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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Blogger technical help needed...

I want to add a hit counter. I have the code but can't figure out how/where to add it in the template code. Can anyone help?

3 comments:

The Lioness said...

I'll help you. You can email me or try this (I tried emailing you but couldn't access it):

Go to the Dashboard (click on Blogger icon) and choose Change Settings. The choose Template. Now, scroll down to the very end of the template (Ctr+End), go up slowly and you'll see this:

p id="powered-by">a href="http://www.blogger.com"img src="http://buttons.blogger.com/bloggerbutton1.gif" alt="Powered by Blogger" /a p

Now, inside the template it will just be one line, it shows bunched up here bcs there's no space. You don't want your counter to be glued to the Blogger icon so you need to add the equivalent of a few Enters. That is accomplished by inserting breaks, like this: < B > This is called a break tag. Please note that you need to delete the spaces btwn the 3 characters so it works, I had to insert them bcs blogger doesn't accept tags within comments. The final result should look like this:

First line: the Blogger icon one, see above
Second line, immediately below: < B >
Third line, ditto: < B >

I like using 2 breaks instead of one but you can use only one though.

Finally, once you're done, please do Select All - BEFORE SAVING THE TEMPLATE -, then Copy and then Paste onto a word doc. Blogger has a bug that eats up templates at times when publishing and you will lose your whole blog if it happens. This way you have a copy of the template. Once you've created this backup, save template and hit republish and presto, hit counter.

Email me if you need help, I PROMISE it's easy.

The Lioness said...
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The Lioness said...

Oy I'm daft:

First line: the Blogger icon one, see above
Second line, immediately below: < B >
Third line, ditto: < B >
Fourth line: CODE

Duh.