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Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

Monday, August 14, 2006
11 years ago7,997 views

blogger.com/migrate-login.do
The've just launched the migration along with revamped dashboard and a couple of feat'
But the number of tester is already matched :-(

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Grrr! I got:

Could not switch you to the new Blogger

Thanks for your interest in the new Blogger in beta! For now, we are only switching a limited number of users to this new version. We can't switch your account at this time, but hope to be able to do so soon. Please check back through your dashboard for when you'll be able to try switching again.

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Try creating a new account on blogger with your google account.It works.
Merging desn't though.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yeah, I was hesitant to do that in case it causes problems for me migrating later... but then I thought what the heck!

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

BTW, I've got a few comments about this here:
ruscoe.net/blog/2006/08/blogge ...

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Limited test. Err.
Goes back to BETA again.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Haochi, just setup a new account using your Google Account. It worked for me fine.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Interesting I tried to get davyson.blogspot.com for a new account with my Google Account. It says it is taken. Now it is an unusual surname and I have checked the URL and it doesn't seem to be taken at all.

I own davyson[put at-character here]gmail.com [also] maybe they have saved davyson.blogspot.com for the upcoming migration. Seems unlikely though.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Sam, have you ever owned an "old" Blogger account and entered this as your BlogSpot address?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It is very nice overall. Finally tags (labels), no more republishing thing, and nice templates, and better UI on the dashboard.

I am not sure about the republishing. It seems to still be using static pages rather than generating them like WordPress does to guarantee that everything is always fresh. Obviously this is a less CPU intensive technique though and it is pretty much fine.

Cant see how you can post to your own site now though. That seems to have gone :(

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Blogger has always used static pages. In fact, it now appears to be using dynamic pages for a change, particularly for labels and archiving:

Labels: tonyruscoe.blogspot.com/search ...
Archiving: tonyruscoe.blogspot.com/search ...

No, you can't publish to an FTP site for the time being, which is really crap. They should have definitely sorted that out before releasing the beta!

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I am not sure about that, I do have an old blogger account. e.g. samdavyson.blogspot.com/. I may have made it at one time I guess.

After you make it and delete it do they still have the address reserved for you. Seems like an odd way of going about things.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

"Could not switch you to the new Blogger
Thanks for your interest in the new Blogger in beta! For now, we are only switching a limited number of users to this new version. We can't switch your account at this time, but hope to be able to do so soon. Please check back through your dashboard for when you'll be able to try switching again. "

WTF ?? they have a new version and the old and faithfall can't use ??

What did I miss ??

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yeah those are dynamic. I just wondered whether the new pages could be dynamic pretending to be static. But it seems not.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

/pd open a new blog, using your GAccount. Just to play with the stuff.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Sam:

<< After you make it and delete it do they still have the address reserved for you. Seems like an odd way of going about things. >>

It appears not. I originally registered ruscoe.blogspot.com (ages ago) then deleted it and then just claimed it back again with my Blogger Beta account now.

/pd:

<< WTF ?? they have a new version and the old and faithfall can't use ?? >>

I'm guessing that they couldn't migrate my account because I publish to my own server, and that's not supported yet.

Does anyone here just have an account that has only a BlogSpot hosted blog that they could try migrating?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

ok playing here..

slashpd.blogspot.com/index.htm ...

1) datetime is not in sync with google account
2) Has a nice Interface collapse /expand for Archives


slash.pd.googlepages.com/blogg ...



3) Archives have some issue with the widget (try saving)


slash.pd.googlepages.com/blogg ...



more follows if there is any interesting stuff happening here.. :)-

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

For anyone waiting to migrate, sod it. Just use your Google account to sign-in to test the new beta. Google even say "for people wanting to test, we will be merging accounts later on"... so don't sweat about it.

I've set mine up.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

are these really new functions or just old functions displayed in a new interface ??


slash.pd.googlepages.com/blogg ...

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Kind of, /pd. It's just a GUI for what could be done with HTML.

However, labels were not possible until now. They're totally new. And the archive has a new layout.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Interesting that they have done this. I thought they had a new guy to make all GUI's the same on Google products. And still Blogger looks completely different to the pages/gmail/calendar/spreadsheets "standard".

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I just got a look at the some of the source code, the beta blogger is running on top of the caribou interface just like gmail/picasa/spreadsheets/calendar

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Guys it was before 3 weeks feding up with blogger i imported all the post from blogger to wordpress and now i want blogger back

since i deleted the blog from blogger after successfull importing, now i want to import from wordpress to blogger ... is there any other kinda of tool ?

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

and now blogger supports Feed Adsense
Publishing Adsense in Feeds
Go to settings>site Feed and Click Advanced Options

it has option like this
"Enter your AdSense for Feeds code snippet to enable item-level ads in your site feed. You must also enable Post pages (in Archiving settings) and set Descriptions to Full (in Site Feed settings)."

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<< and now blogger supports Feed Adsense

It's the same as the old Blogger (most of the settings are identical). You can type anything you want in that box.

AdS for Feeds is not available for new users now. Maybe it wasn't that successful.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

thanks Ionut ..

and by the way i just registered a blogspot blogger

   bloggerlabs.blogspot.com
and by the way

when i login into googlelabs.blogspot.com it asks for username and password

maybe the blog googlelabs might been used for discussing secret google services.....

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony – "I was hesitant to do that in case it causes problems for me migrating later"

From the Blogger Support Blog
<quote>
Later, you'll be able to merge your two Blogger accounts
to have all your blogs in one place and use all the new features with
your current blogs.
</quote>

groups.google.com/group/blogge ...

-TD- [PersonRank 4]

11 years ago #

Why isnt the HTML / Javascript linked with the Google Gadgets like on Page Creator?

wande [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I was able to make a breakthrough despite my little knowledge of HTML

Read how in realities2006.blogspot.com

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