Friday, December 10, 2010

How to Add Additional Page Elements in Blogger

Free blog templates that are available for Blogger don't always have the "Add Gadget" option in the header or after blog posts.  In most cases, this problem can be alleviated by modifying the code "showaddelement" within the HTML code.

Here's How to Do It

1.  From the Blogger dashboard, click "Design".
2.  Click "Edit HTML".
3.  Click the box labeled "Expand Widget Templates".
4.  Hold down the CTRL and F keys together to bring up the search or find dialog box.
5. Enter "showaddelement" and click "Next", "Find" or "ok".
6. The search features will bring to the first existence of the showaddelement code.  Take a look and see which portion of the template is code is attached to. For example, Header, Blog Post, Link Bar, etc.
7. Once you've found the page element where you want to add a page element, change where it reads

showaddelement='no' to

8. Click "Save Template".
9. Click "Page Elements".
10. You should see a "Add a Gadget" boxes in the portion of the template where you changed the showaddelement from "no" to "yes".
    Most templates allow you to makes this change however some don't.  If you run into any problems, please contact me at and I'll try to help you out.


    Grace Matthews said...

    Your blog is very helpful

    Fellow Blog Hopper:)

    Nancy said...

    Great tips! Stopping by from Friday Follow blog hop. Hope you get a chance to check out my blog,
    Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings,

    Elvie said...

    very informative especially for new bloggers. when i was starting out, i also just searched for all this stuff about how-to.

    by the way, followed you in GFC, hope you could follow back. :)

    BabyDealsDujour said...

    Great tips!

    Following you from BabyDealsDujour,
    we list all the baby daily deals in real-time. Love to see you on Facebook and

    Seams Inspired said...

    So glad to find your site from the hop, as I'm continually making changes to my blog. As I get ready to launch my online store, I'm sure to find answers to many of my questions right here on your site. Thanks so much from a new follower. Happy Tuesday! :o)

    Nana Poppins said...

    Im hoppin in from the weekend blog hops and wanted to stop to wish you a wonderful holiday season!

    Nana Poppins (Patty)

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