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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Translating your Blog



Latest update : Mar. 2017 - This Language gadget is no more, a viable alternative to the Blogger gadget, seen in my Sidebar. Thanks to all who supported us.


It's been rather busy around Roberto's Blogs, lately. I have a tough task-master, and he's always giving me jobs to complete.

Chuck and I have been working on the Translator Tool gadget, which you see on our blogs, although you wouldn't know that I had anything to do with it if you read Chuck's posts. It hasn't been easy, as you could imagine - we don't speak, or read, languages other than English.

Some of the problems might be words which indicate a Country, AND something else - like Turkey. When we find a translation for that word, are we getting the Country, or the animal? Well, I assure you, rather hope, that the former is the answer to that question.

Anyway, to cut to the chase, we now have the 54 translatable languages which are available from the Google Language Tool.

The difference between that Google Tool, and the Language Translator Tool which we use, is the ability to click on your Country's flag, and translate this entire blog - not just a word, or phrase.

Chuck has been checking all the script for the applet, and making sure it works properly, and I have been resourcing and compiling the codes for the languages.

It's 'kewl' and, it works! Try it! Click on your flag at the top of this page. To return, click the back-arrow.


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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Labels - Removing, or Replacing



In the New GUI, Blogger makes removing, or replacing, labels of a post,  an easy assignment - if you know what to do. The first thing to do is to is to determine which label(s) you wish to remove, or change.

You can remove, or replace labels either of two ways:


  • Edit the actual post directly
  • Use the Edit Posts feature from your Posts screen

To change the label directly, either click on Edit under the individual listed post.


Simply add, remove, or change the label in the bottom screen window, entitled Labels for this post - make your changes, then Update Post.





The second way to alter labels, is to use the Post click on the listed label, open that group of labels, select your post, change the label.




This will bring up the list of all your labels. Select the label, and all posts under that label, will appear.




After selecting the label group you want to change the label on, or whatever, in the drop-down menu, you can then add (New Label), remove (Remove Label), change, or include another group label, to the selected post. You can also 'Undo' what you've done, if you make a boo-boo!

There is a secret to changing a label, though. Say you have a label called Anchor Links, and want to change it to something else, you can't over-type it, or edit it. You have to add a new label, then Remove the unwanted label.

If there are no other posts with the label Anchor Links, the category will disappear from the index, or if there is more than one post with that label, the selected post(s) will drop-off from that category. It sounds confusing, but that's one way to do it.

I recommend editing labels the easy way - edit the post !
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Monday, 26 October 2009

Removing Image Borders



There's always Help Forum questions cropping up in regards to removing the little borders from posted images.

There's two ways to deal with these, that I know of:



1) Ignore them, but 'tweak' your Fonts and Colors option so that the borders don't show. Make them the same colour as the background!
2) Remove them from the Template.





Image 1 - shows the white border around an image. This border is 5px in size, and can, I suppose, detract from the look of someone's post. It doesn't worry me, however, and I can either have it, or not. No problems.





Image 2 - shows no border, but it is still there. Where did it go?

Well, I just changed the border colour on Fonts and Colors option to the same as the blog background colour - gone, but still there! This is a great alternative for those bloggers who do NOT wish to tempt possible fate by messing with the Template script...





The other alternative is to edit the Template. This will be easy for those bloggers familiar with the Template, and after reading this post, easy for most bloggers - I hope!


Image 3 - shows the Template section needing to be changed in order to remove the border around a post image. After downloading and saving a copy of your Template, to your computer, look for ...

.post img {
padding:4px;
border:5px solid $bordercolor;
}

*** REMEMBER - there are many sections to the Template - Header, Profile, etc, and most of them have a command for Border Images. Make sure you get the command for posts!





Image 4 - shows the change has been made, and the border size has been changed from 5px to 0px.

.post img {
padding:4px;
border:0px solid $bordercolor;
}





Save Template

Ignore the 'padding' command - this is the space around an image. That should stay - untouched.


Make another copy of your Blog Template !


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Comments Form Message



If you wish to give instructions to your Readers/Commenters, on how to leave a comment, or what you expect from them, as far as decency is concerned, or whatever, or to tell them that you have Comments Moderation in place, you can. Simply add a Form Message to your Comments Form (box).





This is an extremely easy thing to do.



  • Step 1. Decide exactly what you wish to add
  • Step 2. Open your Settings - Comments screen and, halfway down, you'll find the Comments Form Message option.
  • Step 3. Add your message(s). You can use HTML style, too, such as <b> and <i>



Of course, you have to Save the Settings when you finish.


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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Date, and Time re-sequencing of a post



Blogger sequences all posts in the order of last is first, which is good, because a reader of your blog, is generally a surfer, in more ways than one. The last post you do, will be displayed at the top of your main page. It's the first one people see when they visit your blog, and the current one.

If your casual readers, ie; those who do not subscribe to, or know, your blog, pay a visit, they won't know what the latest post is on your blog, and will expect it to be the first one they come to. If they visit your blog and see the same post at the top - all the time, they'll possibly presume that you haven't posted recently, and sometimes, they'll go away, without any further effort. Not many readers will glance at the index, or archive, or labels.

I appreciate there are people out there, myself included, who post a serial-type of article (mine's Private)... say, a story, book, or chronicle, and would like to have the posts in sequence... under the current design, there's only ONE way to achieve this, and that is to - re-sequence, or change the dates and times, (if needed), manually.

This means, that your latest post will appear as the oldest and will have to be dated BEFORE, or PRIOR TO, the second-last post.

eg: The first post is written with, say today's date - at 12.00 noon.

In order to pre-date the next post, to keep it in sequence, all it takes is a minute's difference in time - even on the same day ... your choice!

eg: The second post is dated today's date, at 11.59 am. The third post - today's date, at 11.58 am etc.

That is the only way to achieve what you want - a chronicle of posts - in 'oldest' first sequence. You have to make the newest, the oldest!


To achieve this effect, you use the Published on feature, which appears on the lower left of the right-side of the Post Editor ... see: image (click on the image to enlarge it.)



Note: This post has been updated to show the Post Options in the NEW GUI (Graphic User Interface) in Blogger.

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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Blog Language Translation Option - Update Oct. 2009



Latest update : Mar. 2017 - This Language gadget is no more, a viable alternative to the Blogger gadget, seen in my Sidebar. Thanks to all who supported us.


see: Update - Nov. 2015

The latest additions to the Language Bar, have increased the number of available languages to 52. The Language Tool Chuck and I are working on, has 57 Flags - which includes three (3) English to English translations - (for a future project - a Translator which is for a blog, written in a language other than English, and will translate in the same way. For example, a French-base Tool, or a Spanish-base Tool. Keep watching).

Chuck and I hope to add more, as they become available through Google Language Tool interface.


To install the Language Gadget, copy the following code and add it to an HTML/Javascript Page Element.

Each language is listed between <form... and /form >

*Note: please avoid any gratuitous line breaks.

The Code, for English language blogs (only), starts below this line ...




<form action="http://www.google.com/translate">

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

<!--

document.write ("<input name=u value="+location.href+" type=hidden>")

// -->

</script>

<noscript><input value="http://YOUR BLOG URL/" name="u" type="hidden"/></noscript>

<input value="en" name="hl" type="hidden"/>

<input value="UTF8" name="ie" type="hidden"/>

<input value="" name="langpair" type="hidden"/>


<input title=" Afrikaans | South Africa | Afrikaans " value="en|af"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StLizqawtEI/AAAAAAAAAhk/aGuY6R70tNw/s320/South+Africa+af_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Shqip | Albania | Albanian " value="en|sq"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/SulXteeOTLI/AAAAAAAAApU/zzVdH9EYg3Q/s320/Albania+sq_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" العربية | Saudi Arabia | Arabic " value="en|ar"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/358406/gse_multipart12399.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Беларуская | Belarus | Belarusian " value="en|be"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StRavKvYSqI/AAAAAAAAAic/Mf3R1Dx51CY/s320/Belarus+be_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" български | Bulgaria | Bulgarian " value="en|bg"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMiXtQx-uLI/AAAAAAAAG6I/RuLPDhnFMXY/s320/Bulgaria+-+bg_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Català | Andorra | Catalan " value="en|ca"
src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-fM7vwhSI/AAAAAAAAHl0/ZoZkfhEb01M/s320/Andorra+-+Catalan+-+ad_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" 中文(简体)| China | Chinese (Simplified) " value="en|zh-CN"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/546049/gse_multipart12397.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" 中文(繁體) | China | Chinese (Traditional) " value="en|zh-TW"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/208681/gse_multipart12398.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Hrvatski | Croatia | Croatian " value="en|hr"
src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMhVoigYF0I/AAAAAAAAG5s/naE3NObTVZs/s400/Croatia+-+hr_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Čeština | Czech Republic | Czech " value="en|cs"
src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMiX9aMIL3I/AAAAAAAAG6o/4-RYadolKWQ/s320/Czech+Republic+-+cs_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Dansk | Denmark | Danish " value="en|da"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMiX9nD1NZI/AAAAAAAAG6w/ZnIBEtLIHEw/s320/Denmark+-+da_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Nederlands | Netherlands | Dutch " value="en|nl"
src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMiZWUAFSOI/AAAAAAAAG74/lsNT2NI_oFI/s320/Netherlands+-+nl_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Eesti | Estonia | Estonian " value="en|et"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StT4ASM2ZsI/AAAAAAAAAis/PmQSwtOQNLc/s320/Estonia+et_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Suomea | Finland | Finnish " value="en|fi"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMiZwsOFndI/AAAAAAAAG8w/VlBr_zN32q8/s320/Finland+-+fi_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Français | France | French " value="en|fr"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/327620/gse_multipart12413.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Galego | Galicia | Galician " value="en|gl"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StfhOOzBp9I/AAAAAAAAAks/qinFZhMlyd8/s320/Galicia+gl_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Deutsch | Germany | German " value="en|de"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/734899/gse_multipart12400.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Ελλάς | Greece | Greek " value="en|el"
src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pzC_7PLtN-0/R7CKOqA_bjI/AAAAAAAAA8A/7bmPVwaFDcQ/s320/Greek+Flag+36x24.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Kreyòl ayisyen | Haiti | Haitian Creole " value="en|ht"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/TBhgm6fUYbI/AAAAAAAAB4o/DidcfgV9A7o/s1600/Haiti+Creole+ht_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" עברית | Israel | Hebrew " value="en|iw"
src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-fNBP-7LI/AAAAAAAAHmE/fJeA_Sbl9w4/s320/Israel+-+il_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" हिन्दी | India | Hindi " value="en|hi"
src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMiYu9muwaI/AAAAAAAAG7Y/lO6YgNdyHM4/s320/India+-+hi_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Magyarország | Hungary | Hungarian " value="en|hu"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StRtqlXKToI/AAAAAAAAAik/R38R7O52aDU/s320/Hungary+hu_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Íslande | Iceland | Icelandic " value="en|is"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/SteuRylaOeI/AAAAAAAAAkc/eRI7XsLEz34/s320/Iceland+is_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Indonesia | Indonesia | Bahasa Indonesian " value="en|id"
src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-fNKvGgZI/AAAAAAAAHl8/UESh2PimM5U/s320/Indonesia+-+id_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Gaeilge | Ireland | Irish " value="en|ga"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/SugR7i9pedI/AAAAAAAAAoU/HG7Sod0eQdQ/s320/Ireland+ie_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Italiano | Italy | Italian " value="en|it"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/306145/gse_multipart12401.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" 日本語 | Japan | Japanese " value="en|ja"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/443122/gse_multipart12402.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Kiswahili | Kenya | Kiswahili " value="en|sw"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/Sugd4gdlhQI/AAAAAAAAAok/Pyselb6uWtE/s320/Kenya+ke_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" 한국어 | Korea | Korean " value="en|ko"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/581031/gse_multipart12403.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Latviešu | Latvia | Latvian " value="en|lv"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-fNX2rCXI/AAAAAAAAHmM/1LRWqh7YQBA/s320/Latvia+-+lv_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Lietuviškai | Lithuania | Lithuanian " value="en|lt"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-fNrJizVI/AAAAAAAAHmU/kdaran4uffk/s320/Lithuania+-+lt_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Македонски | Macedonia | Macedonian " value="en|mk"
src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/SumJcBVBZpI/AAAAAAAAApk/kY7CqDLy-Y4/s320/Macedonia+mk_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Bahasa Melayu | Malaysia | Bahasa Malay " value="en|ms"
src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StVfgdeTNAI/AAAAAAAAAjE/7Vcnxzvy0eE/s320/Malaysia+ms_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Malti | Malta | Maltese " value="en|mt"
src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StVnV4GqUAI/AAAAAAAAAjM/UUE5FAHZdyA/s320/Malta+mt_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Norsk | Norway | Norwegian " value="en|no"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMiZWYWSvEI/AAAAAAAAG8A/7sOoou7far0/s320/Norway+-+no_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" فارسی | Persia | Farsi / Persian " value="en|fa"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/Sul5V-oc-6I/AAAAAAAAApc/1YIKlfK7L70/s320/Iran+fa_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Polska | Poland | Polish " value="en|pl"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pzC_7PLtN-0/R7CAvKA_bgI/AAAAAAAAA7o/pKLqrW8EpD4/s320/Polish+Flag+36x24.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Português | Portugal | Portuguese " value="en|pt"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/670301/gse_multipart12404.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Română | Romania | Romanian " value="en|ro"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pzC_7PLtN-0/R7CAvaA_bhI/AAAAAAAAA7w/HTWQoR8M6lQ/s320/Romainian+Flag+36x24.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Русском | Russia | Russian " value="en|ru"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/111692/gse_multipart12405.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Cрпски | Serbia | Serbian " value="en|sr"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-f7_imioI/AAAAAAAAHmk/ytbpoyJHbmo/s320/Serbia+-+si_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Slovenský | Slovakia | Slovak " value="en|sk"
src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-f79KzfyI/AAAAAAAAHms/-I315jcpHN0/s320/Slovak+-+sk_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Slovensko | Slovenia | Slovenian " value="en|sl"
src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-f8P0fwiI/AAAAAAAAHm0/Lzeh8mXiWvE/s320/Slovenia+-+si_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Español | Spain | Spanish " value="en|es"
src="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/6075/564571464515337/1600/z/998398/gse_multipart12407.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Sverige | Sweden | Swedish " value="en|sv"
src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SMiZwrYspyI/AAAAAAAAG8o/uVUWBAyZkVc/s320/Sweden+-+se_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Tagalog | Philippines | Tagalog " value="en|tl"
src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-f7gyN2aI/AAAAAAAAHmc/x_LSaXlHtCs/s320/Pilipnas+-+ph_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" ภาษาไทย | Thailand | Thai " value="en|th"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StKoTKbCsMI/AAAAAAAAAg8/JfICxQ5m6yk/s320/Thailand+-+th_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Türkçe | Turkey | Turkish " value="en|tr"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/StLWW4Zyu6I/AAAAAAAAAhU/FU5iu_D0TLQ/s320/Turkish+-+tr_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Український | Ukraine | Ukrainian " value="en|uk"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-f8Bg1AMI/AAAAAAAAHm8/b4jhQQPSvj4/s320/Ukraine+-+ua_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" tiếng Việt | Vietnam | Vietnamese " value="en|vi"
src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__v4nth5_ki0/SP-gZakjpuI/AAAAAAAAHnE/fwfNZkisDOA/s320/Vietnam+-+vn_flag.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" Cymraeg | Wales | Welsh " value="en|cy"
src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/SugQR0g60cI/AAAAAAAAAoM/rmVA-1LvU4g/s320/Wales.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;" width="30" name="langpair"/>

<input title=" ייִדיש | Jewish | Yiddish " value="en|yi"
src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AKSZkmXmrnc/SupeM9if5gI/AAAAAAAAAp8/1gp_kA_Mhnk/s320/Yiddish_Star.png"
onclick="this.form.langpair.value=this.value" type="image" height="20" style="border: 1px solid rgb(21, 22, 5); padding: 3px;"width="30" name="langpair"/>


</form>




END of CODE

I hope you will enjoy using this feature.

See also: Language Translator Set-up

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Monday, 12 October 2009

Centering the Post Title, and Date



People occasionally ask; "How do I center the Post Title and/or the Date on my posts?"





The answer is quite simple, actually. You tell the template to do it, by adding a command!

Let me show you ...

Step 1. - Open your blog Template by clicking on the Design tab, then the Edit HTML tab - OR,

Go to the Design tab from your Dashboard. **** Do NOT expand widgets! ****


Step 2. - Make a back-up copy of your Template, and save it to a folder on your computer!






Step 3. - Look for this piece of script-style, (for the Post Title) ...

.post h3 {
margin:.25em 0 0;
padding:0 0 4px;
font-size:140%;
font-weight:normal;
line-height:1.4em;
color:#cc6600;
}


Add text-align:center;, so it looks like this -


.post h3 {
margin:.25em 0 0;
padding:0 0 4px;
font-size:140%;
font-weight:normal;
line-height:1.4em;
color:#cc6600;
text-align:center;
}



Step 4. - Look for this piece of script-style, (for the Post Date) ...


h2.date-header {
margin:1.5em 0 .5em;
}

Add this line of script - (text-align:center;) , so it looks like this -

h2.date-header {
margin:1.5em 0 .5em;
text-align:center;
}


Step 5. - Click Save Changes. Check your blog, to see the changes are as you wanted, then ...


Step 6. - Copy another Full Template, as in step 1 above.

Finished.

see also: Backing-up your Template.

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Saturday, 10 October 2009

I want to delete this post. How do I?



Basically, deleting a post is a simple 3 step process:


Step 1. - Click on your Dashboard.




Step 2. - Click on Edit Posts of the blog in question. Choose the post you want to delete. On the very right-hand side of the editor, is the delete function option. Click it. (This will bring up the post in deletion mode).





Step 3. - The final option to delete it will show at the bottom. Click it.





That's how.


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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Restoring a Deleted Blog



I've seen these situations in the Blogger Forum, many, many times.


"Help! I deleted my blog - (accidentally, of course)!"

or,

"I want to start blogging again. I had a blog but deleted it. Why can't I get it back?"

or,

"I can't find my blog on the dashboard, anymore."


If you delete a blog, then decide you want it back again, you have options:-

  • Restore it, yourself, before 90 days elapse from the date of deletion, or...
  • If after the 90 Days, Create a new blog and 'Import' the Blog's XML file that you 'Exported' before you deleted the blog, OR...
  • Let the Blogger team know the URL - via Blogger Help Forum.





If it is less than 90 days after you deleted the blog, you can restore the blog - because it still appears on your dashboard,










If it is more than 90 days, or so, since you deleted the blog, and it does not appear on your dashboard, then you have other alternatives:

  • You can create another (new) Blog and 'Import' the Blog XML file that you 'saved' (Exported) before you deleted the blog, or...
  • You should report it on the Blogger Help Forum. Start a problem thread, and mark it to the attention of the Blogger Employee. Either, a Blogger Employee, who scans the forum regularly, or a Blog*Star, will get some action done on restoring the blog - but ...

Note: - YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY THE BLOG URL!



Then, again, as recently surmised, there may be other considerations, too.


p.s. I can't think of any sensible reason to delete a blog, anyway, but if you have to, read this again.


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