Images Hosts Supported in Blogger Dynamic Template Views



(Sorry, linking to blog posts that use a dynamic template breaks the back button so open these links in a new tab. I'll clean up this post after a good night's sleep or something.)

It's very late and I'm very tired so I'll keep this brief. After examining the JavaScript code that generates Blogger's new Dynamic Template views I've figured out what image hosts and file types are supported for thumbnail generation. Image host names are linked to an example on blogger2ools.



There's multiple references to youtube.com in the code but I couldn't figure out what that was for. Generating a youtube thumbnail would be simple if that's what they were attempting. We've been doing it here at MY STADY for a while now.

Unfortunately the code only supports the above mentioned image hosts. I hope that changes soon because a lot of my article images are hosted on Amazon S3 using my own domain.

Check out blogger2ools in dynamic view for live examples of everything. Blogger Team you're welcome to use that page for bug testing.

4 Comments

Chinese - #
October 8, 2011 at 2:47 AM
Thanks.. it does not work with my links on smugmug too :(
Alain-Christian - #
October 11, 2011 at 12:59 AM
You should fill out the feedback form and tell them about that.
Chinese - #
October 11, 2011 at 9:37 PM
Already... :).. in the end, i did this.. i modified each and every blog post and put a photo into the picasa web photo and then embedded the photo in the post but reduced its display size to only 2 pixel. the blog is patnotebook.blogspot.com. still going back to the oldest posts and doing it.. painful
Alain-Christian Seraphin - #
March 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Picasa is a safe bet. They'll always support that.

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