So today Blogger has announced that now, we can add some static pages to our blogs like About-Us/Contact-Us/Privacy-Policy/Advertise etc. – one of the most awaited features on Blogger blogs to stand against WordPress.
Type a title for your page, write a few lines in the content section and hit the “Publish Page” button.
Just like the usual posts on Blogger, you can edit the content of these pages anytime you want. But again, similar to the posts, although you can change the title of these pages even after publishing the pages, but you can not change the url of these pages (of course you can delete and create a new page with a completely new url).
Static Pages vs. Regular Posts
These pages are not your regular posts, so they are not visible in your blogs feed. And these are absent from your blog followers reading lists too. Your blog visitors can access any of these pages only if they know the page-url. So you have to link these pages from your blogs layout/any published post, so that your blog readers can read them.
1. Only 10 static pages are allowed per blog.
2. If you are already using a Blogger SEO hack to show only titles in arhive/label pages, then that will apply to these pages too, i.e. in these pages, post-content will be hidden and only the title will be displayed. So undo that Blogger trick, if you want to add static pages to your blog.
To Allow Commenting in Blogger Static-Pages
In static pages, under “post options“, by default comments option is set to “don’t allow, hide existing“, so you will not see any comment-form below the pages. If you want to allow commenting in your static-pages too, then change that option to “Allow” before publishing the page for the first time.
Additional Associated Widgets
A page-list widget has also been added to the list of Blogger Widgets, this widget will have the list of all the static pages of the blog. The widget has two layouts: Horizontal – as tabs at the top of your blog, or Vertical – as links in your blog’s sidebar. You can decide which pages will have links, and in what order they will appear in the widget.
But it is not necessary to use these widgets to display your pages on your blog. Rather my sugegstion is to use any horizontal multi-evel menu/ vertical multi-level menu with links not limited to these pages but you can add links to many other posts/labels/blogs.
I have created the First Static page on BloggerStop – Become a Guest Author.
So what’s your first static post? comment and show it to all our readers !
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