extra bits

change the template p. 58

  • You'll find a lot more information about templates in Chapter 4.

edit your profile p. 60

  • Blogger sometimes refers to your Display Name as a Nickname in their online documentation.

  • If you choose not to show your real name, your Display Name will be used instead. This happens in the About Me section of the sidebar and in the title of your profile.

  • When you save changes to your profile, the profile itself is updated immediately. The new profile information (and/or photo) will not appear on your blog, however, until you republish it. To republish your blog, go to the Posting | Status page, and click Republish All or Republish Index.

add photo to profile p. 62

  • The URL of your photo refers to its location on the Web. Most ISPs offer some amount of Web hosting to their clients. You'll need a program like CuteFTP or Fetch to upload it to your server. Once there, you'll be able to use it for your profile.

  • If you want visitors to be able to see a large size image (when they click View Full Size), save your photo at full size (e.g., 640 x 480) but at a high compression rate.

add general info p. 63

  • If you prefer, you can enter your birth date with no year. (In that case, your Chinese Zodiac Animal sign will not be calculated.)

add a blurb p. 64

  • You can add up to 1200 characters to your blurb (around 200 words), and all 1200 will appear both in your full profile as well as in the About Me section of the sidebar.

search other profiles p. 66

  • You'll get one link for each comma-delimited interest. For example, note that Cyrano de Bergerac is one link, not three.

  • Currently, this is the only way to search or browse other people's profiles. I suspect there will be a more direct system in the future.

format the "about me" p. 68

  • You can find a complete list of Blogger's template tags for profiles in Appendix A.

Publishing a Blog with Blogger
Publishing a Blog with Blogger: Visual QuickProject Guide (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0321637526
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 135

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