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Poppa John
28-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Hi All.

I am trying to put together a Bog, on Google. I have got the Template, Name & Description done. Now comes filling Favicon & Add A Gadget boxes. What exactly can I put in these spaces/fields & how do I do that? Thanks. PJ

B.M.
28-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Hi All.

I am trying to put together a Bog, on Google.

:eek: They won't be pleased.

Poppa John
28-08-2014, 06:23 PM
:eek: They won't be pleased.

Dork!!!! On Google NOT about Google!!! :groan:

kenj
28-08-2014, 07:03 PM
:) :). You put bog instead of blog pj

Ken

kahawai chaser
28-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Google Blogger? Gadgets allow you to add common features - links, images, popular posts, news feeds, etc - which you can see when opening up a gadget. The most popular/useful is the add HTML/JavaScript - where you can customize adding videos, images, adsense, etc. Maybe check tutorials which I used like Blogger Tips/Tricks, (http://www.bloggertipsandtricks.com/) and Blogger Buster. (http://www.bloggerbuster.com/)

Importing templates is useful if the current selection don't suit you.

Favicons, I used the old way by adding code to the template, and linking to the favicon images on Google Picassa online. You may need to re size your images by using the generator online. (http://favicon-generator.org/)

Make sure to backup your template before changes.

R2x1
28-08-2014, 07:05 PM
A bog on Google may be less pleasing than people merely bogging about them ;)

B.M.
28-08-2014, 08:08 PM
A bog on Google may be less pleasing than people merely bogging about them ;)

Would the height from which it's delivered be a factor. ;)

Poppa John
28-08-2014, 08:52 PM
:blush:
:) :). You put bog instead of blog pj

Ken

Sorry. I am an idjit.:blush: PJ

Poppa John
28-08-2014, 09:19 PM
I assume, then, that it is not as simple as putting two pages side by side & dragging across? PJ

R2x1
28-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Everybody gets bogged occasionally ;)

kahawai chaser
29-08-2014, 10:47 AM
I assume, then, that it is not as simple as putting two pages side by side & dragging across? PJ

Well not really unless you heavily edit the html in the template. Or find online a template that does allow dragging.

But... I think the gadgets/widgets maybe a bit confusing at first. Forget using them for now. Start of with a basic one column template (which in layout mode should have only gadgets along the top/bottom) if you simply just want to write articles. Hopefully 1 column template available in blogger. Gadgets are normally used/deployed in 2 or 3 column template, often useful later on when you publish more articles. You can also change to 2 or 3 column template later if you want to utilize gadgets. One column (http://bit.ly/1qGwRba) vs 3 columns (http://bit.ly/1lyRiXM) (images).

For adding articles/content click new post to open a blank page to start writing. You may want to have new posts per chapter or article. You can select under edit, (http://bit.ly/1qMvpAf) the number of posts to be displayed under blog post widget in layout mode.

Note: The "pages" (https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/165955?hl=en) tab allows you to add tabs along the top, not really for writing/adding articles.

Nick G
29-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Try not to get too bogged down PJ! :D

Poppa John
29-08-2014, 09:27 PM
I must be the thickest PF1er there ever was.:angry:confused::blush: PJ

Poppa John
30-08-2014, 07:04 PM
How do I change the text colour of posts. They are white at the moment & almost impossible to read. Thanks. PJ

kahawai chaser
30-08-2014, 07:28 PM
How do I change the text colour of posts. They are white at the moment & almost impossible to read. Thanks. PJ

Click template (between layout and settings). This shows a mini preview. Then click customize, then Advanced. This shows a menu at the top L/H side. Then click Advanced which will then show another menu to change color (codes) for various components/sections including for text. That's the basic approach - However not all templates support/display color menus as I have described. Also color selection may be limited.

The other more customized approach - though a bit tedious is adding scripts to the template (edits) as described here. (http://www.betatemplates.com/2009/07/how-to-customize-post-body-font.html)

Note: Avoid using white text on white background, aside from difficulty reading, Google warns not to do it - as I discovered once. It's seen as a trick to deceive visitors to illegitimate content. Risk getting removed fro their index. Odd then how you got white/white in blogger (owned by Google), should have been black text.

Poppa John
30-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Great, text colour changed. Now that I can see it I want to alter & delete some of it. Had a look at it & cannot find anything. How do I change text? Thanks. PJ

kahawai chaser
30-08-2014, 08:35 PM
So you have a post open, of which text is present and visible. Is it in compose mode (not html)? You should see a menu - similar to MS Word standard functions. If you mean "change text" - to another font - then fonts in the menu should be visible in compose mode. It defaults to Normal.

Poppa John
30-08-2014, 09:11 PM
Not exactly. The text is on the home page as an introduction. Now that I can see it I want to change it. I cannot see "Edit" anywhere. PJ

kahawai chaser
30-08-2014, 10:54 PM
Okay - bit elusive that one - edits or post removal are done from the post list. You need hover across the blog post title. Not the blog title. Which I think is the text you refer to on the home page.

So click the blog title, of which the L/H menu appears. Then click on posts (after overview tab/link), and a list of post title(s) should appear. Once you hover over the post title, a menu appears below it. This includes the edit and delete tab which are barely visible. Click them to make changes. Can also enter post lists by clicking a little icon next to the blog title.

It might default to html mode for editing. Best to use compose mode initially. Then click update tab (or publish tab if it appears). It will become live, or waiting to be indexed, on the internet.

If however you want to edit/change the blog title itself, you go to layout mode, and a edit link is present in the title box. You may need scroll across to see it. Opens up another box for changes and options.