Blogger tip. How to Add/Edit Sidebar Categories.

Friday, December 05, 2008

When on your blog's homepage, click "customize" in the top right corner, or when you first log in, click "layout". Both of these options will take you here, where you can add and edit the elements of your page.

This photo is of this blog, which has a 3 column template. If your blog has a 2 column template, you will see one sidebar, on either the left or right. This layout represents your blog page, so you will the the "follow me" on the top right, followed by "my designs", just as is appears on my page.

Each category has an "edit" button. You can add/edit links in a link list, add site buttons, text, or anything you want by editing a current gadget, or by clicking "add new gadget".

Let's work on a link list. To create a new link list, I will click "add a gadget" at the top of the sidebar and this list will pop up. There are several options. To add a link list, just click "link list".

This window will pop up. You can title the link list (examples would be favorite blogs, shopping, links, etc...). To add a site to the list, enter the blog code next to "new site URL" and the title that you want to appear in the link list next to "new site name". Then click "add link" and the link will be added. Be sure to press save when you are done.

To edit a current link list, click "edit" on the list you want to edit, and follow the steps above.

If you would like to rearrange the order of the categories in your sidebar, simply click on a category, and move it up or down by dragging it where you would like to place it.

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  1. Do you know a simple way to add a third column in Blogger? I would really like to add one, but html and I don't get along very well LOL. Is there an easy way to do this? Any help would be appreciated!


  2. Hi Jen,

    If you search "adding a third column to blogger" you should be able to find out how to do that.


  3. So helpful! Thanks for this!

  4. I really appreciate your guidelines...easy to read/follow. Thanks!


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