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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Shoutbox for your blog

A blog reader asked for visitor's registration. The only thing I can think about is either a Guestbook or a Shoutbox. I have written about Guestbook at Guestbook for your blog with an example at Natural Remedies. Clicking on the links in Guest will take your visitors away from your site (though you may chose to have the new site open in new window).

If you want visitors to remain on your site, you will have to install a Shoutbox. You can see an example of one at Medical Matters at the bottom of the right sidebar. Try leaving a message in that Shoutbox.

That Shoutbox was installed using Shoutmix. You will have to create an account, sign in, click

1. Get codes
2. Place Shoutbox on webpage

then set the width and height of the shout box and also make a choice of whether you want a border or not. For setting width, you can refer to Find width of blog Header, main column (posts), sidebar/s. Highlight all the script in the box below and press ctrl+A to copy into clipboard (or right-click and select "copy"). Now it is best if you use a browser like FireFox which have tabbed browsing (and which is one of two browsers recommended by Blogger). Then you can open a new tab in the same window, sign into Blogger, click LAYOUT for the blog in which you want to install the shoutbox, click ADD A PAGE ELEMENT, select HTML/Javascript, paste the script into the box, type a title if you want, save, drag and drop it into whatever position you want, click "Save" at the top right of the LAYOUT, and you are done.

To see your work, click VIEW BLOG.

9 comments:

  1. your tuitions are excellent - thank you very much for taking the time to help all the novices!
    THANKYOU

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  2. thanx! u help me alot :)

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  3. absolutely correct. see my traffic of my blog through shout box.

    http://usaparttime.blogspot.com

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  4. yes, it looks so cool. but I could not get into my blog, no idea why? there is text said "Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure that all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The processing instruction target matching "[xX][mM][lL]" is not allowed."
    I tried exactly what you said in tutorial,no any difference, but no result.
    Please help if you have time.
    Thanks for your super help!

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  5. I did exactly what you said in tutorial, but did not work out. here is the texts I got"Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure that all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The processing instruction target matching "[xX][mM][lL]" is not allowed."
    Please help if you have time, thanks for your great help, want to make my blog cooler:)Cheers.

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  6. It sounds like you are pasting the codes direct into the template? Paste them into a HTML/Javascript gadget

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  7. Thanks for your reply! I did it.
    I learned a lot from your blogger tricks:) Cheers!

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  8. http://www.gozhromania.webs.com/

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