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
Blogger FAQ and Help - PR4

Thanks to everyone for the support!

Sep 26, 2007

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Transfer Blog Ownership

We were posed a question – whether a blog can be transferred to another Google account. Our initial thought was that it can't be done since each blog is registered to a specific Google account. It was only recently when we were contemplating changing the Blog Administrator status in our Tips for New Bloggers blog that we realized that the new Blogger allowed us to change the Blog owner and transfer the Blog to another person.

The scenario we shall illustrate is for the current blog owner (“Blog Owner”) to transfer a Blog to another Google account holder (“New Owner”). This New Owner can also be the blog owner himself/herself who wishes to transfer the Blog to his/her other account.

Invite Contributors

The first step is to add the New Owner as a contributor to the Blog. To do this, login to your Blogger account, go to Settings -> Permissions and click “Add Authors”. Type in the New Owner's email address and click “Invite”.

Blogger will send an email invitation to the New Owner. The email will guide the New Owner through the steps to accept the invitation as contributor to the Blog. It will also lead the New Owner to set up a Blogger account if there isn't one. Once the Blogger account is set up, the New Owner can begin posting on the Blog as a contributor.

As a guest contributor, the New Owner has limited powers. The available functions on the Blogger Dashboard that guest contributors have are:-

1. Create Post
2. Edit Post (cannot moderate comments in posts)
3. Set own Mail-to-Blogger address to enable email publishing
4. Option to be removed as author of the Blog

Change Guest status to Administrator

To change the Blog ownership and transfer the Blog to the New Owner, the Guest Contributor status will have to be changed. The Blog Owner should login to the Blogger account and go to Settings -> Permissions. Under “Blog Authors”, the New Owner's name will be shown. Click the link next to it that says “guest”. By clicking it, the status will be changed to “administrator”.

There will now be 2 Administrators, both entitled to the same rights. The old Blog Owner can be removed as the Blog Author after that and the only remaining Blog owner and author will be the New Owner.

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4 comments:

Sarah from Create said...

Your blog has been such an incredibly important resource for me in setting up my own blog, www.createstudio.blogspot.com. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! I feel like I'm on my way to becoming quite the computer programmer now with all of the confidence you've given this little creative homemaker!

JesusFreak said...

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Tri Nguyen said...

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