How to Use Three Names for Adsense Western Union Payments

Adsense supports paying earnings to publishers through various methods such as checks, electronic funds transfer (EFT) and wire transfer. Adsense also supports sending payments through Western Union Quick Cash which is a quicker and less complicated compared to the other methods.

Payment through Western Union is however only available for some select countries.

To receive a payment through Western Union one only needs the Western Union MTCN Number. This number is included in the adsense receipt and includes other details of your payment such as the recipient's name, the amount, the sender's address (i.e Google Ireland) and the Billing ID.

Withdrawing Payment With All Your Names

When withdrawing, one is also required to prove their identity in addition to providing the MTCN number. This is typically done by providing one's national identification card so that the western union gent confirms the names match with the payee names provided by the sender.

One may also be asked to provided an answer to the secret question in which case you provide the Billing ID. Some agent's will however just ask straight for the billing ID.

Now everything may checkout but with Adsense payments it's likely that you'll run into a problem with the agent regarding your names. This happened to me on two occasions, luckily in both I only got a warning to instruct the sender to update my names.

The exact problem is that the agent may decline to release the funds because the payee name from  Google doesn't have the three names as displayed in your identification. This might seem incorrect at first since the three names that you signed up with for the Adsense account will be displayed on the payment receipt along with your address.

Thing is the agent doesn't see these names. Instead they see the recipient names that are provided in the Western Union payment options in Adsense Payment settings. This recipient name is INDEPENDENT of that in your account and you can actually use different names for it should you want to.

Google has to blame for this problem since there are only two fields for the recipient name in the Western Union payment settings i.e First Name and Last Name.

So naturally most people just comply by entering their two names: their first name followed by either their surname or middle name in the last name field.

Update to Use Three Names

1. To correct this quite simple just go to: Payments > Manage payment methods > Edit
payment method
Manage payment method

2. This will launch Update your payment method pop up window that has your current two names.

3. In the First Name field enter BOTH your first and middle as they appear in your ID. e.g JOHN DOE
enter names
Enter your three names

4. In the Last Name field enter your surname as it appears on your ID e.g. SMITH

5. Agree to the terms and click update to apply the new names.

What if the Agent declines to release the payment?

If the agent refuses to pay you because of this little confusion, you can wait for 60 days and the money for this payment will be refunded back into your Adsense account.

By the time this happens, update your name as explained above and in the next payment cycle your accumulated money should be sent with the updated three names.

How to Change Author Name of Published Blogger Post

Blogger allows for multiple authors, who can either be Admins or simply Authors who have no ability to make site level changes.

The author of a Blogger post and draft is linked to the name appearing in one's profile. This could either be the Blogger specific profile or the Google+ profile that is linked to your Google Accounts names. As a result, if the name is updated in the profile, the change is likewise reflected in the posts authored by that profile.

To change the author name of a published post (and even drafted one), you're limited to two choices:
  • Updating the Linked Profile Name's
  • Republishing the Posts with a Different Name

Update the Profile Names

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Update Author Name
If you're the author, you can therefore easily change the author name of all the posts and pages you've published by simply updating your respective profile with the preferred name (this unforunately doesn't update the name in the published comments):

Should the author be another user, you can try convincing them to update their profiles name to a name you want. This is a reasonable request assuming they no longer use Blogger and their profile is not linked to their main Google Account.

If they're using Google+, you could convince them to switch to the Blogger specific profile and update this profile instead. Doing this will leave their Google+ profile names unchanged.

If these two options are not feasible, your only recourse is to republish the posts with the preffered name.

Republish Posts with Different Name

Republishing the posts with a profile using the preferred name is the only alternative should updating the name be out of the question. The posts can be republished by either:
  • creating a post and publishing it manually
  • importing the posts using blogger's Import Content option

If you don't care for the structure of the new URLs and only wish to change the authorship, consider importing the posts as it's much faster than creating new posts manually.

1. Republishing the Posts Manually

This ideal if you're changing the name for a few posts.

To achieve this the old posts with the different author na,e will have to be deleted. This therefore means that the original URLs of the posts cannot be reused when republishing - a huge cost since the posts may be indexed with search engines and linked to internally and/or externally.

Remember the post URL consists of three parts. For example: https//
  • the month when the post is authored (uneditable): /2018/12/
  • the url title (editable): /title-of-post/
  • the extension (uneditable): .html

So while you can reuse the title of the old URLs in the republished posts, the date of current month is what will inevitably be used for the first part.

Should you be republishing in the same month when the old posts were published, Blogger won't accept the old URL even if the original posts are deleted.

The Automatic Permalink will instead automatically add some random number at the end of the URL in a bid to make the new URL unique. If you try to edit the URL using Custom Permalink, Blogger will forcibly add the number for you. For example:
Old Post: https//
New Post: https//

Fix Old URLs with Custom Redirects

To get around the URL issue you can set up permanent 301-redirects for the old URLs.

This way, the old URL will be redirected to the new one and will therefore not return a 404 response. The internal linking structure will likewise be preserved as well as the external sites linking to your content. This is however only seems ideal if you're working with few posts.

To set up the redirects, go to: Settings > Search Preferences > Custom Redirects

2. Republishing the Posts by Importing Content

This is most ideal if you're working with many posts or even an entire blog's posts. The URL challenges experienced in the previous method are however still here.

Basically you only need to export the content of the entire blog then import it back while logged in with the account that has the preferred name.

When importing back the content, the old posts will NOT be overwritten. Blogger will instead create new posts with new URLs. The date part will however remain unchanged unlike when creating a new post.

To make the URLs unique, it will however still add a random number at the end of the URLs ((this also applies to pages). For example:
Old Post: https//
Imported Post: https//

To export the posts, go to: Settings > Other > Import & back up then select the Backup Content button.

This will download the blog's content (pages, posts & comments) in one XML file.

After this log in using the account with the preferred name and go back and select Import Content. Complete the reCaptcha and import the exported XML file back.
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Import Content

In the import window there's an option to Automatically publish all imported posts and pages which I advise leaving unchecked. Importing this way will leave all the posts and pages as drafts allowing you to:

  • delete posts or pages that you don't wish to republish
  • customize the URLs of the republished posts using the Custom Permalink option (to avoid the numbers).
Should you choose to automatically publish the posts, Blogger will retain the URLs of the posts but will add a random number at the end of the URL.

  • In the Posts page, Blogger will tag the imported posts (drafts only) with an Imported label after importing. This way you can easily tell apart between the old and new posts.
  • You can also view only the imported posts by selecting the Imported category below Posts.
  • Remember to delete the imported Pages if you don't need them.
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Filter Imported Posts

After importing you can create redirects for the URLs of the old posts.

Changing the Author in the Exported XML

A workaround that you may have thought of or read somewhere, is that of changing the author in the XML before importing the content back.

From my trials, this seems to have no effect as Blogger overrides the author(s) in the XML with the name of the account importing the content. So save yourself the trouble by not bothering to try this.

VSUN Android Smartphone Ships with Adware

A year ago I had enough with my Windows Phone for a multitude of reasons that has since made it a lost cause. Naturally I decided to switch back to Android, a decision that prompted getting a new device altogether.

A bit of window shopping online unearthed what I thought was a good match for me. It was a budget android phone with 4G and a display below 5" - the only two requirements I had then. The device was by a little known Chinese manufacturer by the name of VSUN.

The price on offer was quite affordable, perhaps too affordable it would be deemed a throwaway since no other 4G device with similar specs was in this price range (about $40). A good bargain I concluded it was and quickly got hold of one before the last of them found an eager owner.

Adware Packaged as Software Update App

After almost a year of use, a month ago I noticed a peculiar thing. A certain app was pushing ads in my notification drawer and lock screen. This came as huge surprise for me bearing in mind I always have background data restricted not to mention the bulk of my apps don't have ads.

Long pressing on the ad revealed that the app in question was Software Update (package name: com.rock.gota). This is a system app that I thought up until this time was for fetching and installing OTA updates. Preposterous I know for budget android phone.
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Software Update Adware

The app had lived up to this sentiment as it never installed let alone found any updates yet here it was serving ads from RevContent - a popular advertisement network that specializes in content recommendation ads.

No question that the app is adware however I wonder what took it this long to start pushing the ads. 

Removing the Software Update Adware

Unfortunately, since the adware is a System App options on removing it are very limited. One cannot uninstall the app and likewise VSUN made sure we cannot disable the app.

That leaves us with the option of rooting the device - a venture I long shelved owing to the fact that VSUN is not exactly a popular brand meaning it comes with limited support in the way of custom roms. Most one-click root apps (including the popular Chinese ones) have also failed to root it.

Consequently, I've been forced to FORCE STOP the app every time I get the hint it's running (I rely on Developer Option's Show CPU Usage overlay for that). I'm afraid that's the only way until I can either root the device or dispose it off.

Be Wary of Adware and Spyware in Budget Android Phones

Personal user data is a powerful resource that can be leveraged for better profits or influence, be it by companies or politicians. Chinese companies seem to have the worst track record in this matter; a worrying trend considering a lot of electronic gadgets, in particular smartphones and tablets are manufactured there.

Consumers in Europe and N.America are largely protected by high quality standards for consumer products and data privacy laws which to an extent shields them from this kind of pilferage. In essence, the government steps in to protect its citizens since the average consumer doesn't know better when it comes to such "complex" matters.

Furthermore, companies wouldn't risk losing highly profitable markets such as these on account of collecting data. It defeats the purpose as they won't be able to leverage such data for better future sales should they get caught in the act.

That leaves us with low income countries that become essentially the target market or rather the dumping ground for these budget android phones. Quality standards laws in such countries are either shaky or decent enough but not well enforced. Data privacy is on the other hand an afterthought for there are better concerns such as setting up infrastructure to facilitate data access.

A huge appetite for loans from the generous Chinese government further ensures that goods from China, often cheap and substandard, get an easy pass.

I know all this too well as my home country of Kenya falls squarely under this category. Barring the knock-offs that still somehow get entry into the country, the markets are otherwise awash with genuine smartphones from little known Chinese brands.

The growing preference for online retail stores as opposed to physical electronic stores ensures such small players get visibility to compete with established brands at an almost level playing field.

And while most people prefer having smartphones from a big brand name, for such a name not only presupposes quality but also confers status, the added cost that is seemingly charged for a mere name will often push consumers to these lesser known brands.

Such brands will compensate for their unpopularity by selling phones with similar if not slightly superior specs (usually a bigger battery or display size) at lower price ranges.

Price aside, the average consumer is more than likely to conflate a bigger display size with better hardware - a relationship that small brands exploit with astounding results. All this coupled with well-timed discounted offers ensure many consumers gladly choose the likes of VSUN or CUBOT over the costlier Samsungs and Huaweis.

Little do consumers realize that this inexpensiveness is paid with data harvesting and revenue making in the form of ads.

Last year a long list of such small brands were implicated in a report that revealed their android smartphones shipped with a spyware app called Adups. Unsurprisingly, VSUN was one of these 40 manufacturers in this report where Blu was the focus of the attention.

The extra amount charged for better known brands would therefore seem justified if only to safeguard oneself from this blatant disregard of one's privacy. Still, I fear that consumers in low income countries are preoccupied with more pressing needs to care for their data privacy let alone protest against smartphones they see as a refuge from the dominance of pricier established brands.

iSlide: Professional PowerPoint Presentations Made Easy

Making professional looking PowerPoint presentations requires a certain amount of design skill. Many however can get past this limitation thanks to the hundreds of free and premium templates out there.

Nevertheless, a template may still require some touch ups and additions no matter how professional or suitable it's to the subject being showcased. This may include simple fixes in layouts and transitions to addition of elements such as diagrams, charts and pictures.

iSlide aims to address all these design needs in one place, and what's more, in just a few clicks.

The iSlide Add-in ToolBox

The iSlide add-in is compatible with Microsoft Office 2010 and later (2013/2016/2019/365) and WPS Office Free/Professional running on Windows 7, 8/8.1 or10.

After installation, the add-in is accessible within the PowerPoint ribbon just beside the Home tab. The iSlide tab is packed with most of the essentials needed to design a presentation from start to end. This includes design tools, resources, animations and some specific tools.
islide ribbon
iSlide Tab in PowerPoint 2016

The idea here is to keep one's focus on designing a complete presentation without the distracting need to switch between tabs every now then.


In the Design sections we've three tools:
  • Standard Specification
  • Design Layout
  • Design Tools

As the name alludes to, Standard Specification provides a quick way to "standardize" a presentation. You can set uniform fonts, paragraphs, guides and colors that can be used in all the slides, selected ones or a slides array (e.g 1-3, 5-10).

The Design Layout provide some non-standard layout options that can be used on shapes and pictures. Examples include the matrix and circular layouts that can be used to create interesting designs of various shapes.

A watermark tool is also included here that makes adding or deleting watermarks from all or specific slides quick. Other tools include a handy eyedropper tool for picking colors and a crop (resize) tool that crops with units thus allowing for much finer control.

Finally, there is the Design Tools which opens a pane with a variety of layout adjustment options including alignment, size, guides layout, rotation and more.


This section is arguably the main selling point for iSlide. These resources are hosted remotely and thus one has to be connected to the internet to download them. It includes the following categories of resources:

1. Theme Library

This hosts a huge collection of templates that can be filtered by category (think presentation context), style and permissions (free or premium). The templates can also be searched and favorited for future use . Additionally, one has the choice to download a template in either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio.
islide templates
Templates Library
The variety of templates here is staggering one is almost guaranteed of finding a suitable candidate for their project, be it free or premium. With that said, premium users have at their disposal more variety of templates to choose from.

2. Color Library

The color library houses a wide selection of color schemes for various sectors. Think company colors and the like. You can search specific color schemes or filter them according to the industry.

For instance, in the Computer category, you 'll find color schemes for tech giants such as Google, Huawei and Sony to online services like GitHub and Evernote.
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Color Library

The color schemes can be applied directly to all or selected slides. One can also edit a custom color scheme and save them for later use.

3. Diagram Library

This library contains a collection of ready to use diagrams. The diagrams have fields to fill with text and may include data placeholders, shapes (vectors) and pictures.
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Diagram Library

The diagrams can be filtered according to permission (free or premium), category (e.g. list, hierarchy, cycle, pyramid etc.), contains data or not and whether it has pictures, vectors or is text-only.

4. Smart Diagram Library

This is similar to the diagrams library but only includes smart diagrams. Likewise, they include fields to fill with one's data.
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Smart Diagram Library

The Smart Diagrams are the equivalent of MS Office's SmartArt however there's a lot more variety going on here and the designs are more graphical.

5. Icon Library

This is offers a huge collection of icons that can be inserted in a slide in just one click. The icons are of high resolution and thus can be enlarged with no noticeable loss in quality.

As it's expected by now, the icons can likewise be searched using keywords (e.g. car, office) or filtered according to categories. Interestingly all the icons here are free to use.
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Icon Library

Premium users however get to upload their icons into their account and can access them at any time by filtering the permission to Private.

6. Picture Library

Pictures when used imaginatively can make a presentation engaging for the audience. The Picture library offers thousands of high quality pictures that span a multitude of categories and that are sure to meet anyone's needs.

In addition to these, the images are searchable and can be filtered according to type (JPG or PNG) or orientation (vertical or horizontal).
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Picture Library

This quite a time saving resource as it does away with the hassle of finding and downloading pictures online first. The pictures themselves are actually free to use (for both personal and commercial use) as it seems the bulk of them are sourced from free image websites such as Pixabay and Unsplash.

For such pictures, a link to the author is thoughtfully included in the preview window should one wish to support or explore more of their artwork.

All the pictures here are accessible to both free and premium users and can be added into one's favorites for future use. Premium users can however also upload their pictures into a private collection to use.

7. Vector Library

This library is similar to the Pictures one with the only difference being the images here are of the vector type. Vector images are ideal where large graphics are required as they don't lose quality with enlargement.
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Vector Library

As such, this may prove quite invaluable for presentations that have to be projected on huge displays.


The animation section includes a Smooth Transition tool that creates a transition between two objects (shapes, images, text etc.) within a slide. The process is completely automated - just select the two objects and with one click set the transition. No need therefore to fiddle with direction, timing and specific transitions if one is short on time.

Nevertheless, Tween, Scale Time and Sequence tools are provided for those that may want to tweak the transitions to their preferences.

Tool Box

This section hosts a set of useful utilities to manage a presentation. They include:

1. Security Export

This utility provides for the following export functions:
  • Save as Image Presentation - exports the presentation to a normal presentation file (*.pptx)
  • Export Images - exports the all or selected slides to individual images.
  • Save as Read Only Presentation - password protects an exported presentation to prevent modification.
  • Export Video - exports the presentation to a video (MP4) using various quality options.
  • Export Fonts - exports the embedded fonts in a presentation.

2. Join Images

This utility creates an image file with the thumbnails of all the slides in a presentation. The exported image shows an overview of all the slides with the first slide taking center stage at the top.

As such this can be quite handy as a presentation summary or when one needs to share the presentation without having to give access to the actual file.

3. Compress

As the name suggest, this tool compresses the presentation to save space. The tool analyses the presentation and gives options to delete particular elements that may be unnecessary such as Notes, Comments, Animations and Invisible or Off-slide content.

A compression quality setting for images used in the presentation is also thoughtfully included.

4. File Analytics, ZoomIt and Timer

File Analytics gives an overview of the slides and the slide master so as to understand how the presentation is laid out and if need be, to edit the master slide.

ZoomIt uses the nifty application of the same from Sysinternals to do various zoom functions and drawing on screen. It's quite useful in annotating during a slideshow though admittedly may take some time to get used to. The application is however not included in the package but downloaded separately.
ZoomIt Options

Timer on the other hand allows one to time a presentation's duration after which one can adjust accordingly to fit a preferred timespan. Quite a useful tool in situations where the presentation time is fixed.

PPT Groups

This is a hub with resources to network on presentation design skills. There are tutorials, a bulletin and announcements on the latest developments concerning the add-in. The hub is however currently in Chinese only so at the moment it's impossible to gauge its usefulness with the language barrier.

Setting Up iSlide

To use iSlide's resources you'll need to create an account and log in. This is completed within PowerPoint and not in your Browswer. During the first run after installing the add-in, you'll be taken on a tour with the option to set up an account at the end.

You can sign up with email or phone. A verification code is sent to either of them to verify the registration. After logging in you'll be able to download and use the free resources in your presentations.


iSlide's centralizes the process of making a complete presentation by putting the essential tools and resources for this task in one tab. It further uses a modern interface that's simplistic and clutter free, relying on pop-up windows rather than additional tabs to give more options. The result - a more streamlined approach in the design process.

The add-in's biggest strength is the resources it puts at one's disposal and with the ease it allows for their use. The resources themselves are of high quality and options are provided to narrow down the search to a suitable resource as well as some cataloguing for future use.

For any individual that makes presentations for a living or on a regular basis, this feature alone is worth considering the upgrade to the premium option.

The add-in is however not without some shortcomings, the most glaring at the moment being the localization support. More languages are needed should it hope to take over different markets.

The English translation while sufficient need polishing in some parts by using better wording to communicate a feature e.g. Security Export, Join Images (Create Overview Image would for instance be more befitting here).

Fortunately, the add-in has help resources accessible via the Window's question marks that should expound on how what a particular tool does. The help articles are however online and so an active internet connection is needed.

A minor complaint also is that PowerPoint takes longer to start-up now (~12 secs for me with PowerPoint 2016). Nevertheless, it does make the extra seconds worth the wait.

Upgrading to Premium

If you're happy with the add-in, you can always upgrade from the Free Edition to a Premium plan. Upgrading will unlock access to the entire collection of resources and also give you the option to upload resources into your Private collection.

Currently iSlide offers two premium plans:
  • Monthly Premium for $9.99/Month (limited to 50 downloads/day)
  • Yearly Premium for $39.95/Year (Unlimited Downloads)

A comparison of the three editions can be seen here.

To upgrade, use the Upgrade Premium button at the far right of the tab's ribbon. That will launch a window with a checkout to pay with PayPal.
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iSlide Premium Account

At the moment, you can get a discount on the yearly plan to get 3 additional months of use (15 months total) by using my coupon code. At checkout just enter the following code in the coupon box:

iSlide Coupon Code



Get 3 free additional months of use (15 months total) on purchasing the yearly plan. At checkout enter the following coupon to get this deal:
Use Coupon Code: 5grzsf

Should you've any difficulties using the code leave me a message on my contact page.

How to Hide Blogger's Sidebar on Mobile

The Blogger sidebar is especially useful in providing space for widgets/gadgets such as Popular Posts, Featured Post, Labels and the Blog Archive. On desktop view it also provides a valuable space for vertical ads such as the skyscraper that are viewable even as users scroll down the page.

On mobile view the sidebar may be visible or not depending on the template in use. For the old non-responsive templates (Simple, Awesome Inc. etc), the sidebar is hidden if the mobile theme is enabled for mobile devices. Otherwise, it's visible as it’s on the desktop.

In custom responsive templates however, the sidebar typically aligns below the Blog Post when on Mobile/ Potrait view. This post is geared towards this type.

Hiding the Sidebar on Mobile using Conditional Tags

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Remove Sidebar
To hide the sidebar content on mobile one has two choices:
  • to hide all the widgets inside the sidebar individually, or
  • to hid the entire sidebar

In both instances the hiding or removal as some may call it, is done using conditional tags however the latter is more efficient if the sidebar widgets need not be displayed on mobile. Let's see how we accomplish this.

  • NOTE: The new blogger templates (Contempo, Soho, Emporio) are responsive however their sidebars don't align at the bottom as it's the case with other responsive templates. Instead, the sidebar is revealed by using the hamburger menu on both desktop and mobile views. As such this post doesn't apply to them. Removing their sidebar as follows will only hide their widgets.
1. Go to your Blogger Theme and select Edit HTML. You may want to back up your template before proceeding.

2. Press Ctrl+F and then search for: aside. Depending on the template you may get many hits. Ignore the ones in the style code (CSS) and find the one inside the main body with closing and openings brackets. It could be in the following variations:
<aside class='sidebar-container container sidebar-invisible' role='complementary'>
<aside id='sidebar-wrapper' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype=''>
3. Now just below this line paste the following conditional tag:
<b:if cond='data:blog.isMobileRequest == &quot;false&quot;'>
So that you have something like:
<b:if cond="data:blog.isMobileRequest == &quot;false&quot;">
4. Use the search function again and now find: </aside>. Just above it paste the following: </b:if>

So at the end of it all you'll have something like this:
<b:if cond='data:blog.isMobileRequest == &quot;false&quot;'>
... sidebar content code here ...
5. Save your template and test your site in mobile view. To do that either load the blog on a mobile browser or just do it on desktop by adding [?m=1] to the end of your URL.

You can also use the Device Mode on Chrome or Firefox's Responsive Design Mode to emulate real world devices.

The sidebar should be hidden now. If it's not, check how many times <aside> appears in your code. If it's multiple times, you'll have to establish the correct one to use. You could inspect your blog's sidebar using the inspect tool to do this (on Firefox or Chrome right-click the Sidebar then select Inspect Element/Inspect).

To restore the sidebar remove the conditional tag we've added. While this just hides the sidebar on mobile, you can use the same principle to remove the sidebar on desktop alone by modifying the conditional tag accordingly.

How to Remove Blogger's Render Blocking Comment JS

Page speed is important for user experience and how they eventually engage with a site's content. It's also said that it's an (or going to be) a ranking factor. With this in mind, it's important to optimize one's blog for faster loading.

With Blogger one has limited control over what they can optimize. Still, that's not to say there is nothing one can do. A quick test of your blog with Google's PageSpeed Insight and other tools such as GTMetrix and Varvy can give you insights on what may be slowing down your blog.

One common problem with Blogger sites as reported by the PageSpeed tool are Render Blocking Scripts. These external scripts delay the rendering of your webpage as they get loaded especially on mobile sites. One such script in Blogger is the Comment Iframe Script (comment_from_post_iframe.js) that loads the default comment form.

The Render Blocking Comment Iframe

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Render Blocking Comment Form JavaScript

Pagespeed recommends one either defer or load render blocking scripts asynchronously. In the case of the latter, this resolves this issue with little difficulty as you only need to add "async" to the affected scripts. For example:
<script src=''/>
<script async='async' src=''/>

That little piece of code will work with most external scripts that you may have in your Blogger Template. With the Comment Iframe Script however, things are a bit complicated since the script is not called in the usual way as shown in the example above.

If you check your template's you may instead notice the following line of code:
<script type='text/javascript'>
This code is what calls the script (xxxxx-comment_from_post_iframe.js) from Blogger's servers. This is done synchronously however adding the "async" tag to the script in this case won't work.

Removing the Render Blocking Comment Iframe

Since we cannot load the script asynchronously an alternative means would be to include the script right in the template, that is, make the script inline. To do that we need to obtain the script's code in its entirety and replace the "calling script" above with it.

Step 1: Get the JavaScript Code

The script is loaded from the following location:

The xxxxx part is a unique token that's generated from one's account. You can find the specific token by looking at the source of your blog in your browser.

To do that on Firefox or Chrome, press CTRL+U then search for:

You should find the code in multiple instances. Copy the series of numbers just before -comment_from_post_iframe.js then complete your link so that it looks something like this with the token added:

Copy this link in your browser's address bar and load it.

A piece of code should be loaded (it's quite long hence my reservations of posting it here and the reason for the above steps). Copy the code as it is and save it somewhere.

Step 2: Make the Script Inline

  • TIP: Consider backing up your template before doing the next steps.
Next enclose the code in a script with:
// <! [CDATA [
 //]]> </ script>
So that it looks something like this (only the start and end of the code is shown.):
// <! [CDATA [
(function(){var e="function" ...
... .call(this);
 //]]> </ script>
<script type='text/javascript'>

Step 3:  Add the Script to your Blogger Template

Open your template in an editor or within Blogger and find the following line:
Delete that line and replace it with the script we have just made. Save your template and that's it.

Now go test your blog again in Varvy or PageSpeed and you shouldn't get the render blocking warning from this particular script. If you have any other render blocking scripts make sure to load them asynchronously as shown earlier. Cheers!