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Huge Blogger Beta Update!

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

Friday, November 3, 2006
16 years ago2,823 views

This is massive! And seems to have gone a miss for the past few hours...

Blogger Beta gets a massive update!

http://buzz.blogger.com/2006/11/blogger-beta-feature-complete.html

Looks like I can finally make my new blog...with FTP access :)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Odd.. the old log-in screen is back, that even Google was ashamed of...

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2717/bloggerkv5.png

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

They call it feature complete and I can't even migrate to it... strange.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

cool..
thanks Mambo :)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Weird... the log-in screen is back to the new one again. Looks like I spotted the mistake...

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

It looks like Google is rebuilding blogger from back to front. They will probably change the looks after this beta went online. Baby-steps...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I get this message if I try to change to FTP publishing:

<< Hint:If you want to publish to an external FTP server, you will have to turn off ACLs and use a Classic Template. >>

So, it looks like some of their more advanced features won't be available for FTP-published blogs, as I expected...

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

You won't have the page-creator features. But labels do work.

Maybe if you host page-creator via google apps for your domain this will begin to work. More integration is probably ahead....

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Yeah, labels work in a basic way. It's disappointing to see that they don't have Atom/RSS feeds for labels though; surely that's one of the main benefits of labels to blog readers?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Tony, the last time I checked there was no namespace assignment in the RSS/ATOM specs for 'labels' --not sure what the status is as of today.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

<< It's disappointing to see that they don't have Atom/RSS feeds for labels though; surely that's one of the main benefits of labels to blog readers? >>

In case anyone's interested, I've just discovered that you *can* get feeds for specific labels, it's just not documents for FTP-published blogs (AFAIK).

For BlogSpot blogs, it's documented here:

Can I get site feeds for specific labels?
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=53336

And here's how you do it for FTP-published blogs:

Simply edit this link (removing all spaces):

http:// beta.blogger.com/feeds/ [your-blog-id] /posts/default/-/ [your-label]

Replace [your-blog-id] with the Blogger ID of your blog (which you can find in the your source, your address bar when posting a comment, or one of numerous other ways) and [your-label] with the label you want the feed for.

So, for example, here's a feed for all my posts labeled with the word "google": http://beta.blogger.com/feeds/10596408/posts/default/-/google

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Cool, good advice, Tony. I'll have to get my blog together.

Albert [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

How to get upgraded to Beta

[URLs removed – Tony]

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