2 New Blogger Hacks You Should Definitely Try

Blogger has changed a lot after it was acquired by Google. Many new features were introduced making it a powerful platform for free blogs. Many new bloggers first start their blog on Blogger and then migrate to other platforms as they provide more features when compared. But Blogger platform has got its own advantages, may be this makes it more attractive to low investment bloggers to have a perfect blog of their own.

In this article we are talking about Blogger hacks that are released recently and not many people know about it. We have two Blogger hacks which are as follows.

Hack #1: View images and videos in Blogger comments

Blogger platform does not allow any images or videos to be embedded in comments. So with this hack you can embed any image or video in comments without any trouble.  Only YouTube and Vimeo videos can be embedded in the comments.

For this hack to work just add the code above the </body> tag in your template. This is purely JavaScript code and there is no need of jQuery or anything else. Now when ever someone puts a link to image or video in comments, it is converted to image or video by the code.

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Hack #2: External Play/Stop button for YouTube videos

The external play/stop button for YouTube videos is achieved by YouTube API. With it you can load any video, change the size of the widget, set the playback start point, manage the volume, create external playback controls, etc.,

[c[codepen_embed height=”393" theme_id=”dark” slug_hash=”yOPqgG” default_tab=”result” user=”oloman” preview=”true” data-preview=”true”]e the Pen <a href=’https://codepen.io/oloman/pen/yOPqgG/’>External automatic play/stop buttons for YT videos</a> by Oloman (<a href=’https://codepen.io/oloman’>@oloman</a>) on <a href=’https://codepen.io’>CodePen</a>.[/co[/codepen_embed]

The programmer has come up with a basic code that can start or stop the video using external button or buttons if there are several videos.

Code requires jQuery library with a little JavaScript code. Add the following code just before </head> tag in your Blogger template.

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