Tutorial on Creating a Blog with Blogger [Bagian 3] – Manage and Decorate Blog

This third part of the tutorial on creating a blog with blogger will discuss in detail how to manage and decorate a blog. The table of contents for this third part of the tutorial on creating a blog with blogger is:

  1. Post Articles, Images and Videos
  2. Creating Static Pages
  3. Setting Paragraph Breaks
  4. Added Important Gatgets (Popular Posts, Categories, Statistics, Link Lists, and Ad Banners)

Tutorial on Creating a Blog with Blogger [Bagian 3] – Manage and decorate blog
1. Post Articles, Images and Videos

a. Post Articles

The steps for posting an article are as follows:

  • Login at Blogger.com with google account
  • On the Blogger Dashboard click the button New Entry
Latest Post Entries - Blog Tutorial

Latest Post Entries – Blog Tutorial

  • After you click the button New Entry, then a page will appear to create a post. please type the title, post content, then click the button Publish to upload the article that my friend made. if you want your article to be saved first without being published, click the button save.
Steps to post an article - blog tutorial

Steps to post an article – blog tutorial

Notes:

When you make an article, the copy from Microsoft Word, all the settings from Ms Word will be copied too. Please click the icon remove formatting to remove all formats in word so that it can be managed in blogger easily.

remove the word-Blogger_ blog tutorial format with blogger

Remove Formatting – Blog Tutorial

b. Inserting Images into Articles / Posts

Steps for minsert images into articles / posts are as follows:

  • Click icon Insert Image on the toolbar

Insert Image – Blog Tutorial

  • Look for the image storage location that you want, how to click the button Select File, find the image you want to insert, then click Open

Choose an image to include – Tutorial Blog

  • Then click the selected image, then click the button Add Selected

Inserting images into posts – Blog Tutorial

c. Inserting Videos from Youtube into Articles / Posts

Steps for minsert videos from youtube into articles / posts are as follows:

  • Click icon Insert a Video on the toolbar

Icon Insert a Video – Blog Tutorials

  • After clicking the icon, a window will appear Add a Video. There are 3 (three) tab options, namely: Upload (Upload the video on the local computer), From Youtube (Searching for videos from YouTube), and My YouTube videos (Inserting videos from your personal YouTube Channel). I gave an example of inserting a video on the third tab, namely My YouTube videosAfter you select the video, click the button choose. video from youtube has entered the post.

Insert Video – Blog Tutorials

2. Creating Static Pages

Static pages are usually used to create contact pages, profiles, privacy policies, desclimers and others. The steps to create a static page are to click the menu Page, then click button New page.

Creating Static Pages - Blog Tutorial

Creating Static Pages – Blog Tutorial

Please, my friend, fill in the content of the page, the steps are the same as when you make a post.

3. Set the Paragraph Break

Paragraph splitting serves to cut off the appearance of long articles into short ones. and to read / display the full script, just click read more. For the results, you can see the image below. Article 2 without truncation, article 3 with truncation.

Split view of articles – Tutorial Blog with Blogger

The steps to cut off the view of the article are as follows:

  • Hover the cursor on the part of the paragraph to be cut off
  • Click the beheading icon

Steps to cut off the display of articles – Tutorial Blog with Blogger

4. Adding Important Gadgets

The appearance of your blog will look more beautiful by adding some gadgets such aspopular posts, categories, statistics, and link lists.


a. Adding Popular Posts Gadget
The function of the popular posting gadget is to display a list of articles that are frequently visited by visitors. Steps to add popular posting gadget are as follows:

  • Click menu Layout
  • Scroll down and click add gadget
  • choose Popular Posts

Adding Popular Posts Gadget - Blog Tutorial

Adding Popular Posts Gadget – Blog Tutorial



  • Set the settings in the Popular Post Configuration

Configuring Popular Posts – Tutorial on Creating a Blog with Blogger



b. Adding K Gadgetscategory
With the gadget category, you can displays a list of categories on the blog that my friend has. What is a category, what does it do and how to add a category I discussed in the fourth part of the tutorial how to add a menu.
Steps to add gadgets categories are as follows:

  • Click menu Layout
  • Scroll down and click add gadget
  • choose Label
  • Set the display and more in the section Label Configuration

c. Adding S . Gadgetsstatistics
The function of the statistics gadget is to display the static of the end. Steps to add popular posting gadget are as follows:

  • Click menu Layout
  • Scroll down and click add gadget
  • choose Sblog stats
  • Set the display and more in the section Configuration Sblog stats

d. Adding Gadgets Dsign up link
You can add a list of specific web links on your blog by adding the link list gadget. Steps to add gadgets list link are as follows:

  • Click menu Layout
  • Scroll down and click add gadget
  • choose Link List
  • Set the display and more in the section Configuration

Notes:

To adjust the position of the widget, my friend just slide the widget in the position you want.

Positioning Widget

That’s the tutorial on creating a blog with blogger part three – Managing and Decorating Blogs. Hope it is useful.

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