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How To Migrate From Blogger to WordPress (With a Custom Domain)

Eventually, you may want to transfer your blog from Blogger to Wordpress to have more control over your files and every aspect of your blog. If you are already a Blogger user who has a custom domain set up, this tutorial is for you!  If you are still using a yourblogname.blogspot.com URL without a custom domain, you’ll want to check out my other tutorial for migrating from Blogger to Wordpress…


How to Add a Facebook Share Button to Blogger Posts

Allowing others to easily share your content on social media is something that is always important. Thankfully, many of the services we use for our online promotion have social sharing buttons that we can implement into our websites. Adding a Facebook Share button to Blogger is a little different than some other sites because we want the button to automatically insert the URL of the page the visitor is currently…


How To Migrate from Blogger to WordPress (With a Blogspot URL)

I get asked pretty often if I can put together a tutorial showing Blogger users how to transfer their posts over to Wordpress. Well, lookie here, your requests have been answered! This tutorial is for those Blogger users who do not yet have a custom domain set up who wish to move over to a self-hosted Wordpress blog. If your blog URL is currently something like yourblogname.blogspot.com, then this tutorial…


Add a Signature to Your Posts in Blogger

This little tutorial was requested by a reader and I am sure it can help out a few of you. I’m going to show you how to add a signature to all of your new and existing Blogger posts. The best part about this method is that you can change out your signature at any time and the changes will reflect on every post. You don’t have to worry about…


How To Use Custom Fonts in Blogger or WordPress

The idea of adding custom fonts to your blog has definitely come a long way over the years. Back when I started creating websites, you could pretty much only use standard computer fonts like Arial, Verdana, or Times New Roman. The font had to be one that was available (by default) on every computer. If you were to add a font to your CSS/HTML that you had installed to your…


Blogger How To: Remove Borders From Pages Menu

I just finished showing you how to center your Blogger Pages menu using a simple code, and now I wanted to take it a little further by showing you how to customize it even more. By default, a standard Blogger template with the Pages widget active displays it in a boxy format with a 1px border around the entire thing, and separator lines between each link. This look might not…


Blogger How To: Center Page Navigation Menu Links

If you’re a Blogger user, you know that the Pages widget is a little less than pretty. Sometimes you want it to line up properly with the rest of your layout and not appear aligned to the left as it is by default.  I already showed you how to center your Blogger header, so now I wanted to show you how to center the Blogger Pages menu as well.…


Blogger or YouTube Headers Appear Dark Grey? FIX!

One of the major annoyances I find that my clients and fellow bloggers have a problem with is uploading header photos in Blogger. If your settings are not configured properly, you’ll notice that uploading any JPG header through the Layout section of Blogger results in an uploaded image that is darker than your original. With white background images, the background appears grey instead of white. Why is this, and how…


Blogger How To: Add Categories

Categorizing your posts in Blogger is not as difficult as you may think. This is a feature that often goes overlooked and can really help organize your posts for easy browsing. In Blogger, categories are called “labels”. Whenever you create a post, you have the option of adding labels to help categorize the content. Your previously used labels will appear below the label box for quick access as well. The…


Blogger How To: Move Linkwithin Widget Below Post Footer

Linkwithin can be a great widget to increase pageviews on your blog. By default after you install your widget in Blogger, it automatically appears at the bottom of your blog post, above the post footer. The post footer is the space that holds your comment link, post labels, author info and share buttons.  Sometimes it’s nice to move this widget below the post footer area so that your actual post…


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