Sidebar pushed to the bottom of the page

(For an updated version of this post, go to Sidebar slide to the bottom of the page: What to do? For an example of how I go about trying to solve this problem, go to Trouble shooting sidebar sliding to the bottom of the page problem. An example) A frequent complaint of bloggers is that the sidebar (profile, links, etc.) […]

Introduction to del.icio.us

In an earlier post “How to do categories” a simple method was described using del.icio.us as a workaround for doing categories for Blogger. However, a reader has indicated that she is not familiar with del.icio.us tagging system. That is the reason for this post. Del.icio.us is a popular online public bookmarking system that is now owned by Yahoo and is […]

How to recover from an unintended delete problem

For a more comprehensive and updated post, refer to How to recover deleted post (updated). Recovering from an accidental delete You have accidentally deleted some posts or links, etc., or you may even have messed up your template, and you need to recover from the mistake urgently. What do you do? This is what you can do. Do a search […]

How to do categories

UPDATE 22 July 2008: This is an old post done before LABELS were introduced. For those blogs still using old Blogger classic template, please refer to Label (categories) list for old classic Blogger template and Scroll box for labels (categories). Currently Blogger has no provision for doing categories, a very useful feature. If you want this, you will have to […]

How to build traffic to your blog

You have shed blood, sweat and tears to put up your blog, you wouldn’t want the blog to languish in a corner. You want people to read it. You want traffic. How does one increase traffic to one’s blog? There are a number of settings you can do in Blogger towards this end. Sign into Dashboard, select your blog, click […]

How to backup your blog

Backing up your Blogger blog Why is it important to backup your blog? You got to protect it from accidental delete (not rare). Another matter to consider is the stability of the blogging and web hosting service and its hardware. Blogger, even though backed up by the giant Google, faced some hiccups recently because of a hardware problem and caused […]

Blogger template tutorial

Blogger templateA template is a set of HTML files which define the appearance and functionality of the blog. You can use the templates that are provide by Blogger, customize the provided template or write your own. To access Blogger template, log into the Dashboard, select the blog, click TEMPLATE tab. You will see the template displayed in the edit template […]

Blogger for Dummies is now 3-column

Update 4 November 2006: For those looking for 3 column template for Blogger beta, please refer to postBlogger Beta: 3 column templateMore new Blogger (formerly beta) templates modified by StavangerNew Blogger template for posting large photos, etc. (note: Blogger for Dummies went back from 3 column to 2 column is back to 3 column again. See updates below.) Finally made […]

Why no line spaces?

Question: ” When we are in the compose mode, we double space between paragraphs. It looks fine. When we go to the preview mode, there are no space between the paragraphs – everything is smashed together. What is happening?” Answer: Your setting for “Convert Line Breaks” must have been set to NO. Sign into Dashboard, select blog, click SETTING, then […]

Where to paste the AdSense codes?

Update: This is an old post but is still applicable to those using the old classic Blogger template. Those using the New xml Blogger template should use the HTML/Javascript gadget (Page Element) Where to paste the AdSense codes? This will depend on where you want the ads on your site. Probably the most prominent place to place it will be […]