Intro About Blogger Posting, Settings, Layout & Monetize Tabs

If you are a new in blogger, then this post will give you brief introduction about environment and configuration setting for blogger: http://draft.blogger.com/home

blogger features

I will explain each tab one by one in brief, there are 4 Tabs to configure your blogger environment and behavior:
  1. Posting Tab
  2. Settings Tab
  3. Layout Tab
  4. Monetize Tab

This post will explain everything you should know about blogger and its features, so sit back and enjoy reading the whole post.

1. Posting Tab:

There are mainly four sub section in Posting Tab called:  New Post | Edit Posts | Edit Pages | Comment Moderation

Posting Tab

  • New Post: In this section you will find a post editor by which you can write your post content, upload photos and videos and do many more configurations for your post and publish it on blogger.
  • Edit Posts: Here you can edit your posts which you have already published or drafted.
  • Edit Pages: You can create wordpress like static pages (Max 10) here.
  • Comment Moderation: you can moderate every comment being commented by your blog readers in this section. You can delete, reject or publish comments from here.
2. Settings Tab:

Setting section contains nine (9) subsections called:  Basic | Publishing | Formatting | Comments | Archiving | Site Feed | Email & Mobile | OpenID | Permissions

Settings Tab

  • Basic: You can import posts and comments from a previously exported Blogger blog, export this blog, or permanently delete it. SetTitle, Description of the blog, Select post editor, Enable transliteration and etc.
  • Publishing: Point your own registered domain name to your blog and do domain related settings.
  • Formatting: you can set how many post you want to show on your home page,date format of the post, archive index date format, Timestamp Format, Time Zone, Language, Convert line breaks {If Yes is selected, single hard-returns entered in the Post Editor will be replaced with single <br /> tags in your blog, and two hard-returns will be replaced with two tags (<br /><br />).}, you also can add Post Template from here.
  • Comments: In this section you can choose to show/hide comments, set Who Can Comment?, Comment Form Placement, Comments Timestamp Format,Comment moderation, Show word verification for comments? etc.
  • Archiving: You can set Archive Frequency and Enable Post Pages? settings here.
  • Site Feed: You can choose whether you Allow Blog Feeds or not, set Post Feed Redirect URL and Post Feed Footer.
  • Email and Mobile: You can mailed to your friends whenever you publish. you can set Mail2Blogger settings via which you can post from sending mail to blogger, plus you can set Mobile Devices also.
  • OpenID: Your OpenID URL can be used to sign into other OpenID enabled sites. You may also allow OpenID users to post comments on your blog by adjusting your Comment settings.
  • Permissions: You can set how many author and who can write in your blog (blogger will allow to have up to 100 authors right now.), you also can set Who can view your blog.(Your blog is open to all readers by default. You can restrict your blog to only readers you choose. However, these readers will need to log in before reading your blog, adding an extra step.)
3. Layout Tab:

You will find five subsection under Layout tab: Page Elements | Fonts and Colors | Edit HTML | Pick New Template | Template Designer

Layout Tab
  • Page Elements: You can add and arrange page elements with click and drag functionality.
  • Fonts and Colors: Change font and colors on the blog.
  • Edit HTML: Add/Edit/upload your blog template and XML code from here.
  • Pick New Template: Choose template design from some predefined blogger templates.
  • Template Designer: This is a newly added feature in blogger, with blogger template designer you can design your own template.

4. Monetize Tab:

you will find 3 section under monetize tab: Set Up Adsense | Adsense for Feeds | Amazon Associates

  • The Monetize tab in Blogger makes it easy to enable AdSense ads on your blog. Once enabled, Blogger will retrieve your AdSense earnings data directly from AdSense so you do not need to go to AdSense to get basic earnings information.
  • You can configure Adsense for Feeds settings.
  • If you want to display amazon ads and want to earn some money then Amazon Associates is for you.

So this is the very basic knowledge which can restrict your search to the specific area, before start using blogger i strongly recommend you to have a look at each and every feature blogger provides.

Best luck, have a great blogging days ahead:)

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