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!

Oct 6, 2007

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Separator Line between Each Comment

If you have noticed by now, the readers' comments after each Blogger post come one after the other without a line separating each comment. If your post has numerous comments, it is difficult even for readers to locate their own comments. A solution to this is to add a divider or a separator line after each comment so that readers can easily see where the comment starts and ends. We had explained in our article Author Comments - Different Styles how blog owners can make their own comments different and stand out from the rest. Here, we shall let you know how to insert a divider or underline after each comment to separate the various comments.

Login and go to Template -> Edit HTML. Scroll through the template to locate this:-

#comments-block .comment-footer {


In templates other than the Minima template, you may see this instead:-

.comment-footer {


Insert under that the following line:-

border-bottom:1px dotted $bordercolor;


This adds a thin line at the bottom of each comment. You can have a thicker line with a different color. Just change the above code to this:-

border-bottom:2px solid #736AFF;


For more variations and ideas on how to customize this separator line, take a look at Add or Remove Borders in CSS Templates.

Finally, if the line is too close to the end of the comments, you can add a little spacing between the comments and the separator line. Either insert this extra padding code, or if it already exists, adjust the values. Save the template, click any article to view the comments and go back to change the padding values if necessary.

padding:0 0 1px 0;


The first value is for the top spacing, the second is for the right, the third is for the bottom, and the fourth is for the left. In our example, we have added a 1px spacing at the bottom of the comments footer.

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