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Google announced an overhaul of Blogger yesterday, which vastly improves the user interface for its many users worldwide. Google has been steadily improving Blogger’s service over 2010, adding features like template designer, comments spam filtering, web fonts and more, yet Google says the Blogger revamp is just the beginning of a big year of upgrades to Blogger in 2011.

The dashboard interface has been redesigned to be more modern and user-friendly, giving easy access to statistics, layout editing 4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Blogger Blog 4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Blogger Blog Read More and useful features Top 10 Blogger Hacks and Tips Top 10 Blogger Hacks and Tips Read More for writing new blog posts. Google used their Google Web Toolkit to create the new interface, showcasing just how powerful the Web Toolkit really is.


Compare these screenshots of the old Blogger dashboard and the new dashboard.

See also the difference between the old Blogger post editor and the new post editor.

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Google has also released a content discovery tool, which determines the content of the Blogger page you’re reading and suggests related material you might also enjoy.

Check out Blogger’s promotional video to see examples of some of the new features in action.

In a recent study of popular blogging platforms, Blogger was praised for flawless uptime statistics and therefore proving itself to be the most reliable free blogging platform. Do you agree? Or do you think that WordPress can’t be beaten?

Source: TechCrunch

  1. Peter
    June 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Good evening,

    ist the rollout of the new blogger dashboard still ongoing? The news are three month old and nothing has changed here (Using blogger in draft, english)

    Any news?
    Best regards,
    Peter

  2. Anonymous
    June 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    My dashboard keeps flipping between the old and new..any ideas why?

    • Angela Alcorn
      June 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      Now, that is odd and I have no idea why, sorry!

  3. o0jo0o
    June 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Well one of my accounts is showing the new dashboard but my other one is showing the old one.

  4. Malhotra Mira
    May 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm

     oddly enough my blogger is showing the same old dashboard. some jetlag i presume...

    • Tina
      May 20, 2011 at 1:10 am

      Hey Malhotra,

      did your Blogger update in the meantime?

      • Angela Alcorn
        May 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

        It might not have rolled out to everyone, yet. 

  5. muhamad helmi ali
    March 31, 2011 at 8:02 pm
  6. RandyNose
    March 16, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Timmy, it depends on how the Blog is setup. If the blog owner has it setup, the blog can use WordPress, TypePad, AIM, Open ID, LiveJournal, Name & URL, Anonymous, OR their Google Account. - Such I've got setup on my LakewoodLoon.com site.

  7. Anonymous
    March 16, 2011 at 2:33 am

    When is this supposed to be rolled out. My Dashboard is still the same old one. Thanks for info

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 16, 2011 at 4:31 am

      They never said exactly... They're unveiling it at SXSW this week as a preview, so hopefully just after that. It looks great though!

    • Amitash
      March 16, 2011 at 4:40 am

      You gotta check blogger in draft!

  8. Julie
    March 16, 2011 at 2:09 am

    I'm a big fan of Blogger, and I'm excited to see they're updating their site. It's great for someone like me who is admittedly lacking in programming skills.

  9. Lisa
    March 15, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Categories yet? :(

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 16, 2011 at 4:29 am

      There's labels... I would consider that much the same thing. :)

  10. Mohamed Salem
    March 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm
  11. timmyjohnboy
    March 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I'm not a big Blogger fan. I've been using hosted WordPress for years and most other blogging platforms get on my nerves. One exception is Posterous but I can't ever see it replacing WordPress.

    I don't like having to use my Google login to leave comments on Blogger blogs. I prefer the good ol' name, email, and url for blog commenting, or anything that links my name to my site.

    • Anonymous
      March 16, 2011 at 2:24 am

      Timmy, it depends on how the Blog is setup. If the blog owner has it setup, the blog can use WordPress, TypePad, AIM, Open ID, LiveJournal, Name & URL, Anonymous, OR their Google Account. - Such I've got setup on my LakewoodLoon.com site.

  12. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    The new one looks nice!
    Hope blogger.com will add more awesome widgets or funtions

  13. Mohamed Salem
    March 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I cant wait to use it in the new design http://theprofessional-b.blogs...

  14. timmyjohnboy
    March 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I'm not a big Blogger fan. I've been using hosted WordPress for years and most other blogging platforms get on my nerves. One exception is Posterous but I can't ever see it replacing WordPress.

    I don't like having to use my Google login to leave comments on Blogger blogs. I prefer the good ol' name, email, and url for blog commenting, or anything that links my name to my site.

  15. affanruslan
    March 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    The new one looks nice!
    Hope blogger.com will add more awesome widgets or funtions

  16. RG
    March 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I am leaving blogger because of this.... just kissing, looks nice

    • RG
      March 15, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      That was kidding by the way...weird typo

      • Angela Alcorn
        March 16, 2011 at 4:27 am

        That could be quite an embarrassing typo in the wrong place. :)

        • Q-80
          March 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm

          Not bad :)

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