I need the URL of my blog, so I can give it to my friends. Help!Who's buried in Grant's Tomb, after all?
No Chuck, be polite.OK, OK. The title of this blog is "The Real Blogger Status", and the title of this post is "What's The URL Of My Blog?".
When I set it up originally, the name of this blog was bloggerstatusforreal, and the URL was bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com. When you publish the blog, you specify the URL that's used. Now, this blog is better known as "blogging.nitecruzr.net". My Musings blog, previously published as "nitecruzrmisc.blogspot.com", is now known as "musings.nitecruzr.net".
The original address was "bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com".
The URL "http://bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com/" is the original, BlogSpot address. Not everybody likes having a BlogSpot address, so we can publish to an external address with a moderate amount of work. This blog is published to a Google Custom Domain, and to the URL of "http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/".
Long ago, if I had access to an external (non-Google) server, and didn't mind using a Classical template, I could, alternately, publish using FTP. However, the FTP Publishing option has been discontinued, for several years. Custom Domain Publishing is now the only option, for publishing to a non BlogSpot URL.
When I registered "bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com", the "www" alias for that URL, "www.bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com", was also registered to me, automatically. With a properly setup custom domain, "www.blogging.nitecruzr.net" is also usable, though that may require a small amount of extra effort.
The URL will be visible, in the dashboard Publishing wizard.
Whether you publish on Blog*Spot, or externally, the URL is visible from Settings - Publishing.
If the blog name is very long (as is this one, "BloggerStatusForReal"), the entire name won't be visible in the box, nor can you easily copy it from there. It's in there though.
If the blog is published to a Google Custom Domain, most other URLs will reference the custom domain URL. You may see either the primary URL or the secondary URL of the domain. On the Settings - Publishing screen, though, you'll see
We won't leave your readers behind!and "xxxxxxx" will be the BlogSpot name.
http://xxxxxxx.blogspot.com will redirect to your custom domain.
The URL will be visible, in the browser address window.
You can, alternately, find the entire URL in the address window of the browser, when you're viewing the blog.
There's the URL. Easier to see, and to copy. You can click on this picture, and see it in greater detail, if you wish. Don't try clicking on it a second time though.
Simple, no? Just look in the address bar, and there it is.
Next, one more exercise. Note that, for this blog, I previously went to Settings - Archiving, and set "Enable Post Pages?" to "Yes".
First, click on the title of this article, What's The URL Of My Blog?.
Now, look at the contents of the address bar.
The URL will be visible, in the post URLs.
Now, you see the URL of this post. Look within, for the URL of this blog.
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2007/09/whats-url-of-my-blog.html <== Post URL
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/ <== Blog URL
bloggerstatusforreal <== Blog Name
And by taking the URL of the blog, you can now determine the URLs of the blog feeds.
The URL will be available (if not visible), in various places.
Want other places where you can find the URL? How about various links, in the Blogger displays? Here are a few more possibilities. From any of these links, you can right click and select "Copy Link Location" / "Copy URL" (depending upon your browser). Then, paste wherever you wish.
After publishing a post, you have a choice of 3 links - enlarge the image to see them easily.
- "View Blog" (at the top, center).
- "View Post" (to the left).
- (View Post in a new window) The "#" to the right of "View Post".
From your Dashboard display, another link "View Blog". That link, likewise, contains the blog URL. Only you can see your dashboard display. If the URL contains a "lockedBlogID", you have a slightly different problem..
Your profile is the public equivalent of your dashboard. Depending upon what blogs you have selected to be seen, the blog in question may be here, and the URL may be available. The "View Blog" link will contain a URL.
Or, a simpler way to save the URL - drag and drop. Grab the favicon, and move it where you wish.
Do you see the tiny white on orange "B", in the browser address bar (in this picture) - just left of
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/ 2007/09/whats-url-of-my-blog.html?? Grab that with your mouse, and drag it to your desktop (or anywhere else that you like). An instant shortcut to this post.
Note that when this article was written, you would have seen an orange on white "B" (the default Blogger logo based favicon). Right now, you'll see my half front face image. Tomorrow, it may be different. Whatever the actual picture though, just grab, drag, and drop.
So now that you know how to find the URL, do something with it. Put it into text, in another blog. Or maybe, into a linklist, in another blog. Or, there are a few more possibilities, for you to consider.
Note, when a blog has been deleted or locked as suspected spam, and the blog is published to a custom domain URL, you may not have any reference to the BlogSpot URL. The best that you may be able to provide, in this case, is the lockedBlogID, as part of the dashboard "Restore Blog" link. In other cases, you may need the BlogID, to identify a non locked blog.