Saturday, March 24, 2007

Newly upgraded blog

I finally upgraded to the new Blogger today. It was not too hard at all but I have lost quite a few of the customizations I have done manually on the previous version. On the good side, it backs up the old version automatically (see settings edit html view classic template).

I have found some fun widget to display my other blogs: SpringWidgets thanks to Jesse I got that to work.


All in all it is easier to customize than the previous version for simple things (drag and drop user interface). I think it may be harder to make complex adjustment although I have not tried yet.

Anyway I have done a bit of work to get it back to something close what it was before (about 2 hours). There is still a few things to do (like AdSense, social bookmark, map, ...). I have found some fun widget to display my other blogs: SpringWidgets thanks to Jesse I got that to work, pretty cute, see below in the right column.

It is worth noting that my feed is not working in FeedBurner any more. I am still waiting to see the contents displayed in FeedBurner since I have upgraded to the new template. However if I look at the feed direct in Google Reader I can see the new post (this one) while with the FeedBurner address I don't. A bit strange. I finally found that it was due the Calendar function of FeedBurner which solely works with Calendar blog.


I also found a nice blog with steps to install the social bookmarking button see below and check out Beautiful Beta.


2 comments:

Jesse said...

Hey there this is Jesse from the SpringWidgets team.

I just wanted to offer you a hand with the RSS Widget. There are a couple ways you can get multiple feeds into it.

1. Use an opml file contaning each RSS feed like ign has done here http://corp.ign.com/feeds.html.

2. seperate each feed by a pipe "|" character. IE:

http://www.mydomain.com/rss1.xml|http://www.mydomain.com/rss2.xml

Hope this helps!

Jesse

Marco said...

Thanks a lot Jesse it works now!

By the way how can I extend the size of the little window displaying the feed title?