Knowledge is good only if it is shared. As a new blogger, I had learned to change the Web template, and found out the tips, tricks, hacks, and tweaks of altering the Blogger template, customizing CSS, widgets, layout, blog design, inserting JavaScripts, HTML codes, Google AdSense, and other settings the hard way, through many trials and errors. For the purposes of this guide, I had started with the old Blogger “Minima” template. As I made the changes or learned something new, I had documented them. Before changing any template, please remember to save a copy of the current template. After editing the template, preview it, and save it when you are satisfied with the change. Hope this guide will help those who are finding the way around, just like me.

Search Tips for New Bloggers

We have extended our month-long vacation by a couple of days. We shall be posting articles the moment we return. We noticed that Google had updated the Page Ranks. New bloggers who have been waiting anxiously for this can check their blogs' Page Ranks. We have the PR checker link in our SEO Tools - Search Engine Optimization article.

The blog we created recently in Aug 2007, Blogger FAQ and Help, has also got its first Page Rank, a PR4. All our blogs are now ranked:-

Tips for New Bloggers - PR6
Business Fables and Management Lessons - PR4
Famous Motivational and Inspirational Quotes - PR4
Blogger FAQ and Help - PR4

Thanks to everyone for the support!

Sep 10, 2007

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Blogger FAQ and Help Guide

In case you are not already aware, we have been addressing some of our readers' queries through our Tricks for New Bloggers blog. It all started with readers asking questions which are unique to their situations. While we tried to modify our articles to include those situations as well, it was a tall order trying to cover every possible permutation. So as not to disappoint our readers, we set up a new blog to deal with the specific questions.

As it turned out, we had also included ad-hoc template customization and design tips and the answers to commonly asked questions. Over time, we intend to cover as comprehensively as we can the Blogger FAQ relating to the new Blogger templates. Currently, the guides you get in the official Blogger Help are mainly premised on the old classic Blogger templates. We hope to complement that and provide answers to users of the new Blogger templates.

We shall continue to cover general issues of interest for most Bloggers in our this Tips for New Bloggers blog. If you are unable to find answers here, do take a look at the Blogger FAQ and Help guide to see if the issue has been addressed. If it hasn't, let us know through our chatbox or feedback form, and we shall try to look into it. Thanks once again for your continued support.

Blogger FAQ and Help

Header
  • Insert an image to the left of Blog Title and Description [read]

  • Add a Horizontal Navigation Bar in Header Image [read]

  • Unable to remove Header Image [read]

Blog Posts
  • Arrange, customize and shift the Blog Posts and Footer elements [read]

  • Insert a picture or image beside the Blog Post Title [read]

  • How to have standard or pre-formatted text in Blog Posts [read]

  • Add Highlighting to Text and Background Color in Text Box [read]

  • Change Blogger Post URL - SEO Tip [read]

  • Change the Post a Comment Link [read]

  • Add scrollbars to text within Blog Posts [read]

Sidebar
  • Add Background color and image to Sidebar Titles [read]

  • Have different Background colors for each widget [read]

  • Style and Position Sidebar Images [read]

Footer
  • How to align Blog Post Footer elements to the left [read]

  • Move Comments Label to below Post Title [read]

Links and Labels
  • How to add Hover, Mouseover and Rollover effects for links [read]

  • Remove automatic number count in Labels widget [read]

  • Remove link underlines in Blog Posts and/or sidebar [read]

  • Be notified by Blogger when there is a Backlink [read]

  • Change and Edit Labels in Multiple Posts [read]

General
  • How to change Background Colour of TicTac Template [read]

  • How to remove the Pencil or Screwdriver and Wrench icons [read]

  • How to add animated graphics in Blogger Post and Sidebar [read]

  • Add Text Box or HTML textarea code in Blogs [read]

  • Know the limits on our Blogger account [read]

  • How to take Screenshots or Screen captures [read]

  • How to change and transfer Blog ownership [read]

  • Change font size and font styles in template [read]

  • How to center align Page Elements [read]

  • How to insert a separator line between each comment [read]


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5 comments:

Dragons Den Freak said...

Hi -
Interesting Blog good stuff
Can you tell me how I add some html to be copied by my visitors so they can copy the html of a banner to link on their site or blog? I have tried but every time I enter the html it activates the banner rather than just the code. Do you know a way of showing the html code without it displaying what the code should...? If you know what I mean?! Any help would be much appreciated... Thanks.

DDF

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bizwhiz said...

Hi Dragons Den Freak

You can add a textbox by following the guide in this article:-

http://tricks-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/2007/08/add-text-box-and-textarea.html.

Roxi said...

Excellent article.
thax for it.
Now,so much optimization needed to be done to my blog.

Love Web Design said...

Excellent article, most helpful...