{Blogging Tip # 2 – How to Add a Menu Bar – Part ONE}

As a wife and mother to 2, I don’t have much free time but when I do, it’s usually spent on the computer learning new things. One of those new things that I had recently learned was blog design. For awhile I had been doing it for free and one question I would frequently get asked when beginning a design was “Can you add a menu bar to my blog?”. My answer, “yes”.

Since I am no longer doing blog design, I want to share this little tutorial on how to add a menu bar (and a few additional widgets – or gadgets they’re now called) to your Blogger layout. If you want your layout to look like the image below (circled items are the ones that will be added to your existing layout), follow these easy steps.

Login into your Blogger account.

Click on the Layout tab.

Click on Edit HTML

Press Ctrl+F to open up the “Find” box

Type showaddelement (all one word)

You will see something like this:

Everywhere that it says ‘no’, you are going to change to ‘yes’.

**ONLY WHERE IT FOLLOWS showaddelement. There should be about 3 places that you are going to change it from ‘no’ to ‘yes’. You will probably have to scroll down a tiny bit to change all of them.

Click Save Template

You are done! You are now able to add a widget above your blog posts, under your blog heading (or above it).

If you benefited from this tutorial, just leave me a comment. 🙂

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Here at The Girl Creative I mostly share FREE printables and FREE SVG Cut files for Silhouette and Cricut. Every now and then you’ll see a simple craft or delicious recipe. From time to time I will blog about every day life and that includes my family and my relationship with Jesus. Read more…

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