Monday, November 06, 2006

[blogger] Beta version users and Food Blog S'cool

I signed up a lot of new pupils yesterday but several are having problems joining as Beta users.

What should they/we do? Has anyone found a solution to this yet?

If I switch this blog to Beta persumably it will fix the problem for those who have it. But will it then cause a problem for all the current members who are still operating on their original blogger usernames and logins.

Several of us will be greatful for any ideas on ways around this.



Becks & Posh


Anonymous said...

This really kind of sucks. I use Blogger Beta and I have tried several times to accept my invite (most recently, I tried again last week) but it just doesn't work. I e-mailed Blogger about it and never received a response.

Anonymous said...

do I dare switching this blog to beta I wonder?

can anyone look into seeing if that might work?

I am a bit busy right now.


Kalyn Denny said...

I don't know much about it, but I think with Beta anyone who has a google account can sign in. We're thinking of changing our family blog to beta, but we worry that it it will confuse some of the less techie people in the family. I think Beta would be fabulous for FBS if we can make it work because of the automatic categories.

People who use BETA, when you log into dashboard, don't you see two places to sign in, one that uses Blogger and one that uses Blogger Beta? That's what I see when I log on, and I assume that if FBS was in BETA, I could still sign on if I just used the Blogger sign in.

I know someone who loves BETA, I'll ask her to respond here.

Liz said...

If you switch this to Beta, from what I can tell, everyone who belongs will have to do the same to get in. It's a whole separate sign-in (requiring a gmail address, etc.) and for a lot of folks, moving into Beta might be a bit of a hassle.

That said, it is worth looking into as Beta is pretty cool! I opened a site on it just to see what it was like and the features are quality nice!

Can't wait to hear what Kalyn's friend has to say.

Susan Voisin said...

I just wanted to point out that some of us can't move to Beta because our blogs are hosted on our own domains. So if you move FBS to Beta, and if a FBS member has to be on Beta to post, there could be a lot of current members who won't be able to write posts.

Anonymous said...

what a palaver - eh?

thanks for helping us try to get to the bottom of this

KT said...

Hmm ... not only that but I cannot switch my blog over to beta because I have not been given that option yet.

However, I have a google e-mail address for my blog so I could probably use that ID to sign into blogger beta for foodblogscool.

That seems to be the best thing to me ... to switch over to beta and have those not on beta sign in using a separate Google identity. But other people may have problems I haven't considered.

Sam said...

conversely - is there any reason that beta bloggers couln't sign on with an old-style blogger identit?

Anonymous said...

I switched to Beta a while ago, and am also not able to complete the Blog S'cool registration.

Blogger plans to switch everyone to Beta in the near future; so the issue will resolve itself.

You can keep up with Beta news on your Blogger Dashboard page; and also follow links to Known Issues with Beta.

Beta is very user friendly; I like it a LOT. It creates dynamic pages; and as Kalyn mentioned, dynamic Labels. Uploading posts and photos is MUCH faster.


As for the dual sign-in: Yes, Kalyn, and Sam, it's there; however, once you switch to Beta you can only use your Google/Beta account to participate on Blogger [that's why we can't log in as our old Blogger account and leave comments, join here, etc...].

It will be resolved eventually, I think. They say, "Soon."

Anonymous said...

Susan V ~ Good news for you. They just completed the work to allow FTP with Beta. Check out the Dashboard page.


Trig said...

Sounds like the problem that I posted about earlier. This is going to impact many of the S'cool members, so it's really important that we get a firm understanding of the issue from someone who really understands it.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible for someone on Blogger Beta to setup a test group blog? That way a couple people with orginial Blogger accounts could sign up for it and see if they run into any problems.

I've always found with web stuff the best way to see if something works is to create a test account and then...test the heck out of it. ;-)

Anonymous said...

i think i have a blogger beta account i set up for testing
i dont know where i put it
let me see if i can find it

Anonymous said...

So I created a test account and sent an email to myself. Legacy account holders can sign up to use a Beta group blog as long as they have a Google account. It gives you the option to create a new Google account or use an existing Gmail address.

Here is the info I received...

"If you are already a Blogger user, please note that this blog uses the new version of Blogger, currently in beta. To post to Kat's blog, you will access this new version with a Google account, instead of your Blogger account. You will see a separate dashboard that does not include your current blogs, but you'll have the opportunity to move them over to the new version of Blogger at a later date."

FJKramer said...

My understanding is that because we are part of a group blog, it will be awhile before we can convert our existing blogs to the new blogger.

Does that factor in to any of this?

I'd have to set up a new blog or something in order on a new account in order to switch.

I'm no techie, so all the changeover issues just alarm me