The Widgets are small web applications or lines of codes that help us embed useful snippets to your Blog. Widgets play a major role in the customization of the blog. The Web Widgets are common among all the Blogging platforms such as WordPress, TypePad, Tumblr, and much more. Blogger Widgets make the blog more accessible by placing links and shortcuts under various categories which comfort the readers. You can also change the template of the Blog with the Best Blogger Templates of 2016. But Widgets are very simple than templates. With the widgets available with the blogging platform, your blog becomes better and the lets users communicate with your blog in a convenient way.
It is very easy to handle a widget. You can simply drag them wherever you want and even delete them with a click. Many Blog Widgets are easily customizable. You can even rewrite the code as per your wish if your Blogging application permits. In this article, I will guide you through handling widgets. Make your blog more professional with Widgets.
What is a Gadget?
As the widgets are available under many blogging platforms, Google calls it as Gadgets. Blogger has enough gadgets with it to make your blog meet your requirements. You can also add you own customised gadgets, and Google gives you that freedom. As of now Google has 28 gadgets with it which are basic and important when it comes to gadgets. Apart from this, you have a lot of third party gadgets available for your blog. Widgets are the first thing you will need when you Start a Blog on Blogger.
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The gadgets can be placed anywhere within the layout your blog. From the header till the footer, mainly in the sidebar. Gadgets usually enhance your blog such as listing, follow, subscription, etc. Here is how you can add a Widget to Blogger.
How to Add a Widget to Blogger
The First thing to do is to log in to your Google account or log in to Blogger.com. Now click the Blog you wish to add a widget. Now you will be on the Blog dashboard showing the overview of the blog.
Step 1: Click Layout from the left pane on the dashboard. You will see the layout of your blog showing the header, main and footer of the blog.
Step 2: On the section of the blog you want to add the widget click the “Add a Gadget”. A pop-up window opens with the gadgets.
Step 3: A list of Blogger Widgets will be available in various categories such as Basics, More Gadgets and Add your Own.
Step 4: All the widgets from the Basics category are developed by Blogger itself, and so it will be greater importance and trustworthy. More Gadgets gives you gadgets from all sources, gadgets by third parties. There is a search box for to you to confine the search.
Step 5: Add your own gadgets lets you use your gadget on your site. You can paste the link containing the Widget and Blogger adds that to the site.
Step 6: Once finding the Widget you want to add, click the blue Plus symbol and the Blogger widget opens with all its features and options. You can specify or customise the Blogger widget and click the Save button at the bottom.
Step 7: Now the Blogger Widget shows up in the layout of the Blog. You can click and drag it within the blog layout to relocate.
Step 8: You can preview the gadget by clicking preview button and also save arrangement if you are satisfied with the Blogger widget.
Step 9: Click view blog to see the updated Blog with the added Widget.
A point to note: Adding a large number of Blogger widgets may slow down your blog page being loaded. Thus be sure when adding widgets to your blog and check if it is necessary. Also use widgets from trusted sources so that the blog doesn’t get affected.
See how to add Blogger Widgets clearly with video tutorial below.
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