Thursday, May 31, 2012

Add Floating Social Media Sharing Buttons To Blogger

The Floating Social Media Sharing is a very popular widget on all the top blogs and this is one of the ways to increase the number of times your posts get shared on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.

This floating social bar has the following options: Facebook Like, StumbleUpon, Twitter Share, Digg This, Google+ and each of them comes with a live counter. You can add more sharing buttons or social bookmarking icons later if you want.

Blogger, WordPress, Facebook, Share

How to add the scrolling social bookmarking bar


Step 1. Log in to your Blogger Dashboard, select your blog and go to Layout 

Step 2. Click on Add A Gadget link


Step 3. From the pop-up window, scroll down and select HTML/Javascript 

Step 4. Copy the code below and paste it inside the empty box.

Step 5. Save the gadget.

The code to copy-paste (updated!):
<style type="text/css">
#social-buttons {
position:fixed;
bottom:15%
margin-left:-721px;
float:left;
border-radius:5px;
-moz-border-radius:5px;
-webkit-border-radius:5px;
background-color:#fff;
padding:0 0 2px 0;
z-index:10;
}
#social-buttons .button-share {
float:left;
clear:both;
margin:5px 5px 0 2px;
}
</style>
<div id='social-buttons' title="Get this from blogger.chipchuck.com">
<div class='button-share' id='like' style='margin-left:7px;'>
<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1";
  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>
<div class="fb-like" data-send="false" data-layout="box_count" data-width="40" data-show-faces="false"></div>
</div>
<br /><div class='sbutton' style="margin-left: 2px;" ><a class='twitter-share-button' data-count='vertical' data-via='Helplogger' expr:data-counturl='data:blog.url' href='http://twitter.com/share' rel='nofollow'>Tweet</a><script src='http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'; type='text/javascript'></script>
<br />
<div class='button-share' style="margin-left: 3px;" id='su'>
<script src="http://www.stumbleupon.com/hostedbadge.php?s=5"></script>
</div>
<div class='button-share' id='digg' style='margin-left:3px;width:48px'>
<script src='http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
<a class="DiggThisButton DiggMedium"></a>
</div>
<div class='button-share' style='margin-left:3px;' id='gplusone'>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script>
<g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone>
</div>
<div style="clear: both;font-size: 9px;text-align:center;">Get <a style="color: #3399BB;" href="http://blogger.chipchuck.com/">widget</a></div></div></div>
Customization:
  • Vertical alignment - Change the 15% value of bottom. The code positions the social bar relative to the bottom of your browser window. To fix the distance even when window is resized, specify the value in px (pixels) instead of %.
  • Horizontal alignment - Change the -721px value from margin-left. Negative value pushes the button to the left of the main blog column, positive value pushes it to the right. Increase or decrease the value based on your needs.
  • Twitter setting - Replace Helplogger with your Twitter username
  • Replacing and removing buttons - You can replace existing buttons with your own. Each button is represented by this code:
<div class='sbutton'> BUTTON CODE HERE </div>
    Enjoy!!! :)

    Create A Rollover Image Effect (change image on mouseover)

    The Rollover effect is one in which an image web object changes (swaps itself) on mouse over to another web object (called rollovers) and reverts back to the original image on mouse out. Rollover images are preloaded into the page when it is loading, this ensures that the rollovers are displayed quickly. The onMouseOver and onMouseOut attributes of the link tag are used to make this functional.

    Demo: Place your mouse over the image below to see the rollover effect:


    Making Rollover Effect Image

    You have the following code:
    <a href="URL ADDRESS"><img src="URL OF THE FIRST IMAGE GOES HERE" onmouseover="this.src='URL OF THE SECOND IMAGE GOES HERE'" onmouseout="this.src='URL OF THE FIRST IMAGE GOES HERE'" /></a>

    Change the colored texts as follows:

    1. URL ADDRESS

    This is the address where somebody will be sent when clicks on the image.
    Example, my blog address: http://www.blogger.chipchuck.com

    2. URL OF THE FIRST IMAGE GOES HERE

    Replace the orange text (two times) with the URL address of the image which will appear before you hover over it.

    3. URL OF THE SECOND IMAGE GOES HERE
    Replace the text in blue with the url of the image that will appear when the cursor hovers over it.

    Now you can paste your image inside a blog gadget, going to Layout > click on Add a Gadget link (right side) > Select HTML/JavaScript from the pop-up window, then add it to your sidebar.

    You can also add it inside your post by going to New Post > Switch to HTML tab and then paste the code in the empty box.

    That's it. Enjoy ;)

    Related: How to Create Rollover Image Effect using CSS.

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    Add Facemoods Emoticons To Your Blogger Comments

    Here are some amazingly funny emoticons that you can add in your Blogger comments, both for flat (without reply function) and threaded commenting system (with replies)! To get an idea of how these cool emoticons or smiley faces look like, please visit the demo blog:

    emoticons, smileys, blogger, tricks


    Want to add Facemoods emoticons in Blogger comments? Then, follow the steps below:

    How to Add Facemoods Emoticons in Blogger Comments

    Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, go to "Template" and click the "Edit HTML" button:


    Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press CTRL + F to open the search box:

    Step 3. Type or paste one of the below lines inside the search box, then hit 'Enter' to find it:
    • For flat commenting system:
    <h4 id='comment-post-message'><data:postCommentMsg/></h4>
    • For threaded comments:
    <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'>

    Step 4. Add the following code just BEFORE the line that you just found:

    Note: for threaded commenting system, please add the code AFTER:
    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
    <div style=' width: 450px; text-align: left; border: 1px dashed #0084ce; background: transparent; padding: 10px; color:#000000; font-weight:bold; '>
    <img border='0' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zY65UBxSl6w/T67AajI_U6I/AAAAAAAACIc/fCV19C1627Q/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(1).gif'/> :a
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M8aBZtLjGqY/T67Ai2d8eAI/AAAAAAAACIk/PrDerObloAw/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com+(2).gif'/> :b
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HfIjCWOuxwo/T67Ar7HZiHI/AAAAAAAACIs/RgwvdPP4JSc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(3).gif'/> :c
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-98YuuiC8MIc/T67AzJ3Xf0I/AAAAAAAACI0/UtaFpgTb_PM/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(4).gif'/> :d
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ikCFMFesIrE/T67BAtTQGhI/AAAAAAAACI8/AisqU7R--Yc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(5).gif'/> :e
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VSY5nbsSEIs/T67BK3G-B6I/AAAAAAAACJE/n_fhk-2Ihqc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(6).gif'/> :f
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e9hytPNLXeY/T67BSj27JJI/AAAAAAAACJM/Rwonrid9oiQ/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(7).gif'/> :g
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mT-nqGFvXec/T67BZDPxvxI/AAAAAAAACJU/fgTPtQNxMK8/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(8).gif'/> :h
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xcMDAiCizIE/T67BfnBeWSI/AAAAAAAACJc/_OqmXLGhjLg/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(9).gif'/> :i
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XJUn74vJTwo/T67BrafHO3I/AAAAAAAACJk/B40nJjxUxNE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(10).gif'/> :j
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JgARtAx7IHo/T67B2Db6LjI/AAAAAAAACJs/U1EWgczqOYY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(11).gif'/> :k
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--K1Z6RvN57w/T67CCzlaGcI/AAAAAAAACJ0/iF2-osmFALE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(12).gif'/> :l
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-c0DJDg4M2n4/T67CTf-xShI/AAAAAAAACJ8/BqUmJYoDBLI/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(13).gif'/> :m
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zrvYy6caFXM/T67CZi7etnI/AAAAAAAACKE/iPJsX_duWjE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(15).gif'/> :n
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F2LUTd1hG_o/T67CfNLnIlI/AAAAAAAACKM/UHuPyigCX24/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(16).gif'/> :o
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vd6U_2eq_Gk/T67CosaWm8I/AAAAAAAACKU/JgnYMS4AJOc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(14).gif'/> :p
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-faDYi6E_d6E/T67CybEuj1I/AAAAAAAACKc/nHxSH7KMSwY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(17).gif'/> :q
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2QiwXpJ7gxk/T67C41ItlCI/AAAAAAAACKk/8sba1I9fZOY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(18).gif'/> :r
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KUlSaDVWqW8/T67C_4ITH-I/AAAAAAAACKs/e6N7K2jJvl8/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(19).gif'/> :s
    &#160;
    <img border='0' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UC_5gE8LgaQ/T67DGU12FBI/AAAAAAAACK0/oHA628PaDhk/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(20).gif'/> :t   <a href='http://blogger.chipchuck.com/2012/05/add-facemoods-emoticons-to-your-blogger.html' style='color: rgb(30, 122, 183); font-size: x-small;'>Add emoticons to Blogger + </a>
    </div></b:if>
    Step 5. Now, search this tag:
    </body>
    Step 6. Add this script below immediately before the </body> tag:

    • For flat comments (no reply):
    <script type='text/javascript'>
    //<![CDATA[
    a = document.getElementById('comments');
    if(a) {
    b = a.getElementsByTagName("DD");
    for(i=0; i < b.length; i++) {
    if (b.item(i).getAttribute('CLASS') == 'Author-comment-body' , 'comment-body') {
    _str = b.item(i).innerHTML.replace(/:j/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XJUn74vJTwo/T67BrafHO3I/AAAAAAAACJk/B40nJjxUxNE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(10).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:k/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JgARtAx7IHo/T67B2Db6LjI/AAAAAAAACJs/U1EWgczqOYY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(11).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:l/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--K1Z6RvN57w/T67CCzlaGcI/AAAAAAAACJ0/iF2-osmFALE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(12).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:m/gi, "<img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-c0DJDg4M2n4/T67CTf-xShI/AAAAAAAACJ8/BqUmJYoDBLI/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(13).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:n/gi, "<img src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zrvYy6caFXM/T67CZi7etnI/AAAAAAAACKE/iPJsX_duWjE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(15).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:o/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F2LUTd1hG_o/T67CfNLnIlI/AAAAAAAACKM/UHuPyigCX24/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(16).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:p/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vd6U_2eq_Gk/T67CosaWm8I/AAAAAAAACKU/JgnYMS4AJOc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(14).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:q/gi, "<img src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-faDYi6E_d6E/T67CybEuj1I/AAAAAAAACKc/nHxSH7KMSwY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(17).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:r/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2QiwXpJ7gxk/T67C41ItlCI/AAAAAAAACKk/8sba1I9fZOY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(18).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:s/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KUlSaDVWqW8/T67C_4ITH-I/AAAAAAAACKs/e6N7K2jJvl8/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(19).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:t/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UC_5gE8LgaQ/T67DGU12FBI/AAAAAAAACK0/oHA628PaDhk/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(20).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:a/gi, "<img src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zY65UBxSl6w/T67AajI_U6I/AAAAAAAACIc/fCV19C1627Q/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(1).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:b/gi, "<img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M8aBZtLjGqY/T67Ai2d8eAI/AAAAAAAACIk/PrDerObloAw/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com+(2).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:c/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HfIjCWOuxwo/T67Ar7HZiHI/AAAAAAAACIs/RgwvdPP4JSc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(3).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:d/gi, "<img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-98YuuiC8MIc/T67AzJ3Xf0I/AAAAAAAACI0/UtaFpgTb_PM/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(4).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:e/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ikCFMFesIrE/T67BAtTQGhI/AAAAAAAACI8/AisqU7R--Yc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(5).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:f/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VSY5nbsSEIs/T67BK3G-B6I/AAAAAAAACJE/n_fhk-2Ihqc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(6).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:g/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e9hytPNLXeY/T67BSj27JJI/AAAAAAAACJM/Rwonrid9oiQ/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(7).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:h/gi, "<img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mT-nqGFvXec/T67BZDPxvxI/AAAAAAAACJU/fgTPtQNxMK8/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(8).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:i/ig,"<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xcMDAiCizIE/T67BfnBeWSI/AAAAAAAACJc/_OqmXLGhjLg/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(9).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>")
    b.item(i).innerHTML = _str;
    }
    }
    }
    //]]>
    </script>
    • For threaded comments with reply function:
    <script type='text/javascript'>
    //<![CDATA[
    a = document.getElementById('comment-holder');
    if (a) {
        b = a.getElementsByTagName("p");
        for (i = 0; i < b.length; i++) {
            if (b.item(i).getAttribute('CLASS') == 'comment-content') {
    _str = b.item(i).innerHTML.replace(/:j/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XJUn74vJTwo/T67BrafHO3I/AAAAAAAACJk/B40nJjxUxNE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(10).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:k/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JgARtAx7IHo/T67B2Db6LjI/AAAAAAAACJs/U1EWgczqOYY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(11).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:l/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--K1Z6RvN57w/T67CCzlaGcI/AAAAAAAACJ0/iF2-osmFALE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(12).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:m/gi, "<img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-c0DJDg4M2n4/T67CTf-xShI/AAAAAAAACJ8/BqUmJYoDBLI/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(13).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:n/gi, "<img src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zrvYy6caFXM/T67CZi7etnI/AAAAAAAACKE/iPJsX_duWjE/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(15).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:o/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F2LUTd1hG_o/T67CfNLnIlI/AAAAAAAACKM/UHuPyigCX24/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(16).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:p/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vd6U_2eq_Gk/T67CosaWm8I/AAAAAAAACKU/JgnYMS4AJOc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(14).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:q/gi, "<img src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-faDYi6E_d6E/T67CybEuj1I/AAAAAAAACKc/nHxSH7KMSwY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(17).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:r/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2QiwXpJ7gxk/T67C41ItlCI/AAAAAAAACKk/8sba1I9fZOY/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(18).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:s/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KUlSaDVWqW8/T67C_4ITH-I/AAAAAAAACKs/e6N7K2jJvl8/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(19).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:t/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UC_5gE8LgaQ/T67DGU12FBI/AAAAAAAACK0/oHA628PaDhk/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(20).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:a/gi, "<img src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zY65UBxSl6w/T67AajI_U6I/AAAAAAAACIc/fCV19C1627Q/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(1).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:b/gi, "<img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M8aBZtLjGqY/T67Ai2d8eAI/AAAAAAAACIk/PrDerObloAw/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com+(2).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:c/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HfIjCWOuxwo/T67Ar7HZiHI/AAAAAAAACIs/RgwvdPP4JSc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(3).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:d/gi, "<img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-98YuuiC8MIc/T67AzJ3Xf0I/AAAAAAAACI0/UtaFpgTb_PM/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(4).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:e/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ikCFMFesIrE/T67BAtTQGhI/AAAAAAAACI8/AisqU7R--Yc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(5).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:f/gi, "<img src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VSY5nbsSEIs/T67BK3G-B6I/AAAAAAAACJE/n_fhk-2Ihqc/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(6).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:g/gi, "<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e9hytPNLXeY/T67BSj27JJI/AAAAAAAACJM/Rwonrid9oiQ/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(7).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:h/gi, "<img src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mT-nqGFvXec/T67BZDPxvxI/AAAAAAAACJU/fgTPtQNxMK8/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(8).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>");
    _str = _str.replace(/:i/ig,"<img src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xcMDAiCizIE/T67BfnBeWSI/AAAAAAAACJc/_OqmXLGhjLg/s1600/blogger.chipchuck.com(9).gif' alt='' class='smiley'/>")
    b.item(i).innerHTML = _str;
    }
    }
    }
    //]]>
    </script>
    Step 7. Finally, click the 'Save Template' button and visit your blog to check if the Facemoods emoticons have been successfully added in your Blogger comments.

    Sunday, May 6, 2012

    How to Change Default Anonymous Avatar in Blogger Comments

    Earlier, you've seen how you can change the size of the avatars in blogger comments and now I will show you how to change or customize the default avatar of anonymous commenters or Blogger users with no picture on their profiles. While Blogger announced the new threaded commenting system, we can still customize it by adding a jQuery plugin to our template and then replace the default anonymous avatar that can be found on this address: http://img1.blogblog.com/img/anon36.png and the one for blogger users: http://img2.blogblog.com/img/b36-rounded.png ...with our own.

    anonymous, default avatar, blogger blogspot

    Replace the Default Anonymous Avatar on Blogger Comments


    Step 1. Go to Dashboard - Template - click on the Edit HTML button


    ...click anywhere inside the code area and open the template search box by pressing the CTRL + F keys

    Step 2. Type or paste this code in the search box, then hit Enter to find it:
    </body>
    Step 3. Just above the </body> tag, add the following code:
    <script src='http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js'/>
    <script>
    $(&quot;img[src=&#39;http://img1.blogblog.com/img/anon36.png&#39;]&quot;)
    .attr(&#39;src&#39;, &#39;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zphr2YJH_6w/T6ZZE4YeNBI/AAAAAAAACF0/Tyuj8hkOpdc/s1600/default_avatar.gif&#39;)
    .ssyby(&#39;blank&#39;)
    </script>
    <script src='http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js'/>
    <script>
    $(&quot;img[src=&#39;http://img2.blogblog.com/img/b36-rounded.png&#39;]&quot;)
    .attr(&#39;src&#39;, &#39;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eKbzORzVaBQ/T6ZXHmdgHqI/AAAAAAAACFs/rVy3T4gxojM/s1600/blogger-user.png&#39;)
    .ssyby(&#39;blank&#39;)
    </script>
    Step 4. Save the changes by clicking on the Save Template button

    Changing the default avatar

    For Anonymous users: Replace the code in red with your image address
    For Blogger users: Replace the URL in blue with your own.

    You can choose an avatar from here and then copy the url of it:


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zphr2YJH_6w/T6ZZE4YeNBI/AAAAAAAACF0/Tyuj8hkOpdc/s200/default_avatar.gif


    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p4JvM7rWNG4/T6ZcU5eKqTI/AAAAAAAACGM/K0DB35A5brE/s1600/facebook.gif


    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5nGzg5T-9qA/T6ZbL9JF0iI/AAAAAAAACF8/TvTnURwsNb0/s1600/anonymous3.png



    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oivPlkvBNBY/T6ZoNQhfAII/AAAAAAAACGY/3gem5DBmmQ8/s1600/blogger-user.png

    That's it! If you found this trick useful, please consider sharing it.

    Saturday, May 5, 2012

    How To Change Avatar Size In Blogger Comments

    This simple trick will help you modify the avatars size in Blogger comments whose default size is of 36px... pretty small considering that a lot of sites these days are using much larger avatars. To change the style and size of avatars is very easy - you just need to add the CSS code in your Blogger template that will make size of avatars to have width and height of 64px.


    Step 1. Go to Dashboard - Template - click on the Edit HTML button


    ...click anywhere inside the code area and press CTRL + F to open the blogger' search box

    Step 2. Type or paste this tag inside the search box and hit Enter to find it:
    ]]></b:skin>
    Note: you may need to click on the arrow next to it and then search this tag again

    Step 3. Depending on which comment system you use (with reply/no reply), copy and paste one of the following codes just above it:

    [Works in Blogger threaded comment system]
    .comments .avatar-image-container{
    background-color: rgb(34, 34, 34);
    border:1px solid #ccc;
    margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px;
    padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    width: 64px;
    max-height: 64px;
    }
    .comments .avatar-image-container img{
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    max-width: 64px;
    height: 64px;
    }
    [for old blogger commenting system]
    .avatar-image-container{
    border:1px solid #d6d6d6;
    margin-left: -30px;
    -moz-border-radius: 4px;
    background:#fff;
    height:70px;
    min-height: 70px;
    width:70px;
    min-width:70px;
    }
    .avatar-image-container img {
    background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gcjQ0sgWw7M/T6WpkK4S5AI/AAAAAAAACEQ/hYAWpCPl6P0/s200/anonymous.jpg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-position: center;
    background-size: 100%;
    width:70px;
    min-width:70px;
    height:70px;
    min-height:70px;
    }
    Note: For bigger/smaller avatars, change the values in red. To change the anonymous avatar, replace the URLs in blue with your own. (works only for the old commenting system i.e. that has no reply option)

    Step 4. Cick on the Save template button to apply the changes.

    That's it. Now the Blogger comments avatars should look bigger.

    How to Hide Blogger Sidebar to Display AdSense For Search Results

    When visitors are searching for content on your blog, you have three options to display the search results: opening the results in the same window, in a new window or within your own site using an iframe.

    The best option would be, however, to display the search results within your own site/blog, mainly because you are not sending people off your blog when they are taken to a new page of search results which could be confusing for many because it doesn't look anything like your site or Google. Therefore, displaying the search results within your site, could make it look much more professional and may also increase the page views and the revenue from the ads on the search page.

    A problem that many bloggers are facing is that the page which displays the AdSense for search results must be at least of 800 px wide, so the posting area must be of minimum 800px and there's nothing like this in most of the blogs.
    So, what we will do in this tutorial is to set up the search results to be displayed in a static page (none of other posts or pages will be affected) in which we'll remove the sidebar so that we'll have enough space to make the post/page section of 800px wide. Moreover, we will create a static page designed only for the search results, then create a new AdSense for search in our AdSense account and finally add a small snippet of code top in your Blogger template to hide the sidebar in that specific page.

    Search results span the width of the page with the sidebar hidden:


    Display AdSense For Search Results Within Blogger Page

    Step 1. Create a new static page on your blog, you can give it the title 'Search Results' but leave the content section empty and then Publish the page.

    Step 2. When you publish the page you have the option to add the page to a menu, choose the third option 'No Gadget Link To Pages Manually' click 'Save and Publish'. In case this screen doesn't show, right click on View Page and select Copy Link Address. We will need this URL of the page later when we will create the AdSense for search.

    Step 3. Go To Your AdSense account, then go to My ads tab, select the Search option and Create a New custom search engine. Follow the steps until you come to the Search results option.

    Step 4. Select the 3rd method "on my website using an iframe", then Enter the URL of the page you created into the URL field and continue.


    Step 5. Follow the rest of the set up process and at the end you will be given two pieces of code. The first piece of code is for the actual search bar which you can paste into a Html/JavaScript gadget on your sidebar or wherever you want it. The second piece of code you need to copy and paste it into a new HTML/JavaScript gadget, click on Save, then drag it above the Blog Posts area


    Now that you have your page set up with the search results code and your search bar code in your sidebar, it is time to add a snippet of code to your template to remove the sidebar.

    Adding The Code In Blogger To Change the Results Page Layout

    Step 1. From Your Blogger Dashboard, go to Template and click on the Edit HTML button


    Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the Blogger' search box

    Step 3. Find (CTRL + F) the following piece of code
    ]]></b:skin>
    Step 4. Just below it, paste this code:
    <b:if cond='data:blog.url == &quot;PAGE-URL-HERE&quot;'>
    <style>
    .main-inner .columns {
    padding-left: 0px !important;
    padding-right: 0px !important;
    }
    .main-inner .fauxcolumn-center-outer {
    left: 0px !important;
    right: 0px !important;
    }
    .main-inner .fauxcolumn-left-outer, .main-inner .fauxcolumn-right-outer, .main-inner .column-left-outer, .main-inner .column-right-outer {
    display: none !important;
    }
    </style>
    </b:if>

    Note: Replace PAGE-URL-HERE with the url of the page where the search results will be displayed (the one you have added at the step 4)

    Step 5. Now Save Template and you're done!

    This simple trick allows you not only to hide the sidebar in the search results page, you can as well, hide it on any page you want... just create your page and follow the same steps. It is also recommended to hide the sidebar in Privacy Policy Pages, Contact Pages and on all the non-content-based pages with little content or no content at all.

    Show Blogger Image only in Homepage and Hide it in Post Page

    Here's a really easy trick that will make a Blogger image show only in homepage and hide it in Blogger posts. In order to make images appear only on homepage, we need to add a simple CSS code snippet in the template and then use the hidepic class each time we want to hide an image.

    Hide Image in Blogger Post and Show it Only on Homepage

    Step 1. First, log into your Blogger account and click on your blog. Then go to "Template" and press the "Edit HTML" button.


    Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the search box:

    Step 3. Type or paste the following tag inside the search box and hit Enter to find it:
    ]]></b:skin>

    Step 4. Once you found the tag, paste the following CSS code just BELOW it.
    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;index&quot;'>
    <style>.hidepic{display: none;}</style>
    </b:if>
    Step 5. Now that we added the CSS code to hide (display:none;) the images with hidepic class, click the "Save Template" button to save the code.

    How it works?

    Each time you create a post and need to hide a specific picture, switch to the HTML tab to see the HTML code of the image, which will look something like this:
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-shsd_c51zRA/T6UeoPgcbII/AAAAAAAACCc/sYI6WB22CaM/s1600/fire_bird_by_fhrankee-d32af8v.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-shsd_c51zRA/T6UeoPgcbII/AAAAAAAACCc/sYI6WB22CaM/s320/fire_bird_by_fhrankee-d32af8v.png" width="320" /></a></div>

    Note: the html code should be on the exact location where your image has been placed. For instance, if the image is in the middle of the content, then the code should be found in the middle of the text code. This might be a bit tricky at first, but we can use CTRL + F to search for that specific area.

    Also, please make sure that you are in the "Compose" tab when uploading your images, otherwise the image code will omit the div containing the "separator" class.

    Step 6. Replace the separator CSS class with hidepic - see the screenshot below for more info:


    Once you replaced it, click the "Publish" or "Update" button.

    So this is how we can easily show Blogger image only on homepage and hide it in post pages. Enjoy!

    How to Remove Showing Posts With Label in Blogger

    For any default Blogger layout, the "Showing posts with label" message will show up above the blog posts each time you click on a label link. Since this message is pretty useless and annoying for many bloggers, they prefer to have it removed. If that's your wish, then follow the steps below:

    Removing "Showing post with label...show all posts"

    label, blogger, remove, how to
    Step 1. From your Dashboard, go to "Template" and hit the "Edit HTML" button.


    Step 2. Click anywhere inside the template code, then search using CTRL+F for this line of code (press Enter to find it):
    <b:includable id='status-message'>
    After you found it, click on the sideways arrow next to it that will expand the rest of the code.


    Step 3. You should see a similar code that you need to remove along with the first one as well:
         <b:includable id='status-message'>
          <b:if cond='data:navMessage'>
          <div class='status-msg-wrap'>
            <div class='status-msg-body'>
              <data:navMessage/>
            </div>
            <div class='status-msg-border'>
              <div class='status-msg-bg'>
                <div class='status-msg-hidden'><data:navMessage/></div>
              </div>
            </div>
          </div>
          <div style='clear: both;'/>
          </b:if>
        </b:includable>


    Step 4. Replace the code above with this one:
    <b:includable id='status-message'>
    <b:if cond='data:navMessage'>
    <div>
    </div>
    <div style='clear: both;'/>
    </b:if>
    </b:includable>

    Step 5. Save the changes by clicking on the 'Save template' button. Now visit your site or blog and click on any label that you may have to confirm that the box doesn't display anymore. So this is how you can remove 'Showing Posts with Label' message in Blogger.

    Friday, May 4, 2012

    Recent Posts Widget with Thumbnails for Blogger/Blogspot

    We have already posted a tutorial on how to add a simple recent posts widget that shows a list with the most recent posts if you'd prefer a more minimalist look. This tutorial will show you a different way of displaying the Recent Posts on Blogger. This is specially for users who want to show more info like recent posts excerpt or summary and the posts thumbnails.

    To add the Recent Posts widget with thumbnails in Blogger is very easy. Just follow these steps below:

    recent posts, blogger widgets

    How to Add the Recent Posts Widget to Blogger

    Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, go to Layout > click on Add a Gadget link


    Step 2. Once the pop-up window appears, scroll down and choose HTML/JavaScript


    Step 3. Inside the empty box, add the following code:
    <div class="eggTray">
    <script src="https://googledrive.com/host/0B4n9GL3eVuV-bFc4a1RjZ2Zhbjg">{"pipe_id":"1a6640e2a78b2c6e736f2220529daae5","_btype":"list",
    "pipe_params":{"URL":"YOUR-BLOG/feeds/posts/default"},
    "hideHeader":"false","height":"500","count": 8 }</script>
    <noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript></div>
    <style type=text/css>
    .eggTray {margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;}
    .ybr li  {border-bottom:0px #cccccc dotted; padding:0px 0px 10px 0px!important;}
    .pipesTitle {padding-top:0px;}
    .pipesDescription {display:true;}
    .ycdr, .ycdr a {color:#999999;}
    .widget .popular-posts ul {padding-left:0;}
    </style>

    Recent Posts widget settings

    - replace YOUR-BLOG with the url of your site or blog (ex: http://blogger.chipchuck.com) and look to have just one forward slash symbol "/" at the end of the url otherwise will not work
    - to disable the scroll bar, remove the 500 value
    - by default, this widget is set to display a maximum of 8 recent posts. To change this number, replace 8 with the number of posts that you want to show
    - to display only the post titles, change true to none and "0" from padding-top:0px with 10

    Step 4. Save your widget. And you're done!

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