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Some Blogger Fixes


With the new year, I have been helping some bloggers with some issues.  I have some suggestions below. I also have commented in the Blogger community assisting people with Blogger problems. You can find some of my posts under Linda P.

BLOGGER ACCOUNT RECOVERY

A few bloggers couldn't get into their blogs.  It is usually because they forgot which email account they used. I usually help them along the way through account recovery. 

Forgot the email address you use to sign in

  1. Follow the steps to find your username. You’ll need to know:
    • A phone number or the recovery email address for the account
    • The full name on your account
  2. Follow the instructions to confirm it’s your account.
  3. You’ll see a list of usernames that match your account.

COMMENTING

Blogger has several comment systems. One of them requires the use of third party cookies.  If they are blocked, then you will not be able to comment.
Some bloggers had a problem commenting with the Safari browser, I recommended they try Chrome. That seemed to work for many. Others that have issues commenting need to make sure third party website tracking is enabled.
 Check Safari/Preferences/Privacy and make sure Block all cookies isn't checked. If that doesn't work, try unchecking Prevent cross-site tracking.

UPLOADING PHOTOS
Blogger also changed the way photos are named after uploading. Images imported into Blogger from the post editor are now being stored at urls that begin at a new blogger subdomain at the googleusercontent.com domain.  For instance I used this photo below in a post.

                    
I uploaded the same photo  at different times,  meaning the first I  used and it gave me a totally different link. See the difference in the links?  Blogger took away my image name and gave it a long string of letters.  It makes it difficult to see each photo's name. Bloggers that use third party templates, (meaning not a Blogger template) sometimes have issues with their photos, first thumbnail or images in slider being blurry.

I for one had an issue with my thumbnails being blurry. I found a fix for my template to fix it.  If you have an issue with blurry photos, just get in touch with me.

PROBLEM EDITING GADGETS

Another blogger contacted me telling me she could not edit her gadgets on her layout page. She was using a Macbook and Safari.  I told her to download Chrome and it worked for her. Blogger also took away the little wrench for editing.

COMMENT NOTIFICATION EMAILS
The Easy Fix - Go into Settings on your dashboard.
Click Email.
Your email address should be in the box. Remove it! Click Save settings. Now  Add it back in, click enter and click Save settings.

You will then receive an email from Noreply+subscribe@blogger.com
It will be addressed to your blog email.

Below is what you will see:

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Please click the Subscribe link below to accept this invitation. If you don’t want these email notifications, you can just ignore this message, or click the Decline link below.

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ADDING PHOTOS SIDE BY SIDE

Your have to create a table. in the HTML part of your post.

<table>
  <tr>
    <td><img border="0" width="100px" height="100px" src="IMAGE 1 LINK HERE" /></td>
    <td><img border="0" width="100px" height="100px" src="IMAGE 2 LINK HERE" /></td>
    </tr>
</table>

Grab your two photo urls.  Add the first one where it says IMAGE 1 LINK HERE.
Add the second image where it says IMAGE 2 LINK HERE.

You can change the size by changing the height and width where it says 100px.
To center them, add <center> before the table and add </center> after the bottom table. These hearts were changed to 300px  height and width.

A Valentines Tablescape Blog Hop is coming up on January 25th.


About Linda @ Life and Linda

Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.

20 comments:

  1. Thank you, Linda. Your suggestions always are so helpful. You truly are the Fairy Blogmother!

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  2. Thanks Linda...I will keep these on file..I still have some Bloggers that I am unable to comment on even though 3rd party is enabled..I just send them a personal email..Enjoy your day..

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  3. You are always so good to help, Linda. Thank you, always!

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  4. Thank you Linda for sharing all of these blogger fixes. I have pinned and I'll save this blogger info.

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  5. You always have the best solutions for every problem Linda. I appreciate your help so much!

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  6. I've been using Chrome as my browser for years on my iMac simply to facilitate use of Blogger. Sorry, Safari!

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  7. You are a techy wiz!! Thanks for the updates!

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  8. You are such a help, Linda! I told another friend to go to you for help. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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  9. Hi Linda, you're the best! I've had a little trouble commenting on certain blogs. I close things down or fiddle around and finally can. But it's annoying!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, Linda, the side by side photo thing!! I needed that this week. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I was googling it and couldn't find a way to do it and here it is. You truly are The Blog Fairy!! I have to go pin this post so I can remember how to do it. xxoo

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  11. Linda, the Blog Fairy Extraordinaire! Thanks for sharing your mad coding skills with us!

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  12. Your a blessing to all of us Bloggers ❤️

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  13. Linda, You are an absolute gem! I am SO grateful to you for all your help, kindness, and encouaragement. I pray God will richly and abundantly bless you for the way you selflessly help others and so willingly share what you know.

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  14. You are indeed a Fairy Blogmother. What a blessing and rescuer you have been to me over the years, Linda. Thank you so much not only for the help you have given to me but to all the others you have helped. Love to you, my friend- Diana

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  15. So helpful, Linda! Thank you so much for always being there for other bloggers. I don't seem to be having issues at the moment (and I'm sure I just jinxed myself!), but this is a great reference.

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  16. Thank you, dear Linda for always being generous with your time and knowledge.

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  17. Wow,you amaze me! I am not sure I even understood some of that!

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  18. Boy I’m glad I’m not having those issues. Thankfully you’re there to save me if I do!

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  19. Great tips here, Linda!

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  20. Thank you for sharing these tips Linda. It's been so frustrating having all the changes that make using Blogger more complicated and they don't make it easy to find any help. Will have to try the one for the gadgets - I noticed that same issue and it was driving me crazy having to go to the layout and try to edit from there where everything is unlabeled. Keep these great hints coming!!

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