Tuesday, 3 May 2011

How to have Pages

So the lovely Farrah Grey asked me how she can have multiple pages (like 'About', 'Disclaimer', etc) in her blog. Having pages is really convenient, as you can put specific information on each of these pages that can be there permanently and you don't have to blog about it. In Wordpress this is done easily, but with Blogger/Blogspot, it requires some extra work.

Now there are various solutions to this - an automated one; a manual one and a mix of both. And they all have different conditions for them to work. And this can be difficult to explain.

While generally speaking: Pages is a Blogger widget,  I still recommend inserting it manually to guarantee correct placement.

Here's how to do that

How to have Pages

Step 1
Go to www.blogger.com to access the dashboard

Step 2
Locate your blog and click on 'Design'

Step 3
Click on 'Edit HTML'

Step 4
Search for the first <b:section in your HTML code

Step 5
Where that line beginning with <b:section ends with />, place your mouse curser behind it and press Enter to create a new line.

Step 6
In this new line, copy the following text

<b:section class='crosscol' id='pages' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='PageList1' locked='false' title='Pages' type='PageList'/>

Step 7
Click on 'Save Template'

Step 8
Now go to 'Posting' and click on 'Edit Pages'

Step 9
Create a new page by clicking 'New Page' and write whatever you want to write.

Voila, you should now have a navigation bar that displays Pages!
I know this is a quite complex solution and tutorial, so if you need help, I'm happy to help, but I will probably have to login into your blog and have a nose around myself so I can give the correct advice.

Much love,
Miss drifted Techno Geek


liloo said...

how do you know all this? i am amazed and so proud of you xx

betwixt beauty said...

Awesome! Thank you :D

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