Add, Edit or Delete Labels In Blogger / BlogSpot Blogs

Add, Edit or Delete Labels In Blogger / BlogSpot Blogs

Your blog must be having more than one labels or categories, and when a visitor visits your blog from search engines like Google or Yahoo, then most probably he/she will land on a specific page/post of your blog. And if the reader likes the post, he/she will definitely search for similar topics on the blog, and this is exactly where, labels and categories will help the visitor. But again, the number and names of the labels are very important.
May be, initially you would not have given enough importance to these labels. And now when you realized the importance, you may find tens and hundreds of posts in your blog with improper labels, which need to be edited, or you may even want to delete some of the labels you have already added, or you may want to add some new labels to your previous posts.

Blogger does help you to do this quite easily, but I still think that they should make it even more better !
Anyways here’s how you can edit, add or delete labels in Blogger.
Log in to Blogger, in the Posting section, click on Edit Posts.

Add, Edit or Delete Labels In Blogger / BlogSpot Blogs

See the highlighted regions in the image above.
As soon as you click on Edit posts, you will see all posts written by you (select posts per page as 300 in the right corner of the page).

1. Now to delete any label, click on “Select All“. Then in the drop down menu “Labels action“, under “Remove label” option you will see the list of all labels, click on the one, you want to remove for ever.

2. To add a label, select all the posts, you want to add the label. Then in the drop down menu “Labels action“, under “Apply label” option click on New label…. Finally enter the name of the new label.

Add, Edit or Delete Labels In Blogger / BlogSpot Blogs

3. And in case you want to edit a label, unfortunately there’s no direct option given by Blogger.
So do this, firstly in the list of labels column, present at the left side of the page, click on the label you want to edit. Now only those posts are displayed which have this label. Now add a temporary label to these posts. Then delete the label, you want to edit. Now click on the temporary label in the labels list. Now add the new label. Then finally delete the temporary label.

And finally display important labels as a link list in a widget, or display all the labels as a flash widget in your blog.

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Hayden
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Nice info, I agree that Blogger should include some sort of direct label editing tool, maybe if enough people request it they might include it in blogger in draft.

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Superfish
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Thanks a lot, very useful…

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thanx
it was very helpful

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Divya Sai
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Welcome xee-facts !

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Roady
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BLUES DE VILLE
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Hi, thanks for the tip.

About #3, I think you can save one step by selecting articles with the label you want to change, add a new (“modified”) label to them, do the same selection and than erase the old label.

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Divya Sai
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Yes that can be done, but I have written this additional step, because in case some one wants to modify the word with (say) a capital letter, like modify “gadgets” to “Gadgets”, then you cannot add the tag Gadgets, without deleting the tag gadgets first, because Blogger considers both the words as same.

In that case, you must add something like gadgets1 or gadgets2 etc. as a temporary tag, then you have to delete the first tag (gadgets), and then add the new tag Gadgets, and finally delete the temporary tag too !

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Michele
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Thank you so much!!

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Miong
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very useful post! 😀

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julai
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thank you so much for this article. It has been my guide in deleting irrelevant labels.

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wes
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🙂 thx that helped a lot

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Divya Sai
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Welcome dude 🙂

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Rii~
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Thank you very much ! I've been looking for this for a long time.

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tkwebindia
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How to Remove All Label by only one click

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Gozde
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Thanks a bunch 😉

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utopian
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thank you so much. you've saved a lot of sweat 😀

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Suhel
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Thanks a lot for the editing labels info! Was very useful 🙂

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Divya Sai
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@ Suhel, Utopian, and Godze
Welcome guys, glad to you !

@tkwebindia
check out the new label feature from Blogger

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