Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How to add a photobucket slideshow to a blogger blog

The process to add a photobucket slideshow to  your blogger blog is very simple.let me take you through the process :


Login to photobucket account and create a slideshow as you normally would.


now choose which slideshow you need to show on your blog [ if you already have several slideshows in your account ] .for example these are my slideshows in photobucket:


Iam going to choose the second slideshow for demo purpose.when you keep your mouse  over the slideshow,you will get 4 options – select “HTML code” and the code gets automatically copied to the clipboard [simple but  really nice feature in photobucket].





Now login to blogger account and select the blog to add the slideshow.

move on to “layout” and click on “add a gadget”


now scroll the new window that appears and click on the plus button on the right side of  “HTML/javascript” section.


now give a title and  paste the code you copied on the photobucket page [ press ctrl+v].now click on the save button.thats it.your photobucket slideshow is now ready in your blogger blog.you can then position the slideshow widget whereever you want.



How to add a new blogger template/theme to blogger blog

When i first started blogging , i knew nothing about web designing, blogs etc,.i was a complete noob and it was harder for me to know how to add a custom template – even harder to know how to edit them.So let me show how you can add a new template to your blogger blog.

STEP 1 :


There are so many websites offering nice looking ,well organized blogger templates .just google them and you will get a huge list.select carefully which one to choose.

I recommend you visit these pages and see if you like them:



After you choose which theme you need , download the xhtml file .for example this is what i have selected :


You could see a link stating “ download xml “ .click there and download the file.




now login to blogger –>layout->edit html

click on the browse button at that webpage and select the xml file you had downloaded [ in this case the xml file is named “colibri”.after selecting it click on the upload button.


After you click on the upload button , you will get a message  as shown below :



click on “confirm and save” .

Your new blogger template/theme is now ready.Generally instructions are provided on the website from where you downloaded the theme file on how to customize the template.so make sure you see it.

NOTE:always make sure you backup your template before editing it .To backup you may either copy paste the xhtml file [ the contents within the small window when you visit the “edit html” page] in to a notepad text file or you also have an option in the same page stating “Download Full Template” [ just below “Backup/Restore Template ] .so now you know how to add a custom template to a blogger blog.cheers pals .

Sunday, December 14, 2008

how to add sitemap of your blogger blog to Google


This is what the http://www.sitemaps.org/ says :

Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling. In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site) so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site.

I have seen so many bloggers being lazy to add a sitemap to google.well that is not a complex process so never hesitate to add one.It just takes 5 to 10 seconds to add it.So here are the steps to add a sitemap of your blogger blog :

1.login to webmaster tools and visit the site profile whose site map you want to add ,

2.after visiting the dashboard click on “sitemaps->overview” at the left side of the webpage.

here is the snapshot :



3.you might find a blank box there .now type :



atom.xml    in the blank text box  and click “submit sitemap”.

Thats it :)

Now google bots will crawl your blog cleanly and report all errors to you.

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