Wordpress & Web Development

Top 10 Blogger Hacks and Tips

Karl L. Gechlik 11-02-2008

Hey MakeUseOf! I thought I would share with you some cool Blogger hacks and tips that I have learned about Blogger’s Blogspot blogging platform over the last 8 months or so. I jumped into the new Blogger almost immediately after its beta launch and then I wanted to customize it – You know, make it my own.


So I went out looking for how to do it. And here is that wisdom I uncovered. Consider it a gift from me to you. Poor old Blogger gets a bad wrap, namely because people do not know how to manipulate it. I hope this article helps you guys out and if you have any others please let me know in the comments…

1. Removing The Blogger Bar

I hated the blogger bar across the top of my Web site because it didn’t really go with my template and I already had a Google search bar integrated. So I went on a mission to remove it and de-bloggerify my blog. I searched far and wide and for some reason kept hitting a dead end. It turns out that the code used to change the old blogger templates no longer works! So after tracking down the CSS changes here is how I did it:

blogger hacks and tips

All you need to do is add the following CSS to your template under edit HTML. You need to put in anywhere in your template between the <style> tags.


#navbar-iframe { height:0px; visibility:hidden; display:none; }

2. Add a randomizer to show different quotes, graphics or html.

I used to be really jealous of Feedburner’s awesome quotes that change on refresh. I went out looking for my own way to do something similar. It was a long and grueling task but I found it (Well actually my buddy Mike Commodore found it). Check out how I use a free Randomizer ASP application to get my own random geeky quotes and ads to display. I have the quotes on display in my subheader here and the Wicked Tee’s Ad is also on a separate randomizer.

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3. Recent comments

Use this script to achieve a WordPress-esque Recent Comments module for your side bar! Start some riots among your readers! Let them know what others have to say. This site provides a widget creator that I used to make my recent comments module. I found that after adding this, it actually encouraged people to comment more frequently. I don’t know if they like seeing their name up in lights or if they read what others wrote and want to kick in their two cents… But either way it has increased commenting by about 70%!

4. That’s a lot of comments!!

Here’s another useful blogger hack – replace your commenting system with Intense Debate for more control over comments with a social flare. It is really easy to do, check out this information from their web site:


Interested in the comments your friends make? What if there was a way to follow your friends and be notified when, where, and also what they comment? Intense Debate provides this functionality through RSS feeds for each user. Subscribers will be notified in their RSS readers with a direct link to view the context surrounding the comment as well. Give it a try!

Also, don’t waste anymore time checking back in on a blog to see if anyone responded to your comment. Now you can get email notifications of replies to your comments, letting you know when the conversation continues while you’re gone.

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5. Adding inline ads

Want to add advertisements into your posts for maximum exposure? By having your ads out their in front of peoples face they just might click them more often. I am not a big believer in ads. But maybe you are and by following these instructions from MyDigitialLife you can add adds in your post between post or even in the footer. It is not hard to do and involves a little modification to your template. Due to the fact that Blogger parses out some code and changes some characters when you enter it manually in the html this will show you a workaround for that.From their web site:

6. Use Feedburner


Feedburner lets you “burn your feed” and add feed flare. Before they were a Google company they were awesome but now that they are a part of the Google they are even better. I use Feedburner for feed statistics, monitoring users subscriptions, managing our daily email blast list and adding feed flare enhancements to your feed. This is a MUST do for any blog. Almost a no brainer. Blogger lets you specify your Feedburner information in their ‘Site Feed’ tab inside your dashboard. Once there you will see a place to plug in your Feeburners URL.

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7. Add additional pages (Add links to older posts that you can customize like a contact page.)

This is one thing I always hear people complaining about blogger. But I can’t add a second page or even a page for contact information… Wahhh Wahhh Wahhh. How about a little creativity? For this hack all I did was create some posts labeled About Us Contact Us etc. And then made their published dates way back when and linked to the posts from my template. Result – pseudo additional pages!

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8. Use a real domain name instead of blogger’s default naming conventions

In the beginning before we knew any better we though using a free service like Blogger meant being locked into certain things like the sub-domain name off of Blogspot. Google lets you “Brand” your blog and link up a real domain name to forward to your Blogspot address. But they did one better and redirect their address’s to yours. So even if you type in http://asktheadmin.blogspot.com you will wind up at http://www.asktheadmin.com! Sweet.

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9. Add Instant Messaging to your Blogger blog.

Want to chat with your users real time? I added Plugoo to my site, linked it up with my AIM account and I am in constant contact with users looking for help or just wanting to say what’s up. This is not for everyone but I found it so cool I now turn my AOL IM mobile when I am AFK and my IM’s hit me via Text message on my Smart Phone.

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10. Update you blog daily and have quality content. .

And the last but certainly not least Blogger tip/hack is not a hack at all but a piece of advice . Update your blog on a daily basis. Because that is all the readers want now isn’t it? Would you read your own site – if it wasn’t yours?? If your answer is no, then you got some serious re-thinking to do!

Do you have any additional Blogger hacks and tips or other blog hosts? We would love to hear about it in the comments!

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  1. CaliPlus
    February 14, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Interesting blog, the author thanks so much for the interesting explanation!
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  2. Anna
    February 4, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Your information help me a lot. Good job.keep it up. Thanks!

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    February 3, 2010 at 3:02 am

    No i want how to put last updated site at in blogger

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    February 2, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Splendid comments form Great blogger.
    Am really impressed!

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    January 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Ur blog dont have "related post widget"

    Now here is wonderful hack for displaying links to related posts beneath each of your blog posts. The related articles are chosen from other posts in that same more...category/label/tag. With this hack many of your readers will remain on your site for longer periods of time when they see related posts of interest.

    It will makes visitor to stay at ir site for a long time
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    • Karl Gechlik
      January 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      Well there have been MANY changes in AskTheAdmin.com in the last few years. Including moving to WordPress a more customizable platform,. AtA is using a related post widget it just is embedded into every post. Check out an individual post page for what I am talking about! Thanks for reading!


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    January 12, 2010 at 2:31 am

    I'm having difficulties with my comments form. I see that on WordPress there's such a beauty, but on blogger it almost sucks. I would like to have form like here for example, on makeuseof, is it possible?

  8. naveen
    January 8, 2010 at 3:26 am

    i am also working on that.

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    January 8, 2010 at 3:24 am

    nice article.I am also working on my site

  10. Perri
    January 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Excellent list. Even though these are a year or more in age, these tips still have relevance. Nicely summed.

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    December 28, 2009 at 1:22 am

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    December 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Wow! oh! boy really Wow! it's a great tutorial. hope you write more hacks and tuts. thanks

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    December 16, 2009 at 2:36 am

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    December 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

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    December 12, 2009 at 10:11 pm

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    December 2, 2009 at 5:10 am

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    November 19, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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    November 15, 2009 at 8:33 am

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  31. April
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    October 6, 2009 at 8:12 am

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  39. pimapen
    October 4, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I’m hearing conflicting info regarding the removal of the blogger bar. Some say it’s against the TOS. Others say it isn’t.
    Do you have a definitive answer?
    (I guess I can look it up myself but I think it would also benefit others if it was posted hear for people to read)

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  41. Gyony
    September 26, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Good tutorial.

  42. Ronnie Cruz
    September 25, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Hey Karl,

    I'm hearing conflicting info regarding the removal of the blogger bar. Some say it's against the TOS. Others say it isn't.
    Do you have a definitive answer?
    (I guess I can look it up myself but I think it would also benefit others if it was posted hear for people to read)



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  44. Tana
    September 18, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Very nice blog.

  45. John Gunn
    September 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I just implemented another one. This has been invaluable.

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  48. Teknoloji Haberleri
    September 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for the tips how to remove blogger top toolbar.

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    August 28, 2009 at 12:12 am

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  50. Ian MacGregor
    August 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    In case anyone is interested in whether or not hiding the blogger navbar is a violation of the Blogger TOS, it isn't. See the following post with an explanation by a Blogger employee:
    [Broken Link Removed]

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  53. Fahad
    August 5, 2009 at 6:45 am

    thanks for the tips

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    July 25, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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    July 21, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Really liked your post and implemented some of them..!

  59. angie
    July 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Hi, I could not find any style in my html, I was hoping to remove the blogger bar. Thanks, Angie

  60. Cacai M.
    July 11, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    hi, you have an informational article especially the navigation bar for me. Now, I have other problem regarding my domain bought--it's not redirected to my blogspot blog(www.cacai-m-place.blogspot.com) to my cacai-m-place.com

    Am sick of reading and I want a simple word of how to do it, can you help me?

  61. narayanan
    June 23, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    how to add 3rd party ads above and below the post

  62. AttoJapan
    June 19, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I have just started my page on blogger and am thankful for your tips. I will give a try to some of them!

  63. Chao Tze
    June 15, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Great tips. I never knew the url forwarding stuff. Thanks

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  67. justpartis
    May 30, 2009 at 2:13 am

    my first time here ... great to found your blog n article. good tips.thanks.

  68. Science
    May 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks for the great tips...

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    May 9, 2009 at 8:21 am

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    May 5, 2009 at 5:39 am

    First time visit your blog..
    Good tips.. I've been searching about it and will try to my blog

  71. Stephanie
    April 25, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you for the excellent tips!

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    April 20, 2009 at 9:47 am

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  74. Tobi
    April 11, 2009 at 4:24 am

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  75. darticle
    April 9, 2009 at 9:06 am

    good articles i like it you do a great job

  76. amanhem
    March 20, 2009 at 11:00 am

    hey my friend
    this hacks just for me,
    i am looking for this advices,
    see u
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  77. Ton
    February 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm


    Cant seem to find the style tags in my html. Any one point me in the right direction

    Nice hacks though

  78. tips photo
    February 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I love having just one place to go for info instead of go all over the internet.

  79. ipod cases
    February 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Great!maybe that will help my SEO and rankings by removibng the blogger banner

  80. Blogging
    January 26, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Great post very helpful.

  81. Search PDF
    January 26, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Great tips! Often these things repeat stuff as posted on thousands of other blogs, but I really found this useful. Thanks

  82. ahmad
    January 12, 2009 at 8:15 am

    i already used intense debate before i read this post. it does make our blog look more professional but i still don't get any comment from reader yet after 1 month blogging. but i personally think this tool will make reader more easier to comment than usual blogger comment.

  83. zas
    January 5, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I have applied some of the tips and it's working great! Great tips, keep it up...

  84. Blogger Tips
    December 30, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Why does googling yourself sound dirty .... LOL that was a good one.

  85. Tags and title
    December 27, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Great tips! I've bookmarked for future reference. Will you post more tips like this?

  86. Gini
    December 8, 2008 at 5:11 am

    What an awesome list! I tried the "Remove Blogger Bar" code as soon as I saw it and it worked right away. Yay! Another great Blogger tutorial is "How to Create a Simple Menu Bar in Blogger, No Coding Necessary!" at ginismagic.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-create-simple-menu-bar-in.html

  87. Bang Kritikus
    December 5, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Good article Karl, I will apply your guide soon. Thanks

  88. Eric
    December 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Fast Thing, you have got the same question as mine. My concern is in the link below:

    [Broken Link Removed]

  89. DrewG
    December 2, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Is there a way to remove the Blogger logo from next to the person's name in the comments? I have my own url now, and I am still hosted by Blogger, but I'd like to hide/disguise the blogger logo if possible. Any help mates?

  90. Tiffany
    November 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I love these hacks! One question: Is there a way to display the "time of last update" just in HTML code, or do you have to have it set up the way blogger does? I use pseudo additional pages in the form of 4 different blogs all linked together, and would like to display on the main blog the time each of these pages was last updated (like blogger will do automatically for blog links). Okay, so this is a little confusing, I just want to know if there is a way to isolate the section of code that blogger provides for "time last updated" and insert it into my own HTML/Javascript box on my layout page. I'd appreciate any helps/tips you can give me on this. Thanks!

  91. Software Mouse
    November 27, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Great post very helpful for new bloggers. 5/5

  92. Mike
    October 29, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    my blog has been hacked by my lecturer. Now i cant log in to my blog and i need to do so desperately. my picture has been tagged with some emberassing statement and i need to remove them. i really need your help. please reply me a.s.a.p

  93. clangnuts
    October 28, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    That is a really useful list of tips. Often these things repeat stuff as posted on thousands of other blogs, but I really found this useful. I've already installed the recent comment widget (within seconds of reading about it on here). First rate. Thanks.

    • Karl L. Gechlik
      October 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm

      Wow Clangnuts that's harsh - maybe I can help. What platform are you on? Are they in control of the email account that its registered to as well?

  94. Tubbytat
    October 24, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    DR.Ariffaizal has a point there. But the pros still seem to outway the cons especially when considering the branding value. Some real good tips, thanks!

  95. Dr.Ariffaizal
    October 21, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Hi. I've follow your #8 idea. Change domain name. Here I come to tell the resolt.

    Page Rank drop drasticly. It drop form PR3 to PR zero due to age of domain is too young. Now I'm working hard to get back my PR.

    With PR zero, I lost traffic, lost tecnorati ranking, lost SEO ranking. But RSS Feed Subscriber is still not change and it save me a lot.

    Maybe we shout think that change lovely domain is not good idea for short term.

  96. Tony Chan
    October 13, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I want to tell you this. This informaiton is so awesome.

  97. Mary@SimplyForties
    October 1, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    What I'm trying to figure out, and have so far been unsuccesful, is how to add the comments feed flare to my feed. I've read in some places that you can't do it with Blogger. Do you know if that is true?

  98. Fast thing
    July 10, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Wow! How I can add a link to top 10 or top 5 most viewed post in blogspot? Thanks.

    • Chris T
      July 14, 2008 at 7:15 pm

      I'm using Aide RSS very successfully to achieve this (aiderss.com), you can see it on my blog christheo.com , scroll down a bit on the sidebar.



  99. _writer
    July 4, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I was very interested in Item 7: "Adding Additional Pages".

    The only problem I've never been able to solve with Blogger is that the template always adds the post archive on each page. I think this is something to do with the way widgets operate in New Blogger? The disadvantages of having the menu load in each article is that the post itself is squeezed to the left. It would be pretty easy for most readers to press "back" or press "home" if they wanted to return to the Main Page - so I think that's a slightly "over-engineered" feature of Blogger.

    The idea of pseudo-pages is a creative one, so if the article writer feels like posting how one changes the template to incorporate pseudo-pages, I'd sure be grateful.

    Kind Regards, _writer.

    • Karl L. Gechlik
      July 8, 2008 at 10:08 am

      You can achieve the functionality you are looking for with a custom blogger template. There are also commands you can add to only show content on the home page and not the post pages. It checks where you are before displaying the content. Let me know if this interests you and I will send it on over to you.

  100. Orkut Guide | Tips & Tricks | Music Scraps | Themes
    June 30, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Nice post. Will be helpful to many bloggers.

  101. LVCHEN
    June 24, 2008 at 8:05 am

    For recent comments,you may try this one.


    It is also nice and easy to setup.

  102. SpillingBuckets
    June 20, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks for the info and links. Terrific collection of great stuff!

  103. Lindsi
    June 16, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I was wondering if you have an explanation somewhere that shows how to make the links you talk about in step 7. Thanks!

    • AskTheAdmin | Karl Gechlik
      June 24, 2008 at 8:29 am

      You have to create links in your html template or in your side bar that will link to these older posts.

      If you click through to askTheAdmin.com and see the menu bar along the top. Hover over them and you will see the posts url.

      If you need more information feel free to email me at help at asktheadmin dot com

  104. ruth
    May 23, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Great advice! I can nw remove the blogger banner.

  105. ariefcute
    May 11, 2008 at 8:22 am

    it's really interesting...

  106. Amanda Fazani
    March 3, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for linking to Blogger Buster in this excellent post! There's certainly something here for every Blogger user to customize their default templates to make it much less generic (and more personal for them).

    I look forward to reading more posts like this!

    Best wishes,

    Amanda (Blogger Buster)

  107. Pete White
    March 3, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Don't update your blog daily if you have nothing to say. There are so many blogs out there full of crap because of this bad advice. Only post when you have something good to post about, I would rather read a good blog that posts once a week than a poor blog that posts everyday.

  108. Megan
    March 3, 2008 at 2:40 am

    I use blogspot, I have others including wordpress but have just come to appreciate some of blogspots posting feautures. As it is relatively new I appreciate these tips. Can not wait to go plug them into my blog




  109. Sameer
    March 2, 2008 at 9:51 am

    great tips i will try this.

  110. Karl Gechlik | AskTheAdmin.com
    February 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Hey Robert,

    All you need to do is click the advanced button under your post in your blogger dashboard. Then a little box comes out with your date and time. Edit it right there!

    Hope you enjoyed the post!

  111. Robert
    February 24, 2008 at 1:57 am

    How to change published date to another?

  112. Robert
    February 24, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Very nice article. but how to change the published date for an article?

  113. Frosty
    February 22, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Makecloud offers an easy way to add a tag cloud to blogger blogs.

  114. Dani
    February 19, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Some interesting points. I have myself a blogspot-blog. I might use 1 or 2 of those tweaks.

  115. Bill
    February 13, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Great tips!!! I will be sure to use these. Thanks!!!

  116. Shankar Ganesh
    February 12, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Great Post.

    Blogger's comment interface is the worst thing I dislike about it. Now I've moved to WordPress, but if Intense Debate had come when I was using Blogger, I'd have surely used it on my Blogger blog.

    • James
      February 12, 2008 at 6:32 pm

      Intense Debate is compatible with WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Moveable Type, Tumblr, and there is also code to place a comment system on generic websites. Check it out.

  117. Prakash
    February 11, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Great article. The new commenting system, Intense debate, is new to me and I was really looking for that.

  118. Karl Gechlik
    February 11, 2008 at 5:50 pm


    I read what I agree to!

    Need to make sure I'm not signing away my first born, No mention of the blogger tool/search bar anywhere in there.It does say you can't use the Google or Blogger logo without written consent though!

    How funny is that!

  119. Renee
    February 11, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    What an excellent article. It's nice to have 1 place to go to for that info. Speaking as someone who uses multiple blogging platforms I have a hard time keeping everything I've read together. Thanks!

  120. Mark O'Neill
    February 11, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Before moving to WordPress late last year, I was a big Blogger user. It always irritated me that it was so troublesome to get that stupid ugly top nav bar removed!! It was suggested by Google at one point that to remove it would violate their terms of service which would result in your blog being deleted.

    Whether that is really true or not, I don't know. But it's definately something to be cautious about.

  121. Shalmar
    February 11, 2008 at 3:10 pm

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    • Jerick Mac
      January 15, 2009 at 1:57 am

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    • sara
      October 27, 2009 at 2:55 am

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