Blogger users have the facility to add a custom domain to their existing .blogspot blogs . Here they will be able to remove .blogspot extension from their blog and change it with .COM ,.NET or whatever TLD they want . Domain names are available from 2.8 $ onwards and if you want to be a professional Blogger , I advice you to a turn your blog into a custom domain .We have already shared a method to start Blogger custom domain for people having domain registrations without DNS hosting, using EditDNS.net .Transferring blogspot to Blogger custom domain is very task with domain registrars like Namecheap and Godaddy who are having DNS hosting facility .
My last post was about adding comment form below Blogger posts . These comment form are seo friendly , but doesn’t have other options like comment backup ,Gravtar support etc .There are alternate services offering well featured comment form systems for Blogger .
Its almost 6 months, since the comment form was taken out of Blogger in draft and made available for all Blogger users. This was considered to be a major update for Blogger, towards it is move to be a professional blogging platform just like WordPress .
If you haven’t added comment form in your Blogger posts , Just follow these steps .Open your Blogger blogs settings and select comments from tabs .There you will see many options .
1.Select the radio button to show comments -This action will display all comments in your Blog .
2.Who Can Comment? :Select the type of users who can comment .
3.Comment Form Placement :At this point , select to embed comment form below posts .
There are other options , but comment form below Blogger posts normally looks professional .Still if you can’t see a comment form below your Blogger posts ,Find the following section .
<p class='comment-footer'> <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'> <a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a> </b:if> </p>
Replace it with this one .
<p class='comment-footer'> <b:if cond='data:post.embedCommentForm'> <b:include data='post' name='comment-form'/> <b:else/> <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'> <a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a> </b:if> </b:if> </p>
And save your Blogger template .4.Towards the end ,you will see other comment form options like comment form message , comment notification and comment moderation . Comment form messages appears just above the comment form box. Enable comment moderation , if you want to moderate comments before they appear in your posts.
I hope you know that in Blogger , the label pages contains all posts. That is , If I am giving a label Firefox , and if there is 20 posts labeled with Firefox , all these posts will appear on a single page . So this method would help you to control the number of posts per label page .
Open your Blogger template’s edit HTML Click on expand widget templates .Now search for this <b:widget id=’Label1′ locked=’false’ title=’Labels’ type=’Label’> section.Before searching , make sure that you have added labels in Blogger .Scroll down through your template and find out the following code , which is should be located inside the label widget itself .
<a expr:dir='data:blog.languageDirection' expr:href='data:label.url'><data:label.name/></a></b:if><span dir='ltr'>(<data:label.count/>)</span>
Delete this section and replace with this code .
<a expr:dir='data:blog.languageDirection' expr:href='data:label.url "?max-results=5"'><data:label.name/><span dir='ltr'>(<data:label.count/>)</span></a></b:if>
Now you have total control over the number of posts inlabel pages . You can control the number of posts in Blogger label pages by changing the value of max-results=5 .
Now you have the opportunity to download this SEO and Adsense friendly ,fully hacked and widgetized Blogger template . This template is inspired from Revolution Blogger template . So I have given the name Revolution Inspirit .
- Search engine friendly ( meta tags , Blogger title hack included)
- Fully customizable (You can change the color , Background image etc .)
- Adsense friendly ( Built for maximum CTR)
- Related posts Widgets
- Read more widget
- Blogger footer page navigation
- Smileys in comments
- Customizable logo
- Modified beautiful email subscription form
- Animated favicons
- Email subscription below Blogger posts
- Social bookmarking below posts (nofollowed for seo)
- Social connection button on the top of navigation (nofollowed for seo)
- Web 2.0 look and clean and easy to use navigation .
Download Revolution Inspirit Blogger template.
Delete or backup all your Blogger widget and apply this template .Replace links , favicons , Icons , Adsense and Social networking icons with yours .
If if you have any doubts regarding the implementation , you can ask here in the comment section .