Posts Tagged ‘Navigation Bar’

Putting blog topics into a Navigation Bar in Blogger

5 October 2010

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

Creating a Navigation Bar in Blogger

5 October 2010

If you have created static Pages in Blogger, you can link to them from a Navigation Bar at the side or at the top of your blog. To create the Navigation Bar,

1) Design > Page elements

2) if you have created a static Page, you should have a Page Element called Pages just below the Header – click: Edit within this section

3) this should bring up a: Configure Page List window – tick: Automatically add new Pages when they are published, or, just tick the Pages you want to display in the Navigation Bar

4) Drag and Drop to get the Page order you want to display


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