Complete Blogger Tutorial for Beginners

Complete Blogger Tutorial for Beginners


How to replace / install a template

Blogger.com or better known as blogspot is a service to create a blog for free which can be spelled out very easy to use.
http://sugeng.id/tutorial-blogger/#Cara_membuat_blog_di_bloggercom
But if the name of newbies who learn blogging sometimes though easy to still feel difficult and complicated.

Well for that reason it would not hurt if I make a complete blogger tutorial specifically for beginner bloggers.

Hopefully the tutorial that I wrote below can be a bit of enlightenment for budding bloggers who are just learning blogging.

Why choose blogger.com?

Before I go maybe my friend wondering:Why blogger? There are many others.Indeed, in addition to blogger.com sebenernya still a lot of blogging services that can be used, but almost most people in Indonesia prefer blogger.com.Here are some reasons:
  • Because the free of course 
  • Easy to use for beginners 
  • A fairly complete feature 
  • Can be used to make money 
  • Trusted because it's managed by Google
  •  And others…  
 Also read: Select Blogger.com, WordPress.com, or WordPress.org? 

How to create a blog at blogger.com 

To create a blog on blogger.com is very easy. All you need is a Google account after that live register for free at www.blogger.com.Please see the following way:# 1. Sign in to https://blogger.com# 2. Log in using your Google account. If you do not have, please make first.# 3. If you have not previously created a Google+ profile then click "Create a Google+ profile" but if you already have a Google+ profile then jump straight to the next step.# 4. Click "Continue to Blogger"Click Continue to Blogger# 5. Click "New blog" to create a new blogHow to create a blog# 6. Fill out your blog details, then click "Create blog!"Fill out the blog details# 7. Blog is finished. To view your blog just click the "View blog"

How to create a blog at blogger.com

To create a blog on blogger.com is very easy. All you need is a Google account after that live register for free at www.blogger.com.

Please see the following way:

#1. Sign in to https://blogger.com

#2. Log in using your Google account. If you do not have, please make first

Login Using a Google Account
#3. If you have not previously created a Google+ profile then click "Create a Google+ profile" but if you already have a Google+ profile then jump to the next step.
Create a Google+ profile

#4. Click "Continue to Blogger"
Click Continue to Blogger

#5. Click "New blog" to create a new blog
How to create a blog






#6. Fill out your blog details, then click "Create blog!" Fill out the blog details

# 7. Blog is finished. To view your blog just click the "View blog" Blog is finished

How to Post Articles

After my friend managed to create a blog, the next thing you need to do is start filling your blog with writing or posting articles.How to post articles on bloggers themselves can be spelled out very easy. Basically almost the same as writing an email.If my friend is used to writing email then to post articles on bloggers is not a difficult thing to learn.But if my friend has never written an email then it means my friend was really clueless. But do not worry because it's not too late to learn.Here are the steps:# 1. First you need to login to https://blogger.com using your Google Account:# 2. If you are signed in, now click the button with the icon "Pencil":Click the pencil icon# 3. Next my friend will be directed to the article editor page in blogger. Check carefully the image below with the explanation:Posting on bloggerExplanation:
1: The title of the post2: Post content3: Menus to change the writing color, font size, upload pictures and videos, DLLs.4: Post format. Just choose Compose for beginners5: Label posting. Explanation Read HERE6: Date of article written7: Permanent link.8: Location buddy when writing articles. Not required9: Some other options to choose from10: Button to publish your article11: Button to save post to Draft12: Preview the post before it is published# 4. After a little buddy understand the menus that exist in the article editor in blogger, after that just write what wrote wrote kepengin buddy.# 5. Click the "Publish" button when the article is finished.# 6. If you have just check your blog address pal. Now your posts are online and can be read by many people:Mas sugeng blog coolWell it turns out to write a post on blogger is very easy is not it? Next please my friend can blog with at will.

How to install widgets

Widgets or in blogger.com called Gadgets is a content in the blog in addition to posting from the blog itself. This widget is usually located in the sidebar of the blog.Blogger WidgetsWidgets inside blogs can be installed, removed, and also moved around as desired. In addition this widget is optional, it should not be installed on the blog. So you can create a blog without installing widgets at all.Here are the steps to install widgets or gadgets on blogger:# 1. First of course login to your blog dashboard first# 2. After login, go to the "Layout" menu# 3. Well here my friend can add widget by clicking "Add Gadget"Add a Gadget# 4. At blogger.com already provided some gadgets that are ready to be installed. Of course my friend is not obliged to install everything. Simply select the widget that is really needed.Widget List
What widgets should be installed?

Most beginner bloggers are usually too excessive in mamasang widgets on bloggers. Many consider that more and more widgets are installed on the blog then the blog will be more cool. Though the reality is actually the opposite.The fewer widgets attached to the blog will get better. The reason is because if installing too many widgets will confuse visitors, but it will also make loading blog longer.Here are some recommended widgets that should be posted on your blog:
  • Popular Post Widget
  • Label Widget\
  • Archive Widget
  • Profile Widget
In addition to these widgets, there is one more widget that is quite often used in blogger, ie widgets HTML / JavaScript.The function of this widget is to add widgets using HTML code as well as JavaScript. Commonly used to install third party widgets (widget not from blogger.com) and also to install banner ads.

Understand the menus in blogger

After my friend managed to post an article and install some widgets on the blog, then my friend need to understand the menus in blogger.These menus are very important to understand because it can facilitate your friend in taking care of your future blog.

What are those menus, Mas?Please login to blogger.com and go to your blog dashboard. After that you will be presented menus more or less like this:Blogger MenuBelow is a full explanation of the menus:1. "New entry" buttonButton to create new posts or articles2. AttemptIn this menu you can see your blog brief statistics such as the number of visitors, the number of posts, the number of incoming comments, the number of followers, etc.3. PostMenu to display a list of all articles in your blog4. PagesMenu to create and display all static page list in your blog.A description of the static page is below.5. CommentsMenu to display all the list of comments that go to your blog.6. Google+Menu to associate your blog with a Google+ profile7. StatisticsMenu to display complete statistics of your blog such as number of visitors, number of pageviews, visitor sources, and so on.8. CampaignThis menu is special for my friend who wants to promote your blog through Google AdWords (must ngeluarin duit)9. LayoutHere is where you set the layout of your blog and also place to install blog widget like widget of popular article, or widget followers.10. TemplatesHere is a place to change the template or theme of your blog. In addition, my friend can also edit your blog template directly on this menu.11. SettingsPlace your blog settings. If you want to change the blog title, change the address, or change the blog language then this menu is the place.In addition to the above menusnya menu there is still one more menu, only the menu is by default not shown for blogs in Indonesian language.To find out what the menu is, please read this post.

How to replace / install a template

One of the cool features that exist in blogger is that we can change the template or look our blog as you wish.In blogger.com has provided some of the default templates that can be selected, besides my friend can also use third-party templates that have been scattered on the internet.Well most likely my friend would prefer to use third-party templates because the templates provided by bloggers average ugly and too simple.How to change template in my blog?Please see below:1. Search for blogger templateWell to replace the blog template with third party templates, the first thing you need to do is find a blogger template to download.Outside there are many providers of blogger templates, tens and even hundreds, from free to paid.To find the template provider just search on google with keywords like this:Free Blogger TemplatesOr my friend can also check some collection of blogger template I made HERE.2. Extract template filesThe template files that you download will generally be in .zip or .rar format.To install it on your blog you need to extract the file.The way as shown below:Unzip Template FileOnce extracted later in it there is a file with extension .xml, now that's the file that will be my friend plug into blogger.After you download the template and extract the .zip file, the next step of course put it on the blog.The trick is very easy. Here are the steps:# 1. Go to your blog dashboard# 2. Click menu "Templates"Template menu in Blogger# 3. Click the "Backup / Restore" buttonBack up and restore the template# 4. Before installing the template, click the "Download full template" button to download the current template as a backup.Backup Blogger Templates# 5. If the template is already backed up, then click "Choose File" and select a new template you want to install.Upload Blogger Templates# 6. Lastly click the "Upload" buttonNow please check your blog address to see if the template has been successfully installed or not.After changing the template usually buddy need to rearrange widgets attached to the blog.Well that's about how to change the template in blogger. Bener-bener really easy. Do not be complicated.

How to create static pages

Static pages or on bloggers referred to as "Pages" are essentially almost like a post, only that they have their own distinct and distinct functions.One simple example of using this page feature is to create pages like About Me, My Contacts, Disclaimer, ETC.Here are some basic differences between Posts and Pages:Post

    
Shown on the front page of the blog
    
Archived by publish date
    
Has a label, publish date and author
    
Devoted to frequently updated content
    
Using URL permalink formats like this:
    
Http://namablog.blogspot.com/tahun/bulan/nama-post.htmlPages

    
By default it is not displayed on the front page of the blog
    
Not archived by publish date
    
It has no label, publish date and author
    
Devoted to content that is rarely updated
    
Using URL permalink formats like this:
    
Http://namablog.blogspot.com/p/name-laman.htmlWell to make this page the process is almost no different from posting articles on blogger.Here are the steps:# 1. Sign in your blog dashboard.# 2. Click the "Pages" menuPage Menu# 3. Click the "New page" buttonNew Page# 4. Now stay mate content Title and also Content for static page blog buddyCreate a static page# 5. If so, then just click the "Publish" buttonAs mentioned above, pages on blogger by default are not displayed on blogs. In addition there is no link that can be clicked so that it can lead to a static page that has been created.To display a page link you can use the Page Widget, or it could be manually with HTML code installed in the template.1. Using the page widgetThe first way you can do is to use the page widget.Here are the steps:# 1. Go to "Layout" menuMenu layout# 2. Click "Add a Gadget"Add a Gadget# 3. Select the "Pages" widgetPage Widget# 4. Check the static pages you want to displayCheck the page# 5. If it is, then just click "Save"Now a static page link has appeared on your blog.2. Using HTML codeIn addition to using the page widget, you can also display a page link using HTML code placed inside the template.You do not need a good HTML to use this way, but having enough understanding of HTML is absolutely necessary.If you use third party templates, then most likely your template already has a navigation menu feature. This means you can use the navigation menu to display the page. So my friend just need to edit link URL only.Here is an example of steps to install a page link in the navigation menu of my Sugeng Mas template:# 1. Go to the "Templates" menu# 2. Click "Edit HTML"# 3. Look for code that's more or less like this:<Li> <a class='active' href='/'> Home </a> </ li><Li> <a href='#'> Menu </a> </ li><Li> <a href='#'> Menu 1 </a> </ li><Li> <a href='#'> Menu 2 </a> </ li><Li> <a href='#'> Menu 3 </a> </ li>After that just change the fence with the URL of the page and change the word "Menu" as you wish.Note: To know the URL of the page you can see it through the menu page in the blogger dashboard.Page URLApproximately later the code would be like this:<Li> <a class='active' href='/'> Home </a> </ li><Li> <a href='http://namablog.blogspot.com/p/name-laman1.html'> About </a> </ li><Li> <a href='http://namablog.blogspot.com/p/name-lage2.html'> Contacts </a> </ li><Li> <a href='http://namablog.blogspot.com/p/page-lage3.html'> Privacy Policy </a> </ li><Li> <a href='http://namablog.blogspot.com/p/page-lage4.html'> TOS </a> </ li># 4. If so, click "Save template"That's roughly the process of how to create static pages in blogger and display a page link on the blog.


How to install favicon

One of the small things you can do to make your blog a little more cool is to replace the Favicon on your blog.

    
What is Favicon?Favicon is short for Favorite Icon is an icon image that appears on the address bar of a website. Favicon can also be called as shortcut icon, website icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon.Blogger FaviconBy default if you create a blog on blogger, your blog will have a favicon of logo "Blogger"Well for your blog look more unique you can replace the favicon with your own favicon.Here's how:# 1. First you must first prepare a square image with a size not more than 100KB. The image format can be anything, .JPG, .PNG, or .ICO.You can create the image manually using software like photoshop or GIMP. In addition it can also use the Favicon Generator.# 2. If the picture is ready, now login to blogger.com> Go to "Layout" menu> Click "Edit" in the Favicon:Layout# 3. Click "Choose File" and select the favicon image you have created.Upload Favicon# 4. After that just click the "Save"After my friend managed to install a favicon on the blog, chances are when my blog bud check, faviconnya still a blogger logo. This is reasonable because of the Cache browser effect.Please you can delete the browser cache to see the favicon changes.

How to change blog title with logo

Another thing that can be done so that my blog add cool is to change the blog title with a logo.Here are the steps how to change your blog title with logo image:# 1. First you must first create a logo to serve as a blog title.# 2. Login first to your blog dashboard.# 3. After that go to the menu "Layout"Blogger layout menu# 4. Click "Edit" in the Blog Title sectionEdit blogger header# 5. Next live follow the instructions according to the image below:Upload logo image

    
Choose a logo image file on your computer
    
Select "Other than title and description"
    
Click "Save"That's roughly how to change the blog title with logo image. Very simple and not complicated.

 
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