Posting and Editing in Blogger

In this lesson you will learn posting and editing in blogger blog. Here is the detailed list of all commands and functions.

1. Blogger’s post editor

Blogger’s post editor has three modes:

  1. Compose: a wysiwyg mode where you manipulate text with formatting buttons
  2. Edit HTML: a raw mode where you edit the html manually
  3. Preview: renders a full-body preview of the post, including its Title, links and images

To switch between these modes, simply click the appropriate link:

Features, from left-to-right:

  • Undo
  • Redo
  • Font
  • Font size
  • Headings
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Strikethrough
  • Font color
  • Background color
  • Link
  • Image
  • Video
  • Jumpbreak
  • Justify text
  • Ordered (numbered) list
  • Unordered (bullet) list
  • Blockquote
  • Spell check
  • Upload image
  • Remove formatting from selection

2. Schedule posts

If you’d like your post to automatically publish at a specific date and time, you can schedule your posts on the Post Editor. Under “Post Settings” on the right-hand side, just click on Schedule.

If you select Set date and time, you can choose a date and time on a calendar for your post to be automatically published.

Once you’ve selected a new date and time, be sure to click Publish. Don’t worry – your post will only publish at the date and time that you’ve determined in the settings.

3. Delete a Blog Post

To delete a specific post, just go to the Posts tab from your Dashboard, and hover over the post you’d like to delete. The Delete link should appear when you hover — click that, and then confirm your deletion.

To delete multiple posts at once, you can check the boxes next to all the posts you’d like to delete, and click the trash can icon.

4. Edit posts

You can edit your posts by clicking on “Posts” from the drop-down menu on your Dashboard.

From there, click the “Edit” link next to the post you’d like to edit:

That will take you to the posting form, which includes all posts you’ve written that are either published or saved as drafts. When you’re done editing, you can click Preview to see what your post will look like on the blog, or go straight to Publish.

5. Draft a post

A draft is a post that’s in progress. It won’t show up on your blog, but you can access it from your Dashboard if you’d like to edit and later publish it.

To mark a post as draft, simply click Save at the top of the Post Editor when you’re done drafting your post.

Save your post

To edit a draft post, click on Posts from the drop-down menu on your Dashboard, and then click on “Edit” next to the post you’d like to edit.

Edit your draft

There are visual indicators in the list that posts are drafts: They have no “View” links like published posts do, and they include the word “Draft” to the right of their titles.

Drafts can be published, and published posts can be converted into drafts simply by clicking the appropriate “Publish” or “Revert to draft” button when editing the post. Once you click “Publish,” changes should be visible immediately after the publish process completes, unless you’ve chosen to schedule your post.

On occasion it may take longer for posts to appear. If you don’t see your newest addition right away, be sure to refresh the page in your browser.

6. Link to other websites

  1. Highlight the text you’d like to turn into a link. If you do not select any text before using the link button, your link will be created but without anything to click on.
  2. Click the Link button (or hit control+shift+a on your keyboard):
  3. A pop-up window will appear prompting you for a URL you’d like to link to. Type the URL in the text box.

If this link button doesn’t appear in your browser, or isn’t working for some reason, you can type in the link by hand by clicking Edit HTML and typing in:

<a href="http://URL">TEXT</a>

Here’s an example scenario:

Let’s say you want to tell people about some cool website you found, let’s call it, www.somecoolwebsite.com. Here’s an example of what you might type into your blog:
Hey all. Check out <a href="http://www.somecoolwebsite.com">this site</a>! It’s a really cool website I found.

In this example, the word “this” would be the link to www.somecoolwebsite.com. That is, it would show up as a blue underlined word on your blog. The key things to note are:

  1. The “a href” stuff must be enclosed in these kind of brackets <>. That lets the computer know you’re entering HTML and not just typing stuff to be displayed.
  2. The website you want to link to must be in quotes, and must always start with http://. If you don’t have the http://, the link probably won’t work.
  3. Any text you type after the > that closes out the bit where you write the website address will be the actual link that shows up on your blog. The tag lets the computer know that any text after is just normal text and should not be part of the link. Note: You have to put the > in, otherwise the rest of your blog post will be treated as a link, and it will probably cause other weird things to happen that you don’t want.

7. Add pages to your blog

You can organize your blog into separate sections like “About me” or “Contact me” by creating pages. Pages show on your blog as tabs on the top of your page or links on the side of the page.

First, add a pages gadget

You can change where your pages show on your blog by adding the Pages gadget. The way you choose to display your pages (for example, tabs at the top of the page) applies to all of your pages.

  • Sign in to blogger.com.
  • Click on the blog you want to update.
  • On the left side of the page, click Layout.
  • In the section you want your pages to show, click Add a Gadget.
  • In the box that pops up, click the + to the right of the Pages gadget.
  • Make changes to the layout of your pages.
  • Click Save.

Next, create pages

Create a page that links to another part of your Blog

  1. Sign in to blogger.com.
  2. Click on the blog you want to update.
  3. On the left side of the page, click Pages.
  4. Click New Page.
  5. Add a page title and other information.
  6. Click Save, Preview, or Publish.

Edit or delete pages

  1. Sign in to blogger.com.
  2. Click on the blog you want to update.
  3. On the left side of the page, click Pages.
  4. Hover over the page you want to edit, and click Edit.
  5. Make updates to your page.
  6. Click Save, Preview, or Publish.

Delete pages

  1. Sign in to blogger.com.
  2. Click on the blog you want to update.
  3. On the left side of the page, click Pages.
  4. Hover over the page you want to remove, and click Delete > OK.

8. Line breaks

This option is found on your Settings | Formatting page. If ‘convert line breaks’ is set to yes, HTML tags (<br />) will be entered for you automatically when your posts contain hard returns. Double returns will create two <br /> tags.

If it is turned off, you will have to enter your own breaking tags. Otherwise, you will not see your blank lines when you publish your blog.

9. Transliteration Feature

To enable this feature,

  • Go to the Settings | Language and formatting tab and enable the transliteration option.
  • * Select your language.
  • Click the Transliteration button on the posting form to type in transliteration mode.

This setting will affect all blogs on your account.

Next, go to your post editor and you’ll see a new button.

Typing with Transliteration

This button toggles the transliteration feature on and off. When it’s on, it affects the title, labels, and body of your post. The letters of a word will appear in a box with alternative suggestions as you type them until you reach the end of the word. As soon as you type a space or a punctuation mark, the letters will be converted to the new characters, like this:

If you prefer to do the transliteration all at once, rather than as you go, you can type your text with the transliteration button turned off. Then select all your text and click the button. Everything selected will be transliterated at once, and you can go back and edit it as desired. (Note: This only works in the body of the post, not in the title or labels.)

The transliteration will attempt to match the sounds of the letters as accurately as possible between the two alphabets. If you find that it’s incorrect, however, you can fix it.

10. Limits on Blogger

Google try to give you a lot of room to play here on Blogger, so you’ll see that a lot of the important “limits” here aren’t really very limiting. But just in case you were wondering, here is some information about what a single Blogger account will hold.

  • Number of Blogs: You can have up to 100 blogs per account.
  • Number of Posts: There is no limit on the number of posts you can have on one blog. They will all be saved on your account (unless you manually delete them) regardless of whether you are publishing archives or not.
  • Number of Pages: There is no limit on the number of pages you can have on one blog.
  • Size of Posts: Individual posts do not have a specific size limit, but very large posts may run you up against the page size limit. (See the next item.)
  • Size of Pages: Individual pages (the main page of your blog, or your archive pages) are limited to 1 MB in size. This will allow for a few hundred pages of text, but it may be a problem if you are listing hundreds of posts on the front page of your blog. If you hit this limit, you will see an error message saying “006 Please contact Blogger Support.” You can get around this error by lowering the number of posts on your main page, which will have the added benefit of making your page load faster as well.
  • Number of Comments: A post can have any number of comments. As with archived posts, if you choose to hide comments on your blog, all pre-existing comments will remain saved on your account.

Number of Pictures: Up to 1 GB of total storage, shared with Picasa Web. If you’ve upgraded to Google+, your photos will be stored in Google Photos, where you have 15GB of storage space shared with Gmail and Drive.

  • Size of Pictures: If you are posting pictures through Blogger Mobile there is a limit of 250K per picture.
  • Team Members: There is a limit of 100 members per blog.
  • Number of Labels: Up to 2000 unique labels per blog and 20 per post.
  • Blog Description: Limited to 500 characters, with no HTML. Adding additional characters or HTML may cause it to revert to a previous setting.
  • About Me” Profile Information: Maximum of 1,200 characters.
  • Profile Interests and Favorites: Maximum of 2,000 characters in each field.
  • Importing blogs: there are no file size limits for importing blog. Limits for number of imports in a day may apply.

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