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Adding widgets to Blogger

Most of the services I describe in this blog have widgets associated with them. These widgets are displayed in the sidebar (Flicker is at the top). Adding widgets to a blog is a good way to make your blog more interesting and to easily disseminate information.

If you want to add a widget to your blog, follow these steps:

  1. Create a widget. Some of the posts below explain how to create widgets at different sites.
  2. Select the HTML code for your widget with your mouse. The code will be provided by the website.
  3. Copy it to the clipboard. (Press the CTRL key and the letter C at the same time.)
  4. Login to Blogger.
  5. From the dashboard, click on the "Layout" tab for your blog.
  6. On the "Add and Arrange Page Elements" page, click on the "Add a Page Element" link.
  7. On the "Choose a New Page Element" window that pops up, click on the "Add to Blog" link for an HTML/Javascript element.
  8. Paste the HTML in the "Content" section of the "Configure HTML/Javascript" popup window. Entering a "title" is optional. (To paste, click your cursor in the box, press the CTRL key and the letter V at the same time.)
  9. Press the "Save Changes" button to add the widget to your blog.
  10. Press the "View Blog" button to see the widget on your blog.
Take a look at my widget video.

If you want to move a widget, you can drag and drop it to a new position on the "Layout" page.