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Friday, January 3, 2014

How To Use Blogger? - Complete Guide For Newbies

On : 10:27 AM

What Is Blogger?

Blogger Is A Popular CMS (Content Management System) Which Is Owned By Google. People Use Join It To Write And Share Content With World And Friends Online  Through Creating A Simple Blog. Blogger Gives You Full Control Of Your Blog To Manage. You Can Easily Manage By Edit Template In HTML. If You Are A Coding Master, Than You Can Customize Your Blog Experience Very Easily!. You Can Say That It Is A Web-Based Tool That Helps You Create And Publish Your Post. You Will Not Require So Much Of Coding Knowlegde Because It Works Like A Editor. But If You Know, Than You Can Customize As The Way You Want.

How To Create A Blog?

In This Section, I Will Explain You How To Create A Blog. Creating A Blog Is Not So Difficult Task. You Must Have You Gmail Account In Order To Create Blog Because Blogger Uses GMAIL Like Youtube. Follow The Below Sterps Of How To Create A Blog:-

  • Login To Your Gmail Account.
  • Click On "New Blog" Button On Left Side Of Screen.
  • Now A Pop-Up Window Will Appear Will Be Asked You To Fill Some Fields.
  • Title : The Title Of Your Blog Goes Here
  • Address : In This Section, You Have To Write The Address (URL) Of Your Blog And Then Check That It Is Available . This Will Appear. If It Is Unavailable, It Will Show (This Blog Address Is Not Available).
  • Template : So, Here You Have To Choose The Theme Of Your Blog. Click On Anyone You Want.

  • Now After Filling Your Fields, Click On Create Blog! Orange Button. Now You Have Created You Blog And Choosed A Theme. Now Move To Next Steps.

How To Create And Publish Blog Posts?

After Creating Your Blog, Let's Move To Next Step. The Next Step Is Creating A Post For Your Blog. Creating Posts Is Meant To Build Your Successful Blog And Content For Online Publishing. In Blogger, You Can Create Blog Posts On Any Topic, Like I'am Creating This Post. So Let's Begin:-

  • In Order To Create Post, Click On Orange Button With Pencil Marked On It.

  • Now You Will Enter Post Editor And Let's Learn The Post Editor

  • Post Title : The Main Part Of The Post Is The Post Title. If You Do Not Write It Will Not Publish. It Is A Textarea Where You Have To Write The Title Of The Topic Which Yu Are Going To Explain.
  • Post Body : You Can See A Long White Coloured Box Like MS Word Above, Which Is The Post Body Where You Have To Write The Description Of Topic Like I'am Describing.

  • Tools Menu : Here Is The Tools Menu Above You Can See All Tools Which You Can Use To Make Blog Post Advanced. You Can Change Font Size, Type, Undo, Redo, Heading, Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Background Color, Text-Color Links, Upload Image, Upload Video, Jump Break, Text-Aligning, Bullets, Numbering, Blockquote, Remove Formatting, Check Spelling, Transliterate words Typed Phonetically In English Script, Choost Translieration Language, Left-To-Right And Right-To-Left.
  • Compose | HTML Tabs : There Are Two Tabs Placed On upper-Right Side Of Your Screen. Compose And HTML. In Compose Tab, As You Can See Above White Box, You Can Write Anything In Easy Language. If You Want To Make Your Post With The Help Of HTML Tab, You Can Create HTML Coding And Then View The Output In Compose Tab. In This Tab, You Can Customize Things With CSS Also. So You Can Use Both To Publish Beautiful Post. Or Either You Can Use Only One. Your Choice!
  • Labels : It Is Place On Upper-Right Side (Sidebar) Of Your Post Editor. Here You Can Customize Settings. In Label Box, You Can Categorize Your Post. It Means You Are Categorizing Your Post With Labels. Mean That If There Are 15 Posts And 7 Have One Label And The 7 Other And Other Labels, So If The Visitor Click On First Label, It Will Display The Post Of First 7 Labels. If He/She Clicks On The Label Of Other 7 Labels, It Will Of Course, Display The Posts Which Are Of Other Labels Categorized!.
  • Schedule : In This Tab, You Can Set Time To Publish Post. You Can Set Automatic Option To Publish Automatically When You Publish. But If You Want To Publish Post On Other Time, You Can Set Date And Time. After The Time Has Past, See Your Blog Post Published Automatically On Time!.
  • Permalink : In This Tab, You Can Set Custom URL Of Your Post If You Want Otherwise It Will Automatically Set. The URL Will Be Only For That Post Which You Are Publishing.
  • Location : In This Tab, You Can Also Set Your Location From Where Are You Publishing Post. This Is Not Necessary.
  • Options : In This Tab, Your Post Options Will Display Like Reader Comments, Compose Mode And Line Breaks Options. Each Option Has Its Own Selection.
  • Publish, Save, Preview And Close Buttons : These Buttons Are Located On Top-Right Corner Of Your Post Editor. The Publish Orange Button Will Publish Your Post Automatically, The Save Button Will Save Your Blog Post In Drafts Folder. Preview Button Is For Previewing Post Before Publishing Means That You Can Preview Your Post Before Publishing. The Close Button Closes The Post Editor.

Creating Pages!

You Can Create Pages By Clicking On Pages On Drop-Down Menu Of Your Blog. There Will Be Pages Section Containing Blank Pages And Others. Click On Blank Page And A Blank Page Like A Post Editor Will Appear. It Is Not Like Post Editor. There Are Not Labels And Other Settings. Only Option Is Located. There You Can Edit And Then Publish Your Page. But On Thing Is Different Between Them. The Pages Does Not Display Like Posts On Main Page. You Can Create About Us, Contact Us, Privacy Policy With This Option. But You Cannot Create Contents Which Are Created On Posts.

Comments Option

Now Let's Come To Comments Seciton. In This Section, You Can See Users Comments Which Are Commented On Your Posts. There Are Three Sub-Section In Comments Section Which Are Below:-
  • Published Comments : In This Sub-Section, You Can See Published Comments On Your Posts. You Can Also Delete Or Add In Spam Those Comments.
  • Awaiting Moderation : In This Sub-Section, You Can Publish Or See Those Comments Which Are Awaiting Moderation Means That They Are Ready To Published. This Option Is Mainly Select For Spammers Who Write Spam Comments And Write Bad Words On That Posts.
  • Spam : Spam Means (Unusual Emals)  Which Are Send By Spammers. In This Sub-Section, You Can Control Those Comments Which Are Caught In Spam.


In The Stats Section, You Can Get Full Information About Your Visitors Who Visited Your Website, How Many Page Views You Have Got, From Where Your Visitors Are Coming, Which Are The Most Viewed Posts And Many More Things About Your Blog Stats(Status) Visits.


Well In This Section, You Will Get The Report About Your Daily Earnings. How Much You Have Earned In This Month, Week And Today And How Much Clikes Have You Get And Many Other Reports About Your Earnings Displayed Here. These Ads Are Displayed By Google Adsense. You Will Have To Sign Up For Adsense And Get Approval And Get Ad Code And Paste And Then Ads Start Displaying, Then The Earnings Section Can Be Accessible.


So In This Section, You Can See The Elements Of Your Blog Including Widgets. You Can Add, Edit, Drag And Drop, Rearrange And Remove Elements (Gagdets) Of Your Blog. The Layout Is Display On Your Blog. Your Sidebar Is Displayed With Template And The Gagdets Are Controlled By Layout Section. So If You Want To Add More Gagdets To Sidebat, You Can Click "Add A Gagdet" Button On There. You Can Also Click On Edit Button Which Is Located On Lower-Right Corner On Each Gagdet. You Can Also Change The Theme Of Your Blog By Using "Template Designer" Which Do Not Allow You To Edit Template. But It's Easy To Use. But It Does Not Support That Things Which Can Be Done In Template.


In This Section, You Can Customize The Look Of Your Template By Clicking On "Edit HTML" Button In Template Section. You Can Also Cusromize The Template With Template Desginer By Clicking On "Customize" Button That Is Located Left Side Of Edit HTML. The Template Designer Is Located In Two Seciton, Layout And Template. You Can Also Upload Custom Template Which You Have Downloaded. You Can Also Backup/Restore You Current Template Before Uploading Any Downloaded Template.


In This Section, You Can Control Your Full Blog. There Are Many Sub-Section In This Section. We Will Describe Below:-


In The Basic Sub-Section, There Are Many Options Which I Will Describe Below:-

  • Title : This Will Edit The Title Of Your Blog. You Can Edit Anytime. It Is Display On The Top Of Your Blog Which Is Called "Header".
  • Description : In This Tab, You Can Write The Description Of Your Blog. It Means That For Which Reason The Blog Is Created For Example It Provides Games And Softwares etc.
  • Privacy : In This Tab, You Can Set That Search Engine Find Your Blog Which Mean If You Select "No" Your Posts Will Not Be Displayed On Google. There Is Also Listed On Blogger Option, Where The Google Store Your Blog In Their Listing.
  • Blog Address : Here You Can Edit The URL Of Your Blog. If You Have Created A Wrong URL  While Creating Blog, You Can Change Anytime From There.
  • Blog Authors : In This Tab, You Can Add Peoples To Control Your Blog Means That I You Add Your Friend, He Can Also Edit And Make Changes To Your Blog. But My Suggestion Is To Never Give Your Blog To Any other. Because In This Time, There Are No Good Friends Whom Can Be Trusted.
  • Blog Readers : In This Tab, You Can Select That Who Can See Your Blog. The Default Is Public Means Everyone Can See Even And Anonymous Person. But You Can Change To Private.  You Can Add Custom Peoples Who Can See And Also Select That Only Authors Can See. So This Was The Basic Section.

Post And Comments

In This Section, We Will Describe The Control Of Evey Post And Comments Of Every Posts Below:-

  • Show At Most : In This Tab You Can Select That How Much Posts Should Be Display In Your Homepage.
  • Post Template : You Can Also Add Post Template. This Means That If You Add One Heading To Post Template Than That One Heading Will Display In All Of Your Posts.
  • Showcase Images With Lightbox : You Can Select Showcase Images To Yes Or No.
  • Comment Location : You Can Select Four Options, Embedded, Full Page, Pop-Up Window Or Hide.
  • Who Can Comment : In This Tab, You Can Select That Who Can Comment. Gmail Account Peoples, Registered Users, Anyone Or Only Blog Members, You Can Select Any Option.
  • Comment Moderation : In This Tab, You Can Select Comment Moderation That Is Always, Sometimese Or Never. In This, The User Who Have Commented Will Not Display, But Will Display In Your Awaiting Moderation Folder, You Can See And Publish You Comment Then Your Comment Will Display On Post.
  • Show Word Verification : In This Tab, You Can Select Word Verification Yes Or No. This Is Mainly Select To Verify That Who Is Writing Comment, A Robot Or Human.
  • Show Backlinks : You Can Select Yes Or No To Get Backlinks From Other Sites.
  • Comment From Message : In This Tab, You Can Comment From Message.

Mobile And Email

In This Section, We Will Describe Mobile And Email Below:-

  • Posting Using SMS/MMS : You Can Add Mobile Device. This Is Used Because You Want To Publish Post Via Mobile.
  • Posting Using Email : In This Tab You can Select Posting Usting Email. The Default Is Disabled.
  • Comment Notification Email : In This Tab, You Can Set Email In Which You Can Get Notification Who Have Commented At Your Email Address.

Language And Formatting

In This Section, We Will Describe Language And Its Formatting.

  • Language : In This Option, Select Your Own Language You Want.
  • Enable Transliteration : In This Option, You Can Transliterate Language In Other Language. It Helps To Translate Roman Language.
  • Time Zone : In This Option, Select Your Time Zone Otherwise Your Settings Will Not Set. The Post You Will Publish Will Be The Default Time Not Of Your Country.
  • Date Header Format : In This Option, You Can Select That How The Time And Date Should Display On Your Blog Posts.
  • Timestamp Format : Timestamp Is Same As  Above, But This Is Used Because Some Blogs Uses Date Hedaer And Some Blogs Used Temstamp Format.
  • Comment Timestamp Format : In This Option, The Time Is Shown On Comments That When The User Has Commented

Search Preferences

In This Section, We Will Describe The Search Preferences. I Will Only Give Introductionm, But With Detail, We Will Describe Later.

Meta Tags
  • Description : In This Option, You Will Write The Meta Description Of Your Blog. It Is Same As Description But It Improves Traffic Of Your Blog.
Errors And Redirects
  • Custom Page Not Found : In This Option, You Will Write The Code. This Means That If The User Have Clicked The Broken Link Of Your Blog, Then Will Show 404 Error Page.
  • Custom Redirects : This Option Redirects Your Old Link To New Link.
Crawlers And Indexing
  • Custom Robots : In This Option, You Will Say Robots To Either Crawl Or Not Crawl Your Pages
  • Custom Robots Header Tags : This Is Same As Robots But In This, You Will Set Custom Homepage And Other Things


This Is The Last Section Of The Settings Tab.

Blog Tools
  • Blog Tools : There Are Three Option In This Sub-Section. Import Blog, Export Blog And Delete Blog. Impot Blog Imports Blog From Any Other's Blog. Export Blog Exports Your Blog In Atom. Delete Blog Delete's Your Current Blog You Are Logged In.
Final Words

So Friends This Was The Blogger.com And The Full Guide For Newbies In Blogging. In Oher Section I Have Not Described The Whole Settings, We Will Soon Describe Each And Everything Of Settings Later. Stay Connected With Us For More Guides. Subscribe To Feed To Get Hot Updates From Us. If You Have Any Question Regarding This Article, You Can Comment Below Here. Happy Blogging!
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