Manage your blog's settings

When you use Blogger on the web, you can manage your blog’s settings. The content below gives information on the different types of blog settings and how you can customize your blog.

Basic

Title

Your blog's title.

Description

Your blog's description.

Blog Language

The language of your blog.

Adult content

This setting is to indicate the content of your blog contains adult content, including images or videos that contain nudity or sexual activity. If selected, viewers of your blog will see a warning message and will be asked to confirm they want to proceed to your blog.

Google Analytics Property ID

Incorporate Google Analytics to your blog to see how visitors interact with your site. Add your Google Analytics Web Property ID (for example, ) to start tracking your blog. This setting is specific to dynamic views and layout themes. If your blog uses a classic theme you need to manually add it to your regular theme.

Favicon

Upload a custom favicon.

Privacy

Listed on Blogger

Allow people to link to your blog from Blogger.com or other blogs.

Visible to search engines

Allow search engines to find your blog.

Publishing

Blog address

Choose a blog address or URL.

Important: The selected subdomain must be available.

Custom domain

Point your own registered URL to your blog. Blogs may not be hosted at naked domains (for example: yourdomain.com), but must include a top-level domain (www.yourdomain.com) or subdomain (blog.yourdomain.com). Your domain must be properly registered first.

  • Redirect domain
    This option allows one redirect from the "naked" domain to the custom domain (for example, to redirect from "example.com" to "www.example.com").
  • Fallback subdomain
    You can use the CNAME to associate your custom domain with your blog. Learn more about creating a CNAME.

HTTPS

HTTPS availability

This setting is only available to custom domains as Blogspot addresses are always HTTPS. If HTTPS Redirect is turned on:

  • Visitors to your blog will always go to https://<your-blog>.blogspot.com.

If HTTPS Redirect is turned off:

  • Visitors to http://<your-blog>.blogspot.com will be served over HTTP, an unencrypted connection.

  • Visitors to https://<your-blog>.blogspot.com will be served over HTTPS, an encrypted connection. Learn more about HTTPS for your blog.

HTTPS redirect

When you turn on HTTPS redirect, visitors always reach the secure version at https://<your-blog>.blogspot.com.

Permissions

Blog admins and authors

Displays the list of blog’s admins and authors. You can also change or cancel their membership here.

Pending author invites

Displays the users who haven't yet accepted your invite to become an author.

Invite more authors

To add a blog author, enter the email address of the person you want to add. After they accept the invitation, they'll be listed as an author. You can add up to 100 total members (authors, administrators, or readers) to your blog.
Important: A Google account is needed to manage and post to blogs.

Reader access

By default, your blog is public and can be read by anyone online. To limit who can view your blog, in the “Reader access” section, select Public, Private to authors or Custom readers.

Custom readers

Displays the list of blog’s readers.

Pending custom reader invites

Displays the users who haven't yet accepted your invite to become a reader.

Invite more readers

Enter the email address of the person you’d like to read your blog.

Posts

Max posts shown on main page

Select the maximum amount of posts you want shown on the main page.

Post template (optional)

Post templates format the post editor with text or code that will appear each time you create a new post. Learn more about post templates.

Image lightbox

When selected, your images will open on click in an overlay on top of your blog. If your post has multiple images, they’ll appear as thumbnails along the bottom of the screen.

Comments

Comment location

  • Embedded: Allows users to reply on the post.
  • Full page and Popup window: Takes users to a new page to make their comment.

Important: When you choose "Hide," it doesn't delete the existing comments. You can show them at any time by selecting another option.

Who can comment?

You can manage who can comment on your blog posts in Blogger. In "Who Can Comment," select:

  • Anyone (including anonymous)
  • Users with Google Accounts
  • Only members of this blog

Comment moderation

Review comments before they’re published. Go to the Comments view to review comments. Learn more about comment moderation.

  • For posts older than
    If you selected "Sometimes" in the comment moderation section, only comments within that range of time will go into the moderation section.
  • Email moderation requests to
    You’ll receive an email alert when you get a new comment on your blog.​

Reader comment captcha

If someone wants to leave a comment on your blog, they’ll need to complete a word verification step. Learn how to prevent unwanted comments. Blog authors won't see word verification for comments.

Important: Even if this setting is turned off, some commenters may be asked to enter a code before posting.

Comment form message

This message is displayed beneath the comment box.

Email

Post using email

Email is also known as Mail2Blogger. Use this address to post text and images directly to your blog.

Comment notification email

We’ll notify these addresses when someone leaves a comment on your blog.

Pending comment notification emails

Displays the users who haven't yet accepted your invite to receive comment notification emails.

Invite more people to comment notification emails

You can enter up to 10 email addresses, separated by commas.

Email posts to

Whenever you publish a new post, an email will be sent to these addresses.

Pending post notification emails

Displays the users who haven't yet accepted your invite to receive post notification emails.

Invite more people to post notifications

You can enter up to 10 email addresses, separated by a comma.

Formatting

Time zone

Set your time zone.

Date header format

This is how the date will appear above your posts.

Timestamp format

This is how the post’s timestamp will appear.

Comment timestamp format

This is how the comment’s timestamp will appear.

Meta tags

Enable search description

Set the blog's search description. Help users select your blog in search results by writing a summary of what your blog is all about. Learn more about blog descriptions.

Errors and redirects

Custom 404

Set the blog's 404 page not found message. Enter a message to display on the 404 page instead of the generic message.

Custom redirects

Set the blog's custom redirects. Add custom redirects for URLs that point to pages of your blog.

  • From
    Add the deleted URL. If the original article was deleted, select Permanent.
  • To
    Add the URL you want to point to.

Crawlers and indexing

Enable custom robots.txt

Set your blog's custom robots.txt content. This text will be used instead of the default robots.txt content to search engines. Learn more about robots.txt content.

Enable custom robots header tags

Set the blog's custom robots header tags. These flags are used to set the robots header tags served to search engines. Learn more about robots header tags.

Google Search Console

Link to the search console.

Monetization

Enable custom ads.txt

Set the blog's custom ads.txt content. The ads.txt file allows you to specifically identify and authorize resellers of your digital ads inventory. Learn more about Custom ads.

Manage blog

Import content

You can import .xml files of your posts and comments into your blog.

Back up content

When you back up your blog, you get an .xml file of the posts and comments.

Videos from your blog

You can download or delete videos from your blog.

Remove your blog

When you delete a blog you have a short period of time to restore it. When you permanently delete a blog all of your blog information, posts, and pages will be deleted and you won’t be able to restore them.

Important: Deleted blogs can be restored within 90 days before they're removed forever. You can create another blog at this address using the Google Account that you're currently logged in with. Before you delete your blog, you can export it.

Site feed

Allow blog feed

  • Full: Distributes the entire contents of your post.
  • Until Jump Break: Shows all post content before your jump break. Learn more about Jump Breaks.
  • Short: Distributes approximately the first 400 characters.
  • None: If you select "None," your blog's XML feed will be disabled.
  • Custom: Set advanced options for blog posts, comment feed, or per-post comment feed.
    • Blog post feed
      Select how much of your post's content you want to share.
    • Blog comment feed
      Select how much of your comments’ content you want to share.
    • Per-post comment feeds
      Select how much of your per-post comments content you want to share.

Post feed redirect URL

If you’ve burned your post feed with FeedBurner, or used another service to process your feed, enter the full feed URL here. Blogger will redirect all post feed traffic to this address. Leave this blank for no redirection.

Post feed footer

This will appear after each post in your post feed. If you use ads or other third-party feed additions, you can enter that code here. You must also set “Allow blog feed” to Full.

Title and enclosure links

This adds the title link and enclosure link options in the post editor.

  • Title links allow you to set a custom URL for your post title.
  • Enclosure links are used to make podcasts, MP3s, and other content in your posts playable in feeds like RSS and Atom.

General

Use Blogger draft

Blogger draft is Blogger in beta version. Enable it to test new features before they’re rolled out to all Blogger users.

User profile

Follow the link to manage your user profile.

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