Saturday, February 23, 2019

Dragging images into your blog

Update: Until further notice, I recommend that you should not drag images into your blog posts.

You can drag photos into your blog, from your desktop or the web.

An image is dragged into a blog post from a folder on my computer.
Drag, drop, wait, format, and done!

This feature is not new, but for a long time (some say a very long time) it was buggy and produced blog posts that screwed up the way blogs and feeds worked.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Add an image "from a URL"

toolbar > insert image > Add Images > From a URL

A URL (Universal Resource Locator) is the unique address of a file on the Word Wide Web.

"From a URL" displaying an image when a canonical URL is entered
The image shows when the URL is right.
If you know the URL of an image file, and if that file is public, you can post it directly into your blog at Add Images > From a URL.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Add images "from your webcam"

toolbar > insert image > Add Images > From your webcam

Update: This option has been discontinued. My guess is no one will miss it.

Not everyone has a webcam, but if you do you can insert a photo from it into your blog (and your blogs's album in the Archive).

The top of the "From your webcam" option
It's one of six options in "Add images," the pop-up you get when you click the Insert Image icon on the toobar in Blogger's editing window.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Time runs out on Google+ comments

February 4 is the last day to save your blog's Google+ comments

A broken hourglass with sand flowing from the bottom

If you are reading this on February 5 or later, I am sorry. Google did a terrible job of warning affected bloggers that their comments were at immanent risk.

If you are reading this in time, here's what you can do.