Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Blogger Woes May Prompt Mass Exodus

I have been having publishing problems with Blogger for about a week now, with the last 48 hours being the worst. I have no idea if my posts are going to publish or not and when the Dashboard shows them as published, I can't see them live anyway. Very frustrating!

Judging by the number of persons complaining in the Blogger Help Group, I'm not alone. Yet responses and updates from Blogger employees are noticeably absent. I've been planning to migrate this blog to WordPress for some months but this has given me the kick up the backside I've needed to fast-track the migration. I'm guessing that many others will follow suit before long!

UPDATE: Blogger has finally publicly acknowledged the problem and is apparently working on a fix.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Testing Blogger Beta

This is my first post using Blogger Beta. I love the ability to add labels to posts. Not sure what other advantages this version has yet apart from FTP publishing but I'll keep you all informed.


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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Q and A: How do I get rid of the Blogger header on my blog?

Dear Kalena...

Thank you for your article I was sent by Site Pro News (10 Adsense Tips).
It was really good! I went & checked out your site & blog & Jen's blog too.
I would like to get some advice from you if you don't mind?

How did you get rid of the Blogger header on your Search Engine College
blog? That's pretty cool looking! How did you get the clickable banner for the SE College up there?

Also, I noticed that your articles are on a Blogger blog. Did you get rid of
the Blogger header the same way as above? How did you put your Search
Engine College header up there? That is so cool!! I want to do that with my blog!

How do I put a Site Map on my Blogger blog?

Dan

Kalena's Answer:

Dear Dan

First up, you should give up the caffeine man! Just kidding. Ok, let me answer your questions one by one:

1) To remove the Blogger navigation bar from the top of your blog, simply log-in to the Blogger dashboard, click on the Template tab and you'll see a drop down field at the top of the page titled "Change the Blogger Nav Bar". From the drop down list you'll see the option to turn the nav bar "off".

2) To add other elements like banners to the top of your blog, you need to be proficient in editing HTML. You can access and edit the HTML template of your blog by clicking on the Template tab.

3) Yes, I used Blogger to create our article library so I could easily add articles as if they were blog posts. I used HTML to edit that blog template to match our Search Engine College design template.

4) Re adding a site map, you can either create one in HTML and add a link to it within your blog template, or you can use Blogger's own archiving features to create links to your previous posts.

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