This is our Blogger FAQ and Help guide on the questions and issues that are commonly raised by Bloggers as well as the readers of our Blog at Tips for New Bloggers. Here, we shall elaborate on the finer details of the customization tips for your Blog template, give further examples, and answer specific queries. For detailed write-ups and discussions on the topics, please refer to the articles in our main Blog. Before changing any template, please remember to save a copy of the current template. After editing the template, preview it, and save it when you are satisfied with the change.
Blogger FAQ and Help

Header
  • Insert an image to the left of Blog Title and Description [read]
  • Add a Horizontal Navigation Bar in Header Image [read]
  • Unable to remove Header Image [read]

Blog Posts
  • Arrange, customize and shift the Blog Posts and Footer elements [read]
  • Insert a picture or image beside the Blog Post Title [read]
  • How to have standard or pre-formatted text in Blog Posts [read]
  • Add Highlighting to Text and Background Color in Text Box [read]
  • Change Blogger Post URL - SEO Tip [read]
  • Change the Post a Comment Link [read]
  • Add scrollbars to text within Blog Posts [read]

Sidebar
  • Add Background color and image to Sidebar Titles [read]
  • Have different Background colors for each widget [read]
  • Style and Position Sidebar Images [read]

Footer
  • How to align Blog Post Footer elements to the left [read]
  • Move Comments Label to below Post Title [read]

Links and Labels
  • How to add Hover, Mouseover and Rollover effects for links [read]
  • Remove automatic number count in Labels widget [read]
  • Remove link underlines in Blog Posts and/or sidebar [read]
  • Be notified by Blogger when there is a Backlink [read]
  • Change and Edit Labels in Multiple Posts [read]

General
  • How to change Background Colour of TicTac Template [read]
  • How to remove the Pencil or Screwdriver and Wrench icons [read]
  • How to add animated graphics in Blogger Post and Sidebar [read]
  • Add Text Box or HTML textarea code in Blogs [read]
  • Know the limits on our Blogger account [read]
  • How to take Screenshots or Screen captures [read]
  • How to change and transfer Blog ownership [read]
  • Change font size and font styles in template [read]
  • How to center align Page Elements [read]
  • How to insert a separator line between each comment [read]

Search Tricks for New Bloggers

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We have extended our month-long vacation by a couple of days. We shall be posting articles the moment we return. We noticed that Google had updated the Page Ranks. New bloggers who have been waiting anxiously for this can check their blogs' Page Ranks. We have the PR checker link in our SEO Tools - Search Engine Optimization article.

The blog we created recently in Aug 2007, Blogger FAQ and Help, has also got its first Page Rank, a PR4. All our blogs are now ranked:-

Tips for New Bloggers - PR6
Business Fables and Management Lessons - PR4
Famous Motivational and Inspirational Quotes - PR4
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Thanks to everyone for the support!

Sep 29, 2007

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Change Post a Comment Link

At the bottom of every article, you will see the Comments posted by readers (that is if you have configured the blog to Show comments and not Hide comments) as well as a “Post a Comment” link. This is a default message. To change the words “Post a Comment” and rename or customize them to a message that suits your blog, we can modify the template code.

Change Post a Comment Link

First, backup your template. Go to Template -> Edit HTML. Click the “Download Full Template” link to save a copy of your template.

Change Post a Comment Link

Next, click the check-box next to “Expand Widget Templates”. Ctrl+F and search for these lines:-

<p class='comment-footer'>
<a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a>
</p>


Replace the portion (in red) with words of your choice. For example, you can call it “Share your views” and change the code to this:-

<p class='comment-footer'>
<a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'>Share your views</a>
</p>


Save your template. Refresh the Blog. When you click on any of your articles, this is what you will see at the footer of that article:-

Change Post a Comment Link

If you want to change the author comment styles to distinguish the blog author's comments from the rest, have a look at the tutorial Author Comments - Different Styles.

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27 comments:

滅MiVelz衛兒 said...

thx alots

thelittlenurse said...

hi there, could anyone help me with the "post a comment" code? it is on the extreme left and i really can't find where i should edit the padding or the margin...pls help...thanks ^_^

bizwhiz said...

Hi thelittlenurse

It is on the left in most templates and if you want us to look at yours, let us know your Blog URL.

. said...

l have done everything you said. nothing ever happens, it is still "comments." What can l do? Take a look http://cosmicjunkie.blogspot.com/

Daniel @ Garanhuns said...

I keep getting all sorts of error messages, that I am not closing the tag correctly. Does this work with the "new" blogger?

twinklemom said...

Is there a way to modify this on the "classic template" since it uses different coding without the 'widgets'

Em said...

Hi bizwhiz

Please can you help? I am having a nightmare with the comments message at the bottom of my pages: I can't find a way to get the 'post a comment' message at the bottom of my homepage, and on my other pages "0 comments" is now appearing in large font, and I've no idea why! My blog url is http://emilymcarthur.blogspot.com/

Thanks for your help
Em

Novice Writer said...

Hello! How can you change the colour of 'Post a comment'??Take a look at this:
http://www.medleyblog.com/2008/02/free-backing-papers-to-download-check.html
As you can see it is of such a light colour that nobody can see it:-( :-( Please Please help!!!

DR. ARIFFAIZAL BIN MOHD NOR ARIFFIN said...

Hi, this is very helpfull. My problum is the font size (original blogger/blogspot) ia very tiny untill it can't be see by viewer. So the viewer just go away without say any comment deu to "miss look" at the tiny comment link.

I very happy if you can reply my message. Thank You.

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7 dollar secrets said...

wow, very useful trick for a new blogger like me. thanks a lot man.. will subscibe your feed.

JamieLee said...

I can't get it to work. I found the proper part, verified at least 10 times that I'd followed instructions, but I kept getting errors. :-(

fred said...

hi there, blogger has the word 'At' infront of the data & time. How can I remove the 'at'? As well as the 'said' after the user's name. thx!!

Fred said...

Hi there, btw i forgot to mention i am using the classic templates... so no expanding of widgets etc... thanks!!

Hetal Patil said...

Hello,

I am not able to change the comment link for author though i hv tried much. I am using Denim Template. Even i am not able to use image on left of the header and its name and description. plz help me out...

selena said...

interesting post, I will try it

aLiN said...

bizwhiz can you leave me an Yahoo messenger contact or a mail where we can talk please ?

aLiN said...

Sorry for double posts , send me a mail on aly0074friends@yahoo.com or add me at the same adress on Yahoo Messenger [ windows live messenger also work ] if you wanna help me

COMPUTING UNLEASHED said...

Thanks. Good Post.

Jon said...

I cannot for the life of me to: A - Get the "Comments" option to show at the bottom of the posts and B - Get a comment count to show with it...

http://welovelarry.blogspot.com/

Help! I've tried all of the tips/tricks links, but this template is customized to the point where I can't find the solution to the above

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Awesome tips for bloggers, this will surely help bloggers

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Angela said...

Hello,

I have tried to use the code changes following the instructions exactly, but am still unable to have it work correctly. I either get an error, or it just doesn't show up at all. Please help. Thank you.

LIFESTRIPs said...

Hi,

can I change the position of the comments? I need the older/newer post button to be right under the post, not at the end of the comments.

is that possible? how?

thanks
learned a lot here already!
Marc

The Dark Family said...

does it matter if you are using a layout and a three column template? I still can't get it to work. I don't receive any error messages. It just won't change. Please e-mail me if you can help since my blog is private.

lds(dot)autumn(at)gmail(dot)com
thanks so much!