Blogger is Google’s blogging platform. You can register for a blog at Blogger.com and your blog will be created at blogname.blogspot.com
- Blogger Basics
- Creating Pages / Creating Posts
- Posting Images
- Posting a YouTube Video on your blog
- Adding Gadgets to your sidebar
How to adjust widths for
Posting Video to your
Creating a Blogger Blog
Go to Blogger.com and sign in with your gmail ID and password.
Click ‘continue’ or ‘Continue to Blogger’ and set your language to ‘English’.
Click ‘Create Your Blog Now’
Choose any blog title you wish (it can be simple like Jeff’s TTP Blog’) The Blog address will be more challenging. You need to check availability for any address you choose. No spaces allowed.
When you have found one, click ‘create blog’ and you’ll see this page. Click which template looks nicest to you. This can be changed later. DO NOT Choose a ‘Dynamic View’ theme.
Click ‘Start Blogging’
Creating Posts / Creating Pages Most of the time, when you create content on your blog, you will create a ‘post by clicking ‘New Post’ at the upper right corner of your blog page or on your Dashbaord.
Blogger ‘Pages’ are used to create things like an About page or a Contact me page. Pages are usually shown on the top menu, but do not appear on the main page stream of content. Blogger’s Page guide is here. In the screenshot below. ‘About’, Resources, Skills, etc .are ‘pages’.
To create a page, click ‘Pages’ on the side menu. Then click ‘New page’
- About Me
- My Classes
To make sure that these appear in the top menu, go to your dashboard and click Layout. Add a Gadget as shown below.
To change the design of your blog, click ‘Template’ You can select any theme that is shown. To customize your main theme, click ‘Customize’. You can also modify your mobile theme by clicking the ‘gear’ next to Mobile.
Labels Labels are used to create categories for your posts. For example, if TTP Trainees wanted to create a Courses category on their blog. Click ‘New Post’.
Change the Title to ‘Courses’ and choose ‘Selected Labels’.
Select all the the course labels you just created. Click Save and Save.
You should now see the Course Section on you blog menu. Any time you create content related to a particular course, use the appropriate label.
Compose vs. HTML
Compose mode allows you to post in a WYSIWYG format.
What You See is What You Get
HTML mode shows you the raw code
Whenever you see ’embed’ you will probably need to use HTML mode to copy and paste that code.