Creating Pages/Tabs on Blogger

Dear Joanne,
Thank you for visiting and appreciating my blog.
Here are the steps to create your blog's pages/tabs.
On your blogger account, open the specific blog (if you have more than one blog in one blogger account) where you want to create your pages.

Step 1: Click 'Layout'.  Upon doing so, you will see the Template Designer window.

Step 2: On the Template Designer window, click 'Add a Gadget' (the one below your blog's name). There will be a pop-up window that will show you the list of gadgets that you can add.

Step 3: Look for 'Pages' on the list of gadgets.  Click '+'.  The Configure Page List window will appear.

Note 1: Once you have added the 'Pages' gadget, your 'Home' tab will be shown on your blog.  It would contain all posts regardless of labels or categories you have assigned to each of the posts.  You may also opt not to shown it on your blog by deselecting it on the Configure Page List (Just uncheck the box beside it).  You may also rename it - just change 'Home' into 'Everything', 'ALL' or any title that pleases you. :)

Once your done and ready to create your other pages, proceed with Step 4.

Step 4: Click 'Add external link'.

You should see this:

Step 5: Give your page a title (anything you want).
For the purposes of this mini how-to, let's use eSMP and let's dedicate this page to all assignments, activities, answers to self-assessment questions and everything that eSMP-related. :)

Step 6: Provide the web address.  It should be in this format:

Your blog's URL/search/label/'label'

So again, for the purposes of this mini how-to, let's use my blog's URL and esmp as 'label'.  Thus, the resulting web address is

Note that it is not necessary for your label to be the same as your page title.

Step 7: Click 'Save Link'. After saving the link, you will be brought back to the Configure Page List window (screenshot on Note 1 and Step 4).  You should see your newly created page on that window.  If you have already created a lot of pages, the recently created page is at the bottom of the list.

Step 8: Click 'Save'.

Wooohooo! You're almost done!

Step 9: Click ' Save arrangement' to save all the hard work. :)

Now, visit your blog.
You should see the newly added page.

Note 2: The eSMP page is already available on your blog.  Just click on it to view its contents.


We will discuss how to add posts on this page but before that, please allow me to discuss Note 3 first.

Note 3: Notice that Home is the active tab/page on your blog. Since it contains every single post that you have, it will remain as your 'intro' page as long as you have opted to show it on your blog.

To opt not to show it, just deselect (uncheck the box next to it) on the Configure Page List window (refer to screenshot of Note 1).  Please make sure that when you opt not to show the Home tab, all your posts are properly categorized into at least one of your pages.

And without further ado, let’s discuss how to add posts to your pages.  In this case, we will add posts to our eSMP page.

On your posts list, select and open the post you wish to add to the page.  Click on ‘Labels’ to show the labels textbox.  Enter your ‘label’.  In our case we have to enter esmp (note that we have used esmp as ‘label’ when we created the web address of the eSMP page so we also have to use it as ‘label’ to all posts we want to include in the eSMP page).  Repeat as necessary.

Visit your blog and see the result!

Now, there are two (2) kinds/types of page in blogger.  First, the one that uses external link which we have discussed above and second, the page/tab that contains only one (1) post – see ABOUT ME of my blog.

Since you already know how to create pages/tabs using external links, it’s high time to learn how to create the page/tab similar to my ABOUT ME tab.

Step 1:  On your blogger account, open the blog where you want to create the page.  Click ‘Pages’ somewhere above ‘Layout’

 Step 2: Click ‘New page’

Step 3: A window similar to creating a simple post will be opened.  Write down the contents of this page (whatever you want), change the page title (to whatever you want). Save and Publish.

Don't forget to visit your blog to see the updates.
That's it!
I hope you learned something from this.

Again, thank you for visiting and happy blogging!


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