Learn the steps of embedding and running a Rafflecopter giveaway on the Blogger platform as well as a handful of other helpful Blogger tips and tricks.
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Embedding an entry form on Blogger
- On your giveaway's Installation Tab, copy the entry form embed code by clicking the copy button to the right of the embed code
- From the Blogger blog post edit window, select the HTML tab, place the cursor where you'd like the giveaway entry form to appear in the blog post, and paste your entry form embed code
- Click Preview to see how the entry form appears on your post. If you switch back to the HTML view and see a link that says "a Rafflecopter giveaway" instead of the entry form - don't panic. The entry form will display correctly in the Preview and once your blog post is published.
Blogger tips and tricks
- If you make a changes to your giveaway details after embedding the entry form (prize image, start/end times, actions), the entry form will update automatically without the need for you to embed a new code.
- If you make a changes to your giveaway theme after embedding the entry form, the entry form will have to be replaced with a new entry form embed code. No entries will be lost using a new entry form embed code.
- If you view your post in the Compose tab and see a link that says 'a Rafflecopter giveaway' instead of the entry form - don't panic. The entry form will display correctly in the Preview and once your blog post is published.
- Blogger has a feature called Gadgets that allow you to add components to the blog such as Adsense ads, search functionality, etc. In rare cases, some gadgets could conflict with the entry form code causing it to not appear and display a link instead. The best way to find the conflicting gadget is to remove all the gadgets on your blog, confirm the entry form loads correctly, then re-load gadgets one at a time while checking after loading each one that the entry form continues to load correctly.
Blogger is a free hosted blogging platform from Google. Their tool offers lots of flexibility to change the look and feel of the blog, and because it's a Google product there is tight integration with their other products such as Analytics, Photos, etc. All Blogger blogs come with a free blogspot.com URL though you can also purchase a custom domain or assign a domain you already own.