Blog Help

Below I have listed some helpful hints for those using Blogger.  I hope you find these helpful.  If you need help with another topic, please email me and I will try and help you! 


How to make your post go back to the top of your blog - (blogger)

  • Go to the top of your blog and click "Design"
  • When on your "dashboard" click on "pages" option in the column on the left
  • Now click on the title of the post that you want to "bump" to the top - or click on "edit" which appears when you hover over the post title.
  • on the Right side of the screen, click on the "published on" tab
  • A calendar will pop up
  • Click on today's date if you want the post to come back to the top of that day.
  • Click "done" when finished
  • check your blog - the post should now be back at the top!

You will have to do this each time you want a particular post to go back to the top.



How to Add a New Page to Your Blog
(New page is different from new post)

  • Go to the top of your blog and click "Design"
  • In the column on the left, choose "pages"
  • Click the tab that says "new page" then "blank page"
  • Give your page a title and add your content to the body.
  • Click on "publish" if you would like it to become active now.
  • If you are not ready to post it yet, click on "save" and you can come back and publish it later. 



How to Add a Picture Link to the Sidebar of Your Blog

  • Left click on the picture that you want to add to your blog
  • The picture should come up in a new window.
  • Right click on The picture with your mouse and choose "Save Image As"
  • Another window will come up with choices as to where you would like the image saved.
  • Click on "pictures" in the column on the left
  • Click "save" on the bottom right of the screen.

  • Go to your blog
  • Click on "Design" on the top bar of your blog.
  • On column on the left side, choose "Layout"
  • Click on "Add a Gadget" on the side bar of the layout
  • A box will pop up with a list of different gadgets you can add to your blog.
  • Scroll down until you see the one that says "picture" and click on it
  • Click on the button that says "choose file"
  • This will take you back to the screen that you saved your picture in.
  • Click on the "Pictures" option in the column on the left if you are not already there.  
  • Find the image that you just saved and double click on it
  • It will appear in the gadget box in just a few seconds.
  • You can add a title or caption if you want

Now, where do you want this picture (link) to take your visitors?

  • Open a new window at the top of your screen.
  • Go to the place where you want your visitors to be when they click on your link.
  • When you get to that page, highlight the web address from the bar at the top of the screen.  
  • Right click "Copy"
  • Go back to the Blogger gadget screen and paste this address in the box that says "Link"
  • When you are finished, click on "save"
  • Your new picture link should now appear at the top in your side bar.
  • You can change the order of your gadgets in your side bar by left clicking on the gadget and dragging the boxes to the order that you want.

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