Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Putting Adsense ads inside Blogger posts

This article shows you  how to place AdSense ad units right inside Posts or Pages on a Blogspot blog.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Uploading MS Word documents to Blogger - via Google Docs

This article is about transferring material from Microsoft Word .doc documents to your Blog posts, using Google Docs to keep the formatting.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

File sharing hosts: places to store files

Sometimes, you may want to make a file available for download, or even just for reading, from your website or blog.  This article lists some options for this, and some of the issues involved.

Using Google Analytics to get statistics about AdSense performance on your blog

This article is about how to set up your blog so it collects data about your AdSense performance, using Google Analytics.

Giving your subscribers a free file (eg an eBook) using Feedburner

This article shows how to make an eBook (or any file) available to your blog's subscribers with Feedburner's FeedFlare tool.   It's written for Blogger users, but most of the information applies to anyone using Feedburner.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Switching your blog from one custom domain to another

This article is about how you can change a Blogger blog to use a different custom domain.

The Attribution gadget has a "Remove" button - for today anyway.

For now, you can manage the attribution gadget on your Blogger blog in much the same way as any other gadget.  Congratulations to Blogger for listening to what we wanted, and making this change.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Restricting your Blog's readers isn't as secure as you thought

This article explains some of the issues with restricting readership of your blogspot blog to just people who you choose, and why you can appear to have unexpected readers.

Copying a post from one blog to another

This article is about how to copy a post from one blog to another, using Blogger, while keeping all the formatting, pictures and layouts.

There is a separate article about copying all, or most, posts from one blog to another.

Removing the Attribution gadget from blogs that have Designer themes

This article is about how to change or delete the attribution that Google has added to add blogs which have a Designer theme.    (Updated May 2011 with the latest status of the methods listed.)

Hiding your blog's attribution gadget, using a CSS rule

This article is about how to hide your blog's attribution gadget using a CSS rule.  

It is part of a series about removing the attribution gadget from blogs which have designer templates.

Linking Blogs and Websites

This article looks at the answers to a very common question on the Blogger help forum: "How do I link my blog on blogspot to my web site?"

Removing the attribtion gadget by unlocking and then removing it.

This article documents removing the attribution gadget from Blogger by unlocking and then removing the gadget.  This method no longer works (last tested 20 Sept 2010 - the gadget is automatically re-added to the blog's footer section), but the technique may be useful in future.   

See the main article (removing the attribution gadget from blogs with Designer templates) for the most recent information about techniques that do work and for background information about the topic

Changing the theme-name and designer-name

This article is about changing the theme-name and the theme-designer-name associated with your Blogger template.

Adding a new CSS (formatting) rule to your blog's template

This article is about how to add a new Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) rule to your blog's template, including its mobile template.

(It assumes that you know the CSS command for the rule you want to add:  check a CSS reference guide if you need help to write the command - I've found that Sitepoint's  HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS guide is very useful.)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Remove underlining from menu-bar and post-title links

If you underline the links on your blog, then the page-links and post-titles are usually underlined too. But you can turn underlining OFF for these items, and adjust the spacing to make them stand out.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dynamic views in Blogger: What are they? What should you do about them?

This article is an overview of Blogger's "dynamic views", including advice about their immediate implications for our blogs.