Friday, 31 July 2020

The New Blogger


As other bloggers have noted the interface for writing these posts has been ‘upgraded’ - the new interface has a few glitches shall we say. For example ‘preview’ doesn’t work unless you disable your pop-up blocker, and let’s not get started on positioning photos.

The temporary fix is to click ‘Revert to legacy Blogger’ on the bottom left of the screen (or in the drop-down menu on an iPad). This will work until August 24 when this option will be taken away and we’re forced to use the new interface - hope it improves by then!

So this is the important bit: once you have clicked ‘Revert to legacy Blogger’ go to the address bar, copy the address into notepad* and save it. In most cases the legacy interface isn’t deleted - just our access to it is removed - we can use the saved URL to access it.

* Bookmarking it probably won’t work - may need some tinkering.

6 comments:

  1. I saw blogger had started to change things. How will my vast (13) followers cope!?!haha I think like me Brian, you love your blogging. I love writing mine and really enjoy reading yours and like minded bloggers. Lets keep blogging!

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    1. Yeah, we’ll battle on through the new interface. We have a nice little fishing/blogging community here - and long may it continue!

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  2. I think I've changed to the new one but I'll have to double check???

    I'm old, I fear change - help!

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    1. I too fear change! Can only guess what new interface will finally end up being - but I’ve worked on enough of these website upgrades to hopefully find a way to keep using the ‘legacy’ interface even after they have kicked us off it. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Nice Holly Blue...new user interface, not so good.

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    1. Cheers - the closest I’ve got to an open wing shot... So far...

      I’ve sent a bunch of feedback on the user interface to Google - wonder if anyone will read it?

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