Friday, December 22, 2006

Testing maximum number of authors for a Blogger blog

The title should be "Testing maximum number of authors for a Blogger beta blog" but Blogger has declared that Bloggeer Beta is now out of beta, so, no beta in the post title.

Someone emailed me, asking if it is really true that you can have an unlimited number of authors for a Blogger (beta) blog. I don't know if I had said that in any of my blogs, but to answer his question, I decided to do a little test. I got into the Dashboard of this blog Good Parenting Practices (close new window/tab to get back to this page) and clicked the SETTINGS > PERMISSION tabs. I started to add email addresses to invite to become authors of the blog. I got up to 23 addresses and there still was no message that I have reached the limit. So I still don't know the maximum number of authors one can have for a Blogger blog, but definately it is 23 or more. I have asked the person who emailed me to let me know how many authors he added, and I hope he gets back to me. If he does, I will put an update.

BTW if you are a parent, and you have advice or good information to share, and will like to contribute to this blog, please contact me via that eMail Me link (at the bottom of the sidebar) and I will send you an invitation, and I will have a chance to further test the limit of Blogger.

UPDATE 24 December 2006: Turned out that there actually isn't a limit on the no. of authors allowed for a team blog. See Blogger Limits (close new window to return to this page). Looks like my testing wasn't necessary if only I had tried to look hard enough for the answer.


Code Red said...

My blog under the old version has 42 members, but only about 5 have made this switch so far (only moved about 10 hours ago). Still, it'll be interesting to see how it all goes down. Feel free to check back over time to see how many members are showing up in the list:


Shawn said...

I just tested invites to 500 seperate author email addresses at once. The system chewed on it for about a minute and sent all 500 invites without a problem. Also, each address showed up in the pending window. It would seem that Blogger has fixed some bugs. I'll make sure that all our authors use the new Google account.

Nancy Meredith said...

How do you get past the 100-author limit. We want to have a blog as a networking tool for our organization of about 200 members. If we can't invite everyone to post, that kind of defeats the purpose. Can anyone help me with this?

Peter said...

Well, if the posters can trust each other, why not create a Blogger account for use by more than 1 posters by sharing username and password

Nancy Meredith said...

I don't expect all 200 members will want to post, but I would like to be able to invite them -- and have them use their own identity and profile. Is there a way, perhaps to invite more than 100 people to post, but limit the number of actual posters to 100?

Peter said...

Your requirements sound like a very tall order. As far as I know, there is no way to do what you want but they say nothing is impossible.

textbookshare admin said...

so does anyone know if the author limit can increase to 100? a previous post said that he/she sent out 500 author requests and they went well... but-- could it probably be due to the fact that the 500 anonymous emails did not technically 'sign up' to their confirmation email, which affects the 'technical' subscription because "an invite is simply an invite" and once the 100 people actually do subscribe, will cut the rest of the invitations off?

Peter said...

i have no wish for more than 100 authors and no appetite to test and hope to get feedback from those who have