Blogger tips!

 Hey jammers! Welcome to the blogger tips page. On this page, ill teach all sorts of tips! The basic stuff will be first, and more complex stuff will be added later on!
Design: Adding a header
Now, one of the most important parts of having a blog is to have a good design, and headers are a part of it. :D
Click layout which is the one circled in red,
and you will see something like this:
Then click Header which is the one circled in red, and then click edit
on header. And now something like this should pop up:
Now, to find a good header image, search up Animal jam background then go to images.
Lots of cool, animal jam backgrounds should pop up to use for a header. Don't worry if the image is too large, i use a program called paint to crop them. :3 I recommend installing it if you haven't got it. When you have a good image, click to image to make it big then click copy.
Then open up paint and click paste. If the image is too large, you can control its size by this thing below:
To crop the image, there should be a thing above like this:
You can crop it however you like, but i recommend cropping it in a rectangular shape. For example:

Now, bring it back to its original size, to add your text there should be a thing like this above:
Click the circled one. Now you can choose whatever text you want and choose its size :)
Or you can add the image by itself and it will automatically add it.
If you have already wrote the blog title and description on Paint, click "Instead of title and description."  Now you're ready to add your header!
How to add pages
Pages are a quite important part of blogging, if you do not know what they are, they are the tabs below the header of AJR. c:
If you're a new blogger, and you don't know how to add pages, then this simple tutorial is just for you! ^.^
Firstly, go to your blogger dashboard and click on your blog, then you should see a list on your left.
Then click "Pages"
After you clicked it, you should see some buttons above, like this. c:
Click "New page"
And you're ready to start typing! :D
Now if you want to move where all the pages on your blog are, go to your dashboard again and then to the list.
Click "layout"
Now you see "pages" on the layout? Click and drag it anywhere on the blog you like! ^.^
I hope this was a helpful tutorial on how to add pages. :3
Extra widgets
Wanna know how i added AJHQ's time, or the top commenters list? 
Now you can find out in this tutorial both for newbie and older bloggers. ^-^
First is the Top Commenters widget. :3
Click layout, then go to "add a new gadget"
Go to the basics section and then click the HTML/Javascript gadget.
And then copy paste this code into the box:

 <script style=text/javascript src="http://helplogger.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/recent comments widget.js"></script>
<script style=text/javascript>
    var a_rc = 5;
    var m_rc = false;
    var n_rc = true;
    var o_rc = 100;
</script>
<script src=http://your-blog-name.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default?alt=json-in-script&callback=showrecentcomments></script><div style="font-size: 10px; float: right;">Get this <a href="http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2012/03/recent-comments-widget-for-blogger.html" rel="nofollow" >Recent Comments Widget</a></div>
<style type="text/css">
.rcw-comments a {
    text-transform: capitalize;
}

.rcw-comments {
    border-bottom: 1px dotted;
    padding-top: 7px!important;
    padding-bottom: 7px!important;
}
</style>


Replace http://your-blog-name.blogspot.com with your blog address. 

Here are some other settings. ^o^
1. To change the number of commenters displayed, go to var a_rc = 5 and replace the 5 with the number you want.
2. To change how frequent the commenters are, go to var o_rc = 100; If you have 30 as a number then that means it shows the top commenters for every month, but if it's 365 days then that means it shows the most frequent commenters in the whole year.

How i do signatures
Requested by 5yoyo5! :D
In this tutorial, i will be showing you how i make signatures. ^.^
So i use Photoshop for this, but you may use program that's similar.
First i search up some backgrounds. I want green for my main color so im gonna search up "green background" :D
So once i choose an item, i use printscreen and copy it to Paint.
 
So now you either write your user with the textbox, or if you want special effects of graphics, then save it and open it up somewhere else like Photoshop.
If i want a graphic, i just search up "Animal Jam Grpahics"\
Make sure you find out if you need credit or not!
If you want, you can make your own graphics.
After you pick out your graphic, copy it to paint.
It will be black, and this is normal. Save that to your desktop too, and then open it up on Photoshop. (or something similar)
After putting it on Photoshop, i use the magic wand tool to crop.
To crop correctly, i ONLY select the black areas, but make sure you select ALL the black. If you want to add more, hold down shift.
Then i right click and select "Select Inverse"

After that, you should only have the rocks and flowers with the lines.
Then right click again and do "layer Via copy"
After that, go to layers and put "background" into the bin.
And after that, you have a transparent background!
To copy it to your signature, click ctrl a, then ctrl c and then see those tabs up above?
Cick your signature background, and THEN click ctrl v.
So your graphic has been copied there! :D
You can move it or play around with the text. ^.^
To do the effects, look below and click here!
More coming soon!



40 comments:

  1. no offense but if you report us and it is off their website nothing will happen and also if the is holiday in animal jam make yourself look like that holiday

    Sincerely,coolpapa70232

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  2. I am so excited for this section cloudclaws.

    ~mywebparrot~

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  3. YAY I LEARNED HOW TO FOLLOW YOU WOOOOOOOO.

    ~mywebparrot~

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  4. I'm waiting. When will it come. I need to know how you add some of the gadgets. :P

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  5. Thx you really helped cloudclaws

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  6. I use paint but i don't have crop what should i do? Thanks. I will try to figure it out of course but thanks for your other help lately

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    1. Everybody has crop, but you probably just can't find it. c:

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  7. thats quite cool an helpful for people just starting a blog!

    ~AJCHRISTMASLODGE

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  8. This is awesome!!! Thanks so much, Cloud!
    ~neros1234

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  9. thank you so much!

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  10. meh confused

    ???

    sanaban


    oh and i sorta got a google account now (its my moms) D:

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  11. OMZ Thanks you Cloud. Thank you berry much, I must do this ASAP thank you. ( I am really bad at designing LOL)
    ~ I berry happy Windy

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  12. Anything more? Could you make a thing that shows you how to add mutiple links? Like the sections you can click on at the top of your blog? I am currently making a blog. Prostests in Jamma.

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    1. What is that supposed to mean?

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    2. It's supposed to mean you are the same person that say random letters and numbers up there o.O. You posted your comments at the same time, March 2nd 2014 13:33.

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  14. Thnx im going to hopefully get a blog soon
    (awesome blog btw)

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  15. Thanks on how to put the header picture, i didn't really know how other blogs put the header picture.
    --Sweetlittlecat--

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  16. Royalfeather Not Logged In26 May 2014 at 09:38

    Finally! I was wondering how to make my pages show up on my blog! I have already created one page a lot more to do! Do you have any ideas for other pages?

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  17. Hmmmmmm no wonder my header image doesnt go to the middle XD
    these tips are helpful!!Keep 'em coming!

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  18. 5yoyo5, not yoyo5. Not meaning to be rude, it was just bothering me :P

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  19. Ok I need someone's help I'm trying to upload a background for my blog and every time I upload an image it says it's too big. The rare moment that I re-size it enough to were it fits, since I don't want it to be tiles the background doesn't fit the whole page! It's getting annoying so if someone could help me and give me some tips or something that would be awesome thanks.

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  20. Hey thanks a lot this really helped. My blog spot stinks although I do have a YouTube :D Check me out I'm Animal Jam Lend A Hand. Peace out homie.. -Littlesillybud2

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  21. What website do I use to make a blog?

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