Friday, December 01, 2006

Alert: It may be a good idea to republish the whole blog once in a while

Recently, someone asked a question in the comments section, and I answered giving a link to one of my older post. She alerted me to the fact that the link lead to a blank page. I checked and confirmed her finding. Not only that, I went into the Dashboard, click EDIT POSTS and then click VIEW against that post. That too lead to a blank page. I copied the URL, pasted it into the address bar. That too lead to the same result. Just to make sure it wasn't something in the post itself, I copied the content of the post editor in the HTML mode and pasted it wholesale into a duplicate post. That post was viewable, showing that it wasn't anything to do with the content of the post.

I posted the problem on the Google Blogger Help group, stating the problem and asking members to verify if it was so and if they may know of the reason/solution for such a problem. Wasted responded, advising to republish. I republished the whole blog, and sure enough, that problem link then lead to a viewable page, not a blank page.

So folks, it may be a good idea to occasionally republish the whole blog to avoid such incidences.

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6 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/02/2006

    Do you happen to know how one would go about republishing the whole blog if you're on the Beta version, other than going in and re-saving each separate post? I know that it republishes dynamically on save... would making a tiny invisible-to-readers change in the template cause the entire blog to republish, do you think?

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  2. That problem occured in a classic blog, so don't know it it apply to a beta blog. I don't think that is a provision for republishing entire blog for Blogger Beta.

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  3. Don't you republish the whole blog when you make changes in yr template or no?

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  4. Good point. In my case, I must have left my template untouched for some time, so no republishing involved.

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  5. Beginner question. How to republish blog??

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  6. This is an old post and apparently applies only to blogs using the old classic template which is no longer supported by Blogger

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