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Changing Your Comments Line



This tutorial will show you how to change the word "comments" below your posts to something else. It's really easy to do. You don't have to change anything within the HTML of your template. If you or someone else has given your template a makeover, this tutorial might not work for you.

1. Click on Design in the upper right corner of your blog.


2. Click on Layout (on the left).
 
3. Click on Edit in the blog posts section.



4. Under the Post Page Options heading, you will see a field that contains the word "comments". Delete it and replace it with whatever you want it to say. I changed mine to "kind thoughts".


5. Click on the orange save box at the bottom of the screen when you are finished.

 
That's all! Enjoy your new comments line! :)

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Make It Easier For Readers To Communicate With You


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Greater Than and Less Than Signs


Greater than and less than (inequality) symbols are seldom used in everyday writing, but occasionally they need to be included in a post. If you've ever tried to publish something with an alligator mouth (> <) in it, I'm sure you were surprised by the results. You probably thought you had it looking good until you previewed and noticed that a chunk of your post was missing. Ugh.

This frustrated me to no end until I finally figured out a way to outsmart the post editor. It's super simple. All you have to do is type the post the way you want it. It doesn't matter whether you are in compose or html mode. Before previewing/publishing:


Be sure to type in the characters above exactly as they are written. Do not add spaces. Once you have replaced the characters, they can be seen when previewing the post.

Give it a try and let me know how it works out! :)

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How To Center Ads and Gadgets Above Your Header

Have you ever tried adding a banner advertisement above your header? On most templates, this area is left-aligned. An left aligned ad (or any gadget) that site above a centered header can be a bit of an eyesore. What's a blogger to do?????

Turns out it's not that difficult to center gadgets in that area. Here's how to do it:

1. Take a look at the html code for the gadget/ad. Add <center> to the very beginning and </center> to the very end. Add the gadget to your blog and move it above the header. Preview. If it's centered, poof! You're done! If it isn't, leave the gadget there so that you can experiment with it and proceed to step 2.

2. If you have a new Blogger template, skip this step and proceed to step 3 below. If you have an older template, click here to visit Blog Sentral. Follow the tip exactly. Hooray for a centered top gadget!

3. Click here to visit Blog Sentral. You'll need to scroll down and copy the snippet of code that will work for your blog. Which code you copy will depend upon how you installed your header. All you're doing on this site is copying the code. DO NOT OPEN YOUR TEMPLATE! Once you've copied the code, come back here and continue with step 4.

4. Go to your blog and click on Design in the upper right corner.




5. Click on Customize (on the left).


6. Click on Advanced, then scroll down and click on Add CSS.


7. Paste the code that you copied into the big white box. Preview. Hopefully, your gadget is now centered! The first time I did this, I thought that the gadget was not perfectly centered because it didn't appear to sit exactly in the middle above my header. Turned out, it was my header that wasn't perfectly centered. Click here for help with positioning your header. :)

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