Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Remove Blogger Labels Counter on a Blogspot Blog

Until recently the only way to turn off, disable or remove the counter of the labels widget in Blogger was to use a Blogger hack. Luckily Blogger has now added a new feature so that Blogger webpublishers have a choice about whether to show or not show a post count next to the corresponding tag when using the Blogger labels widget.

How Do I Turn Off - Remove the Blogger Labels Counter?
If you already have a Blogger labels widget installed then Blogger shows a count of the number of posts with that label or tag next to each label by default. If you want to turn off the label counter you will need to disable it.

Removing the Blogger labels counter is easy and only takes a minute. Switching off the labels counter can be useful sometimes for instance when establishing a new blog where a limited number of posts may deter visitors.

Conversely you may find that your Blogger label counter has been disabled and you want to reinstate it. In this case you would navigate to Blogger and follow these steps except that you would reverse Step 4.

Blogger labels gadget showing the number of posts enabled Blogger labels gadget showing the counter of the number of posts disabled

  1. Log in to Blogger
  2. At the Dashboard go to Layout > Page Elements
  3. In the Blogger sidebar click on your labels gadget
  4. Uncheck the box marked Show Number of Posts Per Label
  5. Click on Save
  6. View your Blogger blog without the number of posts shown next to the labels tag

Turn Off Labels Counter in Blogger

Summary
Today you have learned how to turn off the Blogger (Blogspot) labels counter so that no count of the number of posts is shown next to the label. Disabling this feature only takes a minute and can be a useful feature for new blogs with few posts. If you are new to Blogger and blogging you can learn more useful tricks and tips for customizing your blog at Blogspot Blogger Guide. Watch out for more Blogger tutorials in this beginner basics series.



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Monday, October 5, 2009

Put a Twitter Button Icon on Blogger

Would you like your blog visitors to be able to follow you on Twitter? It's easy when you put a Twitter button on your Blogger blog (Blogspot blog). Let me show you how.

Just follow the instructions below to add a Twitter button to Blogger to encourage your readers to follow your Twitter tweets. This is an easy way to attract new traffic to your blog and it only takes a few minutes.

This Blogger tutorial is easy and doesn't involve changing your Blogger template.

How to Put a Twitter Icon on Blogger (Blogspot)
There are lots of Twitter icons to choose from. Below are several to get you started. Remember you can change this Twitter icon or button for another if you find a better one simply by changing the URL address of the image.

  1. Log in to Blogger
  2. At the Dashboard go to Layout > Page Elements
  3. Click Add a Gadget in the sidebar or where ever you want to place your Twitter icon
  4. Choose the HTML/Javascript gadget
  5. Copy and paste the following HTML code for the icon into the content box

    <a href="http://twitter.com/Your-Twitter-Username"><img width="150" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vLeiVavkV_M/SspoQko3KOI/AAAAAAAAB4M/kMDVtv7Cfxk/s320/twitter-34c.png" height="124" title="Follow Me on Twitter"/></a><br/>


    <a href="http://twitter.com/Your-Twitter-Username"><img width="175" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vLeiVavkV_M/SspuP_1ce9I/AAAAAAAAB4U/KiQtxEq-mus/s320/twitter8gif.gif" height="81" title="Follow Me on Twitter"/></a><br/>


    <a href="http://twitter.com/Your-Twitter-Username"><img width="152" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vLeiVavkV_M/SspvMr71piI/AAAAAAAAB4c/31KBqHlFQpI/s320/nt11.png" height="68" title="Follow Me on Twitter"/></a><br/>


  6. Change Your-Twitter-Username for your own Twitter username
  7. Click Save
  8. View your blog to see the Twitter icon in your Blogger sidebar

Summary
Today you have learned how to add a Twitter button to your Blogger blog. If you follow the instructions above you will have your Twitter button or badge up and running in no time. Want another button design check out more free Twitter buttons.



Related Links
Making Money From Banners with Blogger
How to Get More Adsense Clicks with Blogger
Blogger Guide to Google Adsense Placement
Easy Ways to Put Banners on Blogger


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