Feb 9, 2011

How To Set DNS and Nameserver Blogger Custom Domain From GoDaddy

Today, I'm transfering my domain from another registrar to Godaddy. How to transfer domain from another registrar to Godaddy? Use this link to transfer it.

I face a little problem when I have to set up DNS and Nameserver on Godaddy. Fortunately, Godaddy provide complete step How To Set DNS and Nameserver Blogger Custom Domain.

Follow these step below.

To point your Blogger blog to your domain name, you set up domain name mapping, which configures your blog settings and domain name. You update your settings in your Blogger account and our Domain Manager:

  1. Park the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account on our parked nameservers.
  2. Edit the www CNAME record for the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account. This update tells the Web browser to open your Blogger blog when visitors enter your domain name's URL in the browser address bar.
  3. Forward your domain name to use www. This step ensures your Blogger blog displays for visitors who go to your domain name with or without the www prefix. For example, it displays for visitors who entered both www.coolexample.com and coolexample.com
  4. Configure your Blogger account to use your domain name.

To Park Your Domain Name

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Select the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account, and then from the Nameservers, select Set Nameservers.
  4. Select I want to park my domains.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK again.

To Edit Your CNAME Record

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. From the Tools menu, select DNS Manager. The DNS Dashboard displays.
  4. For the domain name you want to use with your Blogger account, click Edit Zone. The Zone File Editor displays.
  5. In the CNAME (Alias) section, click the www record.
  6. In the Points To field, type ghs.google.com.
  7. Click Save Zone File, and then click OK.

To Forward Your Domain Name

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Select the domain name you want to forward to your Blogger blog.
  4. From the Forward list, select Forward Domain.
  5. Select http:// or https://, depending on your server settings. For more information on HTTP and HTTPS, see HTTP vs. HTTPS.
  6. In the Forward to field, enter the complete URL, with the www, you want to forward your domain name to. For example, enter www.coolexample.com.
  7. To automatically update your nameservers to accommodate your forwarding changes, select Update my DNS setting to support this change.
  8. Click OK.

To Configure Your Blogger Account

  1. Log in to your Blogger account.
  2. From the Settings tab, select Publishing.
  3. Click Custom Domain.
  4. In the Buy a domain for your blog section, click Switch to advanced settings.
  5. In the Your Domain field, enter your domain name. For example, enter www.coolexample.com.
  6. To specify another location in which to look for files, in the Use a missing files host? section, select Yes and enter the path. If not, select No.
  7. In the Word Verification field, enter the characters as they display in the image above the field.
  8. Click Save Settings.

Any DNS changes you make can take up to 48 hours to reflect on the Internet.

Source : Godaddy Help

Feb 4, 2011

Introducing Blogger Android Application

Blogger have developed and launched so many useful features on Blogger, such as Blogger template designer, email and mobile posting, mobile template, and many more. Blogger really know what user needs.

Yesterday Blogger have launched Blogger Android Application. Yes, this is Blogger Application on Android mobile phone. Have you ever wanted to write up a quick blog post from your phone easily and directly? Now there is an easy way to do this on your Android phone! Blogger have announced first version of the Blogger Android Application. Using this application you can easily compose a post, attach a photo that you just took with your phone, and either save it as a local draft for later or immediately publish it to your blog. If you are an Android user, you can start using the Blogger app today by downloading it for free from the Android Market.

Blogger Android Application embedded with useful features as on Blogger on desktop version.

Multiple accounts and blogs: Similar to Blogger on web feature, Blogger Android app also have multiple account access. You can easily switch between different accounts and blogs that you have author rights to. Simply choose your account and blog.

Write and save/publish
: What you can do on Blogger web, you can do it on this application, such as write a post, assign labels, and then either save it as a draft or immediately publish it. Saving as draft is handy if you need to wait until you have Internet connectivity. So you won't lose your post.

Photos from camera and gallery
: Maybe this is most favorite feature especially for photoblog owner. If you see something interesting, you can take a picture directly from the app and include it in the blog post. You can also browse your gallery to include the ones you like. Simply, take and publish.

Sharing to Blogger from gallery or browser: Blogger is one of the available sharing options. Find an interesting picture while browsing and want to share it, you can share the content to the Blogger app directly from the sharing menu. You also can share from your own gallery.

Share location: You can share your location by activating the location bar and selecting the correct location. This information will be included in your post.

I think this Blogger android app really useful and helpful especially for mobile person. You can post wherever and whenever you want, simply from mobile phone. For this time, this app is available only on Android devices but we hope it will support other smartphone platforms to allow more of Blogger users to easily post to Blogger on the go.

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