Wednesday, September 28, 2011

HOW-TO: Remove Blogger's 'Powered by' or 'Designed by' footer

Blogger Tips & Tricks
How to remove 'Powered by' or 'Designed by' footer template element:
            1. Go to Template and click Edit HTML, then click Proceed
            2. Scroll down to the bottom and find the following code block:
              <!--outside of the include in order to lock Attribution widget --> <b:section class='foot' id='footer-3' showaddelement='no'> <b:widget id='Attribution1' locked='true' title='' type='Attribution'/> </b:section>
            3. Change the above red color code to locked='false' to make your Attribution page element removable and click Save template.
            4. Click the Close button to close the HTML editing window.
            5. On the sidebar, click Layout. Scroll to the bottom and look for Attribution element.
            6. Click the Edit link on the Attribution element to open the Configure Attribution windows and click Remove.
Note that this is a cleaner way to remove the Attribution page element rather than removing the correspondence code block.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

HOW-TO: Resolve 'rsquo' error in Blogger

Blogger Tips & Tricks

How to resolve 'The entity rsquo was referenced but not declared' error in Blogger:
            1. Use the HTML's apostrophe code &#39; or &apos; instead of &rsquo;.
This is particularly useful when you want to define your Meta Description within the <head> section as shown below:
<meta content='OTK Blogger Web Design Tips: How to remove Blogger&apos;s &apos;Powered by&apos; or &apos;Designed by&apos; footer template element?' name='description'/>
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HOW-TO: Backup your Blogger template

Blogger Tips & Tricks

How to backup your Blogger template before making any trial-and-error modification:
            1. Go to Template and click the Backup/Restore button on the upper-right corner.
            2. At Template > Backup / Restore, click the Download full template button.
            3. When prompted to save the XML file to local hard drive, name your file as SiteName-yyyymmdd-hhmm.xml (optional but recommended). Click Save.
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