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History and Redesign
– Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs on August 23, 1999.
Google acquired Pyra Labs in February 2003.
– Premium features became free after Google’s acquisition.
– Picasa and Hello were incorporated into Blogger in 2004.
– Blogger underwent a major redesign in May 2004.
– Blogs associated with a user’s Google Account were migrated to Google servers in 2006.
– New features introduced in the redesign included label organization and drag-and-drop template editing.
– Blogger in Draft allowed testing of new features before release.
Google introduced new features in September 2009 for the tenth-anniversary celebration.
– Blogger introduced new designs and templates in 2017 and improved web experience in 2020.

Available Languages
– Blogger is available in 60 languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.
– Other languages supported include Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.
– Blogger is available in both simplified and traditional Chinese.
– It supports languages from various regions, such as Afrikaans, Bengali, Gujarati, and Zulu.
– Multiple language options make Blogger accessible to a global audience.

Country-specific Blogger addresses
– Blogger integrated user blogs with country-specific URLs in February 2013.
– Country-specific URLs redirected users to localized versions of the blog.
– This allowed Blogger to manage content according to each country’s laws.
– Blogs could still be accessed through the default URL.
– In May 2018, Blogger stopped redirecting to country-specific URLs and reverted to default addresses.

Available Designs
– Blogger offers multiple templates for users to choose from.
– Users can customize templates using CSS or create their own.
– The Dynamic View template was introduced in August 2011.
– Dynamic Views allow blogs to be presented in seven different ways.
– Loading time for Dynamic View templates is 40% shorter than traditional templates.

Integration and Blocking
– AdSense is optional for each blog, assuming the parent account is in good standing.
– Blogger for Word is an add-in for Microsoft Word that allows users to save a Microsoft Word document directly to a Blogger blog.
Google says Blogger for Word is not currently compatible with the new version of Blogger.
– Microsoft Office 2007 adds native support for a variety of blogging systems, including Blogger.
– Blogger started integration with Amazon Associates in December 2009, but the partnership ended in September 2011.
– Open Live Writer can publish directly to Blogger.
– Blogger has been blocked in several countries, including Cuba, Fiji, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, China, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Vietnam.
– Some ISPs in India and Russia blocked an IP address put into the Federal List of Extremist Materials.
– Blocking of * domains by keyword-based Internet filtering systems is encountered due to the domain containing the substring ‘gspot.’

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Blogger (service) (Wikipedia)

Blogger is an American online content management system founded in 1999 which enables its users to write blogs with time-stamped entries. Pyra Labs developed it before being acquired by Google in 2003. Google hosts the blogs, which can be accessed through a subdomain of Blogs can also be accessed from a user-owned custom domain (such as by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Google's servers. A user can have up to 100 blogs or websites per account.

Blogger logo
Type of site
Blog host
Available inSee below
Country of originUnited States of America
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Evan Williams, Meg Hourihan
RegistrationOptional, Free
LaunchedAugust 23, 1999; 24 years ago (1999-08-23)
Current statusActive
Written inJava

Blogger enabled users to publish blogs and websites to their own web hosting server via FTP until May 1, 2010. All such blogs and websites had to be redirected to a subdomain or point their own domain to Google's servers via DNS.

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