Putting blog topics into a Navigation Bar in Blogger

Don’t use Pages! Instead, use the Link List gadget:

Define your topic

1  make sure you have used consistent tags (‘Labels’ in Blogger) in all the posts you wish to include in this topic

2  Design > Page Elements > Add a Gadget

3  select Labels, make choices and Save; the Labels Gadget should now appear in the Sidebar of your blog

Get the url for the topic

1  in the Sidebar, click on the Label you wish to use

2  Copy the resulting url from the Address Bar at the top of the window (Paste it somewhere for safe keeping)

Set up the Navigation Bar

1  Design > Page Elements > Add a Gadget

2  select Link List

3  in New Site URL: Paste the url you Copied earlier

4  in New Site Name: write the title you want to appear in your Navigation Bar

5  in Title: you can name the Navigation Bar if you wish

6  don’t forget to Save before leaving!

7  in the Design > Page Elements screen, drag your new Link List Page Element to the position below the Page Header (if it’s not already there)

8  your link(s) should now appear as Tabs below the Header; they will follow the colour scheme of the Template you are using

9  you can always go back to the Link List gadget and add further tabs; you can also Edit, Delete or change the order of existing ones

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One Response to “Putting blog topics into a Navigation Bar in Blogger”

  1. debolinasengupta Says:

    Hey! This is just perfect! Thanks a ton. I just started a movie review blog (judgingfilms.blogspot.com) and badly wanted to categorise the reviews according to their genres. Wanted to create “pages” for each of them. This just simply looks perfect. Thanks for making it so so so easy 🙂

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