Awesome New Feature for Bloggers

For Blogger Blogs:

Bloggers…you’re gonna love this! Readers who don’t blog…you will probably like this new feature, too!
I have some great news to share! (Hyperventilating!) You may have already noticed it, but I just found it yesterday! You know those neat little headings that you sometimes see on “professional” websites…the ones that say, “Home” or “About” or “Contact?” Well, if you are using a Blogger template, you can have those nifty little labels just underneath your header pic, too! (If you are not using a Blogger template, you can still add them, but it involves changing the html code for the template…Yikes!)

If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, glance up to the area just under my header pic…do you see them? Do you see the neat little headers? Is anyone else as excited about these as I am? I love anything that makes BNOTP more functional and user friendly for my readers. Ok, Bloggers, here’s the skinny:

Go to “Posting,” then click on the tab, “Edit Pages” and create all the headings or pages you will want to show…like “Home” or “Contact.”

Then go to “Layout,” Click on “Add a Gadget” and select the “Pages” Gadget to add to your blog. You should see all your pages listed…just drag them to arrange them in the order you like. At first, all my headings appeared in my sidebar, but I just drug the “Pages Gadget” to the area just underneath the header pic and ta-da…it was right where I wanted it! Then I did a happy dance! Then I did another happy dance! :-)

I’ve tried over and over to alter my html code to add those elusive little headers and had never been able to get it to work. I could just give those ole Google Blogger techy people a big ole smooch! Yipee!

Oh, btw, when I created my headers, I think I actually did it backwards. I added the Pages Gadget first and then created the Pages…but it still worked. I’m still tweaking the info I placed under my headings…sorting through it to make it more user friendly…but I’m loving this new feature!

If you need any help, click HERE for instructions on adding the Gadget called “Pages” to make the subject headers underneath your header picture.




Comments

  1. gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com says:

    Susan,

    "One I keep seeing says something like, "Thank you for this information, it will help me in my class studies." I've gotten that one several times. Another says, "Cool post." If you get a comment from an "Anonymous" commenter and it sounds like a generic, computer generated comment that would apply to any post out there, I frankly would not post it if I were you. Why? Don't know why, but I just don't trust them".

    Funny… I just discussed this with my daughter last night. I told her about the same thing… I think it's a way for them to find and comment at a later date! Something has to be up with it! It just doesn't make sense!
    The gadget (buttons) under header, I found that last week, cool, huh?
    Keep up the good work!
    gail

  2. I am new to blogging and I appreciate your info. It will help me. I will say that I do get some of those comments and I just reject them. I don't have a word verification but I don't have a lot of followers yet so it doesn't bother me too much.

  3. Oh I do not like those anon comments that are just meant to leave spam. There was someone that left on my blog what said something like "Interesting article. I would like to know more" and I thought what the heck? lol It had nothing to do with my post. So I immediately reject those comments.
    Thanks for that feature you told us about. I'm gonna try it. :)
    Sandra (My Bella Rose)

  4. sweetjeanette says:

    Yes!!!!! I have wondered how to get those clickable links under the header too!!! Thanks so much!!!

    Click here to see my new give-away!

  5. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Hi Susan, Thank you for this great information! I haven't been able to figure out the headings and this post will help me so much. Do you know how to make the headings look customized? I'll have to try this.
    I really appreciate your generousity and sense of sharing in this community. You have been an invaluable help to me starting and maintaining my blog.
    Bless your heart!!!

    Yvonne

  6. Hi Susan Yoy are always so good to give us all out here useful information. I really appreciate the time you take on your blog to help others out. Now that I am blogging I realllllly appreciate it. You are the best, Kathysue

  7. Some of my spam comments that appear to be harmless actually contain links that go to sites you wouldn't want your readers to go to. I delete all of them and report them as spam.
    A few of my followers have turned out to have porn sites, so I always check any new follower to make sure they are legitimate.

    Thanks for the info, Susan. I may try to do that soon.

  8. Thank you for the new gadget info. I always look to your blog as a great example. It is so wonderful you share great info!

  9. Susan, thanks so much for taking the time to explain how to add the titles under our headers. I was obsessing over this just last night. You are so generous and it is very appreciated. Your explanations are always very clear! Now if I could just figure out how to change the font in my header, and move my picture so that it's in the right spot! Sheesh. I have so much to learn.

  10. Karen at Nittany Inspirations says:

    I have been getting a lot of the spam comments, too. I didn't want to restrict who can comment because, I would like friends and family to comment even if they don't have a blog. I have noticed that the comments are on old posts, so I have set the posts on moderate if it over 30 days old. This eliminates 90% of the spam.

  11. I have noticed the comments, also. Usually, there are about four or five spread throughout the blog…I have been going in and deleting them.

    Thank you for the information about the headers! This will be so cool.

  12. The Little Red Shop says:

    Hi Susan,
    Thank you so much for all of the useful tips you have been sharing. I've received that school project spam. I moderate all comments on my blog and have found that the majority (possibly all) of the spam I have received is linked to one single post.

    Thanks again for all of your help!

    : )

    Julie M.

  13. Hey there
    I Love this fature you have posted about adrenolin os flowing through me too lol
    I was spammed real bad durring the OWOH giveaway and bow that that is over it stopped. I had a ll moderators off for that and now they are back up.
    Thanks for the info!!
    Shel

  14. Allie and Pattie says:

    Oh thank you!! We have been having an awful time trying to figure out the page layouts-I love getting a real life tutorial!
    xoxo Pattie

  15. Edie Marie's Attic says:

    Hi Susan!

    I love it when bloggers like you let us know different tools on blogger – being computer challenged I tend not to pay attention to what's available. I appreciate the knowledge you're willing to share with us!!

    I LOVE benches at the end of the bed! The little slide show of them was great – beautiful decorating.
    I love decorating eye candy!

    Hugs from snowy Ohio, Sherry

  16. Susan, I saw your post on Facebook and hopped right over! I'm doing the happy dance too. I've been looking for a way to "clean up" my blog, and this is going to be an enormous help. I've never allowed anonymous comments – quite by accident, I had set it up this way from the beginning. Now I'm glad I did that, even if it was unintentional! Have a great day, and thanks for the info. Kathy

  17. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Thank you, Susan! I was actually looking in the Blogger lay-out for how to do this.

    My comments await moderation so I just reject those anonymous ones you are talking about. Glad to know I'm not the only one getting them.

  18. Lisa@Pickles and Cheese says:

    Thanks so much for this post Susan! It was very timely for me. I have been getting spammed in all the ways you just described and it is annoying!!!
    Also, I am so excited about adding these headers to help organize my blog! Thank you so much for this information!!

  19. Susan thanks for the info,and thanks for dropping by my blog too ur so nice…now I've been thinking of featuring BNOTP on my blog one of these days… you've got a lot of good things here and they're definitely worth sharing =)

  20. Susan great info! Thanks! I have to say a little light bulb went off in my head about the generic messages and made me wonder……lately when i have gone on certain blogs , when clicking on that blog several screens will open for that blog and KEEP opening until it forces me to turn off my computer and re-boot. Now I am wondering if these have something to do with that? I will tell you my hubby is "up in arms" over this and insists I am picking up viruses when it does this. Something to think about for sure! Thanks again!

  21. Miss Susan isn't it funny what makes a girl so happy..

    I researched and re read for two months everything I could find on adding the tabs to blogger for a new blog that I have been setting up for a friend. I just could not make it work. Then one night while I should have been sleeping it hit me, in 20 minutes I had it done and was doing a victory dance ..
    A few days later Blogger adds it as a gadget/widget . ..lol

    The new blog is http://savannahsecretgardens.blogspot.com/

    If your in Savannah stop by and visit..

    hugs, Cherry

  22. southerninspiration says:

    Thanks, Susan, I cannot wait to try to add the headers…and one more question…
    How do you go back and find all the suspicious comments? I have set the moderate all comments on posts older than 14 days…should I do something else to monitor those?
    thanks for the great info. I always love coming to your blog!

    Suzanne

  23. Susn

    I love your blog and all on it. Gazing through your posts is inspiring.
    But what I love most of all is when you clue us in to the "backend" of posting. Seeing great blogs can me a little intimidating as I wonder if mine can ever look a certain way…but you give us the lowdown and really make us see how easy and user friendly the whole process is! I adore that and appreciate it. I have recently updated my blog (scary but exciting) and kept coming back to your sidebar for reference where you explained certain things…and you didn't even know it! :0)
    Your spirit for sharing is wonderful, thank you!:0)
    Tara

  24. Thanks for the "How to add headers"
    All this time I thought it was something only the pros could do.
    I have a question for you. Or any one who knows how to write a few lines on your own blog then go back and line out a word while still making it readable. I hope that made sense.

  25. Thanx for the info! I now need to go and play!:)

  26. Sugar, those are advertising comments plain and simple. I get them alllll the time and just reject them. I only want "sincere" comments. I "moderate" all comments so they don't get on. Oh, not with captcha but just simple "moderation." And yes, I've seen the new pages under the "new posts" and such but just haven't thought what I could post that would be of any interest to anyone.
    xoxo,
    Connie

  27. Cindy Conner says:

    Thank you for the information. Can't wait to play around with this on my blog. Be blessed.

  28. Hanneke Nelson says:

    I completely understand your excitement. I have been wanting to do the header tabs for a long time. Turns out it's really easy. Who knew? Thanks so much for letting us know!

    Hanneke

  29. I'm a self hosted WordPress girl myself because you can always change however anything looks. It's awesome. But that's great that Blogger is expanding some capabilities for you guys

  30. Rev. Sonja says:

    I am thrilled you posted this. I have been wishing blogger had headers like this. I am as excited as you are! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Glenda/MidSouth says:

    Thanks for sharing the information. I need to take the time to work on my blog. I have had the same issues with comments. One of the generic ones had a link in it that I certainly would not want someone to go to that site while visiting my blog. I now monitor comments and stopped anonymous. I may go back and add anon. back down the road.

  32. Thank you so much for sharing this info!! It's very helpful to me – I'm just trying to get the hang of this. :) Have a great day!!

  33. Bittersweetfolkart says:

    Thanks for sharing this
    now how do you get the wonderful
    header on your page with all the different pics ??

    thanks
    mandy

  34. AshTreeCottage says:

    Thanks for the tips! As a new blogger I am busy soaking up all the tips I can get. At first I was a bit timid about re-arranging my blog, but as the days roll by I am willing to take more risks. Your blog is great. I stop by every time you post.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

  35. YOU ~ my dear ~ are the queen of sharing great information. Many thanks for all the helpful tips!

  36. I SOOOO DID this! Thank you! and I also mad a bench for the end of the bed a few months back 1970 meets 2009 LOVE IT!

  37. first time visit to your lovely blog. Thank you for all the info.
    I understand about those one liner comments….they may be Trolls.I did not know anything about them until I got one on my old blog. They start off friendly and then they become bullies. If you don't agree with them they start spreading lies to all your followers about you and ruining an intire community.
    It's good to be careful.
    I really enjoyed your blog and now am following.

  38. I DO DECLARE says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  39. I DO DECLARE says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  40. gail, THANK YOU so much for the info on the headers! I too was among the many who couldn't figure out how to do this. I am having one problem in that the "Home" button doesn't link back to my home page (it opens a blank page)…is there something that I have to do? For the life of me, I can't figure it out. I've already spend WAY too much time on this even after this easy tutorial!
    Thanks so much,
    judi ;) the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

  41. Susan,
    Thank you for all the helpful info!! You're the best!
    ~Holly

  42. Polly@MakeMineBeautiful says:

    Susan, I had one of my tech friends take a look at some of the anonymous comments I got, After inverstigating a little further, he discovered that they are trolls. When someone opens one, it gets into their computer and does password trolling. When he checked them on mine in particular, he found 24 viruses after opening only 3 of them.

    (We knew this could happen, so he backed up everything before he began and then took everything off my hard drive.)

    It froze up my computer to the point where we couldn't even get it to turn off so we had to wait for the battery to die.

    Anyhoo, they do sound generic enough, and if you come across them do NOT click on them. Some are bold enough to include a link they expect you'll click on. Definitely do not click on those because theyre the ones that have the viruses.

    Also, they do not always use anonymous. Some actually have names, and those seem to be the ones that have the links.

    Last thing, my tech guy also said that these are getting more common on blogs, and that the anon commenters may start with an innocent sounding post, but that's so they can save your blog to use for later. If you're getting innocent ones now, you'll be getting the linked ones later.

    My tech guy said that we should write in our comment greeting box something to the effect of a warning so that our true commenters don't get duped.

  43. Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks says:

    Great information. I was happy when Blogger also made an arrangement with Amazon so it is easy to create links to Amazon within the body of a post. I am allergic to HTML, all the easy additions are appreciated.

    I've been getting tons of spam the past few months. I'd already had to switch to moderated comments due to anonymous snarky comments.

  44. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for the tutorial for blogger. I have always wondered how to link a title to my posts.

    Have a great day.

    Carey from Chicory Nits

    P.S. I found the more appropriate James Blunt song. LOL. thanks

  45. A Vintage Diva says:

    WONDERFUL INFORMATION….Thank you so much. I wonder if you know if I can make the pages look different from the home page, like cute backgrounds???? If so, please direct me to the right place.
    Thanks again!
    Vintage

  46. Susan, I have a blog but it's not through Google's Blogger so not sure if I can also add the extra pages as you mention….But if Blogger can do it, I'm sure other blog formats will also be able to do it, so I will be inquiring on my end and see if its available to me also… Thank you…

  47. flowerpatch41 says:

    Hello Susan,
    I love your blog and have turned many folks on to your beautiful post. I also would like to thank you for telling us about Mark Ballard. He is truly a hoot. I asked him a question on facebook and he emailed me an answer. Very nice man.

    Linda in North Carolina

  48. Thanks so much for the page info. Now if someone could just tell me how to put the word, like you have click "here" and it goes to the link, instead of showing the link I would be so grateful. Oh love your blog.
    debi
    atticroute66

  49. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    Thanks so much for the great information. I just need an extra day or two in my week to do all the things I want to do! This will go on my list.

    Thanks!

    Sue

  50. Robin @ My Blessed Nest says:

    Thank you for sharing this information…I, too, have wanted to put those on my blog! However, as easy as your instructions are, I cannot figure out how to make a link appear when a page header is clicked…instead, I see the link address itself! Any pointers on that aspect of it…even Blogger doesn't explain exactly what to do about it?

  51. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    Susan, I'm probably getting 5 or more of those comments a week. I haven't clicked on them, and I was sure they were trying to spread a virus. I may also change to not allow anon. comments. I have not gone back and removed ALL of those from my comments section (because you know how they go to some really old post to do it, and I am too lazy to go back and take them off.) I never thought about a reader clicking on one. I like Polly's idea of adding a warning of some sort to my comment section. laurie

  52. Kendall at Finesse Your Nest says:

    Wow Susan, thanks for the tips on headers! I had no idea! I'm going to have to play around with that tonight.

    I've been getting a lot of spam lately too, but I've noticed it's usually on older posts.

    Thanks for all the information. You are such a big help to new bloggers like me!

  53. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I had wanted to put a row in but didn't know how…..

  54. A Fire Fighter Wifey says:

    Thanks so much for all of the info!! I want to do this to my blog page now, but I have to get enough info first! LOL I love the bench at the end of the bed I wish we could have one but we don't have room! =)

  55. oh thank you so much! You are helping my blog become such a nicer place to be!

  56. Your Frugal Friend, Niki says:

    I am so glad I found your blog. I have been wanting to do this on my site for so long but had no idea how to make it happen.

    Thanks for sharing!

  57. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. My blog is a "baby" and in need of some TLC. This post is going to make a huge difference. I just added a "home" button- yipee!

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