Color Code Generator

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JQuery color picker plugin for selecting hex color code values. It can also be used to convert between HSL, HSV, RGB, Hex color code for the color you chose. It is also used for generating matching color schemes which makes it easy for you to select colors.




You can get this tool from here

How to submit your Blogger Sitemap to Google

What are Sitemaps?

Sitemaps are text files containing a list of all web pages that exist on your website and are accessible to crawlers and users. These helps visitors and search engine bots to find pages on website. Sitemaps are a way to help Google indexing pages on your site which otherwise might not be discovered.

If your blog is hosted on blogspot.com (or if you are using a self-hosted version of Blogger with a custom domain) you will be surprised to find out that the default sitemap file, contains only the 26 most recent pages of your blog which in normal case should contain all URLs of a website.

Many webmaster pretend to teach others how to drive traffic to blogs or websites yet leaving out the most important factors like sitemaps. There are still other websites who keep on providing the old methods of generating a sitemap for blogger which are not any effective.

How to add a complete Sitemap for your Blogger Blog

Step 1: If you haven't done this already, sign-in to your Google Webmasters account and add your blog. For details, check this tutorial on how to add a blog to Google.

Step 2: Once your blog is added to Google, go to Webmaster Dashboard  and click on your site address

Step 3:  On the left panel choose Site Configuration >> Sitemaps - then click on Add sitemap.

Add each of the following codes:

/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500
/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1001&max-results=500

If your blog have lots of pages, add the sitemaps below:

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1001&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1501&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=2001&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=2501&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=3001&max-results=500

Add Your Blogspot Blog to Google

1) Log in to your Google Webmaster Tools account.

2) Click on the “Add a site” button at the top of the screen.


3) Enter the URL address of your blog (for example http://my-site.blogspot.com/) and press Continue

4) Select the method you would like to use to verify ownership.
You can either upload an HTML file with a name we specify (which is not possible with Google Blogger account), or you can add a META tag to your site's index file.


Choose Alternate Methods:


5) Under Alternative Methods Click Add a meta tag to your site’s home page.


6) Copy the Meta tag Code generated.

7) Open a new tab and login into your blogger account.

8) Go to Template > Edit HTML


 ...and search (CTRL + F) for the following tag:

<head> 

9) Just below of it, paste the META code and then click on the Save Template button.

10) Switch to Google Webmaster Tools tab and press on the "Verify" button.

Now your site is added to sitemap account and the verification is done.

Style blogspot blogger date header

To change your blog's date header color and font style, you can do it with a very simple CSS adjustment that will make the date header to float on the left side of your post and to be partially out of the structure like a banner with a colorful appearance.
See the result in the image below:


How to do it

Step 1. Login into your Blogger Dashboard, select Template option > click on Edit HTML 


Step 2. Select Expand Blogger Template and search (CTRL + F) for the following code:

date.header

Or...

.date-header

Step 3. Add the following code snippet just below of it
background:white;
border-bottom: 1px solid #000000;
font-size:12px;
margin-left:-105px;
padding:3px 3px 3px 3px;
width:90px;
word-wrap:break-word;
float:left;
}

Putting it all together, it should look something like this:

.date-header span {
background:#FFD465;
border-bottom: 2px solid #cc0000;
color:#000000;
font-size:12px;
margin-left:-105px;
padding:3px 3px 3px 3px;
width:90px;
word-wrap:break-word;
float:left;}

To modify the style, replace the above bold/colored codes...

to change the background color:
to change the border style:
  • delete -bottom if you want border all around
  • change: 2px to a higher or lower value
  • change: solid with dotted if you want a dotted line
  • change:  #cc0000 with the hex code of border color

to change the font size and date color:
  • for a bigger text, change: 12px to a higher value
  • color: replace the hex code (#000000) with the hex of date color

Example:

color: #0000cc;

to change margin-left:
(represents the distance between date and blogger post)
  • replace -105px with a bigger/smaller value
float:

  • change left to right

Display post author, date, labels and comments with icons below post titles

When there are no comments made to your posts, there's a link that says 'Be the First to comment!' and when there is just one comment it says '1 comment so far'. If you want to make your blog more stylish by replacing these texts with some cute small icons along with the default Author Name, Post Date, Labels and Comments... then just follow the next steps:






Steps:
 
Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, click on the Template option, then press the Edit HTML button:


Step 2. Select the "Expand widgets templates" box



Step 3. Search for the below code (press the CTRL + F keys and paste the code in the search box):


<div class='post-header-line-1'>

If you can't find the code above, look for this one:

    <div class='post-header'>

Step 4. Paste the following code below/after the code above:

<font style='background:transparent url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--fsYbwHKiKM/T0uOGw-hdTI/AAAAAAAAA-s/QBcDITiSCEs/s1600/author.gif) no-repeat scroll top left;padding-left:25px;font-size:11px;'><data:post.author/></font> | <font style='background:transparent url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1MEONG9XUgA/T0uOF8ICEdI/AAAAAAAAA-k/VBwTnA8PXbI/s1600/clock_icon.gif) no-repeat scroll top left;padding-left:25px;font-size:11px;'><data:post.timestamp/></font> | <font style='background:transparent url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rg64gjlD5Q4/T0uOD1RiFKI/AAAAAAAAA-c/RF7cQMGyO_I/s1600/tag+icon.gif) no-repeat scroll top left;padding-left:25px;font-size:11px;'><b:if cond='data:post.labels'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<a expr:href='data:label.url + &quot;?max-results=8&quot;' rel='tag'><data:label.name/></a>
<b:if cond='data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;'>|</b:if>
</b:loop>
</b:if></font>
<span class='post-comment-link' style='Float:right;'>
        <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
          <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
            <a class='comment-link' expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick' style='background:url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wGMp3jZ7DpU/T0uOrczut7I/AAAAAAAAA-0/F_BnJ5WS9BI/s1600/comment-icon.png) no-repeat;Padding-left:20px;'><b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 0'>Be the first to comment!<b:else/> <b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 1'><data:post.numComments/> Comment so far<b:else/><data:post.numComments/> Comments so far</b:if> </b:if></a>
          </b:if>
        </b:if>
      </span>

How to customize:

If you want to change the icons, just replace the URL addresses above colored with:

  • Red - Author
  • Green - Date
  • Blue - Labels
  • Violet - Comment bubble

... with the URL address of your image.

Step 5. Save template... and you're done!

How to remove/delete labels from Blogger posts


Many bloggers might find labels below posts (or post titles) unnecessary, as long as they are already in the blog's sidebar. In this tutorial we will learn how to remove them manually. To hide labels from the blogger post footer (or below post title), you could simply uncheck the "Labels" option, however, sometimes this setting might not work properly in certain templates and then we'll have to remove it manually from our template.

How we going do this?

Hide labels from Blogger

Step 1. Click on the 'Template' option and then go to the 'Edit HTML' button.

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To ensure that you won't lose or delete something, it is advisable to make a backup of your current template. To do this, click on the Backup/Restore button on the right top corner:

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 ...and then click on the Download full template button:



Step 2. After you clicked on the Edit HTML button, select the 'Expand Widget Templates' option for expanding the CSS code.

Step 3. Now find the following code snippet (press CTRL+F and paste the code in the search box):
<b:if cond='data:post.labels'>
          <data:postLabelsLabel/>
          <b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
            <a expr:href='data:label.url' rel='tag'><data:label.name/></a><b:if cond='data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;'>,</b:if>
          </b:loop>
        </b:if>

Step 4. And delete it.

Step 5. Click on the Save Template button. You're done ;)

How To Remove Blogger Navbar

WHAT IS BLOGGER NAVBAR?
Blogger has got a Navigation Bar that appears by default at the top of every Blogger-powered blog. This navigation bar can be very useful when you are blogging, but sometimes, it can get in the way. The Blogger navbar is usually hidden in most of the third party templates.

The advantages of it are the following:

- when you click on the B icon, it will take you to blogger.com
- a quick link to your Dashboard and "Sign in /Sign out" dialog
- you can easily search for other blogs
- you can "Flag Blog" (if you consider content of a blog objectionable)
- NextBlog - takes you to a random, recently-updated Blogger blog

The only disadvantage is visual. If you have customized design, Navbar just doesn't fit in.

So how we get rid of it? It is very simple. Just follow the next steps...

Removing The Blogger Navbar:

1. Login to your Blogger account, click on your blog name and navigate to Layout;

2. Look for the Navbar text and click on the Edit link as shown in the picture below:

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3. When the pop-up window appears, scroll down and select Off, then click on Save button:

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You're done.