BLOGGERis a free blogging platform from Google and it’s what most users use when starting a new site. But blogger is not very customizable like WordPress is. However, there are several blogger tricks that will help you to get the most out of blogger.

  1. Blank Blogger Template

    You will get an error if you tried to save a blogger template with no code in it. To create empty blogger site use the code below. This will be really helpful to create one-page blogger themes with ease.

     

  2. Use any HTML template

    Have you ever tried using an HTML template with blogger and got an error? If so, you will like this blogger trick very much. The reason you can’t use normal HTML  template within blogger template is because blogger uses XHTML. However, this trick shows how you can use any HTML template within blogger. To do that follow the steps given below.

    1. Go to your blogger dashboard and then navigate to the template.
    2. Scroll down to the bottom where it says Revert to classic templates.
    3. Click on it then click on revert to classic template option.
    4. Paste your template code into the box provided and then hit Save.

    Please note that you won’t be able to utilize the blogger posts feature when using this trick.

  3. Lock/Unlock Blogger Widgets

    learn how to delete non deletable blogger widgets by unlocking themThis blogger trick teaches you how to lock or unlock blogger widgets. Have you ever had the experience of not being able to delete a blogger widget ? The navbar and the attribution widget are two examples of undeletable widgets. You can easily delete them with a simple code tweak! To lock or unlock a widget in blogger template follow the steps given below.

    1. Go to layout tab and find your undeletable widget. Click the edit button and copy down the widget id (located in the URL).
    2. Now go to template and click on edit HTML.
    3. Search for the widget id in the template(Ctrl+F).
    4. You will now see a similar code
    5. To unlock a widget change true to false and to lock a widget change false to true.
    6. Go back to the layouts section and click on the edit button for the undeletable widget. You will now see the remove button displayed.

    If you want to show/hide your blogger widgets,ads,etc. on specific pages, then try our new blogger conditional tag wrapper tool.

  4. Advanced Post Settings

    With advanced post settings pane, you can specify the meta tags to be used for that particular post. For example, consider that you are conducting a contest which last for 5 days. You want the post to be visible in search engines , however after 5 days the post becomes useless. In such situations, you can specify date specific meta tags to automatically hide the post from search results after a given date. Follow the steps below to enable advanced meta tags for post settings.

    1. Go to your blogger settings and navigate to search preferences tab.
    2. Under Crawlers and indexing, click edit button displayed next to custom robots header tag.
    3. Choose ‘Yes’ as the option for ‘Enable custom robots header tags?’
    4. Put a check for the ‘noindex’ option displayed under Archive and search pages heading. Hit save.
    5. Now create a new post.Under post setting, you will now see a new option called the Custom Robots Tags.
    The custom robots tag helps you to change robot settings for an individual post. You can choose all ,noindex ,nofollow ,none ,noarchive ,nosnippet ,noodp ,notranslate ,noimageindex ,unavailable_after
  5. Turn off Comments for Individual Posts

    Comments are great too since the user can give his/her feedback quite easily. But nowadays they are being exploited for spamming. There are several spam filters for comment system but not all works great. You can disable the comment section completely by turning it off in the settings page. However, there is an option to disable comments for each post in the blogger post editor.
    1. Expand the “options” tab in post settings pane in blogger post editor.
    2. Choose ” Don’t allow  under Reader comments to hide the comment form for that particular post.

    This method, however, doesn’t work if you are using 3rd party comment systems like Disqus. Also Read : Disable Disqus comment section in blogger

  6. Enable Meta Description for each Blogger Post

    meta description allows you to write search description. here is a cool blogger trick to enable search description for individual blogger posts.Meta descriptions are the short description about the web page. They are used to display snippets in search results. Writing a short and compelling meta description may improve your click through rate in search pages. Meta description is to be added to the head section of a webpage but it can’t be done through the blogger HTML editor. However, there is an option in settings page that allows you to enable meta description for each post. Upon enabling this feature, a new field called ” Search Description ” will be enabled on the post editor. Here is how you can enable this setting on your blogger blog.
    1. Go to your blogger settings page and navigate to “search preferences” setting.
    2. Under “meta tags”, click edit button located next to “description”.
    3. Choose yes to enable meta description and hit save.
    4. Now go to your post editor and you will see a new option called search description in the post editor’s right pane.
    Learn more about meta descriptions and how to write a good meta description.
  7. Adding certain Special Characters to Post Titles

    Blogger doesn’t allow certain special characters in post titles. Go ahead and publish a test post with double quotes in the post title. You will be surprised to see that that post title will be hidden due to the presence of double quotes. So, can’t we add double quotes in blogger post title? Of course, you can, but it requires some extra work. I have already discussed the workaround to add double quotes in blogger post title.

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