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Friday, November 15, 2013

How do I number the comments on my blog?

In preparation for the Blogathon Canada giveaway I'll be having next week thanks to Sew Sisters Quilt Shop, I wanted to number the comments on my blog. Since this is my first time hosting a giveaway and I'm planning on using the Random.org Random Number Generator to determine the winner, I wanted to have an easy way to figure out who number 42 was should they win. Off I went to ask my trusty friend Google and I came up with a tutorial called Help with Numbered Comments in Blogger by Jenelle of Echinops and Aster. Her solution is to add some code to the CSS (style sheets) in your Blogger template and it's simply a matter of cutting and pasting the code.

I'll let you follow her easy-to-follow tutorial if you'd like to number the comments on your own Blogger blog. The only thing I would add is that I was momentarily stumped at the first instruction of "Go to Template Designer". It turns out that Jenelle had already thoroughly explained that in her post "Layouts and Templates in Blogger" that is part of her awesome "Tech Help for Bloggers" series. In case you just want a quick visual, I'm going to give you a screen capture to show where that is.


Select "Template" from the left hand menu and then click "Customize" and you'll be brought to the Template Designer. 

Click "Advanced" and it will open a new menu for you.

Scroll to the very bottom of this menu and you'll find "Add CSS". Ta da! See Jenelle's post for the code you'll need to paste into the box.

Enjoy your numbered comments!

12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Holly for this info! I was able to added it very quickly. It will definitely come in handy for the Blogathon!!

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  2. Yay! Thank you. Totally wanted numbered comments when I did a giveaway - now to try it out!!!

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  3. I tried this and it did not work. Any ideas why?

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    1. I'm sorry, I don't know why it didn't work. I don't understand the code, I just followed the tutorial! I have seen comments that it doesn't work on Internet Explorer. Good luck sorting it out!

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  4. Awesome info! I am hosting my very first giveaway, and this post was incredibly timely. I did it and it worked great. Thanks!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! I'm planning a giveaway on Thursday and this will make life so much easier!

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  6. Sure enjoyed your tutorial, got to try it.

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  7. thanks so much, Holly! Finally numbered comments in time for giveaway day!

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  8. Thank you SOOOOOO much, Holly !!!! I needed to get numbered comments before a giveaway I am having in a couple weeks. This made it SOOOO easy !!!!!!! Thanks again !!!!

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  9. Thank you, thank you! Worked like a charm!!!

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