Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The http://*.blogspot.com/atom.xml Atom feeds are returning an “Invalid request URI” error. A temporary workaround until we fix this is to use the http://*.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/full URL. Update (9/26): This has been fixed. atom.xml feeds will now send an HTTP redirect to the feeds/… URLs.
If an invitation to read a blog is sent to an e-mail address that is already a Google Account login, that invitation cannot be claimed by that Google Account. Workarounds are to send the invitation to a different e-mail address, or claim it with a different Google Account. Update (9/26): This has been fixed.
The link to a blog’s comment feed is not displayed on the blog page. Clarification (9/8): This only applies to blogs using Layouts. If you have a classic template, you can use these tags to display the link to your comment feed. Update (9/26): This has been fixed.
If a user has a Google Account but hasn’t signed up for Blogger with it, and they get invited to a blog, they may not be able to post to it. The fix for this is to go to beta.blogger.com and explicitly sign up for Blogger from there. Update (9/26): This has been fixed. The workaround is no longer necessary; new authors will be prompted to sign up for Blogger when they accept the invitation.
The Feed Item Footer setting (in Settings | Site Feed) does not add anything to your site feed. Update (9/26): This has been fixed.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Blogger Mobile is not available on the beta, and you cannot switch to the beta if you have a mobile blog. Update (9/22): We have added Blogger Mobile to the new version of Blogger in beta. Read the announcement. To create a new mobile blog on the new version of Blogger, send an e-mail or MMS from your phone to go@alpha.blogger.com.
Comment feeds are only showing the earliest 25 comments, and pagination (the start-index parameter) does not work. Update (9/12): We are working on a fix. Update (9/22): This has been fixed.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Users who have switched to Blogger in beta will not be able to login to comment on blogs that have not switched. Commenting using the “anonymous” or “other” options will still work. Update (9/12): We have started working on making this possible, however the change is substantial and will take a little while before it is ready. Update (9/19): This has been fixed. You can use the “Sign in with your Google Account” link on the Blogger comment form to log in with your Blogger in beta account.
Users are seeing errors when posting comments with current Blogger accounts to blogs on the new version of Blogger in beta. Until we fix this, the workaround is to preview the comment before publishing. (You only need to preview once per account.) Update (9/13): This issue has been re-written to clarify the core bug and offer the workaround. Update (9/19): All fixed.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Signing out of the Blogger beta or a Google Account in general does not sign out of blogs on Blog*Spot. This means that access controlled blogs are still visible even after the authorized account has logged out. The workaround is to close your browser when you’re done reading access-controlled blogs. This will clear the relevant *.blogspot.com cookies.
Labels aren’t (yet) supported for blogs using classic templates. If you want to use labels, you currently need to switch to a new Layouts template.

Update (9/14): You can now enter labels for your blog with a classic template. The labels will appear under the post body, and searching for labeled content works the same as for a layouts blog. However, there is no tag for adding all your labels to your sidebar. To use the sidebar labels widget, you'll have to switch to a Layouts template.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Today we pushed a new version of Blogger beta that contains a significant number of bug fixes, most of them concerning issues that users reported to us. It would be too much detail to list all the specifics here but we hope they will improve your beta experience. We're continuing to work on the other issues that are listed on this blog, and if you find new ones please let us know.
In some cases, users are unable to add certain page elements to their template (for example, the HTML/Javascript element) and see a "we're sorry..." error message. We have identified the problem and are working on a fix. Update (9/11): The fix is being tested, coming to you soon. Update (9/13): This has been fixed. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

You cannot currently post from Google’s Picasa software to a beta blog. We are working on this feature and it will be launched soon. Update (9/12): We have it working and will need a little more time for all the testing. We know a lot of you are waiting for this! Update (10/4): This issue has been resolved with the exception of a few minor limitations.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Third-party services (e.g. Flickr, AudioBlogger, YouTube) will not work with Blogger in beta until they are updated to be compatible with Google Account logins. Update (9/11): Flickr now supports Blogger in beta. Read the Buzz post. If your blog was registered with Flickr and then moved to the beta you will need to re-register it.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Some users are experiencing browser lock-ups or crashes when viewing certain blogs with Internet Explorer 6.0. This could be due to the presence of html tags in post titles. We're working on a fix. Update (9/8): This has been fixed.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Some users see “We’re sorry but we’re unable to complete your request” errors. These occasionally occur on blogs or on settings pages, and have various causes. We’re working on fixing the related problems, but if you want to provide us with additional information, you can send us your specific example. Update (9/7): We believe this has been fixed with our Labor Day patch. If you are still seeing this, please let us know.
The HTML/Javascript page element was breaking some scripts such as Flickr badges. This should be resolved now.
The comments Atom feed gives an error message for some blogs/posts. Update (9/7): This has been fixed. All comment feeds should work now.
Some users are unable to upload images on the beta due to a fix made yesterday, 9/6. The solution for this particular problem is to clear your browser’s cache. Alternately, force-reloading the posting form (CNTL-F5 on Windows) should also solve the problem. (As a note, we appreciate your patience as we work through the hiccups and problems with image uploading in general.)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


There are general formatting issues in various places throughout the application. These are mostly just cosmetic and nothing to worry about in terms of functionality.


Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 attempts to download links to site feeds, rather than display them in the browser. You can right-click the link to copy the location into your feed reader.


Some Mail-to-Blogger addresses are changed in the course of switching to Blogger in beta. If you have trouble with this feature, check the Settings | Email tab and make sure you’re using the right address.


The search field in the navbar does not always find all results.


We’re still working on the compatibility issues in browsers such as Safari, Opera, etc. At this time, you’ll get best results with Firefox or Internet Explorer 6.