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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Where is my blog posted (or what is the URL of my blog)

Some people have problem knowing what is the URL of their blog. If you are in the post editor or any other page where you can see the "Posting", "Settings" and "template" tabs, then beside that will be a "View Blog" (see screenshot below, circled in white):

View Blog

Right click on that and select "Copy Location" (for FireFox, wording will be different, but similar for other browsers), and the URL ("address" of your blog) will be copied into the clipboard. Paste that into whatever you want, for example, into your email message to tell your friends where your blog is. Alternatively, click on that "View Blog" and you will be taken to the blog itself. There you can copy the URL of the blog direct from the address bar right at the top of the page.

If you just sign into Dashboard, "View Blog" is also visible in the Dashboard. See screenshot below:

View blog from Dashboard

One more less convenient alternative is to click SETTINGS > PUBLISHING tabs. Your URL is displayed under "Blog*Spot Address"

A more detailed post is at What is URL and how to get it


  1. I don't know if this question is related to the above topic but I just put my blog on 3 different blog directories. They, of course, provided their html codes to paste in my blog, but I'm not sure about how to paste them in correctly. Help please! Sorry for the dumb question, but I'm somewhat new at this.

  2. How you paste them in your blog will depent on what kind of template you are using - old classic template or New Blogger template. If it is New Blogger template, it is easy to do it. Just go to the Template > Layout and click "Add a Page Element" and in the pop-up, choose "HTML/Javascript". I think it will be good for you to go through this "online book" (in progress): Dummies Guide to Google Blogger. Full instruction (often with screenshots) are given in that "online book". Search for it.

    If you are still using the old classic template, perhaps this may help you: Old Classic Blogger template tutorial: Adding stuff via the template

    Peter a.k.a. enviroman
    Enviroman Says

  3. Hi Peter,

    I have included a copy of what template looks like in my edit template screen.

    I tried to take out first line but it keeps putting it back in.

    In trying to send my template to you I rec'd message as follows:-
    Your HTML cannot be accepted: PHP, ASP, and other server-side scripting is not allowed.

    I think you should be paid by google, as we would be lost without your help, so many people would have just given up by now.

    I so appreciate your help.

    It wouldn't let me send template.


  4. Hi Caro,

    I am afraid I am unable to help as I don't understand your problem.

    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

  5. Hi Peter,

    Thanks for your reply.

    How can I stop this problem with the side bar sliding out. I have tried hacking at the template and it has changed it, but still won't break for a continuous line underneath. I noticed you published my comment, so did my fix work?

    Can you tell me if I don't publish to the web through my browser. Only publish through google template post, will my site still work correctly?

    My link appears double when I run my mouse over the top tool bar, my URL comes up twice and it is joined together?

    Thank you for your help.


  6. Hi Caro,

    I am sorry I am unable to help as I don't understand your problem.

    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

  7. I have a post which has been linked to a page element Linked list in my blog. Is there a way to just hide that particular post and only give it as a link in the linked list?

  8. Selamat Hari Abu Bakar,

    I am sorry to disappoint you. I know of no method to do that and believe 99% there isn't one.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    Blogger Tips and Tricks

  9. Thanks for your response.


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