- My login information
- Weblog - first steps
- The administration page
- Create entries
- Mobile blogging
- Create categories
- Design weblogs
- Weblog name
- Public information
- Friends and authors
- Everything about pictures and images
- Music and videos
- Favorite blogs
- Using links
- Problems with harassment
- Everything about images
What is the Dashboard for?
The Dashboard lists all weblogs you have direct write access to. For each weblog, you find a list of small icons with the most important functions: Write a new entry, edit existing entries, view your access statistics, read comments and follow discussions, and view your weblog. Each of those icons directs you to the corresponding page within your weblog administration.
Whenever you are logged in, you will find a small link bar above every weblog. Clicking "Dashboard" will bring you directly back to the Dashboard. Or, you can refer to the Dashboard by clicking "Administration" on the homepage.
You can find a more detailed explanation on the various categories and items in the help section.
Please also check out:
» How to create new entries?
» How to change/delete old entries?
» How to create a category?
» How to change/delete a category?
» How to change the name of my weblog/s?
» How to change the description of my weblogs?
» What to do with the menu item "Images & Files"?
» How to choose a layout?
» Changing colour/design of my layout
» Choosing different font sizes/types
» What are favorite blogs?
» How to change password and username?
» How to enter a new email address?
How to login to your Weblog or Photoblog
If you want to preview your weblog or photoblog before it is published, click "View Weblog". Whenever you are logged in and looking at the public view of your weblog, you will see the link "Edit weblog". This link takes you directly back to your personal administration page.
There are two ways in which your weblog is presented to you whenever you are logged in. It doesn't make a difference whether you directly enter the URL or click into your weblog via one of the nfl link lists. You will either see the public view or the administration view. The view presented to you depends on the last view you chose. For example, if you are looking at the public view and then decide to surf the nfl community, you will still be looking at the public view when you return to your weblog. If you start surfing from the administration page, that page is still there when you return.
You can also access the administration site directly by entering the following URL (this is only possible when you're logged in) : http://nfl.21publish.com/weblogs/overview.htm
» What is the adminstration site there for?
Do other users have access to my administration page?
How to recognize private entries
Right next to every entry on your adminstration page, you see a few icons and links.
The padlock tells you whether an entry is "public",
"private", or dedicated to a special group of friends or authors (in that case,
the corresponding group name is displayed).
The line also informs you when the entry was published and how many comments were received. Private entries are also marked with a small padlock next to the title. This helps to identify them at a first glance.
Only you can read your private entries, as long as you are logged in. All other users (including yourself if you're logged out) can only read your public entries and will not know that you have created private entries.
What are RSS-feeds?
There are many different versions of RSS. nfl supports the version 0.91, 1.0 and 2.0 and uses version 2.0 to generate feeds from the weblogs within its community.
» XML.com: What is RSS?
» RSS 2.0 technical specification
How do I activate RSS-feeds on my weblog?
If you wish to deactivate RSS feeds, select the particular weblog or photoblog in your weblog administration. Then select "Weblog"->"More options..."->"RSS-settings" and deactivate by selecting "Offer an RSS feed". Please note that you have to save any changes you make.
How do I subsribe to other Weblogs or websites via RSS?
You can find an overview of your subscriptions under "Community".
What are the Access Statistics?
Besides the actual pages, you also see "hits". If someone visits your page, that is counted as a page impression. But if you have images or other files that need to be loaded, each of those counts as an additional hit on your weblog.
You are also shown the 10 pages from which your weblog is visited most often. These are not links to your blog, but are the pages your visitors viewed prior to their visit of your blog. To check out which other blogs link to your blog, check out www.technorati.com.
Last but not least, there is a list of the search terms people use to find your site. These can be either individual words or phrases which people have entered into search engines like Google.
nfl Statistics is a free service to show you who reads your blog. These statistics are compiled from a great little open source program called AWStats.