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Here are some hot tips and tricks on making your Blogger Profile work for you........



EDITING THE BLOGGER PROFILE


To edit the Blogger profile logon at Blogger and click 'Edit Profile' link on the Blogger Dashboard. After making changes click on Save button to save changes. The Profile Page does not have a template and hence cannot be customized at present. You can request Blogger Wishlist if you want this feature.



SHARE YOUR PROFILE


If you are blogging professionally it helps to share your profile instead of keeping it private. You can also choose to share only parts of your profile under the PRIVACY subheading of the Edit Profile page. Sharing your profile will give credibility to your blog. If you choose to display your email address link you will get more credibility. This will help in getting more fans. You can also choose to display your other blogs links.



PHOTO IN PROFILE


To put your photo in your profile upload the image to a freehost and paste the link to it in PHOTO URL box on Edit Profile page. More instructions in How to Upload Pictures.



REMOVE THE ZODIAC


Some Bloggers would like to remove the Zodiac information on their profile pages. The solution is simple! Remove your birthdate information and that will go away!



FROOGLE WISHLIST IN PROFILE


You can put your Froogle Wishlist in your profile. Copy and paste the URL :

http://froogle.google.com/shoppinglist/shoppinglist?action=ShowWishList&email=EmailMe@gmail.com

in the General----->Wishlist URL field on the Edit Profile page. Then save.



INCREASE TRAFFIC WITH LINKS IN THE PROFILE


As Blogger has now activated the links in the Interests, Favorite Movies, Favorite Music and Favorite Books sections in the Blogger Profile you can fill these up with the latest Buzzwords. Then viewers searching for bloggers with similar interests will get your blog link in their search results. Make sure that you update your blog regularly as the latest updated blogs come to the top of the results. Strictly speaking this comes under the SPAM category, however as far as I know no rule against it as yet. So Enjoy!



TEAM BLOGGER PROFILES


Team Blogger Profiles show lists of Blog Contributors. If you want the regular Blogger Profile you will have to remove that widget and replace it with a HTML widget containing your profile information.



PROFILE IMAGE SIZE


You can change the size of the profile image that is displayed on your Main page. Go to Template------>Edit Html----->Scroll down to this code :

.profile-img {
width:50px;
height:40px;
}

Change the numbers and Save Template. Just under the above code are the settings describing the full profile widget, it's color, text etc.. You can change these settings to customize your Profile Widget.



NO 'VIEW MY PROFILE' LINK


If you want the default Profile Widget to show but do not want to link it to your profile page you have to remove the "VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE" link and the link on your photo. To do this login to Blogger Dashboard and click on 'Layout' link. Then click the Edit Html subtab of Template tab. Then put a check in the Expand Widgets Template checkbox at the top of the template box and scroll down to this code in the Profile widget :

<b:if cond='data:photo.url != ""'>
<a expr:href='data:userUrl'><img class='profile-img' expr:alt='data:photo.alt' expr:height='data:photo.height' expr:src='data:photo.url' expr:width='data:photo.width'/></a>
</b:if>

ONLY RETAIN THE PART BELOW IN THE ABOVE CODE TO REMOVE THE PROFILE LINK ON THE PHOTO :

<img class='profile-img' expr:alt='data:photo.alt' expr:height='data:photo.height' expr:src='data:photo.url' expr:width='data:photo.width'/>

Then scroll down to this code for the "VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE" link :

<a class='profile-link' expr:href='data:userUrl'><data:viewProfileMsg/></a>

DELETE ABOVE CODE TO REMOVE THE LINK TO YOUR PROFILE PAGE. Save Template.

Remember to BACKUP TEMPLATE before making any changes.




22 comments:

BlueCashMachine said...

Nice Dummies Guide especially Google Gadgets. I like it. :) Keep up the job. See you.

ThedyB said...

Again, great information: learned two new tricks that I believe will increase my blog's traffic at hitsamillion.blogspot.com! Thanks! Thedy B, Attorney/Songwriter

Anonymous said...

Vin - do we have the ability to make our profile expandable, meaning show only part of the description and the user has to click on the link to read the rest? Thanks

Vin said...

Anonymous,

Not with the regular Blogger Profile. But you can create a second Blogger Profile and put spoilers in that to hide information revealed by clicking on links.

Dawn said...

Hi Vin, GREAT blog guide!! I have completely customized my blog thanks to this site.

My question is, I had a .gif photo hosted at photobucket that I was using as my profile photo and all was well until today when I went to create a new one. I can upload the photo to blogger and it animates until I hit save profile and then blogger flattens it. I can't even get it to reuse the old .gif I had there. Any clue what is wrong. ( I have used google pages as well as photobucket as the hosting site and no luck with either)

Thanks

Vin said...

Dawn,

Upload new gif to Photobucket and paste the link from there. Blogger photo upload does not support animation.

Dawn said...

I'm not sure I'm understanding your response. I do post the link from photobucket and it searches and finds it, it flashes just fine in the preview, but as soon as I hit "save profile" it flattens it. Maybe it was/is a temporary problem. I'll try again later.
Thanks for trying!

Dawn said...

I've tried that again and still nothing.

Let me just make sure I am following your instructions though. I go to my edit profile, click the circle that says Photo URL "from the web" and paste the "direct link" from photobucket into that box. The preview appears (and blinks just fine) but as soon as I hit "save profile" at the bottom of the edit profile screen it says "fetching profile photo" and then it flattens it. Am I doing what you are saying or am I missing something.....SORRY to be such a pain, but it worked 2 days ago and now it won't accept either the new one or the old one I had.

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for you time!

Vin said...

Dawn,

Perhaps if you can send the file to me as an email attachment I can test it out?

My email address is in middle column.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Your 'change profile image size' doesn't have the same code as my site. How do I change the image with this code?

.profile-img {
float: $startSide;
margin-top: 0;
margin-$endSide: 8px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
margin-$startSide: 0;
border: 4px solid #345;

http://jjinla.blogspot.com

Vin said...

J.J. in L.A.,

Try this code :

.profile-img img {
float: $startSide;
margin-top: 0;
margin-$endSide: 8px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
margin-$startSide: 0;
border: 4px solid #345;
}

J.J. in L.A. said...

Vin - that's the exact same code I referred to. What do I need to change?

Vin said...

J.J. in L.A.,

The first line is different in my code :

.profile-img img {...

Your code :

profile-img {...

Shusha said...

Thank you! you've been a great help for me.

cindy said...

hi vin,

you have great stuff here :-)

my question is: i'd like to have my photo link to my profile, but i want to remove the "view my complete profile" verbiage and my "name"

leaving: this is me
and the hot linked photo only
http://mybreathingdream.blogspot.com/

is that possible?

thanks so much!
-cindy

cindy said...

hi vin,

thank you for all this wonderful info.

my question: i'd like to have my photo linked to my profile, BUT i want to 'delete' my name and the verbiage "view my complete profile"

leaving only: 'this is me' and my photo linked to my profile

is this possible?

thanks much!
-cindy

Vin said...

Cindy,

You can create your own customized profile in a HTML gadget.

sara said...

erm , how do you search for another person's blogger profile ?
if its not on their blogskin .

Vin said...

Sara,

If that person has removed the profile gadget then Blogger respects the wish of that person to remain anonymous.

[hamtaroo] said...

I'm confused about changing the profile box into the form where it has my picture, descriptions, and "View my complete profile" link

my blog: http://udonmeong.blogspot.com/

if you see my blog, my profile box is the "Litterbox Cafe employees"

What I really want is actually to view [hamtaroo] and [meong]'s profiles in classic view (with pictures, about me, and view my profile link). I've read all of your tips, but I guess I'm not that bright when it comes to html editting >_<

Vin said...

[hamtaroo],

You have a Team Blog which shows a Contributor's List instead of a full profile.

You can create your own profile gadget in a HTML gadget.

TechBase said...

Nice tip Vin. Didnt know about this and I'm definitely goin to implement this on my blog. thanks

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