Friday, June 10, 2005

Leave Comments Here

Like any blogger, I appreciate polite comments, when they are relevant to the blog, and posted to the relevant article in the right blog. If you want to ask me a question thats relevant to blogging, but you can't find the right post to start with (I haven't written about everything blogger related, yet, nor the way things are going I don't expect to either), ask your questions here, or leave an entry in my guestbook.

As noted above, please note my commenting policy. If you post a comment to this post, I will probably treat it as a "Contact Me" post. If you have an issue that's relevant to any technical issue in the blog, please leave a comment on the specific post, not here. This post is for general comments, and for non posted contact to me.

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For actual technical issues, note that peer support in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, or Nitecruzr Dot Net - Blogging is, almost always, a wise choice. Here, you can make most general comments, where you don't expect an intelligent answer. Or, when I've asked that you post here, as a test.

No spam, please. All comments are moderated.

If your question is related to life in general, feel free to leave me a comment on my Musings blog.

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AMIT RAJ said...

Thanks

Sly Hoax said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Seriously... I had transfered my blog to a different host, decided I didn't like it... and when I switched back, I got a 404. One of your posts showed me the way to restore my blog! Thank you so much. I've linked back to your blog as a way of showing my appreciation : http://www.pixel-shack.net/2008/04/test.html

Ruby Lawrence said...

Hi Chuck,

I'm very very helpless, in regards to my blog on blogger, at the moment and went to google groups for help but couldn't get any but have seen that you have helped quite some people in making their blogging life easier!

Anyway, I'm gonna start with my huge problem now!

I bought a domain from iDotz.net (BRS Media) two months ago. I set up google apps with it so the DNS settings got set up on their own(?). When i login to google apps, it's working perfectly fine, however even when i try everything on blogger, like publish on a custom domain and then switch advanced settings, redirect www.domain.com to domain.com and everything however it's still not working. Now it shows me a 404 - Page not found error and says

"Sorry...

...but that beautiful web page you're looking for isn't here yet. Stay tuned!

Yours,

The Google Page Creator Team




Is this your page?

If you're looking for a page that you created in Google Page Creator, please remember to press the Publish button. We can't wait to see your pages."

I really dunno what to do Chuck...please help me!

Chuck said...

Ruby,

Have you posted already in GBH: Something Is Broken, and I missed the post? If so, my apologies. But the online forums are much easier to use, then Blogger Blog Commenting, for interactive problem solving.

jukeboxgrad said...

Hi, oh sage of blogging, oh rescuer of cyber-neanderthals such as I -

I've seen questions similar to mine, but not quite: How can I, using Blogger or other free platform, allow an unlimited number of authors, whose posts will appear immediately (no pre-approval or permissions required by the administrator)?

Thanks so much for any insights you might have.

Best,
Shirley

Franki said...

My comment is that I sure wish Blogger could set it up so that you can post your oldest entry first. For trips, if you post every day, it would be so nice if you didn't have to read it backwards.
Other than that, I find the tools easier to use than Live Journal.

Franki

Linda J. Hutchinson said...

Hi Chuck,

Thank you for pointing me to a starting point. Like Jukeboxgrad, I'm feeling cyber-Neanderthal-like.

Per your instructions:

Ran the WinsockXPFix. It said there were no errors.

Ran the LSPFix. It said there were no errors.

Have attempted to do something/anything with the DRTCP021. It has been downloaded and unzipped to my desktop. It doesn’t do anything when I click on it. I have changed from the LAN setting given to my Sony Erickson wireless card. It won’t do anything else. The MTU box is blank. What am I supposed to do with it? I have tried the 1500, 1400, and 500 settings given in the examples to no avail.

Have read at least 25 pages of information, most of which deals with fixing one computer in a network, thereby having something to compare to. This doesn’t work for me because my laptop is a stand-alone.

Command prompts: I know my IP gateway, Subnet mask, and Default gateway. The pathping tracing route to www.1.google.com “over a maximum of 30 hops” gives me a different IP.

Blogger is the only site I’ve attempted to get to in at least six months that I can not get to. When www.blogger.com is typed into the search bar it changes to https://www.blogger.com. Then https://www.blogger.com/start. When I type in my signon and password it goes to https://www.blogger.com plus a very long string that includes ADD SERVICE (I’m not shouting, it is actually in caps in the search bar which is probably why I can see it) but goes to http://www.blogger.com/home/?pli=1 before I can catch the whole string. Then the Not Found Error 404 pops up. Please notice the http/https changes – if they mean anything at all.

When I ping www.blogger.com it gives me 4 replies from 209.85.159.191: bytes 32, with times of 1036 ms, 819 ms, 695 ms, and 790 ms and TTL=241. Ping statistics: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost – 0 (0% loss). I have no idea what this means other than my connection is slow. Cellular and dial-up are my only options. Cellular is faster.

As part of the DNS search issue, ping –f -1 209.85.159.191 tells me it is a bad option -1.

Ping –f 1500 209.85.159.191 tells me “Bad parameter 209.85.159.191”

I double-checked to make sure blogger’s IP was typed in correctly both times. Why the difference and what does it tell?

Am I getting any closer to fixing this?

Linda
www.lindajhutchinson.com

Chuck said...

Linda,

I keep hoping for you to start leaving your comment in my MTU Diagnostic article Check The MTU Setting On Your Computer. Do you see the link in the post title?

That's where you need to start. And if you can start using an authenticated comment - not anonymous, I can maybe email you, and we can get this process moving forward.

Naples Valley Bristol Hills Association said...

I found your site in the Google Help. Kudos to you for all the great information.

I have a question I hope you can answer:

Is it okay with Google if I have a webpage that links to my blogger.com page?

I have heard otherwise - can you please clarify and confirm either way?

Do I need to do anything special with regards to Google Blogger and stay in good standings?

I appreciate your help & thank you in advance!

Chuck said...

Hey Naples Valley,

This web site (blog) is part of the World Wide Web. The key word here is "Web", which says that it contains links from web site to web site.

Links to your web site from other web sites (some of which you own also, others you don't) are perfectly fine. Relevant links are most useful, but all links have their place.

GLittle said...

You really helped me out with something that turned out to be a very simply fix that I just didn't think to do myself!

THANK YOU!!!!

Kaveri Yamuna said...

Thanx alot..i learned something 2day. Thanx sir.

Elven Ely said...

Hi Nitecruzr... I need your magnificent help once again!... I would like to know how to insert a link title on my Blogsite..(for instance: Add a Title such as "Reviews" and when the visitor clicks on it a page appears with the review info)...I can´t also manage how to add a page to my blog...
Thanx for your kind assistance as usual...
Keep up the good work!

Chuck said...

Hi Elven,

First thanks for your kind flattery. ;-)

I THINK that what you're looking for is the Link field (Settings - Formatting). If not, you might want to post in GBH: How Do I?? The online forums are much easier to use, then Blogger Blog Commenting, for interactive problem solving.

Carlyluvsunited said...

Thankyou for when you helped me when my blog disappeared. I didn't say anything when it reappeared because I was so stressed out and upset by all that happened it took me two or three days to get normal again.

Google need to fix the problem with blogs being accused of being spam and then being deleted like mine was. To them it is just one of millions of blogs but to the individuals who write them they do mean a great deal and take a lot of hard work to make.

Anyway, that's up to Google to sort out. I can help for $10 per hour, I'm cheap, lol, cheap lil hussy Muahahaha xx

Frank said...

Chuck,

I just wanted to say, "Thanks for the help a couple days ago!"

~ Frank in Spokane

Alan and Mindee Williams said...

Hey I am a little new at this blogging and I have a question. I hope it is ok to ask it here! I have been uploading pictures on my computer by scanning in pictures on my printer, then I just got a digital camera so I haven't needed to scan anymore, but everytime I try to upload a photo it acts like it is uploading and even says "done" but all the post shows is a code and no picture! I have tried turning off my pop up blocker, using a different browser, and clearing my browser's cache and cookies. I don't know what else to do! Can you help me. I would really appreciate it.

Chuck said...

Alan / Mindee,

Check your Compose Mode setting.

Fransiska Ike said...

^^ You have done a good job on blogger help group. KUTGW.

ReDs said...

Its very nice blog to know more about blogging

Lipstick said...

Hi Nitecruzr, thank you for all your information. I'm sorry if I'm asking a question that has already been addressed here. I just can't find the answer anywhere.

My question is about "follow this blog." I have 31 followers but I think the widget is now broken. If I try to click on "follow this blog", the internet explorer message appears prompting me to check connection status. I am worried that if I reinstall the widget I will delete my followers. I am very grateful for any advice. Many thanks!

Chuck said...

Lipstick,

Re installing a widget does not delete the data, it just removes and replaces the display code.

I'm not sure that re installing the widget will do anything about a communications error message though. Have you posted in GBH: Something Is Broken? I suggest that you do that, now.

Bill Boushka said...

Today, I noticed that Blogger removed all the captchas (six of my blogs had them until this morning). Did Google/Blogger decide that they aren't effective and remove them? Or did they just decide certain accounts don't need them any more?

Chuck said...

Bill,

An interesting development. With Blogger involved, I'd believe anything, without expecting it to last. Let's see what you notice tomorrow, plus see if any other reports come up in the forums.

Alain-Christian said...

Blogger: Please Expand The pageType Attribute

I posted a proposal to Blogger for expanding the pageType attribute. Please have a look at it and raise awareness if possible. Thank you.

Dave Riley said...

I run several blogs but for the past few days suddenly my blog
http://leftclickblog.blogspot.com/
is slow to load.

Other blogs of mine on the same account are fine.But this one -- using
the NEO template -- is almost unusable. Even accessing the Customize/
Layout section of the blog's inner workings is abysmally slow to load.

I thought it was a problem with my browser (I checked both Fx and IE)
but readers have contacted me and complained too.

So something has suddenly changed. Is it the feeds being generated or
not?

Have I done something new recently to the template? No.

The blog's main feed works fine
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Leftclick

Ah...but the Recent Posts feed has collapsed completely -- NEO's
driving force. . Blogger sabotage. So whats' the chances of getting it
back. They've been working under the hood and changed the machinery.
Do I have to go looking for a new template and drop my favorite template?

(I fear I know the answer).

Chuck said...

Dave,

If you took a car, let's say a Ford, and dropped a Chevy engine into it, would you expect it to run? Even if Chevy designed the engine to run in a Ford, would you expect Ford dealers to honour the warranty?

Please, Dave.

This is simplay another case of a third party modification that worked once, and now doesn't work. Not Blogger sabotage.

DaisyDeadhead said...

My number/count of profile-views seems to have frozen up. Checked on another browser and computer too.

Any idea how this could have happened? Will it just spontaneously unlock as fast as it locked up in the first place?

Just wondered how this could happen. Thanks.

(PS: Love your blog, have discovered so much that is helpful here...my first comment, I think!)

Chuck said...

Here is a semi-anonymous comment, using Firefox.

DaisyDeadhead said...

Was that addressed to me? Did I say something wrong? My apologies. No offense was meant. And what's wrong with Firefox?

My email is in my profile, which I thought was sufficient to ask a question.

No, I don't blog under my real name, too many freaks. I notice a couple of other women in this thread have not used their whole names either, but you helped them. I took that to mean I could ask a question if I disclosed my email address. Was that a mistaken assumption?

I'm sorry, did not understand the protocol.

Chuck said...

Daisy,

The above comment by me was part of a test, and not addressed to you. Sorry for any misunderstanding. The test was unrelated to any other comment posts by people intentionally making comments.

rf said...

Please can you help me? I can't find any solution to this. This is my blog and as you will see you can make a comment to a post but you can't see it, and also you can't see the comment title or the "by, at". Yes, I use page elements to add and configure the items in blog spot... Please let me know about it. Many thanks

http://domusfactory.blogspot.com/

Chuck said...

Hi RF,

This is a good topic for my forum Nitecruzr Dot Net - Blogging. Online forums are much easier to use, then Blogger Blog Commenting, for interactive problem solving.

Susan said...

Ahh, but I see a problem for you, perhaps. When I just clicked on "contact me" it took me directly here. I would think I was contacting you (rather than commenting). I would make the error of saying what was on my mind rather than making a post-appropriate comment. You would be annoyed with me. Deja vu!

However, I learned something from this. I had never thought of making a post on a particular issue and then putting a link to it in the sidebar - thanks as always.

Chuck said...

Susan,

I get annoyed by a lot of comments, where folks comment on any post with any comment - a fair amount of comments that I see aren't post-appropriate.

I Reject the comments that annoy me, and get on with my life. At least comments in this post are general, so what gets Rejected isn't going to be technically significant.

Fourkeys said...

Hi!
My English so poor, please forgive if i have mistake in writing.
I am from Vietnam. i am not a pro blogger,not programmer and not designer i only know alittle about blog.My blog : hocpsd.com
I don't understand why some picture (i use picture to make link) and banner can't display in browser (IE and FF).when i browse it from my computer, it is ok, but from any another computer is no banner and no image for link.Please help me to solve the problem.can you give me your mail address, i will send picture that i capture from my computer to you if you do not mind

Chuck said...

I don't do direct email support. I'll work with you, in my forum Nitecruzr Dot Net - Blogging, though.

Rohit Malik said...

Dear Nitecruzr,

You suggested me to use :

delhievents.com. 600 IN CNAME ghs.google.com.www.delhievents.com. 600 IN CNAME ghs.google.com.

But will both show the same blog?

Chuck said...

Rohit,

After you have a "CNAME" referral for "delhievents.com" and "www.delhievents.com", both to "ghs.google.com", you publish to "www.delhievents.com" then select "Redirect delhievents.com to www.delhievents.com".

Rohit Malik said...

oh great!

i didn't remember : "Redirect delhievents.com to www.delhievents.com"

it was already checked long time back.

So, almost moved to godaddy now.

Rohit Malik said...

I think i can't use ghs.google.com for delhievents.com ( without www )

Here is what godaddy says :

Please note that it is against our Universal Terms of Service to use shared hosting to store files unrelated to your hosted site. You can create CNAMEs for sub domains within your account but you cannot create a CNAME for delhievents.com, with no www, to direct to ghs.google.com. If you wish to direct delhievents.com to ghs.google.com you will need to forward the doamin to http://www.delhievents.com and disable the hosting.


So, what do you say?

Chuck said...

Rohit,

It's time for you to join The N Zone, so we can work on this in convenience with peer support.

Chris said...

Hi,

Thanks for the opportunity to ask a question. Hope this is an easy one.

I have a blogspot blog (http://www.lamourproject.com) that I deleted at the beginning of April, just a couple of months ago. Up until that point, I was getting good results from Google—it was recognizing my site and I could find it easily with a variety of searches.

I kept it deleted until this past weekend, then revived it. During that time, Google crawled my site and, of course, found a bunch of 404 errors.

My question is, since I've undeleted my blog, will Google crawl again and "find" all of the pages it missed during the last sweep? Or are those posts "lost" to Google now since it tried finding them and couldn't when my blog was deleted?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Aviatrix said...

Today my blogspot blog http://airplanepilot.blogspot.com did not autopost an article written several days earlier and postdated to 12:00 AM UTC on the 18th. I schedule my blog to post daily at this time. About three hours after it should have posted, I realized it was missing, so I edited the post in the Dashboard to see if I had made an error on the date. I hadn't. I made no changes and hit publish, and it published to the site.

I wonder if anyone else had trouble with postdated posts today.

Fr. David Kenney said...

I am so frustrated. No way to contact anyone directly on Blogspot - endless circles. Problem:
I somehow deleted a blog: www.staugustine-ecc.blogspot.com
Would like to resurrect it and use same url, but with different email address. When I go to blogspot, it recognizes my email, and doesn't seem to allow me to use another. Need to keep this church blog separate from my own (allowing different profiles, etc). Please someone help!

Chuck said...

Fr David,

You need to post this in GBF: Something Is Broken, so we can help you better.

Deepak said...

hi my blog has been removed, how do i get my blog back?

Chuck said...

Deepak,

Do in this order:

1. Submit a review request.
2. Submit an appeal.
3. Post in Blogger Help Forum, stating the URL(s) of the blog(s).

Read detailed instruction.

This is a constant problem.

Admin said...

I want to move my blog from blogspot to my own domain, however, I see nothing that give me instructions to do that. I do not see FTP or SFTP on the settings > publishing page.

Please help. I need to have my blog published in a place where I can upload other files to and you cannot upload anything to blogspot.

Thanks,
endlessrelationships@gmail.com

Chuck said...

Admin,

There are prerequisites to using FTP Publishing.

Jim McKee said...

Chuck, maybe you could investigate the subtle change in the "Next Blog" function. It used to be tied to this (generic) URL: http://www.blogger.com/next-blog?navBar=true
I had made a bookmark for my browser, and clicked on it to random Blogger-surf occasionally.

Now, that is no longer functional, and the "Next Blog" function will only work from an actual blog, i.e. from yours, the URL is: http://www.blogger.com/next-blog?navBar=true&blogID=24069595

I'm having a hard time figuring out why Blogger would make such a change.

Thanks.

Romamti Ezer said...

Hye,i love so much you blog and i get many information from your blog,i wish we can ex-change link,if you agree?Thanks..

Romamti Ezer.

TWstroud said...

I wanted to change my blog name from "twvue.blogger.com" to "econoslob.blogger.com." I went to settings, publishing and over wrote "twvue" with "econoslob" then went thru the strange writing security step and hit "save settings". Now, when i enter "econoslob.blogger.com" it shows that the site is down due to maintenance. How do I fix this?

Chuck said...

TW,

This is a question that you must ask, in BHF: Something Is Broken, or in Nitecruzr Dot Net - Blogging. Peer support, and forums, are necessary for problem solving.

And you must get the details right. There is no way that you published to "twvue.blogger.com", or to "econoslob.blogger.com."

Kristine Tucker said...

Thanks so much for the info you submitted to blogger help. It was greatly needed and greatly appreciated.

Saving Me.. said...

I would like to change to name of my blog? It is possible? if not can I deactivate the account and start over

Chuck said...

You change the blog name (URL) using Settings - Publishing.

GHAZALI said...

best of luck...your tutorial so good..

brethrenmaranatha said...

Thanks for all your teachings here i found them very invaluable. I have followed you.Please follow me too and i lookingforward for tohers too to join and follow me . Thanks.

Carol Mattingly said...

I just registered a custom domain and now my Followers listing and My Blogroll are not displaying and its giving me a note to be sure my url is right. I went to Google Friend Connect and put in my blogspot address to all domains and still nothing. Can you help?

Chuck said...

Carol,

You really should ask this question in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, or in Nitecruzr Dot Net - Blogging.

You need peer support in a dialogue, and a forum is where you get that. Not in a commenting Q&A.

Anna Strawberry Swing said...

Im not asking technical assistance, just looking for advice. My blog was disabled and now it's been 4 days i've waited for it to unlock and Im getting anxious. My blog is not a spam, I sell lingerie there! My stocks is coming soon and I need a back up plan if it's still disabled. Thus, I am thinking of opening new blog with custom domain (same name but it's dot com). Content (posts& templates& widgets) will be as same as the old blog. Is this safe to do? Will blogger say it's spam too to the new blog if content is more or less same like old blog? And what should I do if let's say the old blog is unlock and at the same time I have new blog up in internet? Need some wise advice here...pls help! Thank you...

Campbellsville University said...

Hi, great resource, thanks!
Is there a way to disable the Next Blog feature in the Nav Bar?
Thanks,
Ed

Chuck said...

Ed,

The only possibility is that you hide the navbar.

David Kravets said...

Why doesn't Google's Blogger have a caption button in the posting tool?

David Michael said...

Hey ~

Are you available to have a short conversation to help me assure that my my dns settings are correct? I've got a www.example.com & google sites situation... I would like some to LOOK at the screenshot of my DNS config page and make sure everything is ok. Thank you.

E.V.

Chuck said...

Hey E.V.,

Sure! Just start a thread in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, or in Nitecruzr Dot Net - Blogging, for peer support.

Pearl Catlin said...

I am 80 years old. My blog is simply a theatrical one telling of my day to day attempts to cope with loneliness. Now this accusation of spamming. They expect me to understand how to lodge an appeal submit a restore request etc then "post here" I am thoroughly confused. Too many pages to read through and very little seems to make sense. What can I do please?

Chuck said...

Hi Pearl,

Welcome to Blogger blogging. If your blog was accused of being spam, post in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, politely, as you did here. Use of mixed case is appreciated, as ALL CAPS is a form of shouting. We'll guide you there, if you're patient with us.

Syed Irtiqa Ali said...

When I was opening my blog the message appeared BLOG NOT FOUND when I clicked RESTORE I saw this Message logger's spam-prevention robots have detected that your blog has characteristics of a spam blog. (What's a spam blog?) Since you're an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not a spam blog. Automated spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and we sincerely apologize for this false positive.

We received your unlock request on November 22, 2009. On behalf of the robots, we apologize for locking your non-spam blog. Please be patient while we take a look at your blog and verify that it is not spam.

Find out more about how Blogger is fighting spam blogs.




NOW HOW I CAN RESTORE MY BLOG HOW I CAN REOPEN THAT HOW I COULD USE THAT.

Chuck said...

Syed,

For a spam lock problem, you must post in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken. There's no other solution for that.

enviroradience said...

I put out a press release, for my blog, and when you try to go to it, it says blog isn't available- I put the right url
http://thanksgivingstories.blogspot.com

but can't get to the blog

Chuck said...

Radience,

You need to report this in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, for peer help and escalation to Google.

Vidit said...

I used to own a blog, http://tech0x.blogspot.com, linked with a email address. I deleted that google account, so that I can link that blog address with another google account. Now, the blog says "Sorry, the blog at tech0x.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs." I still have access to that email address, but how can I get that blog domain back. I have already created google account again with that mail address, but still not able to get that address. Please help.

Chuck said...

Vidit,

Yhere is one solution for your problem. Get into Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, ask a question, and start the review / appeal process. That's it.

plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Hi Nitecruzr, don't suppose you could pass me the code for you 'share this post' link could you please? It looks really smark.
Hope all is well
Fish

Chuck said...

Fish,

That's in my post about "Adding Social Networking Buttons".

kiwi-d said...

Hi Chuck
Seeing Christmas is fast approaching and its time to share goodwill, I just wanted to say thanks for publishing this blog, and all the time and effort you put in over at Blogger help Forum.

Aviatrix said...

Hi Nitecruzr, you've probably seen me around, getting underfoot trying to answer questions in Blogger help. Now I have a meta question for you about spam blogs. How can two screens of make-money-fast type blogs like in this forum thread this not be spam blogs? Does Google have to be relatively certain that the content is updated entirely by automation and scraping in order to delete them? I'm stunned by the audacity of spammers clogging up the appeal process just as they do the posting process.

I pity the people who have to wade through the appeals. It's like when I have to read my e-mail "raw" with no spam filters. Shudder.

Butterfly Works said...

How do I make the blog take up the whole page not just the center? Thanks

Chuck said...

Butterfly,

Widen the Main container, in the template code.

D~ said...

I just wanted to say thank you.... :) I greatly appreciate your guidance.

francoitalian said...

I have a custom domain with my blog and then I set up an email account with that domain name. how can I retrieve the password? Is my gmail address linked to my domain address since I am the administrator?

Chuck said...

Franco,

If this account is separate from the domain administrator account, then the password is reset by the domain admin. If this account is the domain admin, then I think you'll have to ask this question in the Google Apps Support forum.

openid said...

Hi Chuck,

I have a question about how google defines "repeated infringers." From my understanding, if a blog receives enough DMCA notices, Google will take down the blog on the basis of repeated infringer. Why doesn't Google release this information about what a repeated infringer is?

Hope you can help!

Thanks

Chuck said...

It's fuzzy classification. If Blogger was to define a limit and stick to the limit, that would tell the spammers what they can get away with. The limit is simply a significant distance from the liberties taken by any thoughtful, legitimately designed blog.

Allen Goldberg said...

I have an old "classic template" version and noticed that a few of the older posts on the blog are not showing up any more. Have read through all of the back and forth on the Blogger Help Forum. Bottom-line, to have all of the posts show up as they used to (but not necessarily in their entirety) do I just need to go in and insert "Read Mores" in the larger posts. I'd ask on the Forum, but it is pretty noisy. Thanks for responding.

Chuck said...

Allen,

This indeed sounds like a blog that's subject to auto pagination. You're going to need to insert "Jump Break"s, not "Read More"s. Get the right solution!

BigSnap said...

Hey Nitecruz,
I want to add a message board to my blog do you know of any safe templates to use or widgets etc. etc... Thanks

Lindagonzalez said...

I'm having an awful time with my blog. I can finally access it, but no one else can. They are redirected to other sites or the screen goes blue and then says error. My blog is under Lindamgonzalez.com. I am not too technologically advanced so I can't even understand all the stuff on the help forum. Please, I just want people to be able to access this blog.
From all the help questions I can see lots of people have trouble. should I just give up on Blogger.com and try someone else? Or can you help?

Chuck said...

Linda,

You, like a few others, have installed a hacked gadget on your blog. You're going to need peer support, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.

Simple Blessings said...

Hi, please can you help? I'd like two blogs from the same account - one for my business and one personal. I don't want the profiles to be the same, so I've added a new profile as you kindly suggested on this blog. Unfortunately, I still don't know how to change the 'user / profile name' whenever you post something. It's the same name on both accounts. How do I change this? Is it possible? Many thanks :)

Chuck said...

Blessings,

This is an excellent question to ask in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, where you get peer support interactively.

Social Media Rox said...

I was reading through and was looking for the answer of how long Blogger takes to reinstate a blog labeled as SPAM when it really wasn't.

So frustrating that my blog was removed.

Stolen moments said...

Hi, I recently bought a custom domain, www.alexandraemmaglatman.com and now I can no longer view my blog on the old blogspot.com domain or this one. I have read what you have said about the diagnostic tool 'dig,' but I just don't understand! How do I get my blog back so people can access it? Thank you

Chuck said...

Moments,

I'll offer you two choices here.

1. Learn to diagnose the problem.

2. Ask the problem in public, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.

Kym said...

I have been searching your blog and haven't found a answer to my situation. Maybe I am not looking far enough back, I'm not sure. I have been trying to customize my blog with many of the new gadgets, but can't find any of the tabs discussed on your blog & in the forum (like Blogger Template Designer). I started my blog in 2007 and have never received an update/upgrade information. Obviously I need to upgrade, but can't find the information on how to. Every tab I am directed to select in order to select more options, does not exist on my Dashboard or Layouts. Mine is so old that my only options are "Posting", "Settings", "Layout", Monetize" and "View Blog". Can you help me figure out how to upgrade? I would GREATLY appreciate it!

Chuck said...

Kym,

How about you ask this in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, where we can work together easier?

Paz. said...

Hey Chuck..!!
My Current blog is hosted by blogger,at www.lifeatgitamhyd.blogspot.com
And I would like to move into a custom domain,I currently use Windows Live Write(WLW)to publish to my Blog,I want to know if I can continue to do the Same even after moving over to a custom domain,Are there any other disadvantages over using a custom domain ?

Chuck said...

Paz,

Publishing to a custom domain affects the URL of the blog, it has nothing to do with the source of the content. You can use WLW, or any other desktop interface, as you wish.

Terry's World said...

Great Site. Had a good look round. I'll be back!
Terry

Vonnie Pancakes said...

Please forgive my ignorance. I've tried this on my own & am beyond frustrated. For a year I have had my own domain & blog site that I paid for. The guy charged me a fee & didnt answer my questions. Im trying to switch everything over to BLOG Spot and close out my old blog. I have my own domain & followed your directions but since the guy has not responded & closed out my old blog its not working. I also paid him to get my own domain name. Its hard to get real advice that doesnt have a $ attached or agenda. Can you advice me on what to do or where to go. Again, I apologize for my ignorance & I did search first and try stuff out. THANKS.

Chuck said...

Please forgive my ignorance.

OK, Vonnie,

You are forgiven. I will ask that you report this in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, so we can have a dialogue and figure out how to resolve it.

HopeForTheIsland said...

I built a website through iweb, canadian web hosting hosts my domain. in my old sit builder i had my blog on the website. I would make a blog in blogger and publish and it was automatically updated on my site - including the archives.
How do i put my blog into my new site through iweb?

Chuck said...

I built a website through iweb, canadian web hosting hosts my domain. ... How do i put my blog into my new site through iweb?

I think this is a matter for iWeb to answer. Maybe, you could ask this in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, so we can have a dialogue about what needs to be done.

Chatty Cat's said...

I know this is like beating a dead horse, but I really would like to know why Blogger won't expire some blog URLs that have not been used in years. There is one that simplifies the one I already have and it hasn't been used in years. Any chance of talking to someone at Blogger to change this policy? I mean, I can understand not expiring them for a year, but several years? Obviously, the person has forgotten all about it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Chuck said...

I really would like to know why Blogger won't expire some blog URLs that have not been used in years

It's a business decision. The cost of having a court to arbitrate URL ownership disputes would provide more liabilities than assets.

Blogger / Google simply says

"Blog*Spot addresses do not expire". It really is that simple.

Socorro de Castro said...

Thank you!
http://socorrodecastro.blogspot.com http://socorrodecastro2.blogspot.com
How do I show My Blogs (2 with different usernames and URLs) on both blogs? On edit profile, it says select which blog to display but there's nothing to choose from except the one corresponding to each blog. There are no other selections or choices. I see others with different blogs displayed. How is that done? I'm desperate with Blogger Help center. I haven't found any answer. Thanks again.

Niki said...

Hi Chuck,

I forgot my username for my blogger account, as well as the secondary email address I entered for creation. I know my blogspot website. Please, if I could email to someone in blogger to help me with retrieving the username I used to log in to my site it would be good. I could answer the security question as well. I don't need password (I know it). The only thing I need is my username. The help section isn't helping, it brings me to a dead end each time, and I'm feeling helpless now.

Help would be appreciated, kindly enlighten me. Thank you!

Chuck said...

Niki,

Email simply is not possible. You will have to start a new discussion in Blogger Help Forum, so I can escalate it to Blogger Support. That's the only way, really.

Matthew said...

You replied to a problem I have on blogger. Yet I still can't seem to fix the problem. I have two blog accounts, both with no blogs yet posted. I want to keep the older one because of the URL and completely delete the newer one so there is no link whatsoever to that account. The problem is, when I open the older blog account and click 'home,' it links to this newer account because of the shared email address. How, then can I get rid of the newer one completely?
Matthew

Chuck said...

Matthew,

This is a problem which truly needs to be discussed in Blolgger Help Forum, where we can have an in depth dialogue.

MKBoyle said...

Chuck,

How do I reply to your answer in the help forum? How do we have an in-depth dialogue?

MISS KELLY said...

NITECRUZR: I have tried everything, and seeing as you seem like the go-to guy...I came to you. My blog has been locked because they think its spam, please please please help me, do what you can. I have done everything they have asked me to n order to verify I am not a bit, and I really dont want to have to start over on a new blog provider. You have skills, your magic, I know this., work your magic for me! my blog was: http://misskelly2010.blogspot.com/

Chuck said...

How do I reply to your answer in the help forum? How do we have an in-depth dialogue?

1. You ask a new question, to start.
2. I reply to your question ("Post reply").
3. You reply to my reply (again, "Post reply").
and so on.

Chuck said...

Miss Kelly,

I'll do what I can do, but I can do much more after you do what you must do.

pcd2k said...

Hi Chuck
According to the w3c Validator my nevertheless blog
http://www.neverthelessnation.com has 350 errors and 350 warnings. I use a recent Mac and I'm having difficulty finding an app or method that will "tidy up" my code. I'd be mighty grateful if you have any suggestions ?

Chuck said...

According to the w3c Validator my nevertheless blog http://www.neverthelessnation.com has 350 errors and 350 warnings.

I think, if you read the fine print, you'll find that they test just the home page, in your 350 / 350. If your blog has more than the home page (and most blogs do), you'll find a few more errors elsewhere.

My suspicion is that most Blogger blogs are in the same boat as yours - and mine. I don't think that you have a lot of possibility of removing 100% of the errors displayed.

When I ran W3 Validation against my blog long ago, I found a few stupid coding errors - like unclosed <li> and <p> sections - and those I work hard to keep out of my new code. But going back and fixing everything is a task only for Sisyphus. And more than a few errors are template based.

I'm betting if Mozilla ever makes a super strict browser that absolutely refuses to display non "compliant" websites like Blogger blogs, Google will buy Mozilla out. I don't think Blogger will be making their templates W3 super Compliant any time soon.

pcd2k said...

Oh I see, so happy to hear I'm not alone, Chuck.. I have however been contemplating moving to a paid hosting service for other reasons. But do you think that will somehow magically either leave the errors and warnings behind or have absolutely no affect ?

Chuck said...

The errors are not caused by Blogger hosting - they are caused by the templates used, and by the Blogger post editor.

Whether you remove yourself completely from the errors depends upon the website publishing platform, that's used by your paid hosting service. Only time will tell whether the new publishing platform is immune to W3 violations.

pcd2k said...

So are you saying that the Blogger post editor is partly at fault or, am I, in some way responsible for creating the errors in the way I compose my postings ?

Also, I'm wondering whether it's at all worthwhile writing to the paid hosting service before I commit to them about this issue and asking if their website publishing platform, is immune to W3 violations ?

Might there be a list or comparison chart somewhere that demonstrates each of the possible website publishing platforms, immunity from W3 violations or am I putting too much on this whole issue ?

Paz. said...

Hey chuck!
I moved my blog into a custom domain,And I have created a test sub blog.

url :www.lifeatgitamhyd.com

sub domain: http://gitam360.lifeatgitamhyd.com/

I wanted to know if I can convert it to

http://www.lifeatgitamhyd.com/gitam360

I did try searching your site,but guess couldn't find the right key words :)

Chuck said...

Paz,

You can publish to "gitam360.lifeatgitamhyd.com" (after righteous DNS addresses are setup). As a custom domain you will not be able to publish to "www.lifeatgitamhyd.com/gitam360".

Julie Mellors said...

Love the Blog, it has been incredibly helpful

I have been trying to unfollow a few blogs but none the instructions I have found on your site or Blogger have helped. I do as instructed and the blogs remain firmly there, on my list. I have tried to stop following from both Blogger and Google Reader

Please help

many thanks

JM

Eddie E. said...

Great blog!!! its helped me a ton. I have a quick question. Is there anyway to make header page link to another blog? I want to have two blogs one for regular blogging and another for photos but I want people to be able to switch between both by just clicking "home" "photos" etc..

Thanks,
Eddie
http://eddiesbigtrip.blogspot.com/

Chuck said...

Is there anyway to make header page link to another blog?

Put a custom menu bar just beneath the header, with a link to the other blog, as I did above.

rob said...

How is it that you are allowed to offer a free service and yet to restrict the amount of photo spaces available to any one Blog? I have a collegue who is at the end of their allocated available photo space and is now being asked by you to pay for a further facility.
Robinwdunham@aol.com

William Skyvington said...

A random question that recently sprung into my mind: Would it be imaginable to transform an entire blog (including its archives, right from the start) into an ebook capable of being read on an iPad?

TREEFAIRY said...

how do i get the contant warning page on my blog like this one has. http://stevexs-allnatural.blogspot.com/
ive been searching all day for it so that i can use it cause there is nudity on my blog

Chuck said...

how do i get the contant warning page on my blog

The voluntary Content Warning is selected from Settings - Basic, as "Adult Content?".

Shan Shortcut said...

Hi Chuck,

I started a new blog for webcomics on Blogger.com.
I wanted to add 3 "buttons" or even just links at the bottom of the the page:

"Previous" will take the reader to the previous post from the current one
"Next" will take the reader to the next page from the current one
"Random" will take the reader to a random post

Note: there is only one post displayed per page.

I don't know how exactly to go about this, as I don't like the small "Older posts" link at the bottom of the page.

If you want to see exactly what I am referring to, then here is an example from another webcomic:
http://abstrusegoose.com/277
I wanted links or buttons similar to the ones at the top/bottom of the comic

If it helps, here is a link to my blog:
http://shan-doodles.blogspot.com/

I am using the new Blogger "simple" template from the new template designer.

Chuck said...

Shan,

If you can edit the post template, you can customise the "Newer Posts" / "Older Posts" links.

Muhammad Waqar Aslam said...

Hi My Name Is Waqas.I M From Pakistan. Couple of days ago i open my blog....msg from blogger was shown on my screen whaich stated that "The blog you were looking for was not found."..how can i gain access to my blog again..can u help me..please.my email ID is m_w_aslam@yahoo.com. many thanks..reply me

Chuck said...

Waqas,

If your blog was removed for spam, you have to ask that it be reviewed, by starting a discussion in BHF: Something Is Broken. That's your only choice.

Shan Shortcut said...

Hi Chuck,

Thank you so much for the help, I will the one for putting the image as a link.

Thank you, thank you.

But is there any way to do the "random" post thing? where the link takes the user to a random page?

Thanks again

Chuck said...

Shan,

I've seen queries, from time to time, about "randomizing" blog display content. It's content on a computer, so it's possible. Whether it's doable by you, or by me, is another question.

This would be a good question for BHF: How Do I?.

Jennifer said...

ive tried to ask questions on the help forum but no one answers so...
im very confused.
i bought a custom domain through blogger about 40 hours ago, it now says my blog is in transition. however, it also says the DNS records aren't set up properly. i have no idea what to do. the domain i bought is www.theunicornandtheprincess.com, but this isnt even registered. why? im so so confused and just want my web to work. do i have to do something with the records? if so where and what do i do?????????

Chuck said...

Jennifer,

I'll ask you to leave another question in the forum, and I'll look for it. If you are able, drop another comment with the URL of your forum question.

Melissa McClone said...

Just wanted to say thank you! I found some of your old posts on getting a custom domain on blogger. The instructions Network Solutions provides do not work, but yours did and I managed to get all 4 of the A addresses in there. I'm a total non-techie, but used one of your posts to run a dig and it looks like your example! Yay! Thanks again!

Robert Moulthrop said...

Two problems -- blog is called Take 29 -- my computer crashes when I try to post a picture...I'm sure it's something on the browser(s) that needs to be disabled--but need someone to point me in the right direction. AND, I can't make the jump break work. HELP!

Chuck said...

Robert,

These problems should be discussed in BHF: Something Is Broken, so we can diagnose them easier.

tosca said...

also very impressed with your blog....

[Dani] said...

Hi there!
I want to organize my blog posts into categories, and I know there is the "labeling" feature, but it would be more beneficial to me to be able to move existing posts into different pages. I know how to create pages, but is there a way to move posts? I hope this all makes sense lol.

Dani

Chuck said...

Dani,

You can assign and de assign any labels to any posts, which will move posts from label search page to label search page.

M said...

Hey,

I just have a quick question. When a blog is falsely suspended and you go through the verification process, you have to submit the date your blog was created, no? But what if you don't know, and do they accept the date of the last domain change? Thanks.

Ross G. Slutsky said...

I don't know if this is happening to any one else, but my recent comments widget (the standard one listed in the blogger widgets) isn't working. I'm getting an error message which says, An error occured fetching the feed data.

The Frog Prince said...

How o you post a chat room to your blog page? I thought I saw it but then can't locate where again.

Chuck said...

How o you post a chat room to your blog page?

That's Adding A Forum To Your Blog.

Chuck said...

An error occured fetching the feed data.

This needs to be discussed in BHF: Something Is Broken, for diagnosis.

SOiNTOiT said...

I have a question I was hoping you'd be able to answer. I changed my avatar but it hasn't changed on others blogs nor changed when I follow someone new (ie, your blog). Know of any fix? (Am working on getting the connections to work (buttons) as per your wonderful instructions but still afraid to delete the posts to get it to work. JUST figured out how to save the template after following your instructions, you are a godsend)I'll get up the nerve to do it soon, your directions are very clear:)Pam

Chuck said...

Pam,

Thanks for the feedback! The icon (aka avatar) issue is one that could be discussed in BHF: Something Is Broken. If you already have a discussion there, let me know the URL, and I'll chime in.

ਸੁਰਖਾਬ said...

Anyone can plz tell...how can i post(more than 1) under navigation tabs differently...it posts only single time ...i want to post differently...is there any wayout beside labelling

Chuck said...

ਸੁਰਖਾਬ,

Labelling, and manually formatting sections, are the only two possible solutions.

William Skyvington said...

It would be nice if my readers using an iPhone or an iPad were able to access my blog by tapping an icon (as if the blog were an application). To offer them this possibility, I would need to create the icon (as a PNG file) and store it in the root directory where my blog is located. Is this possible with Blogger?

from my front porch... said...

I am so frustrated! It literally took me hours to write a post with pics in it.

Why? Because every 30 seconds Blogger "saves" my info. I will be buzzing along, writing or uploading pics and then poof, Blogger is "saving" my info and it takes forever! Sometimes Blogger will take 1 minute or longer, and everything is at a standstill. For a while this problem was awful, then it seemed as if something was corrected. But, now the problem is back!I hope I am making sense. Ha!

Any ideas? Does Blogger know how frustrating it is when you are trying to write a post and they keep taking 1 min. or longer to "save" for you!

Ugh.

misha

Chuck said...

Misha,

Autosave only works until you publish the post the first time. Publish a stub post, then edit the stub with your content.

Kendra said...

I am still confused. I followed the guidelines here, and made my profile more specific, but still my "next blog" clicking only brings me to blogs totally unrelated to my content.

Chuck said...

Kendra,

The "Next Blog" relevancy classification process has a lot of room for improvement, unfortunately. It's still better than the old system, though.

Maybe, you could try Blogger profile or Following surfing, instead.

eerick said...

hey chuck.

i see you have a cute translator on the side with flags...can i have the html code for it?

Chuck said...

i see you have a cute translator on the side with flags...can i have the html code for it?

Instructions:

What Are These?

pcd2k said...

I'm currently bothered by my Google friend connect widget not showing up in most browsers. It shows up only in Camino and occasionally Opera, but never in Safari, Firefox or Chrome. So why ?

remingst said...

I created a second blog using the same email/password as my first. As a result, I couldn't access first blog. I deleted the second blog but still can't access first. (Now when I put in my email and password it starts me on the process to open a blog) I've gone through the process to request an email with my password but no email arrives (not in spam either). I'm confused, any recommendations very much appreciated... I'm not a technical person so please be simple. many thanks

Chuck said...

I created a second blog using the same email/password as my first. As a result, I couldn't access first blog.

This problem is seen, pretty regularly, in BHF: Something Is Broken. You need to post a question there, and be patient with me and the other helpers. This problem isn't always easy to diagnose.

Jack said...

I have a custom domain and I am having problems because the domain shows my blog on the custom domain (mma-con.com) however on the blogger dashboard it doesn't show up as a custom domain it shows up as a blogspot blog (mma-con.blogspot.com), so I am having trouble submitting to search engines because of this. Also I have recently set-up the google sitemap and its showing as a blogspot blog on there instead of my custom domain. I heard this is the place where I could most likely get help.

Chuck said...

Jack,

This really needs to be diagnosed in BHF: Something Is Broken, not here.

Ross G. Slutsky said...

I don't know if anyone else is running into this problem, but my top commentators widget isn't working. I'm not sure if it's because of the transition to the new comment spam systems, but the widget it down.

Chuck said...

Ross -

A number of widgets that provide dynamic content from our blogs - such as "Top Commentators", "Blog Lists", and "Followers" - broke a few days ago. Blogger Support is aware of this, and is working on it.

Humanitywatch said...

Please restore my blog titled www.humanitybd.blogspot.com as soon as possible. I am in a huge problem due to this blockage.

Chuck said...

Please restore my blog

This report absolutely must be posted in BHF: Something Is Broken.

Deborah W. Halasz said...

I apologize that I can't find the relevant post to post this comment under, but I have seen related posts, so I'm hoping you can help. I want my website website.com/blog.html to redirect to my blog - blog.blogspot.com. I was able to do this with another website a couple of years ago, but I can't remember how I did it. I don't want the entire website to redirect to my blog, just the one page. Can you help?

Thanks!
Deborah

Deborah said...

I am having a similar problem to some other posters on the Blogger Support Forum and am wondering if there is a fix that I am unaware of. When I attempt to log on with my log on information, I am redirected to my log on page ad infinitum. What I now do is go the link for the "old blogger" on the log-in page. However this is not foolproof as it still will not accept my user name (deb260@####.net) and password. However if I use 'deb2604" and my password to log on there it will refresh with my email address (deb260@####.net) already loaded. Once I put my password in, I am connected. However I must follow these exact same steps every single time. It will not log me in if I go to the" old blogger" link and put in my email address the first time, it just will not accept my password no matter how many times I enter it. I have to use deb2604 first.
Also once I get in and click on another link from my dashboard or open another window in Blogger, I am kicked off and must go through the whole process of logging on again.

Additionally some of my commenters have complained that my comments page will not load. This has been happening for about two weeks now.

Do you know of any fix for this. I have tried a few things but there is not much information available on this problem though I have done several searches.

MontrealDivers said...

Hello, I would like to add a menue bar like yours on top of my blog. Do you have a code to share ?

Ronisha said...

I need help adding my rss feed on my site.... how do i add it?

Chuck said...

Ronisha,

If your blog is public, go to Settings - Site Feed, and enable "Allow Blog Feeds". If the blog is private, you won't publish a feed.

curiousmatter said...

Chuck said...

I created a second blog using the same email/password as my first. As a result, I couldn't access first blog.

This problem is seen, pretty regularly, in BHF: Something Is Broken. You need to post a question there, and be patient with me and the other helpers. This problem isn't always easy to diagnose.
17/8/10 12:37

There still isn't a solution to my problem. You said it isn't always easy to diagnose.... is it in fact possible? I wonder because it seems to happen regularly as you said, based on the posts I've seen, but I don't see solutions. The solved problems on 'Something is Broken' seem to be about posting and style problems, not access. Would you say I've lost my blog permanently (it would be a huge disappointment.) Thanks again.

Chuck said...

You said it isn't always easy to diagnose.... is it in fact possible?

Yes, it is possible. It depends heavily upon what is wrong, though. The issue of authentication, blog ownership, and related security issues, is unbelievably complex. Read that, if you dare.

Arthur Bruso said...

From curiousmatter:

OK, so I read the "unbelievably complex' thing... I followed the suggestions. Unfortunately, I didn't do what I should have when I inadvertently created 2 blogs with the same info. I didn't transfer, simply deleted the second. So, what do I do now?

By the way, the information on my account page lists my blog name with the correct e-mail. I just can't log onto it. The blog name does not show up when I go to list it with Google so that it is recognized.

a said...

Hello, Chuck.
Thank you for the post http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2009/08/using-html-template-with-layouts.html

Right now I'm investigating in order to start blogging using blogger platform and would be pretty happy to know, are there any benefits in the approach of combining xml and html, or which one is better and why. I'm not that much savvy, yet completely capable of customizing using both of the methods (as I suppose).

Would like to make the right choice from the start.

Please express your opinion.
Thank you in advance.

Annon said...

Chuck
As a senior citizen of 59 blogging for the past 2 years, I do not think I have the luxury of reblogging my hacked blogs - reported to BHF: Something is Broken with no response todate. My blogs are at
http://lspeng1951.blogspot.com
http://pohhockseah.blogspot.com
http://wayangchineseopera.blogspot.com
http://penangwesakcelebrations.blogspot.com
and another at
http://gardentropics.blogspot.com
I am wits end as had spend so much time and effort in these "attached" blogs.
I shall deeply appreciate your kind assistance.
May God bless you.

SP Lim

Chuck said...

Lim,

I cannot find your post in BHF: Something Is Broken. Can you provide the URL? That's where we have to address your locked blog situation.

Annon said...

Chuck
This is my third attempt to leave a message here. Thanks for the prompt response. My URL is
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=4a3b18f357cfaec1&hl=en
Thanks for kind assistance as got into the newspapers for the wrong reason as Temple's Blog got hacked.
SP Lim

Barbara said...

I've done a search, but I can't find my specific problem addressed. Please help. I received a spam comment on my blog yesterday, which was perplexing because I have word verification turned on. I asked my husband to try leaving a comment from a remote location to see what would happen. He says the word verification box is there, but there is no word in it. Do you know a solution to this problem? Can you direct me to the answer? Thank you so very much. I just discovered you. Now I am following.

Chuck said...

I asked my husband to try leaving a comment from a remote location to see what would happen. He says the word verification box is there, but there is no word in it.

First, reset the post template. If that does not help, check the comment form size.

les02jen17 said...

Hi, Chuck.

I've followed your guide, "Static Pages, And A Custom Pages Index Part 1 and 2". It worked the way it should perfectly, and I wanted to let you know that I appreciate people like you who posts these very useful things on the net for us blogging newbies.

However, I wasn't able to accomplish what I really needed: multiple posts in a page other than the homepage. I'm having trouble understanding how you do it here in your blog. I couldn't find any guide or, if I have found it already, I may be having trouble understanding it. I'm really sorry, Chuck. I tried to contact you in a different comment box, I think it was on the 'General Comments', although I'm not sure... but I didn't get any reply. I even left my email and I've been checking it always to see if you've replied, but you haven't. I know that you hate SPAM, and I'm really sorry for double posting. I hate SPAM too. But you're the only one I have to make this work. I've been trying my best to search for a solution to my problem on the internet for weeks, without success.

Here it is again, if I may:

1.I want to post multiple posts in a page other than the home page (I have custom pages using your link list trick).

2.I want to control/organize what posts appear on the home page (remove outdated post on my homepage, and stick a welcome post, not a welcome note, that contains link to the other pages.)

3.I want to know how I can remove the timestamp at the top of every post.

And a suggestion, if I may:

Have you tried to use the 'wibiya widget'? It has these cool features like putting a chat toolbar on your blog and other cool stuff. I have it on my blog and I like it so much.

Thanks in advance for replying, Chuck!

Contact me:
email: lester.buenaobra@gmail.com
my blog: theonlineclickers.blogspot.com

My Blog said...

I am wondering, I want to include an RSS Feed in a widget on my blog. Is there a way for it to show the feed without the 'About Feedburner feeds' subscription info at the top? I just want people to be able to scroll through that feed without the clumsy information at the top. Alternatively, is there a way to have posts show up in a widget using a specific label to just have those posts appearing? Ultimately, that is my goal. Can you email me? littlekariblue@gmail.com

John Marino said...

Seeking advice:
I am the president of http://www.westchesterchessclub.com
We set up this site years ago, and still spend something like $100 for hosting. Are we nuts? The kid who set it up is now a PhD student, and the son of our tournament director. He insists this is what it takes.

I just created (via Blogger) a simple site for my son's boy scout troop http://www.scarsdaletroop60.org
My site is of about the same complexity as our chess site, but it only cost me $10/yr for the domain. AFAIK google is hosting the files for free.

So my question is: shouldn't the chess club just set up a google site (I'm thinking the Blogger solution is not quite right) and point our club's domain at it?

If so, does that mean we'd only have to pay $10/yr to maintain our site?

Is the repointing technically difficult?

Chuck said...

John,

If you are happy with a website that's hosted by Blogger, then go for it. With the Chess Club website, you're paying for content hosting, as the most expensive service.

With website content hosting, you get more services, that let you create more complex and dynamic websites. And you generally get a real time, one on one advice and support hot line.

If you setup a Blogger blog, pay extra for a non BlogSpot URL, and need a website later, you can do that, too.

tithonia1 said...

Hi, Chuck
I didn't want to risk posting a question to you at an old discussion thread, so I came to your blog site, and since it looks like you are a 'top dog' on this stuff.
I'm definitely a newbie, so bear with me if I say or ask something "Homer Simpson-ish" ;>)
I joined a cell phone ad campaign promoter who uses AdMob to send ads for promoting affiliates and getting payment compensation all over the globe. If I am paying for these ads, would I be able to have a doorway page with a video? Visitors and/or hits per their bids going to this page could be in the 100,000s. Is this acceptable business? They would be all opt-in visitors. Not spam, IMO.

mrscottyl said...

I have a question, and can not seem to fin the answer to it anywhere. On my blogger site, I have someone, according to Google Analytics, going to a page called /mainframe.php, but I have no such page, and when I click on it, Blogger tells me I have no such page. Further, they have visited 10 times in 1 day to that page and spent an average of 6 minutes on that page. Is this a hack? And if so, how can I prevent them from hacking my blog?

Scott
http://mrscottyl.blogspot.com

Chuck said...

Scott,

I don't see this as a hack. If the visits to this one URL are that common, you can use StatCounter, which will give you a log, by visitor, so you can see precisely where the link to this URL is being referenced.

lostpastremembered said...

My site's stats no longer work. When I access them I get "There was an error while fetching stats. Please reload page." I tried doing it on a site i don't use and they do work. What is the problem? I would be so grateful if you could help.

Tara Orr said...

so glad i found you. hope you can help...
i have created a blog for a friend and did this under my already existing account. This was fine until they now want access to their blog. Giving them access to their blog gives them access to all the blogs under my account and i don't want that. How can i transfer the entire blog i created for her (including custom template, logo, etc) to another account/email? I see the instructions to import/export but this does not work on the template - just the posts and comments.... Cheers and thank you in advance!

Chuck said...

Tara,

Transfer control of the blog, using the Settings - Permissions wizard, in a simple, 4 step procedure. This will be much easier to do, when you use 2 different browsers, or 2 computers.

Tara Orr said...

Thank you SO much Chuck!! I thought that might have something to do with it!! Will try on my hubby's computer tonight and see if it works!! You ROCK! Seriously, was thinking I was going to have to copy and paste the code for each page into a new blog - ugh!!

Tara Orr said...

Me again!! Just wanted to let you know that I transfered the blog - no problem at all!!! I had to create a google account for the person and just used the new email for the admin and it worked perfectly. I cannot thank you enough. Hugely appreciated :>

Global-B2Blogs said...

Dear owner of this Blog.

We try to reach you to solve a wrong SPAM issue about my blogs. Instead, we reieve wrong emails from people to you!!!!

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Dear Sir

We hope we can reach you this time. We try from June without any luck.

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Chuck said...

Hey Global,

When you leave a comment here, and you check "Email follow-up comments to (my email address)", you will get copies of all subsequent comments emailed to your email address. That's what that option does - it emails all comments to your email address.

Next, please don't ask for help with spam reviews here. Spam review requests must be posted in GBH: Something Is Broken.

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MATTEO BERTOLINO - PHOTOGRAPHER said...

Hi all. Look, i think i desperately need help!!! I have tried in all possible ways, but labels from posts won't go away, no way. I erase the indicated piece of html code, but no way. i looked everywhere in search of an explanations, and i could not find another way to get ride of the labels for each posts, lokks like there is only this methos? Weird enough, my "show labels" option is NOT checked! so it should not even appear labels from the begininng...
Please, help me out...
Thanks so much in advance. A photography (good resolution) for free for the one that can help me out!!
M.

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