Sunday, February 09, 2014

How to make your blogger blog a pinned site with live tiles in windows 8.1

By using www.buildmypinnedsite.com you can create the metadata tags that needs to be added to your site.

1. Added the name and some color:


2. Added the blogs rss feed http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

3. For my blogger site it created:
<meta name="application-name" content="MathiasWestin.Net"/> <meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#666666"/> <meta name="msapplication-notification" content="frequency=30;polling-uri=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&id=1;polling-uri2=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&id=2;polling-uri3=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&id=3;polling-uri4=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&id=4;polling-uri5=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&id=5; cycle=1"/>
 This was added to the blogger template by editing the HTML like described in  http://blogknowhow.blogspot.se/2009/05/add-meta-tags-to-blogger-for-better-seo.html:

So I added the following directly under the title tag, notice the added if tags needed to work in blogger, not needed if it's your own site:
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
    <meta content='MathiasWestin.Net' name='application-name'/>
<meta content='#666666' name='msapplication-TileColor'/>
<meta content='frequency=30;polling-uri=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&amp;id=1;polling-uri2=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&amp;id=2;polling-uri3=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&amp;id=3;polling-uri4=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&amp;id=4;polling-uri5=http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed=http://mathiaswestin.net/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&amp;id=5; cycle=1' name='msapplication-notification'/>
    </b:if>
 In IE open the page, right click and choose favorites, click the pin to start button:

The site is now added to start and it's live tiles are updated from the blogs rss feed.


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Jayden Montoya said...

This might work on Windows 10, but since live tiles are so slow on it, it might take longer to have them activate...