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Sidebar Gadget Setup | Jemma Blogger

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Included widgets

Our Blogger templates include a standard set of commonly used sidebar gadgets/widgets which include:

  • About Me profile widget
  • Follow by Email
  • Contact Form
  • Custom search widget,
  • Customized Popular Posts
  • Customized labels widget

Some of the gadgets come already installed. Some need to be added and configured to meet your needs.

FOR SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS, SEE THE SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS TUTORIAL.

FOR FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST WIDGETS, SEE THE SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS TUTORIAL.

 

Profile Gadget (About Me)

The Profile gadget uses the image of your choice plus caption text. You can also link your image to a page or link of your choice.

Step-by-Step Setup
  1. To finish configuring your Profile gadget,navigate to the Layout configuration page. 
  2. Click on the Edit link at the bottom right hand corner of the Your Photo gadget box (usually found under the box with the link Add a Gadget).adelle13.png
  3. The Configure Image popup box will open.
  4. In the Title field, enter the text to appear at the top of your widget above the image.
  5. In the Caption field, enter your "About me" text to appear below your image. (optional)
  6. In the Link field, copy and paste the link to your About Page (optional)widgets2.png
  7. In the Image section, upload an image from your computer or using an external link. You can use any shape image.widgets3.png
  8. Click the orange Save button to save your widget settings.

Follow by Email Gadget

This template includes custom styles for the Follow by Email gadget. Watch the video tutorial to learn how to set up this gadget or see written step-by-step directions below.
 

Step-by-Step Directions

  1. In the Layout configuration page, you can add the gadget by clicking on the Add a Gadget link.adelle14.png
  2.  Choose the Follow by Email gadget by clicking on the + next to it.
  3. In the Layout configuration page, click on the Edit link at the bottom right hand corner of the Follow by Email box.  
  4. The Configure Follow by Email box will open. 
  5. Enter your desired gadget title in the Title field.
  6. Blogger will automatically assign your blog a Feedburner URL.
  7. Click the orange Save button to save your gadget settings.

 

Contact Sidebar Gadget

You can add a small contact form to your sidebar to allow your readers to email you easily from any page. View the setup video or see the written directions below.
 
 
Step-by-Step directions
  1. Add the Contact gadget to your sidebar using the Add a Gadget link on the Layout configuration page.adelle14.pngwidgts5.png
  2. Open the Configure Contact Form Gadget by clicking on the Edit link at the bottom right hand corner of the Contact box.
  3. Enter your gadget title into the Title field.
  4. Click the Save button to save your new gadget settings.  Blogger will use the email from your Blogger profile.

 

Labels Gadget (Hot Topics)

This template includes custom styles for the Labels gadget. This gadget is automatically installed when you install the template. Watch the setup video or see the step-by-step directions below.
 

Step-by-Step Directions

  1. In the Layout configuration page, click on the Edit link at the bottom right hand corner of the Labels gadget box.adelle14.png
  2. In the Title field, enter an optional gadget title.
  3. You can choose to show all blog topics or selected with the Show options.
  4. Labels can be sorted Alphabetically or by Frequency (Popularity).
  5. Choose cloud option under Display to display labels as a styled tag cloud.
  6. Click the Save button to save your new gadget settings.

 

Popular Posts Gadget

This theme includes custom styles for the Popular Posts gadget. This gadget is automatically installed when you upload the template. View the video for setup directions or see Step-by-Step written directions below.
 

Step-by-Step Directions

  1. In the Layout configuration page, click on the Edit link at the bottom right hand corner of the Popular Posts gadget box.widgets7.png
  2. Enter your gadget title in the Title field.
  3. You can choose to show the most viewed posts from all time, last 30 days or last 7 days with the Most viewed option.
  4. in the Show options, make sure you select to show the image thumbnail. The snipped will not show, only the title and the thumbnail. You can choose to display between 1 and 10 posts in your gadget.
  5. Click the Save button when done adjusting settings.

 

Search Gadget

 
See the video below for setup directions for the Search widget or find the written Step-by-Step directions beneath the video.

  1. In the Layout configuration page, click on the Edit link at the bottom of the Search This Bog box. widgets8.png
  2. Configure Search Box box will open.widgets9.png
  3. Enter your gadget title in the Title box.
  4. Click the Save button to save your new gadget settings.

 

Can I move the sidebar gadgets?

Yes.

  1. You can arrange your gadgets in the Layout configuration page by hovering over the gadget box until you see the four-way arrow cursor.
  2. Then you can right click and hold to drag and drop it into your desired location.
  3. Make sure you click the Save Arrangement button when you are done rearranging your gadgets to save your new settings.

 

Can I remove sidebar gadgets?

Most gadgets can be remove with the exception of the menu.

  1. To remove a gadget, go to the Layout configuration page.
  2. Click on the edit link for the gadget you wish to remove.
  3. The configuration window will open.
  4. Click on the gray Remove button at the bottom of the window.
  5. A confirmation box will appear to confirm you wish to delete the gadget. Click OK to permanently remove the gadget.
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