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Friday, July 23, 2010

Help - What is with the new template for creating a post?

I use to be able to click preview and I would see the post enlarge to the full page as it would be published.  Now I hit preview and nothing happens.  It just stays the same tiny box it always is when you are composing a post.    It won't enlarge like it use to.  What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for the help. 

Hugs, Marty


  1. My google is a mess, too.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. Marty I don't know but yesterday I scheduled a post to publish today and it published it yesterday after I previewed it. I guess someting is going on but I do not know what. I scheduled two other post for future dates and they did fine so I have no answers, sorry!! Kathysue

  3. HI!

    We had no choice but to change our blog backgrounds due to a Photobucket and Cutest Little Blog on the Block issue ... changing it took me a little time, but for now it will work - until I figure out a way to make it look better. I do like the background I chose for my poetry blog 'poetry matters' .... take a look at that. It's standard on the Googleblog Design menu.

  4. Hi Marty, I would LOVE to be able to help you out!!! BUT... I'm still trying to figure out WHY your button will not show up on my blog with the other two I posted??? I was OK with TT and MM, they went through but I've tried yours 3 times and the cute little picture is "NOT THERE"!!! When you get a chance take a peek and tell me what you think I did there???
    Have a great day and I'll see if I can figure out your problem too,

  5. Marty,

    Did you get this email from Blogger??

    Hello Blogger user!

    It’s been a busy and exciting last few months for all of us here on the Blogger Team. We’ve been working hard from around the globe to put the finishing touches on a handful of recently-released features, as well as looking to the future with big ideas which will make Blogger even better. So as we say goodbye to the first half of 2010, we wanted to say a big thanks to all of you who have made working on Blogger so fun and rewarding—we really do appreciate it!

    We thought it’d be helpful to summarize some of the latest Blogger news and developments that our team is especially proud of. From new features to worldwide Blogger meetups, there is much to be excited about. So without further ado, here is the 411:

    Features, Fresh Out of the Oven

    Template Designer

    If you haven’t had a chance to check out our brand-new Template Designer, you’re really missing out. We laid out the full laundry list of new design features in a recent Buzz post, but we think the best way to find out what’s possible is to get your hands dirty and play around right now.

    So go ahead and freshen up your template; your blog will thank you.

    Blogger Stats

    We’re very excited about the most recent creation from Blogger in Draft, Blogger Stats. Blogger stats makes it easier than ever to get all sorts of real-time traffic data for your blog, right from the comfort of your Blogger dashboard.

    Accurate Post Preview

    We understand how important it is for your blog posts to display exactly as you expect when published, so we’ve put a lot of time into improving our current preview page. The end result is an entirely revamped post preview, which now displays your drafts exactly as they will appear when published live on your blog.

    New Sharing Buttons

    We’re always thinking about ways to help you better promote and share your blog content with the world, and the new sharing buttons we’ve just released are great tools to help you get the word out. The buttons—which support sharing via email, Blogger, Google Buzz, Twitter, and Facebook—can be placed under each blog post where your readers will easily see them.

    You can turn on the new sharing buttons right now by editing the Blog Posts widget and enabling Show Share Buttons in the Design | Page Elements tab.

    Zemanta Post Gadget

    Zemanta has been a partner with Blogger for over a year now, providing a browser plugin service that helps you easily add related content to your blog posts. We’ve seen so much positive feedback about the service that we recently released a gadget version of the service that easily integrates directly in your post editor.

    Want more info? Check out Zemanta’s own video overview and tutorials!

    Google Affiliate Network

    With Google Affiliate Network you can access affiliate ads for top retailers. If the ad or text link you post on your blog results in a sale, you earn a commission.

    Google Affiliate Network is featured in the Monetization tab in your Blogger account. You’ll need an AdSense ID to join, and once you have access to Google Affiliate Network you can apply to advertiser programs, promote ads, search for links to specific products, sign up to access product feeds, and utilize Link Subscriptions that deliver the latest links and promotions directly to you each day.

    * Sign up for Google Affiliate Network!
    * You’ll find help getting started in the Google Affiliate Network Help Center.

    Hope this helps,

  6. Marty,

    Did you get the email from Blogger telling us about changes being made to posting? I tried to copy and past to send you but it refuses to send it. Says it is too long.

    Hope this helps,

  7. I've been having problems with Google - google chat, google video chat, blogger - these past several days.
    I do believe they are having some issues.

  8. Well, I have no idea what is going on. I did get a message about new features when I logged in today, then nothing worked. I shut down my computer and logged back in to and all of a sudden everything was back to normal. go figure. Thanks for all of your help guys. Hugs, Marty

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  10. I guess you figured it out Marty. But Blogger has added some nice features to blogger. When you write a post, there should be three buttons on the bottom:
    1. Publish post
    2. Save Now
    3. Preview

    When I click preview, it opens in a separate window. I can see more clearly as to how the post will look. If I shut that window down, I can publish or make changes.

  11. Hi Marty, Like Donna above I am also trying to put your button on my blog but cannot do it--message says need at least 100 characters--although I also am having trouble putting on TT and MM buttons!! I am new to this and it is so frustrating. When kids come home maybe I'll get some help! Linda