Saturday, November 01, 2008

Avoid The bX-o3wmwc and bX-xu1zoq Errors, When Rearranging Page Elements

One of the neatest feature of Layouts Blogger is the ability to rearrange objects on the blog page, using a GUI drag and drop process. We can't always do this, though, and sometimes we aren't given any useful clue why.

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Oh no! Now what?

Well, you won't be able to drag and drop, at least right now. But you can get the job done, and in this case, easier than I can write this instruction.

First and always, backup the template. Now, since you are in the Layout - "Edit HTML" wizard, look in the "Edit Template" window. With the Widget Templates not expanded, you'll be able to find a list of the widgets (now known as gadgets).

You will have to know, or guess, the title of each page element (gadget / widget), so you can identify the right gadgets. Then, re arrange the gadgets, each simply as one line of code.

Here's the code for the sidebar, of the template for this blog, as of 1 November 2008. As usual, it contains several gratuitous line breaks.

<div id='sidebar-wrapper'>
<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebar' preferred='yes'>
<b:widget id='LinkList3' locked='false' title='' type='LinkList'/>
<b:widget id='HTML12' locked='false' title='Search Me' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='HTML11' locked='false' title='Translate Me' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='Followers1' locked='false' title='Follow Me' type='Followers'/>
<b:widget id='HTML9' locked='false' title='Subscribe To Me' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='HTML5' locked='false' title='In Martinez, California, it is...' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='Feed2' locked='false' title='Blogger Status' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='Feed1' locked='false' title='Known Issues for Blogger' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='Image1' locked='false' title='' type='Image'/>
<b:widget id='LinkList2' locked='false' title='' type='LinkList'/>
<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Topics' type='Label'/>
<b:widget id='LinkList1' locked='false' title='Key Articles' type='LinkList'/>
<b:widget id='Feed5' locked='false' title='Blogger Buzz' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='Feed6' locked='false' title='Blogger in Draft' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='BlogArchive1' locked='false' title='Contents' type='BlogArchive'/>
<b:widget id='Feed4' locked='false' title='The Real Blogger Status - Comments' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='Feed3' locked='false' title='The Real Blogger Status - Posts' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='BlogList1' locked='false' title='' type='BlogList'/>
<b:widget id='Image2' locked='false' title='A Reminder' type='Image'/>
<b:widget id='HTML10' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='HTML8' locked='false'
title='Improve Your Vocabulary And Help Feed The World' type='HTML'/>

<b:widget id='HTML3' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'/>
</b:section>
</div>

If I need "A Reminder" to be located under "Improve Your Vocabulary And Help Feed The World", I simply cut and paste the one line of code.

<div id='sidebar-wrapper'>
<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebar' preferred='yes'>
<b:widget id='LinkList3' locked='false' title='' type='LinkList'/>
<b:widget id='HTML12' locked='false' title='Search Me' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='HTML11' locked='false' title='Translate Me' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='Followers1' locked='false' title='Follow Me' type='Followers'/>
<b:widget id='HTML9' locked='false' title='Subscribe To Me' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='HTML5' locked='false' title='In Martinez, California, it is...' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='Feed2' locked='false' title='Blogger Status' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='Feed1' locked='false' title='Known Issues for Blogger' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='Image1' locked='false' title='' type='Image'/>
<b:widget id='LinkList2' locked='false' title='' type='LinkList'/>
<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Topics' type='Label'/>
<b:widget id='LinkList1' locked='false' title='Key Articles' type='LinkList'/>
<b:widget id='Feed5' locked='false' title='Blogger Buzz' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='Feed6' locked='false' title='Blogger in Draft' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='BlogArchive1' locked='false' title='Contents' type='BlogArchive'/>
<b:widget id='Feed4' locked='false' title='The Real Blogger Status - Comments' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='Feed3' locked='false' title='The Real Blogger Status - Posts' type='Feed'/>
<b:widget id='BlogList1' locked='false' title='' type='BlogList'/>
<b:widget id='HTML10' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'/>
<b:widget id='HTML8' locked='false'
title='Improve Your Vocabulary And Help Feed The World' type='HTML'/>

<b:widget id='Image2' locked='false' title='A Reminder' type='Image'/>
<b:widget id='HTML3' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'/>
</b:section>
</div>

That's basically all that you do, when you use the Page Elements GUI drag and drop process - move single lines of code.

Next, Save Template. Then, backup the template, again. And finally, report the problem to Blogger Support!

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2 comments:

Devakishor Soraisam said...

I have encountered this error message many a times. I make it a point to backup the template before making any changes.

Never knew what this errors meant.

Next time I'll try to fix the problem like you mentioned.

Joe Bland said...

THANK YOU! This method fixed my template in a few minutes, after hours of trying different things.