What Access Do You Have, To Your Blog?

Occasionally, we have a would be blog owner, becoming confused about blog access, in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue.
I can look at the dashboard Posts page - but there are no posts listed.
or
I can't access the Template Designer (edit the template, add users to the blog, ... ).
or maybe
Why is Settings so small?
These are bloggers who are confused over a blog where they are an Author, or have no access - as opposed to a blog where they are an Administrator.

Along with knowing how to identify yourself, knowing what access you have to a given blog can be a key detail, when you are dealing with identity confusion - such as inadvertently created duplicate accounts, or possibly duplicated blogs.

Let's look at my dashboard - and at several blogs which I see there.

Let's first look at my dashboard home page. that I would see until 2017. Now, the dashboard home page is simply the current dashboard page, for the blog being currently edited.


Here is "My blogs" - which I would see, until 2016.




Here is "My blogs" - which I now see, as of 2017.



Of course, you cannot see either of the above views - as you are not me. You can see your own dashboard, with your own "My blogs" display - if you are logged in with the right account.

Anyway, that is the dashboard home page. Let's look at the dashboard for three of the blogs, there.



I am an author, on this blog.

"Recipes"




I am an administrator, on this blog.

"The Real Blogger Status"




I am an author, on this blog.


I am an author, on this blog. See the dashboard menu?



I am an author, on this blog. See the Posts menu / page? See the dashboard menu?



I am an author, on this blog. See the Settings menu? See the dashboard menu?



I am an author, on this blog. See the Settings menu / page? See the dashboard menu?


Author access Settings are very simple.

All of the Settings, for Author access, are Email and Permissions. That's what you see, above.

The Email access gives you the ability to setup your own Mail-to-Blogger entry. The Permissions access lets people who have previously accepted Guest ("Author") membership in a blog to remove themselves, without having to contact the blog administrator.


I am an administrator, on this blog.


I am an administrator, on this blog. See the dashboard menu?




I am an administrator, on this blog. See the Posts menu / page? See the dashboard menu?



I am an administrator, on this blog. See the Settings menu?



I am an administrator, on this blog. See the Settings menu / page?


If you're not seeing either of the above - or you're seeing access as an Author, where you should be seeing Administrator - you have either lost access to your account or your blog.

I have no access, to this blog.

This may be what I see, when viewing my blog - if I really have a problem.


I am not an administrator - or even a author - of this, or any, blog.



Here, I'm not even recognised as being logged in to Blogger.



Hopefully, I am simply not logged in, properly. Maybe, I have an aggressive cookie filter?


In this extreme case, I may have a problem with a cookie filter, somewhere on the computer, interfering with my being properly identified. It's also possible that I managed to remove myself, from a team blog.

These problems may be your responsibility to resolve, as you alone have the responsibility for retaining access to your blog - and for your own connectivity to the Internet.

Comments

cuisinier said…
how do i fix this problem of seemingly being not recognized as an administrator? i have never(to my knowledge) changed anything. I cant post or access(see) any of the admin. accessibility items(posts, settings etc). how can I check to reset?