Your Blog Settings

14.You will then see the “Create” new posting page. However, let’s pass this up
for now and take care of some of the blog settings.
15. Click on the “Settings” tab.
16. You will then see the “Basic” Settings page.
17. Make sure to click on “Save Settings” when you are done.
18. You will then see a confirmation that your settings were saved. You will see
this each time you save your settings.
• The title should already
be filled in (same as
when you registered)
• Put a very brief
description of the site.
This may appear directly
on your blog depending
on the template you
• I suggest listing your

• Show Quick Editing on
your blog
• Do NOT show email post
• Show compose mode
• Click on “Save Settings”
when you are done
19. There are 2 options here that you didn’t have before: (1) Republish your
blog and (2) Republish Index. When you are done saving all of your settings,
then I would suggest clicking on the “Republish” button. This applies the
changes here to all of your blog pages. “Republish Index” is good for very
big blogs because it is faster. Don’t bother with it unless your blog gets
huge (hundreds of postings).
20. Click on the “Publishing” link to move on to the next set of settings.
21. You will then see the “Publishing” Settings page.
22. If you make any changes, click on the “Save Settings” button.
23. Next, click on the “Formatting” link.
24. You will see the Formatting Settings page.
• You already chose your URL
in a previous step. You can
change it if you want.
• I would suggest choosing
“yes” because it will make it
easier for others to find/use
your blog
• I would choose to show at least 10 posts.
Maybe even more. Find posts buried in
the archives can be difficult.
• The next few settings are just based on
your preferences. Look through the
options and determine which format is
best for you
• Please choose the time zone you are in
• Language is the language of choice for
your blog.
• Don’t both with encoding. Leave it at
“Universal (Unicode UTF-8)”
• This one is a toss
up, but I’d set it
to “Yes”
• Yes, show title field
• Yes, show link field
• Yes, enable float alignment.
25. Click on “Save Settings” if you made any changes.
26. Next, click on the “Comments” link in the settings menu.
27. You will then see the Comments Settings page.
• Click on “Show”
• I suggest that you let “Anyone” comment.
• Select “New Posts Have Comments”
• Click on “Show”. Backlinks can be very
• Select “New Posts Have Backlinks”
• Choose whichever format you would like to
appear on the time stamp in your
• I would suggest not showing comments in
a popup window (select No)
• YES, definitely show word verification.
Stops nasty spam from appearing on your
• No, I wouldn’t enable comment
moderation. It’s too much work for you.
Consider this for student blogs though.
• I’d suggest that you select “Yes”. It
makes comments more interesting.
• I’d put your email address in this space.
Otherwise, you’ll never know that you
have new comments.
28. Click on the “Save Settings” button.
29. Next click on the “Archiving” link
30. You will then see the Archiving Settings page
31. I’d suggest selecting to archive postings “Monthly” and definitely enable
“Post Pages”.
32. Click on the “Save Settings” button if you made any changes.
33. Next, click on the “Site Feed” link in the Settings menu.
34. Yes, publish the site feed. Provide Full descriptions.
35. Note your “Site Feed URL”. You will need this later. You can always go back
here and get it though.
36. Click on “Save Settings” if you made any changes.
37. Next, click on the “Email” link in the Settings menu.
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38. You will then see the Email Settings page.
39. If you would like an email sent to you each time you publish a post, put your
email address in the “BlogSend Address” textbox.
40. The “Mail-to-Blogger Address” is a really cool option. If you set this up, you
can send an email to Blogger and the email will be posted in your blog. To
do this put in a unique name (see where I entered “linguavita”) and check
the box next to “Publish”.
41. Click on the “Save Settings” button if you changed any settings.
42. Next, click on the “Members” link in the Settings menu.
43. You will then see the Members Settings page.
44. You can use this if you would like to add “members” to your blog. This is
great for team blogging (more than one person adding postings). However,
at this time you don’t need to do anything with this.
45. That’s it for settings.
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