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"BlogSpot" Blogs Cannot Be Shared, Using "www"

We're seeing a number of reports from blog owners, claiming their blogs are now subject to security alerts - and blocked when sharing.

Frequently, the reports involve blogs published to "blogspot.com" (not custom domains) - and using the "www" alias.

Some services, such as FaceBook, are now requiring "https" for shared URLs - and the "www" alias of "blogspot.com" ("www.whatever.blogspot.com") can't be used, with the "https" protocol.

Adding A Favicon - 2018

One easy way to make a blog more visible is to add a favicon.

A favicon makes a blog easy to find, in a typical browser window, with lots of open tabs. Adding a favicon is now just a matter of using one more dashboard wizard.

Not so long ago, you would require a pair of files, hosted by a special (non Blogger) service - then you would edit the template, to add the URLs of the hosted files.

Hidden Submenu Items in The Theme Designer

The Theme Designer rocks. There are GUI adjustment / selection wizards, for dozens of theme objects, in any given blog.

You can make font and color changes, using various GUI wizards - and see results, in real time. And the wizards are logically grouped, by function. If you know what objects you need to change, you can tweak your blog theme, without worrying about CSS coding.

But depending upon the browser zoom level, some of the available wizards may not be immediately visible, on some "Advanced" submenus.