Recently we posted an article on beginners guide to blogging with Blogger, but what you might ask is, haven’t you explained about creating pages and menu tabs on that beginners guide? Yes, we explained about creating pages but that is not much detailed. So in this post you will learn about creating pages and adding menu tabs in Blogger blog
Creating pages and adding menu tabs in Blogger
Creating pages in Blogger
Before learning about creating a page you must know the difference between posts and pages. To brief you about pages here is an example: “About us” page is all about your blog and about you and this is static. “Contact us” page is used to contact you and this is static. This post on “creating pages and adding menu tabs in Blogger blog” is informational and this is dynamic.
Login to your Blogger dashboard and click pages next below to posts
By default you will have a home page. Now create a new blank page
Give a well suited page title and fill out your content
As it’s mentioned above pages are static and you shouldn’t allow visitors to comment on pages
On right side choose page settings >> options with gear symbol and select “Don’t allow” for comments
Click “publish” once done. Now your page is live.
By this way you can create as many pages you want. Now you don’t see the page links in your site and to show you need to add a menu tab.
Menu tabs in Blogger helps you and users to easily navigate to the most resourceful pages in your blog and you can add pages, external links and labels as your menu tab.
Adding pages in Blogger menu tab
With above mentioned method we hope you successfully created your pages. To add your pages in menu go to dashboard >> pages and select show pages as “Top tabs” or “Side links” and click save arrangement. Now refresh your site you can see your page menus.
Adding external link in Blogger menu tab
Go to Blogger dashboard >> Pages and drop down the new page and select web address. Enter the URL and give it a suitable title and save. With this option you can add external web links as well your site links (labels).
Adding labels in Blogger menu tab
Labels help you to organize your posts. For example in blogging label you can organize as many topics related to blogging so users find more useful in picking a topic. When you create a new post you can see labels at the right side, open and enter useful labels related to that post.
To add labels in Blogger menu go to dashboard >> Layout and select add a gadget; a new window opens, now “select labels” option and select the major labels that you wish to show in your menu and click save. To place your labels in top menu just drag and drop in your Layout screen.
How to create pages and add menu tabs in Blogger
Update – 28/03/2014: Blogger’s interface has been slightly changed, so the above method on creating menu tab no longer works. Here is how to create and add menu tabs in Blogger.
As of above tutorial adding menu tabs is very simple as you can manage all from dashboard >> pages. But recently after several changes you won’t see the option to add web address (URL) as well as you won’t see the option to order your pages.
All you have to do is go to dashboard >> Layout and click on add a gadget anywhere. Now in that list of gadgets, choose pages and it there you will have the option to add external URL as a page. After adding pages, arrange it for your main menu and when done click on save. Now move the gadget under header, save arrangements and now your blog has got a main navigational menu. That’s it!
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