Thursday, January 04, 2007

Anyone Using the New Blogger?

Curious, is anyone using the new version of blogger? Do you like it? Any problems changing over?

I haven't switched over yet. Would love to hear some pros and cons of switching. Thanks!

Much success to you all for the new year!

This Post was written by Tery Spataro from Daily Eats


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

In general, no problems and I'm very happy with it.

One specific gripe. They now require you to leave your ftp login and password in the settings (if you publish to another server, as I do).

This is a notable security risk. A person who breaks into blogger would have access to my ftp server's info. In the past, I have always left those blank, and blogger would ask me pre-post to enter it for that ephemeral moment.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy using the new blogger. Uploading pictures has been a pain but now it's quick and easy.
Same here about the login and password!
Still having issues adding a banner with photo...grrr.

Anonymous said...

Terry - I had zero problems with the switch, but you'll see in the FBS archives that many people did have issues.

I LOVE the new labels feature. It's easy to use and helps readers navigate the side. I have a custom template, so I have used the drag and drop layout feature, but I hear it's very easy to use.

chrispy said...

At this time blogger won't let me switch because it says my blog is too large. I have 30+ posts. That is not a lot unless they mean FBS. But after the previous two comments I might not switch since my newest blog is going to be posted to another server. My husband thought he could have several websites through our account and then figured out after he created my new blog that it only does one so my food blog will have to stay with blogger for the time being.

Anonymous said...

No problems on my end at all.

Anonymous said...

ETA - one new feature (with the New Blogger) that I found this morning, is that if you have a tag issue when you go to publish, it will highlight exactly where the problem is now, instead of you having to go through scads of code to find the problem.

Anonymous said...

As others have said, there are a few quirks but otherwise all runs well. Check previous postings. Accented characters in your sidebar (but not in postings) need to be re-entered if you are using a tailored template rather than a standard one (which by definition I guess you will be if you have accented characters there!)

The other issue I had was that the hack for hiding the navbar at the top does not work in new blogger. If this is an issue for you let me know and I'll supply you the new code.

bcinfrance said...

Despite invitations to set up on "New Blogger," once I say I want to switch, it always refuses saying that one or more of my blogs can't be switched. I was wondering it is being a member of Food Blog S'cool that is blocking things...? Or just the fact of having several blogs? Has anyone else had this problem?

Tery Spataro said...

Thank yo so much for you helpful answers. Sounds like some great features. I am going to make the switch. Happy New Year Everyone.

Anonymous said...

Betty you should be able to migrate now regardless of your FBS membership or any other blogs - all the restrictions are now supposedly lifted. If it doesn't work I suggest you visit Google Groups and go onto the Blogger help group. Make clear your url and problem and someone will help you, quite probably from Google itself.

Anonymous said...

One final word...

Do, do, do make a copy of your template before you migrate!!!!!