Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well long story short, there seems to be a known issue when uploading your header image for people using a custom domain. What does that mean exactly? Well, instead of something like: http://earnmoneytoblog.blogspot.com, I purchased a custom domain name: http://www.earnmoneytoblog.com. Anyway, today I'm going to show you a way to get around this annoying issue so you can use a custom image for your header too!
First things first - You're going to need a hosting service where you can upload your custom image. Here at Earn Money to Blog, we use free tools to get our work done. My suggestion for image hosting is Photobucket.
Head on over there and sign up for your free account and then upload your custom image.
Before you pass out like Marie Osmond did on Dancing with the Stars last night (my girlfriend makes me watch it - I swear!) And here's a YouTube link in case you missed it: Marie Osmond Passes Out on Dancing with the Stars.
Oh hi there! Welcome back... let's continue.
You don't have to know a lick of HTML to get this done, I promise. I'll tell you exactly what needs to be done!
Now open up a new tab (or window) in your browser. Go to the Photobucket site and login with your account if you aren't there already. Scroll down a little ways and you should see the image you uploaded. Here's what mine looks like:
We're almost done. Stay strong here, because I'm going to have you edit some HTML. It's going to be dead simple - just watch.
Three quick tweaks that needs to be made to our HTML:
1.) The section that starts: “a href=http://blahblahblah” … remove everything starting with http all the way to the .com, and replace that with a link to your home page. This will allow users to easily navigate back home by clicking on your header.
2.) Remove the “target=”_blank” completely. This will prevent your page from popping up a new window.
3.) Change the “alt=”Photo Sharing blah blah” to something descriptive about your site. Mine is simply: Earn Money to Blog.
Save your changes, position your custom header image in the layout to the desired position… and you're done!!
Blogger is an awesome service, but it's not without it's flaws. But hey, it's going to help us earn money blogging so we'll deal with the hiccups along the way. Until next time - go earn yourself some money!