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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

How to put a new paragraph in the sidebar


To customize templates, it is good to learn HTML. (If you want to learn about html, go to W3 School for some very good html tutorials.)

To add in a new paragraph with a title in the sidebar, you will first access the template editor. See post How to add stuff to the sidebar (click "BACK" button to get back to this page).

Just type in any text in suitable places of the template, using Blogger template tutorial: Adding stuff via the template (close new window to get back to this page).

If you want to have a title to your paragraph, you will have to use HTML. Just copy the example in the screenshot above. If you don't want to go through the hassle, highlight all the text in the box below (click and drag your mouse or click inside the box and press ctrl+A), right-click on your mouse and select "copy" and paste it in the appropriate place in the template. This post Blogger template tutorial: adding stuff via the template (close new window to get back to this page) will guide you as to which part of the template to paste according to where you want the stuff to be in. Then change the heading and the stuff you want to add between the <p> and </a>. To add stuff in the sidebar, place what you want to add after <div id="sidebar"><div id="sidebar2"> in the template. To put a new paragraph, type in those codes.


<h2>Type your heading here</h2>
<p>Type your paragraph here</a>



If you do that, in the sidebar, it will turn out like this below:

Type your heading here


Type your paragraph here


You may be wondering where in the template you should type in the codes. If you want the paragraph to appear just below the profile, then just follow the screenshot at the top left corner of this post. If you want the paragraph to appear in other places, refer to this post: Adding content via the template (close new window to get back to this page)

PS. You have to do this in the post editor. To access the post editor, sign into Dashboard, select the blog, click the TEMPLATE tab, and the post editor will open.

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21 comments:

  1. You 've got a typo there. Instead of "/h", it should be "/h2".

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  2. Thanks for pointing it out. It will be corrected.

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  3. It would be really helpful if you typed the HTML on to the page so we can highlight and copy, rather than making it a picture that cannot be highlighted.

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  4. That cannot be done as to display HTML codes, we have to use special character and it will not be pure HTML.

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  5. hi.. i wanted to add another side bar on the left of my blog so that there are 2 sidebars and my posts are in the center.

    I don't know how to add a new sidebar. Can anybody help? Appreciates!

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  6. Adding a sidebar to an existing template can be complicated and difficult. Why don't you just use a 3 column template? Have a look at Blogger template tutorial - 3 column template

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  7. I've been trying without much luck to add in just some lines of text to my sidebar without a header and it's not working. What type of code do I need to add in for this to work? Also, if I do need a header, how come it's always in caps? Any way to change that?

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  8. I've been trying without much luck to add in just some lines of text to my sidebar without a header and it's not working. What type of code do I need to add in for this to work? Also, if I do need a header, how come it's always in caps? Any way to change that?

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  9. Why don't you post what you are trying to add to your sidebar here for us to have a look. Regarding your header being always in caps, this may be because it is set in the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) of your template. If you want that changed, you will have to fiddle with the CSS, but that means all the other headers (title) of your sidebar will also be affected.

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  10. I'm just trying to post: "For a list of my favorite Brooklyn restaurants, click here" When I added that in before, without a header, only the word "here" showed up. I've since decided to just put up a new header titled Restaurant Recs and then I'll list various linkable cities underneath. But I still would like to figure out how to put in a sentence or two without a header since it's bugging me that I can't get it to work...

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  11. Well, now the paragraph of text, without a header, is going in without any problems. I think blogger was just giving me a very hard time yesterday... So, now that I have it in, I can't get it to appear on all my pages, even though I'm typing in mainorarchivepage (the same tag that's attached to everything else on my sidebar), but it's still not appearing. Any idea on how to change that?

    Also, I'd like to have the first header on my sidebar line up with the date of each post, but it seems like I can't move that stuff down, or can I?

    Thanks again!

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  12. It will help if you give the URL to your blog and type out what you want to do. For example:

    RESTAURANT
    The Cool Restaurant
    Poolside Restaurant
    Hilton Restaurant

    etc., and whether you want them to be active link, and if you want them to appear in all pages or only in the main pages and the archive pages (putting them within the mainorarchive tags will cause them to appear only in these pages. You will not see them in the individual post page.

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  13. I just want to make my addition to the sidebar small enough that it does not drag everything down to the bottom of the page. How do you resize what you are inserting so that it will stay where it belongs?~~OP

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  14. What are you adding? If you are adding just a paragraph, the text will word wrap and not cause a problem. If you are adding a picture read this post:
    How to put images in the sidebar

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  15. hey, i'd like to add a "what i'm reading at the moment" paragraph on my side bar with photos (of covers) that link to Amazon.com - how can it be done?

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  16. Hi Miss Fred,

    Sorry for the delay. I did a post on that, but forgot to save the URL of this post for reference and only found this when I was checking the comments in this blog one by one. The post is at Making bookcove image link to Amazon in the sidebar.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Blogger Tips and Tricks

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  17. Hi Miss Fred,

    Sorry for the delay. I did a post on that, but forgot to save the URL of this post for reference and only found this when I was checking the comments in this blog one by one. The post is at Making bookcove image link to Amazon in the sidebar.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Blogger Tips and Tricks

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  18. Hi Peter,

    I would like to make my sidebar smaller but without succeed. How could I be able to do that. I manage to make my main looks bigger but the line is still there. Would appreciate if you could help.

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  19. Hi May,

    I hope this post How to change the width of the whole blog, Header, main column (posts) sidebar/sidebars. You will have to do some arithematics to make sure the sum adds up correctly to the total.

    Regarding "lines", I am afraid I do not know what you are referring to.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    How you can help Blogger Tips and Tricks
    (no one should feel obligated. Everthing completely voluntary)

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