I am one of the happy :) Google’s Blogger users since 2004. I just love its simple and real user friendliness; after all it’s part of Google. Each day I am experimenting and trying out new things with Blogger.
Some times I feel the need of some changes or feature improvements in Blogger Platform. Here I am listing out just four simple features or changes I need in Google’s Blogger.
Improvement in Preview Option
The Blogger’s preview feature seems to provide preview only for the Main page. Suppose if I am changing my template or adding any ads in the comments section. The preview option doesn’t seem to be work in the comments part. I have to save the template, only after that I can see my changes.
Changes made in the comments section can’t be previewed using ‘Preview’ option.
Due to this, each time I have to save the template, to see my changes. It really takes some time as each time I have to save and publish to see how my changes would look.
I want to see all the functionality to work and previewed in the Preview mode, not just the main part of the page.
Need for Backup Support
Backup is the major feature needs some good support. Blogger doesn’t have any inbuilt backup tools. I am just wondering how such a popular Blogging platform could miss such a most wanted feature.
Currently if I want to backup my blog, the only way as officially provided by Blogger is, I have to remove my current template and replace it with Blogger’s backup code.
Checkout what Blogger officially says about Backup:
Blogger does not have an export or download function. However, you can use the following instructions to create a single file with all your posts which you may publish and then copy to your own computer for use as desired. Note: If you intend to continue using your blog, please save a copy of your existing template in a file on your computer as you will need to have it at hand after this process is completed.
Checkout the full official blogger’s backup steps
I have a question, why should I change my blog template to backup my Blog. I feel Blogger has more user base of non-techie and newbie users, I am very sure they wont feel comfortable with this Blogger’s current backup process.
There are some unofficial Blogger Backup tools like Codeplex’s “Blogger Backup utility ”, but I am not much confident about the reliability of such utilities. Such tools needs us to provide our Google Blogger account username and password [!?] to backup our blog.
I think Google must provide some inbuilt simple to use Blogger Backup utility, which I have expected in the current new Blogger
This is the most talked issue among the Blogger’s community, whether to hide it or not?. Some Bloggers hide them and some are not sure whether to remove them.
I could see in the Blogger’s official blog, “Blogger Buzz ”, the Navbar seems to be customized by removing their blog's “Flag” option.
I feel Blogger should also give us the feature to customize our Navbar, So that the user can make a choice of having the Navbar, Flag option or any other features.
Please Google, make Blogger Moooooore stable; it is the one of the most used Google service [actually I want to put this point, as the first one].
You know it well, so I am not going much deep in this one.
There are big bunch of Blogger lovers like me, so please take some extra care.
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