Blogger Finally Gets An Overhaul With New Dashboard & Features [News]

bloggerlogo 300x300   Blogger Finally Gets An Overhaul With New Dashboard & Features [News]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 and useful features 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.

New Blogger Dashboard   Blogger Finally Gets An Overhaul With New Dashboard & Features [News]

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

New Blogger Post Editor   Blogger Finally Gets An Overhaul With New Dashboard & Features [News]

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

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RG

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

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RG

That was kidding by the way…weird typo

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Angela Alcorn

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

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Q-80

Not bad :)

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affanruslan

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

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timmyjohnboy

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.

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Mohamed Salem

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

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Anonymous

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

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timmyjohnboy

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.

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Anonymous

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.

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Mohamed Salem

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Lisa

Categories yet? :(

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Angela Alcorn

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

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Julie

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.

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Anonymous

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

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Angela Alcorn

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

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Amitash

You gotta check blogger in draft!

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RandyNose

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.

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muhamad helmi ali

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Malhotra Mira

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

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Tina

Hey Malhotra,

did your Blogger update in the meantime?

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Angela Alcorn

It might not have rolled out to everyone, yet. 

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o0jo0o

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

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Anonymous

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

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Angela Alcorn

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

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Peter

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