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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How to remove labels and label count


Update: Blogger has introduced an easier way to delete labels. Sign into Dashboard, go to POST > EDIT POST which will cause all the posts to be displayed. At the top, next to the LABEL ACTION drop-down box (see screenshot below), click SELECT ALL, click the drop-down arrow, scroll to the lower half where you can see REMOVE LABELS with the list of labels below it. Click on the label you wish to remove and the selected label will be deleted from all posts:

Using lable action to remove label


To remove a label is simple. All you have to do is to edit all the posts that contain the label you want to remove, remove the label from the "Labels for this post:" at the bottom of the post and publish. When you are done, the label will be removed from your Label List.

To edit more than 1 post at the same time, refer to Remove labels the easy way via Label Action in Dashboard

Note: The easiest way to edit all the post with a particular label is to, first sign into blogger.com (Dashboard), go the the blog where you want ot remove the label, click on the label in the Label List, which will then display all the posts with that label in the same page, Click the quick edit pencil icon New Blogger quick edit pencil icon and you will get into the post editor window of that post. At the bottom of the post editor will be a box with all the labels tied to that post. just delete the label you no longer want. Repeat this with all the other posts that have the label you want to remove and when you have finished, the label should be gone.

If you don't see a quick edit pencil icon at the bottom of the posts, you have not enabled quick editing for that blog (this should already be enabled by default if you have not changed this setting, but it is hard to say). Click the SETTINGS tab, and by default, you will straight away be in the BASIC sub-tab. Look for "Add your Blog to our listings?" which should be the third settings, click the down arrow in the menu bar (box) to the left and select YES. At the bottom, click SAVE SETTINGS.


How to remove label counts

From a commentator:

Sign into Dashboard, click LAYOUT then EDIT HTML to open the template editor. Look for the line of code (use ctrl+F to quickly find):

<span dir='ltr'>(<data:label.count/>)</span>

Delete that line of code to remove label count (see screen shot below):

code to display Blogger label count

42 comments:

  1. I don't know if I'd call that "easy." If you've only got a few posts with a particular label, sure you can go right in and edit them. But if you've got dozens or hundreds of posts with a label and then you've decided to rename that label, you've got a lot of work ahead of you.

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  2. Could we do clouds of the tags? It looks nicer that the list of tags.

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  3. Hi itte,

    Do you mean that list of labels displayed in the sidebar of New Blogger blogs? That is automatically generated. If you want tag clouds, that can be done, but the tag have to be created manually for each post. See Categories: Easy method.

    Peter
    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
    "online book" in progress

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  4. Amazing and great information, I really enjoyed reading you post. However Peter it would help me if you explained how to semi automatically add labels to my old classic blogger. I wish to do this so that i won't lost all the customization I have done!

    http://3upgaming.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi TheOne,

    Please refer to Add Label (category or tag) List to blogs using old classic Blogger template

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

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  6. I have labels in the Label List that are NOT in any post and they keep showing in the list.It's bothering cause i want to show a Label List on the blog and it keeps displaying these labels that i already remove from all posts. Would you know what the problem may be?

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  7. Hi Default Man,

    This sounds like a very unusual problem which will be hard to reproduce. To be able to answer you, I will have to try to do some testing, try to reproduce the problem you have reported and then try to remove the label as described in this post. If the problem is as you described it, even if I can reproduce the problem you mentioned, I anticipate further problems because you said you don't have such label in ANY posts. This is a tough call.

    If I am faced with such a problem, what I may do would be to try my luck, backup my current template plus any Page Elements that can be back-uped (see Backup current template PLUS Page Elements and change new template. The "new template can be the same original template you used minus all the customization or a completely new template and see if the problem persists. If not, just upload back your backup template, and put back any Page Elements that may be deleted or became empty and you should be back in square one.

    No promises, give me some time and I will see if I can find a solution.

    Instead of hoping for a solution from me, another way you can try is to post your problem to the Google Blogger Help group where there may be other bloggers who had the same problem and managed to solve it. He/she may then be able to help you.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    The easiest way to earn something for your blogging efforts

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  8. Dear Peter, i too face the same problem... the DEFAULT MAN faced! Help us after testing it. thanks

    Osai Chella fm India

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  9. Dear Peter, i too face the same problem... the DEFAULT MAN faced! Help us after testing it. thanks

    Osai Chella fm India

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  10. For Default Man and Osai,

    Please give me the URL of the affected blogs and even better, the URL of the offending label.

    No further action possible without further information.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Blogger FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions_
    (Blogger FAQ in progress. More will be added as I have the time)

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  11. Default Man and Osai,

    Please give me the blog URL so we can verify your problem. Also, which label or labels is giving you problem. Without these info, we can go no further. Please refer to Asking for help tips and tricks.

    Peter Blog*Star
    Natural Remedies

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  12. I found this post because I'm trying to remove the labels from appearing with my posts. I deletein the post customization, but they still appear.

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  13. But i have a doubt here, if i remove the labels and re-publish the posts again, will it actually affect my ranking of that particular post/posts? I dont want to affect that part in the name of removing labels? can you help me?

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  14. Removing labels doesn't affect the post at all. Also, label pages I believe are not indexed by search engines.

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  15. hi, i want to edit my labels quickly, i want to have just 5 labels, all kinds of label i will move to 5 label, can you tell me the way to do that? i have 1200 post.

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  17. Sorry gave wrong advice in the earlier comment which I have to delete. For editing labels, refer to How to edit labels

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  18. Hi, did Default man get his solution? I am looking for a solution to the same thing!! Here is my url:
    http://tumyumtreats.blogspot.com

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  19. Is there any way to clear all the autofilling with labels? ie, start from scratch?

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  20. Autofilling of labels? What is that? I never see any labels being automatically filled in the box for labels when preparing a post in the post editor, only a drop-down list of likely labels. Can you elaborate please.

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  21. i want to delete lables, not from the to reduce the number of lables.. how to do that?
    www.theconstructor.org

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  22. This post needs updating. There is a way to edit labels in Dashboard > Edit posts

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  23. Is there a way to remove ALL labels from the blog label pool and start over fresh?

    I have bunches of tags that i do not use and want to remove them from the tag pool. is this possible?

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  24. Refer to the update in the post.

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  25. Hi
    Cool . I have already removed it on my blog
    Thanks

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  26. Peter, I'm having the same problem as Default Man and Osai as well!

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  27. Just Remove This code from your blogger HTML code.

    And final result will look like This :)

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  28. Dear Sir,
    I am not able to put Lables on my Blog.Gone thru all ur stuff on label.
    The content i put into Label also comes into Blog Archive, which is repeated.

    I want the matter only in Label, not in Blog archive which shows posts acc. to dates like 2009, 2010 jan , feb.

    i hope u understood my question !!

    pl guide me sir !!

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  29. Slave of Allah,

    Blogs have certain characteristics and you either accept them or turn to other ways of publishing whatever you want online. Blog posts have duplicates, one in the permalinks (individual post URL) and another in the archives. If you don't want things you publish in the archive, you will have to turn to static pages

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  30. Hey do you think you can do me a big favor and teach me how to remove labels under my post now i still want my labels i would just like to hide hem. now i have that option checked off on "design" "Blogpost" and it still dosen't work even tried the code you said to remove any help please and thank you =)

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  31. Then perhaps one need to find the section in the template and if you don't want to remove them permanently, surround them with the comment tag <!-- and -->

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  32. hey, can I delete my label. I mean my label's name. ex: I want to delete "friends" label and change it into "fellas" like that. help me :)

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  33. hey, can I delete my label. I mean my label's name. ex: I want to delete "friends" label and change it into "fellas" like that. help me :)

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  34. Hi all. Look, i think i desperately need help!!! I have tried in all possible ways, but labels from posts won't go away, no way. I erase the indicated piece of html code, but no way. i looked everywhere in search of an explanations, and i could not find another way to get ride of visualisation of the labels for each posts, loks like there is only this method? Weird enough, my "show labels" option is NOT checked! so it should not even appear labels from the begininng...
    Please, help me out...
    Thanks so much in advance. A photography (good resolution) for free for the one that can help me out!!
    M.

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  35. Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
    --------
    marqthompson
    Cheap Ebooks

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  36. Doesn't deleting lables remove that keyword thus making it less easy to be found by search engines?

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  37. Depends on what you want. Perhaps some may think that having too many labels makes it difficult for visitors to browse the labels and decide where to look for what they want?

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  38. Hi, Peter! I just followed the steps above, it was pretty easy to follow, tnx for the tips! ROCK ON!!! =)

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  39. hmmmm...
    your techinique is good but i don't want to remove the "label design" only the label of my list.

    ooohhhhhhhh my words make me feel dizzy..

    keep update sir!
    blog walking..

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  40. how to disable labels in the new page which i creates......my new page in the blogger is entirely different concept so i want to create new label list for new pages...can i allowed to do that????

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  41. If you mean using Blogger static pages to create something entirely different from your normal pages (home, archives, permalink, labels) I am sorry to disappoint you. However, you can change your main blog to a custom domain and then create sub-domains for your special pages which will be entirely different from your main blog.

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  42. For Matteo, it is better to post your problem to the Blogger Help Forum

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