Tips for Customizing a Blogger Blog

MatthewA By MatthewA, 27th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Blogger is one of the big blog providers. With them you can customize blogs in a variety of ways. Here are a few ways that blogs can be customized with Blogger.

Tips for Customizing a Blogger Blog

The first way that blogs are customized is by selecting a template. For all blogs a template of some description needs to be selected. Blogger has a variety of templates that can be selected from for the blog. The template designer provides many further options for the design and customization of templates. Here, you can adjust the template backgrounds & colors, the widths, and overall layout of the blog.

Gadgets are another way that blogs can be customized. Gadgets are additional features that can be added to blogs, a little like Windows widgets. Blogspot has a page elements design page where gadgets can be added by selecting one of the add gadget boxes. After selecting add gadget a list of gadgets that can be included within the blog are provided. Among these gadgets some of the following can be selected: slide-show, poll, blog list, feed, search box, blog list, video bar, and link list. Such gadgets can further enhance your blog.

Among these gadgets there is also an HTML/Javascript gadget. This is the most flexible gadget included as here a variety of HTML or Javascript coding can be added. As such, further blog gadgets that Blogger does not list, such as blog counters, can be added to the blog with this gadget. Visit Javascript websites where small snippets of Javascript code can be copied and pasted to the HTML/Javascript gadget

However, this is not the only HTML option that Blogger provides. In fact, by selecting edit HTML all the blogs HTML can be edited. Here, the blog layout and template can be further edited with HTML. Although, this is recommended only for those more proficient in HTML. From edit HTML you can also revert to the older Blogger templates, but the template designer cannot be used with these.

So, how else can these blogs be customized? Well, blog posts can also be customized from the design page. You can configure blog posts by selecting the edit blog posts option. Among the options included are post page options, and blog post layouts can also be arranged.

Aside from this, Blogger also has settings that can further customize blogs. Here, there are optional settings for formatting, comments, site feed, archiving, and other basic settings. Overall, it is worth checking these setting options as well.

Blogger blogs can therefore be customized in a variety of ways. This can be done via its template designer, adding blog gadgets via the page element design page, editing the HTML itself, customizing the blog posts, and also with the blog setting options.

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