Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Problem Solved. . .Just Like That!

Isn't the internet wonderful? After a post about my problems with renaming the links on my blogroll to fit my preferred "house style", within an hour Kevin had been along and pointed me in the direction of Tom's post on his Waiouru blog. with a method of getting around the bug.
Following Tom's instructions and having used Google Reader to ensure I was "subscribed" to all the blogs I wanted on the roll I then renamed them. Tom doesn't tell you how to do this - he probably thinks it's so obvious he doesn't need to - but for the other dummies out there, you go to "Feed Settings" and then "rename subscription".
Tom then says you should go to your Blogger template and delete all the names on your existing blogroll replacing them by adding "Blogs I am following". But I didn't need to do this as it seemed to have imported them, with my preferred names, automatically! Ironically, the only one it didn't add was Waiouru itself, but when I went back and added that in Reader it appeared as I wanted it on the roll!
So thanks, Kevin and Tom - and also Sue who confirmed it works for her too.
All we need to do now is find a way round Blogger's awful new interface when they switch the old one off!

10 comments:

Sue said...

Or go to 'subscriptions' at the bottom on left then 'manage subscriptions' at the bottom to get a page full

Jim said...

Ah, there is so much to learn - what a shame I have a life to lead as well!:-)

Kevin said...

You're welcome Jim :)

BTW I saw an interesting car registration plate yesterday...
Y G00GLE or Y600 GLE as it should have been... LOL

Halfie said...

You imply that the old interface is still there - how do I get back to it?

Jim said...

Halfie,
On the top right of the interface screen is a button which leads you "Options". The old interface is one of those options, but beware - it is due to be switched off "in the coming month".

Tom and Jan said...

Hi Jim,
You don't have to go to Google Reader's Feed Setting to rename blogs. Place your cursor over the name of the blog you want to rename in the "Subscriptions" column. It will 'shadow'. Then slide the cursor to the far right end of the name and a small down arrowhead should appear. Left click on the arrowhead and select the "rename Subscription" option from the drop down box.

Jim said...

Tom and Jan,
Thanks for your info. As always there is more than one way round a problem.

No Direction said...

Yes the Internet is wonderful, without it you wouldn't have had a problem to solve.

Jim said...

Ray,
That one did literally have me "laughing out loud!"

Halfie said...

Thanks Jim - I'm back on the old version. For as long as possible!