Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

9

I am using Wordpress 3.0 so I am not sure if this applies to previous versions of WP or not. In the WP admin, go to Tools > Import. Then you'll see a list of import tools you can install and use.


8

This behavior isn't configurable. Both the current editor, the draft editor and the "old" editor use a combination of BR and DIV tags when they should be using P tags. It is a mind boggling decision, and it is utterly wrong. It explains a lot of the problems with inconsistent paragraph rendering in Blogger. Perhaps it works in IE, but it doesn't work ...


8

The most basic form is just wrap your code with <code> tags. If you want somthing more fancy, you can use http://codeformatter.blogspot.com/. Just paste in your code beforehand and it will give you the HTML to paste on your Blogger page. It gives nice effects like alternating color lines and line numbers. For example your example, using the defaults ...


7

No, this is not possible. It's not a features or manpower issue, its a server load issue, and it would affect all of us that publish or read blogs on Blogger / Google servers (ie, all bloggers). Having to check authorisation to access each individual post, for each viewer of our blog, would require code complexity, and cause unacceptable server load, ...


6

This is an HTML feature. You can either use the <acronym> tag, or a <span> element. If it's not an acronym, I'd recommend using <span> with a custom class attribute. The trick is to place the text you want to appear in the hint as the title attribute. Here's an example of the HTML: Can I get this <span class="myclass" title="as soon as ...


6

Basically you just need to copy the following code snippet to Blogger template between <head> and </head>. <script type="text/javascript" src="http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/MathJax.js" /> For a detailed instruction or other options e.g. changing inline math delimiters, please follow this post.


6

Alex Gorbatchev's SyntaxHighlighter is one of the most commonly used by software-related blogs for code highlighting. It lists several blogs that provide steps how to integrate it with the Blogger service.


6

You shouldn't use br elements for separating paragraphs. From the HTML5 specification: br elements must be used only for line breaks that are actually part of the content, as in poems or addresses. A paragraph should be enclosed in a p element. The div element doesn't add/change any meaning. At most it changes the styling of the content (via CSS; ...


5

Sweet! Blogger in Draft just implemented a feature to exclude your own visits. It does not seam to work, yet, though. Update: This cookie does not seem to hold it's value and work in IE (8). I realize it is just a "draft" feature, but I'm considering using the HOSTS file instead. Update 2: Even when the cookie maintains it's value in non-IE browsers, the ...


5

There is NO way that I know to do a complete backup (defined as an off-line copy that you can restore from). You can export your post and comments via Settings > Basic > Export Blog - and this will let you re-import those posts and comments into the same or another (Blogger) blog. You can save your template via Design > Edit HTML > Download full ...


5

The MathJax people recently started allowing the script to be called from their server. I added a new post to my blog including the code you have to paste in your template html to get MathJax functionality in Blogger. With the new code you don't need to have MathJax installed in your own server. Hope it helps.


5

According to this Blogger Status Report posted in May 2011 they replicate data of all blogs across multiple sites: Blogger maintains replicas (copies) of blogs in multiple locations so if one copy becomes unavailable — maybe due to a cut network cable or loss of power — blogs continue to remain accessible. However, if the data you store in ...


5

Login to Blogger account. Navigate to Design > Edit HTML Click on Download Full Template for your security purpose. Check the Expand Widget Templates box then.. Add the following in the <head> section of your Blogger template. Enter this code below the Home Page code above you have just entered: <b:if cond='data:blog.url == "http://url of your ...


5

No, you cannot change it. If you do choose to create a new post and move the old content (best done by copy/pasting the HTML), then you could set up a custom re-direct from the old post to the new one, using the features recently introduced for this. Sometimes I just keep the old post, and put a note at the top saying to see XXX for an update. This is ...


5

Your domain at GoDaddy points to the IP address at Blogger where your files that make up your site are located Locations Name - GoDaddy Files (HTML)* - Blogger *The DNS record is indeed at GoDaddy The HTML, settings, and much of the post-contents are indeed stored on Blogger/Google's servers. But images are stored in Picasa-web-albums (unless you've ...


5

I think that "Cross-posted on the Gmail Blog" on the page you refer to is just another way of saying "Same content also posted on the Gmail Blog". Some specific platforms (e.g. Usenet) have a built-in mechanism for "cross-posting" (e.g. a way of tagging content so that it shows up in more than one context). There is no such general mechanisms for the web, ...


4

Click the "Settings" link for the blog you want to stop following. A new window will pop up asking you to sign on with either google or other options. Sign on by selecting google if you access blogspot through google. Enter your user ID and password. Your next screen you will see an option of "Stop following this site" link on the right side, near the ...


4

One new option has just opened up at "Settings › Search preferences" in the blogger interface: Detailed here, it looks like: Caveats Doesn't appear to allow redirections outside the domain Not clear what the mechanism of redirection is in an HTTP sense (although it should be easy to find out) Update: It seems you may now be able to specify a ...


4

You must configure your domain and create a CName record that points to ghs.google.com from your subdomain (blog in this case). Then you can use blogger's interface and tell it to use blog.mydomain.com. The instructions vary by host, but Google has a basic article on this. An alternative is to use 4 A Name records that point to Google's server's IP ...


4

It seem like Google does not enable HTTPS for more than the login process on Blogger. The main reason for this seems to be that using HTTPS is very resource intensive. See this Google Blogger support tread.


4

This is the best tutorial I've found for your question: http://www.southernspeakers.net/2010/12/show-date-for-each-blogger-post.html In short, you have to use your Timestamp as your Date Header


4

Try Google Prettify. This is exactly what is used on StackExchange sites. There is also good tool here, that would generate a HTML block for you with some fancy formatting.


4

See this: Blogger Help: Import and export blogs To make a copy of your blog's posts and comments, you have to export your blog and then import it to another existing blog. Export Your blog To export your blog, simply click "Export Blog" from the Settings | Other tab. Then, click the Export Blog button. Your blog will be stored as a ...


3

See Blogger Mode. Blogger Mode Blogger has a nasty habit of replacing all new lines with <br/> tags which makes it impossible to post code snippets. To fix the situation version 1.5.1 introduces "Blogger Mode" which can be enabled before a call to HighlightAll() by a call to BloggerMode() like in the example below: ...


3

The option is still in Blogger-in-Draft (blue-logo blogger in the picture you've quoted), it hasn't been released to production Blogger as yet. Tools that are in BID sometimes get withdrawn and then re-instated, as part of the process of pre-production testing. That's just one of the disadvantages of using BID.


3

You can autopost to blogger, WP and other services, if you have a blog at Posterous. Posterous lets you autopost to several other services automatically. If you have a self hosted blog at WP, you can try out a few WP plugins which would let you do the same thing.


3

Maybe use use a little portable wiki like... http://www.tiddlywiki.com/ ...Which you can store/sync up with dropbox. That way you can access it online and when you're offline, you can still access it and sync it back up to dropbox when you get the opportunity.


3

You can actually effectively search even private blogs by entering your search in the NavBar at the top of the screen. Sadly, the "Search This Blog" widget doesn't work for some reason. You can find the settings for the NavBar (which is ugly, in my opinion) under the "Layout" settings of your Blogger blog.


3

This largely depends on if the Blogspot user allows people to subscribe to the comments. If they do, you will see the option when you click through to view the comments for the post. At the bottom of the page (or on the side depending on their layout) there usually is a link in the form of: Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) That will lead to a link ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible