Saturday, 17 August 2013

How to Add - Recent Comments widget to Blogger?

Posted by Arun Kumar Choppara On 14:15 | 2 comments

Recent Comments widget is very important in any blog for its success. This widget will display all the recent comments (some selected customized number of recent comments) of the blog. This widget will give the first impression to the blog visitor from the comments/feedback that the blog has from its visitors and will boosts its content value. More valuable comments the blog has, the more valuable the content will be as per the visitor’s perspective. So it’s always a good idea to add Recent Comments widget to your blog. In this post, I will explain the simplest way to add such a recent comments widget to blogger blog using Google FEEDBURNER.

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Follow the below step by step approach to add Recent Comments widget to your blog.


1. Login to Google Feedburner Account. In case you don’t have an account, sign up for a free account.

Login this link: www.feedburner.com

2. Insert the Comment Feed URL inside the Feedburner box displayed on the home page of your Google Feedburner Account. The Comment Feed URL for a blogger’s blog looks like the one mentioned below.

http://YOUR-BLOGGER-BLOG-NAME-HERE/feeds/comments/default

Replace your blog name in “YOUR-BLOGGER-BLOG-NAME-HERE”

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3. Click “Next” to go to the next page as shown below.

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4. Click “Next” to go to next page which will complete Step 1 of 2.

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5. Step1 is completed and need to complete Step2 by clicking “Next” as highlighted above.

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6. Do not check any check boxes highlighted in the above screen print. Click “Next” to finish the burn process of the recent comments feed required.

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7. Now the feed is ready to use in your blog. Do not click any of the options or links available on this page except “Publicize” to get the HTML code for the burned feed.

8. Select “BuzzBoost” from the list of services available as shown below. This will provide the HTML code for the recent comments feed that you have burned by the above process.

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9. Provide your customized feed setting for all those highlighted.

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10. Click “Activate” to activate the recent comments feed.

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Copy the HTML code generated for the recent comments feed and add this to your blog as a widget by following the below approach.

  • Go to: Dashboard –> Layout –> Add Gadget –> Select “HTML/JavaScript”
  • Copy the HTML code and save the gadget. Move the gadget on the your blog Layout as required.
  • Save the Blog Layout Arrangements.
  • View blog to see the recent comments widget added to your blog. If the widget has no comments displayed, do not worry as it means your blog has no comments as of now. In that case try giving some comments to few of your posts and see if widget displays the comments.

 

It’s Done Guys !! … Thumbs up Your blog should have the recent comments widget added and working fine by now.

Thank you for visiting this blog .… Smile  Keep visiting for more interesting and useful blogger tricks.

 

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

How to Grab a Favicon from any blog/website?

Posted by Arun Kumar Choppara On 12:50 | No comments

Favicon is an image icon that usually used to represent a brand of any online blog/website. The word FAVICON is a combination of two words FAVORITE and ICON. Favicon is also known as “Shortcut Icon”, “Website Icon” or “Bookmark Icon”. Browsers that support favicon will display the webpage’s favicon in the browser address bar next to the page’s title on the tab. The size of the favicon should always be 16x16 pixels.

A favicon can be any of the below mentioned image formats.

  • ICO
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • Animated GIFs

If you want to have a unique favorite icon to your blog/website, then you need to create your own FAVICON using any image or photo editing software. Most of the cases you end up creating favicon which is not that good as you are not a professional in creating such icons. But you see many websites online that use most attractive and beautiful favicons and you thought of downloading and using the same favicon to your blog/website too.

 

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I will not encourage any of the readers to download and use the favicons of other websites to your blog/website. It is always good to have your own unique favicon to your blog/website which distinguish your blog/website from others. If you are not able to create your own favicon, then there is a way to download favicon from any other online website to your computer which can then be uploaded onto your blog/website.


Here is a simple way to grab favicon of any website by just replacing the website/domain name from the below sample code.

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.facebook.com

OR

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=facebook.com

Using any of the above links will give you the favicon used on www.facebook.com

You need to just download the favicon and use it on your blog/website.


Here are some more examples to get favicon of many other websites.

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.google.com => This will give google favicon

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.yahoo.com => This will give yahoo favicon

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.orkut.com => This will give orkut favicon

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.twitter.com => This will give twitter favicon

http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=http://amazing-bloggertricks.blogspot.in=> This will give the favicon of my blogger’s blog “Amazing Blogger Tricks”

Similarly you can grab the favicon of any online blog/website by just replacing the website name highlighted above.


In this post, I have explained how to grab a favicon from any online blog/website. Please refer my other post on “How to Add a Favicon on Blogger” to know how to add the downloaded favicon to your blog.

 

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Founder & Author: Hi Friends, my name is Arun Kumar Choppara. I am a Software Engineer by profession and a passionate blogger. I have started blogging as a hobby and now addicted to it.
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