.
In the Cookies section, click delete cookies.
If a pop-up window appears, click Yes.
For other web browsers:

For Google Chrome:

  1. On the upper right, from the Tools menu (
    Chrome Tools menu
    ), select Options.
  2. From the Under the Hood tab, click Clear browsing data... .
  3. Select the items you want to clear (e.g., Clear browsing historyClear download historyEmpty the cacheDelete cookies and other site data).
  4. You can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information from the Clear data from this period drop-down menu. To clear your entire cache, select Everything.
  5. Click Clear browsing data.

Here is another link:

How do I edit post

Q: I've created a blog and have posted some articles on it soon after i've created. Later, i want to edit my blog and post more articles on it. However, i don't known how to do it. Can you tell how to sign in and edit my blog? Please specifiy the steps clearly.

Please go to this screen:
Sign on to your dashboard using your ID and password. You will see your blog. Click on "edit posts". You will see a list of all your posts. Click "edit" next to the post you wish to update. A post editor will appear in a new window. Make the changes. Publish post.

You can also click on the pencil icon, under each post, to go directly to your post editor.

Do not allow comments

Q: Is there any way to delete the entire comments section on a blog so that it does not appear at all at the end of a post?
Go to dashboard. Click on:-
1. settings
Comments: select "hide "
Comments default for posts: select "new post do not have comments"
3. save settings

Sunday, June 1, 2008

email link

Q: How do I add a link for my email so that others may contact me?

<a href="mailto:[your email address]">email me</a>


Q: How do I contact Google to suggest an improvement to Blogger?

You can send in your ideas using this form:

adding html/javascripts codes to blog

Q: How do I insert a Javascript counter code on my blog?

Go to dashboard. Click on:-
2. add a page element (scroll down to html/javascript)
3. + (add to blog) paste your counter codes inside the large box
4. save changes (you can drag and drop this element)
5. save

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