Friday, July 8, 2011

Blogger limits update & workarounds

Blogger Help: What are the limits on my Blogger account? is overdue for updating as the number of blogs in a single Blogger/Google account is still stated as unlimited. In truth, Blogger.com has limited it to a maximum 100 blogs per account. However it is easy to go around this limit as you can create a new Blogger/Google account, create a new blog then invite your old account as team blogger and after acceptance of the invitation, make yourself (old account) as administrator.


Update 2: Thanks to Mary of Google Sites Hints and Tips who says that the limit of 100 team members per blog is actually a limit of 100 invitations and that by forwarding an invitation email, the forwardee can accept the invitation and become a team member as well and in this way, one can have more than 100 team members per blog. I have tested forwarding an invitation email and can confirm that the forwardee who was not invited directly can accept and thereby become a team member. However I do not have 100 email addresses to test this workaround and will welcome updates from anyone who have actually successfully added more than 100 team members per blog. You can leave a comment or contact me via my contact form.

Update 3: After accepting that invitation email this was the message from Blogger:

Your invitation for ????@gmail.com for your private blog "Make Money Online" has been accepted, but using a different email address. It has been accepted by ####@yahoo.com.

If your invitation has been accepted by someone you do not know or did not intend to invite, please visit the Permissions tab of your blog where you can choose to revoke access.

Thanks,

The Blogger Team


Below are the list of all the limits now updated:

What are the limits on my Blogger account?
We try to give you a lot of room to play here on Blogger, so you'll see that a lot of the important "limits" here aren't really very limiting. But just in case you were wondering, here is some information about about what a single Blogger account will hold.

Number of Blogs: You can have as many blogs as you like on one account Update: You can have a maximum 100 blogs in one account).

Number of Posts: There is no limit on the number of posts you can have on one blog. They will all be saved on your account (unless you manually delete them) regardless of whether you are publishing archives or not.

Size of Posts: Individual posts do not have a specific size limit, but very large posts may run you up against the page size limit. (See the next item.)

Size of Pages: Individual pages (the main page of your blog, or your archive pages) are limited to 1 MB in size. This will allow for a few hundred pages of text, but it may be a problem if you are listing hundreds of posts on the front page of your blog. If you hit this limit, you will see an error message saying "006 Please contact Blogger Support." You can get around this error by lowering the number of posts on your main page, which will have the added benefit of making your page load faster as well.

Number of Comments: A post can have any number of comments. As with archived posts, if you choose to hide comments on your blog, all pre-existing comments will remain saved on your account.

Number of Pictures: Up to 1 GB of total storage, shared with Picasa Web

Size of Pictures: If you are posting pictures through Blogger Mobile there is a limit of 250K per picture.

Team Members: There is a limit of 100 members per blog.Update: This limit is actually a limit of 100 invitation per blog. By forwarding an invitation email to another email address, that email address can also be a team member of a blog and in this way, one can have more than 100 team members per blog. seeworkaround

Number of Labels: Up to 2000 unique labels per blog and 20 per post.

Blog Description: Limited to 500 characters, with no HTML. Adding additional characters or HTML may cause it to revert to a previous setting.

"About Me" Profile Information: Maximum of 1,200 characters.

Profile Interests and Favorites: Maximum of 2,000 characters in each field.

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