Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blogger Help {New Format}

When I started this post last night it seemed like it would be pretty simple...that is until I made one wrong click of the mouse and totally botched up my template. I've been working on getting it back to the way it was and have come across a few bumps in the road. I have a feeling these bumps can only help me stumble across yet another tool to make life easier, right?

Anyways, moving on to the post. I have noticed a lot of bloggers still using the old format. If this is what your seeing, then your using the old format and life in blogland is hard and time consuming. Pictures take a hundred years to upload and when you put them in your post your hoping that long code is the right pic.

Here's what you need to do to upgrade to the new version.
Go to Design
Click on Settings - Basic

Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see:
"select post editor"
Click "Upgrade editor"
and then restart your computer.

Once you have restarted your computer your format should look like this:

Run your mouse across the new tools to become familiar with them.
Click on the picture icon, to the right of the "link" icon. This will bring up the new image uploader.

Lifes about to get easy!!
Simply browse your images, that you can actually see and upload them. You can even upload multiple pictures at a time. The images will have a blue border around them. You can deselect the image by clicking on it and add each image as you go or highlight them all and add them all at once. 

Once you "add selected" image into your blog post you can enlarge the image size by clicking on the image and selecting a new size.


Now, if your image is cut off once you enlarge it you will need to expand your margins. If anybody would like me to walk through that one I can just let me know.

I hope this helps. I wish I would have done this post a long time ago had I known so many of you were still using the old format. 
All I can say is...thanks blogger for not letting your peeps know about this.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info last night! Glad we can figure all this stuff out together!

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