Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Computer Techy....NOT!

Sunday I decided it would be fun to update my blog. I wanted to add 'widgets' and 'gadgets' so it would look more like my old blog "Knightly Knitter." I did just that. I added "Linkwithin" so you could easily find other posts you might be interested. I added "Follow me on Pinterest" so you could see other things that interest me and might interest you as well. I was able to highlight on the right sidebar most popular posts, and a few other extras. However, while working on my blog, I noticed there were 'share' buttons under my posts, which would allow anyone to share my posts and information on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google. Well, the whole purpose of deleting "Knightly Knitter" and starting this blog, was for the sake of privacy, so certainly I didn't want live share buttons on my new blog.

Being the motivated person that I am, I decided I could fix that!

I proceeded to go into the HTML portion of the blog's template and look for the area in the data that might mention share icons.  The computer dialogue looked something like this:

              <b:includable id='postQuickEdit' var='post'>
  <b:if cond='data:post.editUrl'>
    <span expr:class='&quot;item-control &quot; + data:post.adminClass'>
      <a expr:href='data:post.editUrl' expr:title='data:top.editPostMsg'>
        <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='18' src='http://img2.blogblog.com/img/icon18_edit_allbkg.gif' width='18'/>

Greek to me, but I still thought I could figure it out so, I began to cut and delete what I thought would take care of the issue.  WRONG!

After going onto a blogger discussion board a very kind person told me all I had to do was go to the layout page of the blog and click on the post edit link there and a pop box would give me the option of turning off the share buttons. Great!

That worked, but guess what? With the cutting/deleting I did prior to the helpful suggest, I  lost the "leave a comment" ability under my posts.  Sigh!

I read a bit more, and discovered I could revert the template to default settings, which I have done. So, after I post this today there is a SLIGHT chance posting comments will be possible, but I am not holding my breath. So, just in case, you will notice on the right side bar, I  embedded a template for readers to email me comments and messages as I continue to work on resolving my problem. Sigh again!

Morale of the story...."Keep out from where you do NOT belong!"

1 comment:

  1. Rose, I have been trying for DAYS to figure out why my posts won't update on my sidebar when I do a post... they are always delayed by hours. The time stamp on the post is right... but, the update is in PST. Go figure. I sure can't seem to find a solution! Looks like you did a great job in figuring yours out. Bravo. blessings ~ tanna


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