Blogger introduced a new platform few months back. But most of our blogger widget and tips tutorials are based on old blogger platform. So most of our blog readers asks questions from us like what is “Dashboard”? Where can I find “Design” tab?. But it is very difficult to update each and every posts according to blogger new platform. So I decided to make a post by explaining the component of blogger new platform.
This will help you to apply our previously posted tips on your blogger blog without struggling anymore. And also I am asking you to share this for the benefit of your fellow bloggers. Here is the list of components I am going to explain under this post. Click on the topic to jump in to the explanation.
Dashboard is the place where your all blogs are listed. Your all the blogs are appears as a list on this page. Here you can select what ever a blog that you want to edit. Following is a Screenshot of my blogger Dashboard (Click on the Image to Enlarge).
The old blogger platform had a option called Design, where you can arrange your gadgets in an order that you want. By clicking on “Design” tab you was able to add new gadgets to your blogger blog easily. But the new blogger platform doesn’t consist of a “Design” tab. The equal component to “Design” tab appears with the name of “Layout”. Check the following screenshot (Click on the Image to Enlarge)
Once you clicked on this “Layout” tab you will see the following screenshot which is equal to clicking on “Design” tab of the old blogger platform.
In old blogger platform you have to edit your blogger template by going through Two steps. First you have to click on “Design” tab and then you have to click on “Edit HTML” tab. So it is easy. But the new blogger platform made it more complex, even though it provides a direct link to template through your template.
I would like to make it bit more simple. Just imaging you see a blogger tip that tells ” Go to DESIGN >> EDIT HTML”. After seen it what you need to do in new blogger platform is just visit your dashboard and click on the drop down arrow and then click on “Template” link as I shown below (Click on the Image to Enlarge).
But after you clicked on “Template” tab as I shown above, they will be taken you to another page where you can see a tab called “Edit HTML”, you need to click on this too (Check the Image below).
Then again you will see another window where you will see a tab called “Proceed”. After clicking on “Proceed” tab you will able to edit your template. So it takes three steps and the process is bit complicated than the old blogger template.
Read the 3rd point (What is DESIGN >> EDIT HTML). Do that process. At the end you will come to the page where you can edit your template (This page display your blogger template codes). Once you reach it you will see a check box at the top left corner of the page says “Expand Widget Templates”. Add a tick on that box to expand your widget templates (Check the Screenshot below)
Well as I think these are the most important basic knowledge to use our Blogger widget tutorials. If you have any problems by implementing on our blogger widgets feel free to ask at anytime by leaving a comment just below the appropriate post.