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Friday, March 27, 2009

Create A Professional Looking BlogRoll Request Form

If you have a blog and uses Blogger platform, then I have a great tutorial to share with you all. If I ask you one question which form do you use to accept users blogroll request ? Most of you will answer me Contact Form.

Contact form does not look professional and users have to write a long email. But with this form, users have to fill just 2-3 entries and click on Submit. That's it.

In this tutorial I am going to explain you that how to create a professional BlogRoll request form. Below is a screenshot, how the form will look like :

Part1 : How to create form

Step1) To create this form you must have a Gmail account. If not, then create an account now.

Step2) After creating a Gmail account, visit Google Docs.

Step3) Here at the top left corner, click on New and select Form.

Step4) After clicking on Form, a new window will open. This is the window where you will create the questions for users to fill.

Step5) At the top, enter the title of the form i.e BlogRoll and below it, type the description. Have a look :

Step6) Now below it you will see 4 options :

1) Question type : Enter your first question i.e Your Name.

2) Help Text : Its just for help sake and is optional. If you want to fill it, just write, eg. abcd

3) Question Type : In this field, select Text. The text field is used for writing text.

4) Make this a required option : If you put a tick beside it, then this option will be compulsory to fill and if user will not fill it, an error will come.

And when you are done with the first question click on Done. Have a look :

Step7) Now, to create another question put your cursor on Untitled Question below and click on Edit icon at the right side. Have a look :

Step8) To create second question you can follow the same procedure as above. You can write the second question as Blog Address.

Step9) In the second question write Email Address and in last question write Blog Traffic.

Step10) After you have created all the questions, click on Save at the top right corner.

To view this form, click on the link at the extreme bottom. The form will look like this :

Congrats you have created a professional looking BlogRoll request form in no time.

Step11) At the top, click on More Actions and select Embed and copy the HTML code.

Part2 : How to put this form in your blog.

Step1) To put this form in your blog. First open Blogger and create a new post.

Step2) Name the title of this post as Blogroll and paste the code in the body of the post that you copied in Step11 of Part1.

If someone sends you any request, you can check it by going to Google Docs and opening BlogRoll form.

Create Sticky Posts In Blogger

In blogging, "sticky post" refers to a post that remains at the top of the author's page indefinitely, often to announce important information to the reader, such as a contest or upcoming event. Creating a "sticky post" on Blogger is quick and simple, and you don't have to be computer savvy to do it.

Connect to your Blogger account and click "Layout" in the "Dashboard."
Select "Add a Page Element" and choose the function you want to use as your "sticky post." For example, if you would like to announce an ongoing contest, you can choose "Text" and enter the details. "Text" allows you to add and edit HTML. By selecting "HTML/JavaScript," you also can choose to link to a previously written, archived post that gives the written details of the contest.
Complete the "Add a Page Element" template, click and drag the item to the "Blog Posts" section.
Click "Preview" to make sure the sticky post appears at the top of the page. Then click "Save."

Log Onto Windows XP if You Forget Your Password

Almost everyone has forgotten an important password. Forgetting your Windows XP password can be especially frustrating, but it's still possible for you to reset the password and log into your computer without years of training or special knowledge.

Use the Administrator Account

Power up your computer.
Log in as the Administrator. The Administrator setting allows you to reset any password using the "Control Panel" and "User" menus.
Select an account to change, and then select "Change the Password."
Enter a new password at the prompt. Input a password hint for the future to avoid having to reset your password again.
Restart the computer, and log into your account with the new password.

You Do Not Know the Administrator Password

Shut down or restart your computer. While your computer is booting, press the F8 key repeatedly until the "Boot Menu" appears and you can select "Safe Mode." Once you select "Safe Mode," press "Enter."
Click on the "Start" menu and then click "Run."
Type "control userpasswords2" in the dialog box that pops up, and then click "OK."
Click on the account you forgot the password for and select the reset option.
Input a new password into both the "New Password" and "Confirm Password" areas. Select "OK."

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