MLBlogs Network Updates

Updated 12:40 a.m. ET Sunday

Condolences to surviving family and friends on the shocking loss of our MLB.com colleague John Marzano. He was one of the friendliest guys around. Vinny posted on the Leading Off blog and please feel free to add your comments with thoughts on Johnny Marz.

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MLBlogs Network Updates:

It’s just a workaround for now, but here is the solution for everyone who has asked why they cannot have paragraphs within their comments. Simply use two br tags between each paragraph, like this: <*br><*br> (without the asterisks)

Welcome to our latest Major League Baseball player who wanted to blog: Braves right fielder Jeff Francoeur. He decided on “Frenchy’s Forum” and just posted his first entry. Please welcome him to MLBlogs! Welcome also to WildWilburD, whose blog begins: “Sitting at work on a slow afternoon…” Welcome to padfan, The “K” Man and moomba. New MLBlogs continue to be created around the clock in every template.

Beth at Yankees Chick gets credit for the best headline of the day at MLBlogs.

The issue with popup images should be cleared up now. Previously some users were experiencing blank popup windows after selecting that option at the Insert Pic stage of creating an entry, so that you could not click on a thumbnail and see the image at full resolution. Six Apart has installed a patch that has resolved this, but it will not fix previous cases where an asset (image) was uploaded and a blank popup appeared. You will need to re-insert any such images you want to position as popup windows.

Most of the Create Link problems have subsided, save for some edge cases such as that reported by Steve in my previous post’s comments. Thanks to those who have helped via email with your system info and status. Please feel free to report any ongoing issues here.

See my Call for Content in previous post as well, if you want an MLB.com byline. All you have to do is play a video game and tell everyone how fun it is.

24 Comments

I don’t think that it is possible. If so, I would have implemented HTML modules into my blog’s sidebar already. Also, I agree regarding Blogger. I have contemplated the switch myself since MLBlogs is truly in a Beta phase and not “bug-free.” However, I have started on this console and will build my name on this console.

I don’t think that it is possible. If so, I would have implemented HTML modules into my blog’s sidebar already. Also, I agree regarding Blogger. I have contemplated the switch myself since MLBlogs is truly in a Beta phase and not “bug-free.” However, I have started on this console and will build my name on this console.

Is there anyway to put HTML is a list in the sidebar? I don’t like it in the description part of the page right underneath the blog’s name. It makes it look cluttered and I’ve already had one person tell me that they think it looks “crappy” (their word, not mine).

If I knew how to migrate all the posts/comments from this site to Blogger, I would do it. Their template set-up is a lot cleaner- looking than the ones here.

It’s an eminent issue. Unfortunately, I have been having difficulty posting comments on all MLBlogs (except mine). However, I found out how to resolve this eminent issue.

When I am logged out, MLBlogs say that I must be signed in to comment. When I sign-in, I am allowed to comment. For some reason, I do not get that usual “You do not have permission to post,” error message.

http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

It’s an eminent issue. Unfortunately, I have been having difficulty posting comments on all MLBlogs (except mine). However, I found out how to resolve this eminent issue.

When I am logged out, MLBlogs say that I must be signed in to comment. When I sign-in, I am allowed to comment. For some reason, I do not get that usual “You do not have permission to post,” error message.

http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

I have an issue that probably has an obvious remedy that I just haven’t found. The only blogs I can comment in are the community blog and my own. I “don’t have permission” to comment in any other ones. What might this be about and how can it be fixed?

Brenton, http://braverays.mlblogs.com

Thanks for the great setup on the blogs. I’m having a ton of fun with mine. I’ve had a few people that already have MLB.com accounts say they had a hard time leaving comments. It says they don’t have permission. I ran into that when trying to comment here. I signed out, then signed back in and it allowed me to comment. Any help on that or fix to do? Also, are there plans to allow more customization of the blogs? Again, I’m very happy with mine and look forward to a good time.

Please check out my Brewers blog at: http://whosinrightfield.mlblogs.com/

I’d be more than happy to be the featured blog of the day!! Thanks again.

Travis
Who’s in Right Field? blog

Hey, Mark, and all at MLBlogs…

Thanks for listing my Blog, “Baseball, The Yankees, and Life”, as the “Featured Blog” [on Monday, April 21th]…It was a great honor !!! ….All the best for continued success at MLBlogs. !!! ….. Jimmy ….. http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

I put the code in the “description” area of your profile that goes under your title.

Still having trouble. I can’t find a way to insert the html code for stat tracker. Thought you could just put it in the assets area before the re-design there. For the video, I was only able to put in the YouTube link but not the snapshot image, which is OK. The statcounter is most important. Any suggests? Thanks! Dan

Cool. I can do all that!

Dan,
If you want to keep track of your visitors you can use statcounter.com, it’s free and easy.
If you want to add video, you can add it from youtube by using the “embed” code that’s to the right of each video.
Hope that helps.
http://flairforthedramatic.mlblogs.com

Hi Mark,

A few questions.

1. The button says blog stats but there’s nothing. Is there a way on the site we can keep track of visitor numbers, or a widget to do so or something we can install ourselves? I’d like to see if I’m getting visitors so I can go from there.

2. Adding video: I used a method and it provides a link hat downloads the video. Is there a better way to load videos or is that even possible?

Thanks, Dan (Around the Horn…)

Thanks a lot Mark.

Flair: Done

Jimmy, Steve, Inside the Clubhouse: Thanks for the kind words about the bigger, better and DID WE SAY FREE MLBlogs! Steve, great news about your traffic. Keep zoomin.

Flair, please remind me Monday…I will set that preference for you if you are not able to do it in your dashboard. Stay tuned on any forthcoming upgrades.

I was wondering if it was possible to choose not to have an email sent when someone leaves a comment. I’d prefer not to receive those emails.
Also, will there be more options on the templates or look of the blogs?
http://flairforthedramatic.mlblogs.com

This is a lot of fun and has been very easy to use. Now that some of the issues I was having are being solved I will finally post more pictures and create some cool links!

Stop by and say HI and read about what it is like to be a clubhouse manager in Minor League Baseball!

Inside The Clubhouse
Inland Empire 66ers
http://clubhousemanager.mlblogs.com

Mark,

Amidst the frustration with the occasionally bumpy transition to Movable Type, I just wanted to chime in with some good stuff.
First, the blog templates are better and much easier to read with the new layouts. I also like the photo management better. Personally, my blog has really taken off. I’m listed #1 on Yahoo! search and in the top 5 at Google. Last week alone I had over 2000 page loads, according to my hit counter. Couldn’t be happier with the exposure that is unique to an MLB-hosted blog. Thanks!

Steve
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com

I am still having link issues…I can create a new link list no problem, but cannot add to it. I tried deleting it and starting over, but still cannot add another link to that list. It just shows me “error on page” with that yellow triangle at the bottom of the page. Any ideas? Thanks!

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

Never mind, I figured it out. I am in the process of deleting all my old links and having to recreate link lists from scratch.

I still cannot edit, change, or add to my link lists.

Hey, Mark!

The new set-up at MLBlogs. looks great ….I look forward to more improvements, and continued standards of excellence at mlb.com…

I offer the following quote, from my latest Post, for consideration on the MLB.com Homepage: “On a night the first pitch was thrown in space, and A-Rod hit a moon-shot, the Yankees bullpen became the stars of the night” …Thanks, Mark …and, all at MLBlogs! …Jimmy

http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

Can I play Arkanoid and tell everyone how fun it is? :-)

Good to know the pop-up problem has been fixed. Gonna try it now…

-The Baseball Collector
http://snaggingbaseballs.mlblogs.com/

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