How to Edit Your Theme in Blogger

This article is about how to edit your theme in Blogger. It supports many other articles on this site, which suggest specific theme changes needed to solve particular problems. Note that until the beginning of 2017, themes were called templates. In practice, “edit your template” and “edit your theme” mean the same thing. In Blogger, … Read more

The difference between Themes and Templates in Blogger

This article explains the difference between themes and templates in Blogger, Google’s blogging tool. What is (was) a Blogger template How a blog that is made with Blogger is displayed to a visitor is controlled by four sets of information: U places that the blogger write (i.e. content) An editable user “config file” which records … Read more

Place the files in the root folder of Blogger

This article explains the problems, and options, for placing a file in the “root directory” of your Blogger blog. If you use some non-Google products to enhance your Blog, sometimes they will tell you put a file in your root directory. They may also tell you to use an FTP tool to do this. Sometimes … Read more

Understand the Follow-by-Email gadget and Feedburner

The Follow-by-email gadget uses Feedburner’s email subscription service. It’s very easy to add to your blog, but there are some things you need to think about if you use it to deliver blog posts to your followers by email. The Follow-by-Email gadget is very simple way to give your readers access to blog updates by … Read more

How to put posts on pages in WordPress – without using a plug-in

This article shows how to configure your blog made with WordPress so that (it seems) your posts are on separate web pages, without the need to install any plugins. (For this task, the answers for WordPress.org and WordPress.com are so very similar that they have been combined in one article). WordPress, like most blogging platforms, … Read more

How to change the settings of the AddThis Follow button for a gadget on a blog or website

This article shows how to change the featured accounts in an AddThis Follow gadget that is already installed on a WordPress-based website.. (Note: this is only relevant for WordPress.org users. WordPress.com users do not have the same freedom to add or configure plug-ins.) AddThis plug-in for WordPress provides many functions. One is a Follow gadget, … Read more