August 16, 2006

Blogger Beta Issues You Don't Know About: Read Before Switching!

Found the problem with my template and quickly resolved. Thank You for you patience.

And if you haven't figured it out yet blogger has a new beta out. And I signed up for it with high hopes only to find my template blocked and the fact that I can't edit my posts. But for those of you who are still optimistic about this new blogger here are some of the new features it offers:

  1. The search feature on your Edit Posts page.
  2. The NextBlog button on the Navbar.
  3. Edit HTML mode for Layouts (though if you are still using the old template system, this will work normally).
  4. Support for certain types of blogs. These accounts will not be able to upgrade until later.
  5. Support for some browsers. If you use IE 6.0 or Firefox, you should be fine, but we're still working on the compatibility issues in other browsers such as Safari, Opera, etc.
  6. Other languages. It's English-only for now, but other languages will be coming soon.
And of course the knoe problems an dissues just as a warning:
  1. Users who have not switched to Blogger in beta will not be able to login to comment on blogs that have been switched. Commenting using the "anonymous" or "other" options will still work.
  2. Spell check and labels have problems with accents or other special characters.
  3. If you are using Layouts, the edit widget icon on your blog will occasionally appear in the wrong place or not at all. You can still edit everything from the Page Elements tab, however.
  4. The archive list will not display posts without titles.
  5. A blog owner's comments are not exempt from comment moderation.
  6. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 attempts to download links to site feeds, rather than display them in the browser. You can right-click the link to copy the location into your feed reader.
  7. Some "view blog in new window" links will open in the same window.
  8. There are general formatting issues in various places throughout the application. These are mostly just cosmetic and nothing to worry about in terms of functionality.
  9. The "Remember Me" login option will not work correctly in Internet Explorer 6.0. The best workaround is to simply use Firefox. However, if you prefer IE, you can add google.com to the list of allowed sites under Internet Options > Privacy.

Not to mention the fact that if you use a custom template and have the code that hides your profile you may want to erase it. Many services that offer free blogger templates have these include already.

So that's about it but in my opinion Don't Switch to The New Blogger Beta wait a month or so when it's more developed.

Thank You

5 comments:

wande said...

How did you link your google adsense with your blog, I have treid it but it does't work

Ntwali Didier said...

When you have migrated to the blogger beta you can't use their new templates otherwise you can't edit the code directly. Use the classic one you had it has an option to revert back to your old template. From there you can just insert your code normally. Just ask if you still can't figure it out.

Thank You

wande said...

thanks i have tried to some extent, please check and revert back to me. I like the ways you analyse things.

Let me learn from you

wande said...

My link is
http://realities2006.blogspot.com

Ntwali Didier said...

What I meant is the fact that you are using the new templates they provide. You should however realize that you can't directly edit those templates to include your adsense code.So what I suggest is that you revert back to your old as you have the option to do that under the template settings, and put in your code there.

Thank You