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New and Better Tutorial on How to Connect Your Domain to Blogger Account Without Going Through Stress

New and Better Tutorial on How to Connect Your Domain to Blogger Account Without Going Through Stress

In today’s lesson, I will be teaching you on “New and Better tutorial on how to connect your domain to your blogger account without going through Stress”. This tutorial is New and Better because it is easy and involve no Stress.

FIRSTLY, WHAT IS A BLOG?

According to Merriam-Webster, it is a website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks, videos, and photographs provided by the writer.

But we are not going there today. What we will be learning is how to connect your domain to blogspot.

HOW WILL YOU GO ABOUT IT TO CONNECT TO BLOGGER?

To connect your domain to blogspot, you will have to buy a domain. You can check buy your domain at abollyhost via this link. But if you have domain with abollyhost already, you have no problem. Further more, there is one thing you need before you connect to blogspot.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO AVOID STRESS?

You need what is called DNS(domain name server/system) Module.It is the phonebook of the internet. DNS Module is what enables you to connect your domain to blogspot. Without the DNS, you cannot connect to blogspot. At Abollyhost, we offer it for free. The only payment you will make is just for setup. And that cost just ₦700. You can buy it via this link. And this is one time payment. You will never pay again for it.

  • CNAME Record

A Canonical Name record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System which maps one domain name to another.

  • A Record

A record means Address record. An A record is a type of Domain Name System record that allows the address of a computer to be found using its host name. A record links domain, sub-domain to an IP address.

This record is required in the DNS manager.

 

 

WHAT IS NEXT?

You are set to connect your domain to your Blogger account. Without stress,

Blogger

  1. Login to your blogger account.
  2. After that, click on the settings in your blogger account.                                                                           
  3. Navigate to custom domain and click on it
  4. Enter the domain name in the line shown at the top. It must be in this format www.yourdomainname. Then click on save.
  5. After you have clicked on save, there is a message that will appear. The message displayed contains the two CNAME record you need to connect your domain to your blogger account. Furthermore,

At this point, you will have to navigate to your cPanel. Here is what you will do in your control panel.

  • You will create an A record

You will create four(4) A records.
  • 216.239.32.21
  • 216.239.34.21
  • 216.239.36.21
  • 216.239.38.21

Secondly, you will create two(2) CNAME records. The two CNAME is contained in the message on your blogger account.

Navigate to DNS Manager Panel/Control Panel

Check under domain section. You will see Zone Editor, click on it.

  • After that, click on Manage button.

Clicking on the ”manage button”, will take you to where you will create the records.

After that, click on the record you want to create. If it is A record, the name will not change. Only the record will change. There are many A records there but you just have to change four of them to the above A records.

The next thing after the A record is to create CNAME record.

The CNAME record you will create is provided in your “Blogger account”. For a better way to check, follow this procedure.

Go to “settings” in your blogger account.

Navigate to “Publishing”.

Then to “+Setup a 3rd party URL for your blog. There you will see the two CNAME record you will create.

Then go back to your Control Panel/ DNS Manager Panel to create the CNAME record. Copy it from your blogger account and paste it.

The first CNAME is always the same. Only the second one is different.

Name                                                                                 Destination

www                                                                                  ghs.google.com

The “www” will be at the back, while the domain name will follow. The same thing with the second CNAME. For example,

www.abollyhost.com                                                      ghs.google.com

wibhvygd.abollyhost.com                                            gv-4fg2saftsimri8.dv.googlehosted.com

This is the format

Furthermore, you will go back to your blogger account. Type your domain in the format www.yourdomainname. And lastly, click on save.

After it has save, you will have to wait until it propagate. The time spent in propagating depends on the extension of the domain. You have successfully connect your domain to your blogger account.

And Abollyhost.com can help you to connect your blogger account to your domain for free.  Follow this procedure:

  1. Invite us at abollyhost@gmail.com
  2. Make us as admin for us to be able to access the site
  3. You are free. We will help you to connect it without stressing you.

In conclusion, I hope it is not stressful. Thank you.

 

 

 

Introduction to Blogging what you should know before get started

Introduction to Blogging what you should know before get started

What is a “blog”?

“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe websites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information.

A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other websites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order. Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.

Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, home staging, sports, or mobile technology. Some are more eclectic, presenting links to all types of other sites. And others are more like personal journals, presenting the author’s daily life and thoughts.

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Generally speaking (although there are exceptions), blogs tend to have a few things in common:

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  • A main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Often, the articles are organized into categories.
  • An archive of older articles.
  • A way for people to leave comments about the articles.
  • A list of links to other related sites, sometimes called a “blogroll”.
  • One or more “feeds” like RSS, Atom or RDF files.

Some blogs may have additional features beyond these.

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What is a “blogger”?

A blogger is a person who owns or runs a blog or a person who maintains the blog. That is, posting articles or new posts, information, sharing the most up-to-date news, opinions and case studies to name but a few. Such entries are known as blog posts.

The Blog Content

Content is the raison d’être for any website. Retail sites feature a catalog of products. University sites contain information about their campuses, curriculum, and faculty. News sites show the latest news stories. For a personal blog, you might have a bunch of observations, or reviews. Without some sort of updated content, there is little reason to visit a website more than once.

On a blog, the content consists of articles (also sometimes called “posts” or “entries”) that the author(s) writes. Yes, some blogs have multiple authors, each writing his/her own articles. Typically, blog authors compose their articles in a web-based interface, built into the blogging system itself. Some blogging systems also support the ability to use stand-alone “weblog client” software, which allows authors to write articles offline and upload them at a later time.

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Comments

Want an interactive website? Wouldn’t it be nice if the readers of a website could leave comments, tips or impressions about the site or a specific article? With blogs, they can! Posting comments is one of the most exciting features of blogs.

Most blogs have a method to allow visitors to leave comments. There are also nifty ways for authors of other blogs to leave comments without even visiting the blog! Called “pingbacks” or “trackbacks“, they can inform other bloggers whenever they cite an article from another site in their own articles. All this ensures that online conversations can be maintained painlessly among various site users and websites.

The Difference Between a Blog and CMS?

Software that provides a method of managing your website is commonly called a CMS or “Content Management System”. Many blogging software programs are considered a specific type of CMS. They provide the features required to create and maintain a blog, and can make publishing on the internet as simple as writing an article, giving it a title, and organizing it under (one or more) categories. While some CMS programs offer vast and sophisticated features, a basic blogging tool provides an interface where you can work in an easy and, to some degree, intuitive manner while it handles the logistics involved in making your composition presentable and publicly available. In other words, you get to focus on what you want to write, and the blogging tool takes care of the rest of the site management.

WordPress is one such advanced blogging tool and it provides a rich set of features. Through its Administration Screen, you can set options for the behavior and presentation of your weblog. Via these Administration Screen, you can easily compose a blog post, push a button, and be published on the internet, instantly! WordPress goes to great pains to see that your blog posts look good, the text looks beautiful, and the html code it generates conforms to web standards.

If you’re just starting out, read Getting Started with WordPress, which contains information on how to get WordPress set up quickly and effectively, as well as information on performing basic tasks within WordPress, like creating new posts or editing existing ones.

Things Bloggers Need to Know

In addition to understanding how your specific blogging software works, such as WordPress, there are some terms and concepts you need to know.

Archives

A blog is also a good way to keep track of articles on a site. A lot of blogs feature an archive based on dates (like a monthly or yearly archive). The front page of a blog may feature a calendar of dates linked to daily archives. Archives can also be based on categories featuring all the articles related to a specific category.

It does not stop there; you can also archive your posts by author or alphabetically. The possibilities are endless. This ability to organize and present articles in a composed fashion is much of what makes blogging a popular personal publishing tool.

Feeds

A Feed is a function of special software that allows “Feedreaders” to access a site automatically looking for new content and then post updates about that new content to another site. This provides a way for users to keep up with the latest and hottest information posted on different blogging sites. Some Feeds include RSS (alternately defined as “Rich Site Summary” or “Really Simple Syndication”), Atom or RDF files. Dave Shea, author of the web design weblog Mezzoblue has written a comprehensive summary of feeds.

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Syndication

A feed is a machine readable (usually XML) content publication that is updated regularly. Many weblogs publish a feed (usually RSS, but also possibly Atom and RDF and so on, as described above). There are tools out there that call themselves “feedreaders”. What they do is they keep checking specified blogs to see if they have been updated, and when the blogs are updated, they display the new post, and a link to it, with an excerpt (or the whole contents) of the post. Each feed contains items that are published over time. When checking a feed, the feedreader is actually looking for new items. New items are automatically discovered and downloaded for you to read, so you don’t have to visit all the blogs you are interested in. All you have to do with these feedreaders is to add the link to the RSS feed of all the blogs you are interested in. The feedreader will then inform you when any of the blogs have new posts in them. Most blogs have these “Syndication” feeds available for the readers to use.

 

Pretty Permalinks

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual weblog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings. A permalink is what another weblogger will use to refer to your article (or section), or how you might send a link to your story in an e-mail message. Because others may link to your individual postings, the URL to that article shouldn’t change. Permalinks are intended to be permanent (valid for a long time).

“Pretty” Permalinks is the idea that URLs are frequently visible to the people who click them, and should therefore be crafted in such a way that they make sense, and not be filled with incomprehensible parameters. The best Permalinks are “hackable,” meaning a user might modify the link text in their browser to navigate to another section or listing of the weblog. For example, this is how the default Permalink to a story might look in a default WordPress installation:

/index.php?p=423

How is a user to know what “p” represents? Where did the number 423 come from?

In contrast, here is a well-structured, “Pretty” Permalink which could link to the same article, once the installation is configured to modify permalinks:

/archives/2003/05/23/my-cheese-sandwich/

One can easily guess that the Permalink includes the date of the posting, and the title, just by looking at the URL. One might also guess that hacking the URL to be /archives/2003/05/ would get a list of all the postings from May of 2003 (pretty cool). For more information on possible Permalink patterns in WordPress, see Using Permalinks.

Blog by email

Some blogging tools offer the ability to email your posts directly to your blog, all without direct interaction through the blogging tool interface. WordPress offers this cool feature. Using email, you can now send in your post content to a pre-determined email address & voila! Your post is published!

Post Slugs

If you’re using Pretty Permalinks, the Post Slug is the title of your article post within the link. The blogging tool software may simplify or truncate your title into a more appropriate form for using as a link. A title such as “I’ll Make A Wish” might be truncated to “ill-make-a-wish”. In WordPress, you can change the Post Slug to something else, like “make-a-wish”, which sounds better than a wish made when sick.

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Excerpt

Excerpts are condensed summaries of your blog posts, with blogging tools being able to handle these in various ways. In WordPress, Excerpts can be specifically written to summarize the post, or generated automatically by using the first few paragraphs of a post or using the post up to a specific point, assigned by you.

Plugins

Plugins are cool bits of programming scripts that add additional functionality to your blog. These are often features which either enhance already available features or add them to your site.

WordPress offers simple and easy ways of adding Plugins to your blog. From the Administration Screen, there is a Plugins Screen. You can easily search, install and activate Plugins from this Screen.

Basics – A Few Blogging Tips

Starting a new blog is difficult and this can put many people off. Some may get off to a good start only to become quickly discouraged because of the lack of comments or visits. You want to stand out from this crowd of millions of bloggers, you want to be one of the few hundred thousand blogs that are actually visited. Here are some simple tips to help you on your way to blogging mastery:

  1. Post regularly, but don’t post if you have nothing worth posting about.
  2. Stick with only a few specific genres to talk about.
  3. Don’t put ‘subscribe’ and ‘vote me’ links all over the front page until you have people that like your blog enough to ignore them (they’re usually just in the way).
  4. Use a clean and simple theme if at all possible.
  5. Enjoy, blog for fun, comment on other peoples’ blogs (as they normally visit back).
  6. Have fun blogging and remember, there are no rules to what you post on your blog!

 

If you have any questions or enquires, please feel free to drop your comments

Blogging Tips: How to Create A Blog with Blogger.Com

Blogging Tips: How to Create A Blog with Blogger.Com

  1. If you don’t have a person gmail account (must not be your education gmail, such as University of Minnesota gmail account), go ahead and create new gmail account now. It’s important that you don’t use your official education account as it doesn’t have all the features that personal gmail accounts do.

    IMPORTANT: When you use your personal gmail account and your personal blog, you should use a different browser than the one that you use for your official education/university gmail, otherwise this causes problems. e.g. I use Firefox for my University of MN gmail, and Chrome for my personal gmail and personal blog.

  2. Once you have created a personal gmail account, link to the Blogger website
  3. Click on the orange arrow that says “create your blog now.”
  4. On the “Create a Google Account” screen enter in the information required, namely:
    1. Enter your personal gmail email address, which should be the one that you want to use to be paired with your blog that you are going to create [must not be your official education one. You’ll have to retype your email address in the second box.

    2. Enter password (it’s a good idea to write this down somewhere safe — or email it to yourself and then save the email so you can refer to it later if you forget it). You have to retype the password in the second box.

    3. Enter a display name

    4. Choose a user name. If you prefer people not to know who you actually are, then choose a fictitious name. e.g. 2tech4me

    5. Accept the terms (it is safe to do and won’t generate junk mail).

    6. Word verification: type the letters that appear as a graphic above the verification box. This is there to ensure that the blog is being created by a person and not automatically being generated by a computer.

    7. Click on the “Continue” arrow

  5. On the “Name your blog” screen:

    1. Enter title: This is the title that will appear at the top of your blog page and will also be the default name that will appear in users’ browsers when they bookmark/add to favorites you blog, so choose something that will give readers a clear idea of what your blog is about

    2. Blog address: pick something that you’ll remember easily and that is easy to type.

    3. Click on the “Continue” arrow

  6. On the “Choose a template” screen:

    1. Scroll through the selections and click on the little radio button next to the name of the template that you choose. e.g. I chose the snapshot template. Note: you can change the template later if you decide you don’t like the one you have selected, so don’t spend too much time at this point worrying what will look best!

    2. Click on the “Continue” arrow

  7. On the “Your blog has just been created!” screen:
    1. Click on the “Start Blogging” arrow

  8. A window will appear that looks much like a word processing window. Start typing, and use the formatting bar at the top to help you format your entry. e.g. You can change font size, type of font, color, justification, create links and so on. Experiment with these to see what they do.

    1. When finished, click on “Publish Post”

  9. Once you have posted an entry, a screen will appear telling you “Your blog post published successfully!”
    1. To see the results, click on the link to “View Blog.”

  10. To get back to your blog so that you can add a new entry or edit the existing blog, click on the little orange “B” next to the search field at the top left of your browser window. If you are already logged in, this will take you to your blog Dashboard. If you aren’t logged in, then you will first need to log in (using the user name and password that you set up when you created your blog — that’s why it’s important to write down what these are when you first create your blog).
  11. From the dashboard you can:
    • create a new post (a new blog entry): click on the “NEW POST” button

    • change your blog settings (don’t worry about this now, but do explore later)

    • edit your existing posts: to do this, click on “Edit Posts” –> this takes you to a screen that gives you the option of creating a new post or editing your entries. To edit entry, click on the “Edit” link next to the entry. This opens the blog in editing mode, and you can go ahead and edit

    • to post blog once you are done editing, click on the orange “Publish Post” button (which takes you to “Your blog post published successfully!” window, and from there, click to “View Blog”).

Posting a photo or other image on your blog

  1. When you are in the compose window to create a blog, you will see a little picture/icon that looks like a mountain on the tool bar (right next to the spell check icon). Click on that
  2. This opens a box that gives you a choice to add an image from your computer or an image from the web. The easiest is from your computer. So click on the button that says “browse.”
  3. Navigate to where you have a picture saved on your computer and select it.
  4. Back in the upload image window, select the layout (if you want the picture to be left, center, or right, or none). I like the option of having the text wrap around the picture as it reduces scrolling — but this is a personal choice — no “right” way!. Also select if you want the image to be small, medium or large. My advice: go small or medium, but avoid large as it makes the blog take too long to load.
  5. Click the “Upload Image” button. It will take a little while for it to load, but that should do it! (you may need to refresh the page for you to see that the image has been uploaded).

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Signing in once you have your blog set up

When you want to blog again on another day, just go to blogger.com

at the top of the page that opens, you will see “Sign in to use Blogger with your Google Account.”

  • Fill in your username and password (that you created in step 3 above).

  • Click “Sign In”

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Posting comments on other people’s blogs

To post a comment on a blog:

  1. Once you are on a person’s blog, click on the “Post a Comment” link that usually appears below their blog entry.
  2. This will open a comment in the box. It’s useful to click on the link next to this that says, “show original post” as it enables you to see what the person wrote in their blog as you are composing your comment on this.
  3. Click in the comment box and type your comments.
  4. Enter your blogger.com user name and password below the comment box, and then click on the blue “login and publish” button (Reason: In order to post a comment on a blogger.com blog, you need to have your own blogger account). If you are already logged in, then all you need to do is click on the “Publish Your Comment” button.

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