Saturday, September 18, 2010

How to put Facebook Badges to your Blogger blog

Facebook can easily be integrated into almost every aspect of your life, from mobile phones to personal Web sites. Put your badge on a site and it will be automatically updated and visible to anyone (even non-Facebook users). This is great for signatures on a forum or as a sidebar on your own Web site.

Now, it's easy for you to put your Facebook badge on your own Blogger blog.
  • Login to your Facebook account
  • Go to the Facebook Badges pages
  • Choose the badge you want to put on your Blogger blog
  • Click on the Blogger icon on Preview page to put it on your blog
  • You're done
Create a Custom Badge
  • After choosing a badge to put on your blog, click on "Edit this badge" on Preview page
  • Set the basic layout and format
  • Add any items from the drop-down menu that you want to include in your badge. Click the "Add Item" button to add it to your badge. You may add more than one item. With no template, you can add anything you want to your badge. It will preview as you make additions.
  • Hit the "Save" button to complete your badge and get the necessary code to post it.

There're 4 Facebook badges for now:
  • Profile Badge Share your Facebook information on other websites
  • Like Badge Show off your favorite Pages on your website or blog
  • Photo Badge Share your Facebook photos on other websites
  • Page Badge Share your Facebook Page information on other websites

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blogging from iGoogle and Gmail

The Blogger Posting gadget makes it easy to post to your blog from the convenience of Gmail or your iGoogle homepage.

To add the Blogger Posting Gadget to your iGoogle page, simply click this button:

Add to Google

Then click the blue "Add to Google" button. Make sure that you're signed in with the same Google account that you use for Blogger. Once you've added the Blogger Posting Gadget you will see the gadget on your iGoogle page:

To add the Blogger Posting Gadget in Gmail, you'll first have to enable the Add Gadget by URL lab feature from your settings:

Once you've enable this Labs feature, then you can add the posting gadget by simpling entering its URL into the Gadget tab in your Settings. Here's the URL:

In the top right corner of the gadget you will see the title of your blog. If you have more than one blog, there will be a drop-down menu in the corner so you can select the blog you'd like to post to. You can then enter a title and write a post. You also have the option to add labels to your post as well. Once you have finished writing your post, click "Publish" to publish your post or click "Save Draft" to save your post back to Blogger without publishing it.

  • The gadget supports editing the HTML of title and body.
  • If you start writing a post and decide you want to upload images or use other rich text features, just click "Save Draft". The gadget will save your post, then give you a link to directly edit the post in Blogger.
  • The gadget works in Firefox, Chrome, Safari 3, Internet Explorer and on the iPhone.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Free Blogspot Templates: Blogger Addicted

  • From your Blogger dashboard, go to Design | Edit HTML
  • Make sure to back up your old template before install this new one by click on the "Download full template"
  • Check on the "Expand Widget Templates"
  • Now copy/paste this code to replace all the code in the HTML code section
  • Click Save Template button and you're done.