Sunday, 20 March 2016

How to Customize the Appearance of a Website Powered By Blogger



INTRODUCTION

Blogger, a blogging platform from Google Incorporation is a platform of choice for many bloggers out there. The main reason for this is that the platform allows for free hosting of their site and when it is time to start making some money with the blog, applying for AdSense (the highest paying ad service) is easiest on Blogger. Since blogging is a money-making concept that depends on site traffic, it will be very wise for bloggers to give their blogs appearance that befit its niche and encourage visitors to always check back. For instance, it is expected that a blog that is all about video games should be graphically appealing with reasonable gadgets added while blogs for intellectual or scholarly issues should be as simple as possible and not customized with unnecessary gadgets. Customising the look of a blogger website mainly depends on how skilled the administrator can manipulate the templates available in terms of layout and addition of gadgets. In this post I’ll walk you through how to change the template of your blog, rearrange the layout and add necessary gadgets.



HOW TO CHANGE TEMPLATE

The first thing to do when customizing a blogger site to determine if the current template satisfactory enough. If you need to change the template then follow the steps below to change the template of your blogger site:

  1. Login to blogger to access your blog panel or dashboard.
  2. Click the blog you want to customize
  3. Click the “Template” link to reveal the template page. The upper part of the page shows the current template and how it is displayed on both a PC (Live on Blog) and mobile device (Mobile). The lower part shows the list of templates available which are in various categories such as Simple, Dynamic Views, Picture Window, Watermark and so on.
  4. Choose the template that suits you. When you click on the template of your choice, you’re allowed to preview it before applying it to your blog.



CUSTOMIZING THE LAYOUT AND ADDING GADGET

Simply put, the word layout means how thing are arranged. The layout of the template of a blogger site refers to how the various components of the template are arranged. It determines what should be seen on the side bar, footer, header or main page. To change the layouts of a template follow the steps below:
  1. Click the “layout” link.
  2. Quickly review the page before making changes to see if you are comfortable with the default. The layout page shows the position of every component of the blog. The image below is a snip of the layout settings of my blog using dynamic view template.
  3. Click the “edit” link beside every component to change what is there.
  4. Use the “Add a Gadget” link to add gadgets. Once you click this link, you are taken to a page that list available gadgets. Choose one, edit as instructed and apply to your blog.
  5. Click the “Save arrangement” button to save your new layout. Visit your blog to see the changes effected.



CONCLUSION

Customization of blogs allows blog owners to give their blog a unique appearance that reflect the niche of the blog. Knowing how to do this gives you an edge over other bloggers. Follow the guidelines in this post to get that edge. Thanks for reading and always check back for more posts.

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