29 August, 2006

A useful template tweak

Finally, after some considerable fiddling around, I have managed to tweak the template so there is a link to your personal blog when you post.

HOWEVER: this will only display your personal/"main" blog if you have listed it in your Profile as your Homepage. Otherwise, it seems to display UAE Community blog as a default.

So to make your link work, click on Edit Profile and paste your main blog in the Homepage URL field.

(If you have several blogs and you really can't choose, then you could paste your blogger profile link instead).

NB: As far as I can work out, this should also benefit members whose blogs aren't on Blogspot (eg those using LiveJournal, TypePad, etc) as there is no restriction on what URL you can paste in. It doesn't even have to be your blog, so if for some reason you want to put a totally different site there, feel free.

22 comments:

John B. Chilton said...

Dear SD,

Thank you for your continuing efforts on our behalf.

This tweak is indeed useful and welcome.

nzm said...

Good one thanks!

secretdubai said...

Glad you guys like it!

I first found that it only affected new posts I made, but now the older ones seem to link to my perrsonal blog as well. So you might want to force-refresh the page a few times after updating your Profile.

moryarti said...

Great stuff indeed .. thanks SD

shansenta said...

I did not know that this wasn't possible before.... and so I posted mine unknowingly before you posted yours. And lo!! it worked...now I know the invisible hand!
Thanks SD!!

archer14 said...

Thanks for the tweak!

MD said...

Finally! Thanks SD.

BreastImplants said...

Thanks SD :)
I was also wondering about the little asterisk that appears on newly updated blogs on UAE Community bloggers roll.
I updated my blog today, and there's no asterisk.

Is it a glitch of some sort?

Kanak said...

Thanks a lot. Its really helpful :D

Mermaid Lost in Dubai... said...

Hello... I need some help.. I am a new Dubai blogger and have only today created an account on Blogger.com. I am clueless how to create a link between my blog and the Dubai Community Blog! Appreciate any help, thanks

tom said...

hi!thats a nice effrt,i just hope that there are some matured ideas that can b shared thru this blog and things that r informative rather than stupid falthu(waste in hindi)talks.

Shu said...

Dear SD, can you please put a link to our blog on expat life in Abu Dhabi? It's called "Dos Chinos in Abudabu" (http://doschinos.blogspot.com). Thanks!

Agnes said...

http://agneshee.blogspot.com

Hello could you add me? I am from Malaysia living in UAE=)

Anonymous said...

French in Dubai: http://www.bonjourdubai.com

In-depth sheet said...

Hey guys, can you add my blog...
http://www.indepthsheet.blogspot.com/
have fun!

Fashion 4 UAE said...

UAE live chat room,
http://sweet4wedding.blogspot.com
on the right side, already has 12 uae members.

Shirazi said...

Please include me in your vibrat community:

http://sajshirazi.blogspot.com/

Nivedita said...

I am an Artist based in Dubai, UAE. Would like to share my blog with more creative heads, please do link me in:))

http://meetnivi.blogspot.com/

-Nivi

Shyama Madhavan(Shyama Asoka Sekharan) said...

Useful blog.

ஜெஸிலா said...

I am a resident of Dubai working in DMC. Can u add my blog as well? But I write in Tamil language
http://jazeela.blogspot.com

There are many more tamil uae bloggers - will u include those separately?

fahad said...

add my blog 2 www.theuaeblog.co.cc

Handycrafts said...

I am from Indonesia, I want joint the UAE Community Blog, thanks

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