The New Blogger: Still Buggy after all this time!
I’ve been wasting my time fiddling around with the New Blogger and needless to say I’m disappointed. It’s still not up to code yet (no pun intended) for at least three reasons:
1. I’ve been stymied by a bug that was first reported by Phydeaux3. As a result I can’t create my post pages. Post pages are a very important part of a blog site and so there is no point in my continuing this exercise until Blogger gets its shite together.
The problem is the New Blogger doesn’t support the wonderful conditional tag “ItemPage” that it used to offer. Instead they use a “pageType” attribute which for some unknown reason gets stripped from the code every time you try to save the template (with no error message or explanation either).
2. There have been horror stories abound about the new Custom Domain Names feature. So far I have been able to get it half working — i.e. it works with the prefix “www”, but NOT without it. In other words, if you keyed in the URL Bloke Report (my test page), it works fine. But if you tried BlokeReport (sans the “www”) you would get an error message. Hrrrumph!
3. And another strange thing happened to me on the way to the market. For some reason my favicon disappears after switching to Custom Domains. So what’s up with that huh?
I’m sure there are other reasons that I could think of if I had the inclination, but these are reasons enough that I’m contemplating putting a halt to my plans to switch over to the New Blogger (for now). It’s obvious they still have some work to do before the New Blogger will be up to my expectations.
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