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Most Frequent Blogger Questions


This blog outgrew the original intended 20 Questions & Answers and is now approximately 210 Q&A. I never did figure out which were the 20 most important ones.

I don't know more than I know--sometimes I know even less!
Click to see the incredible list,

All The Things I Don't Know!

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Kick-starting The Blog
1. Refresh (F5) or Ctrl-F5
2. Clear cache (delete temporary Internet files) and cookies in Tools-Internet Options.
3. Add a question mark to the end of your blog's internet address in the address box and see if it will show the latest update. (Can also be done with other people's url's in the address window.)
4. Republish (if in classic Blogger)
5. Reboot
6. Log out and log back in again (may change to an untroubled server)
7. Change or reload the browser (IE, Firefox, others)
8. Try a different computer, or see if you can duplicate the problem or avoid it in a post in another blog (make a test blog, whether in the same account or a second account, that's not public so nobody will see you screwing around!)

---Not necessary to do all of these at once!---

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[For Newbies or anyone else who gets lost in the rain in Juarez.]

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Popup Note on Post

Hover, hover, hover the cursor over it!

What's this damn thing? It's a brief popup note attached to a word or phrase that defines, elaborates, or comments on the word or phrase. It was Stolen From Chuck aka nitecruzr. (Go back and hover your cursor over the underlined text!)

Code it like this:

What's this damn thing?  It's a brief popup note attached to a word or phrase that defines, elaborates, or comments on the word or phrase. It was <a title="WHO SAID HE STOLE IT FROM 
SOMEONE ELSE!"><u>Stolen From Chuck aka nitecruzr</u></a>. (Go back
and hover your cursor over the underlined text!)
Or like this:

<a title="Your mother should know; she doesn't like hovering!"><b>Hover for Free Sex!</b></a> 
to produce:

Hover for Free Sex!

(Like I said, this idea stolen from that clever thief Chuck at The Real Blogger Status, but I elaborated.)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Beta Migration: Lost My Counter!

If your counter disappeared when you migrated, you'll need to locate the code for it in your old "classic" template. Copy it and paste it into a Page Element called the HTML/Javascript element. Save it. It will become a part of the Beta template. If it's not in the right place, you can use Drag-and-Drop to move it.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

How Beta Check Spelling Should Look

Beta spell check now turns the screen light blue(!) and highlights all suspect words with red. Then you click the words that you might agree are suspect and it offers alternate choices.

There's a place to click "resume editing" when you're through with the spell check. You don't have to click every word.

There's no longer a pop-up involved.


Monday, December 11, 2006

Change Navbar Color in Beta

Not Rocket Science
1. Go to your Dashboard.
2. Click on Layout.
3. Below where it says Add and Arrange Page Elements,
4. There's a blue bar with "Navbar" on it.
5. Click "Edit" out to the far right and it will offer color choices.


Friday, December 01, 2006

Reverting to Classic From Layout

1. Go into Dashboard.
2. Click on Layout.
3. Click on Edit HTML.
4. At the far left bottom under the template,
5. Click where it says, "Revert to Classic Template."
6. There is also the option below it to "View Classic Template".

[Screenshot of template page below.]

See also Peter's post on reverting or Chuck's post on it.

CAUTION: You will probably lose your page elements if you revert to the Classic template. Although it's possible to then "upgrade" to the Layout template again, you won't get your page elements back. What's lost will probably stay lost.

See the post concerning this hazard at When Reverting to Classic Template Was A Big Mistake"

An associated topic is at Revert To Never Never Land.