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Modifying your Blogger template with CSS.

NOTE – be sure to backup your blog and template before trying this. For most users, there should not be a problem but backups can’t hurt.

The problem with the template for this blog was that when you looked at posts by month or label, they all seemed to run together.  The default post heading was not standing out as you can see below. Actually, it was worse than the image in that followed links were grey, not black. Continue reading

Problems after uploading photos from Google Photos to Blogger.

I’ve been resurrecting a couple of blogger blogs that I have. I had a lot of usable photos that were in Google Photos. I didn’t see any reason not to upload to blogger from my google photos.

However, when I started clicking the Facebook share button on my blog posts, I noticed that not all of the images were showing on Facebook. After a bit of research, there seemed to be a link between posting to blogger from Google Photos with an account that is linked to Google Plus. Continue reading

Fixing a broken blogger blog that was showing a bx- error in the front end and when accessing templates.

I had a blogger based blog on a site. The blog was set up as blog.bucksviews.com.

For a number of reasons, I had shelved that domain for a while. I decided to bring it back online.

I had done the same basic process with this blog and it worked fine. I simply re-established the custom domain and everything worked. Continue reading

Backing up your Blogger Blogs

We’ve been doing a boatload of posts on one of our blogs. That particular blog is hosted on blogger. There is always a possibility that the blog could end up flushed down the memory hole.

So, how do you back up a google blogspot blog? There is nothing in the control panel that will allow you to do so.

We found a third party solution that also happens to be open source and free at this time. It’s the blogger backup which can be found at codeplex Continue reading

Blogger and duplicate descriptions in G’s Webmaster tools

Google’s Webmaster tools has some neat new sections. One of them is a diagnostic called Content Analysis . It will show problems that can kill your rankings such as duplication in titles or descriptions.

We have a couple of blogs. Some of them are hosted at blogger and some we host. The first blog we checked that was hosted at blogger (though with a custom domain) was fine. No content issues were found. Great. Continue reading

MainorArchivePage tag in Blogger

The tag in blogger will cause text within that tag to only show on your home page or archive pages. (For sites published to your own hosting via ftp). We have tweaked some of our blogs to show a permalink link. The problem was that if someone follows a permalink back to your blog, the text withing the MainorArchivePage tag will not show. Continue reading

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