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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Add a Welcome Message to Blogger Blog

Would you like to welcome visitors to your Blogger Blogspot blog with a simple welcome message? In this tutorial I will show you how to add a short welcome message to your Blogger sidebar using the text gadget. This tutorial is aimed at beginner bloggers and those new to Blogger.

How to Add a Welcome Message to the Blogger Sidebar

1. Login to Blogger if you are not already signed in

2. From the Dashboard select the link to your blog. If you have more than one blog you will need to choose from a list of your blogs displayed on the dashboard

3. Navigate to the Layout > Page Elements page by clicking on the Layout tab and then the Page Elements link.

4. Click on Add a Gadget in the sidebar of your blog

Add a Gadget to Blogger Sidebar
5. Choose the Text gadget from the list.

6. Paste the following into the content box of the gadget:

To Your Blog Name. Add your own welcome message here. Write something that will tell readers about your blog

7. Bold Your Blog Name by highlighting the Your Blog Name text and selecting b from the formatting options

Add Formatting to Welcome Message such as Bolding
8. Type the word Welcome into the Title box

9. Click on the Save button to save the gadget

10. Click on the Save button in your template to save your changes

11. Click on View Blog and admire your new welcome message which will appear at the top of your blog's sidebar

Welcome Message Added to Blogger
12. Now you have an idea of what it looks like click on the back button of your browser to return you to the Page Elements screen

13. Click on the edit link of your new gadget

14. Change the text to whatever you wish and save changes

Change Welcome Message to suit your Blogger blog
15. Save the changes to the template

16. Click on View Blog to see the changes you have made

Add Welcome Message to Blogger

To Edit the Content of the Text Gadget
Select Edit by clicking on the edit link of the gadget in the sidebar and changing the contents or title and saving the changes

Edit Text Gadget in Blogger Sidebar
To Remove the Gadget
Select Edit by clicking on the edit link and choosing the remove button

In this tutorial for newbies and beginner bloggers I have outlined the steps necessary to add a text gadget to the sidebar of your Blogger Blogspot blog. By way of example I have shown you how to add a welcome message to your blog sidebar

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