Static Pages Are Now Available On Blogger Blogs

Static Pages Are Now Available On Blogger Blogs

Back in September 2009, along with introducing a new feature in the official Blogger hacks list – i.e. Read More/post-truncating feature, the Blogger team also gave an indication that BlogSpot blogs will soon have static pages too.
Static Pages Are Now Available On Blogger Blogs
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.

Adding these pages is really simple. Once you log in to your Blogger account (log in at Blogger In Draft-that’s the Beta-Blogger and not the usual www.Blogger.com), under the tab “Posting” similar to the link “Edit Posts“, now there’s a new link called “Edit Pages“. Initially no pages will be displayed in your pages-list. So click on the “New Page” button to get started with it.

Static Pages Are Now Available On Blogger Blogs
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.

Limitations:
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

NOTE:
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.

Static Pages Are Now Available On Blogger Blogs
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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Soufiane LeBlogger
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Guess What ? Blogger have disabled creating & editing pages. That's fantastic, isn't it ?

Hopefully I made many screenshots, check out this: Blogger Pages

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Beben
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hmmm…i am still not understand what is use for feature ~x(

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Anup
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Hmm… that's very great. huh? Think Good for blog developments 🙂 We are faster than google 😛

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Divya Sai
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@Soufiane
Yeah it is down temporarily, some glitches are yet to be removed.

@Beben
Suppose a Blogger do not have the pages like advertise/contact/privacy-policy in his/her blog. Now he has build a big readership too.
Now if s/he tries to make static pages with the previous method (publishing a normal post with back-date), then although the post will not appear on the homepage, but it will get in to the blog-feed, and the page will be read by alll the subscribed readers, although it wasn't actually have to be a part of blog-feed.
Hope you got it.

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कांचन कराई
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I just tried it. Not happening as a sidebar or other option. 🙁 I am able to publish it like a post.

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Anand Vaishnav
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I have searched in blogger deshbord but there is nothing like that…

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Soufiane LeBlogger
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Pages are back hahaha maybe for few hours again …
And Blogger is asking for showcasing best looking pages !!

It's funny, isn't it ?

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ChơiBlog.TK
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thanksssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Divya Sai
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@Kanchan

Don't use the default widgets if you are facing problems with them in custom templates.
Rather as mentioned in the article above, you can link these pages from any hoorizontal/vertical menu widgets.

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Divya Sai
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@Anand
Pages are back in Blogger, as mentioned by Soufiane. The link to create/edit pages is not there in the dashboard. Select any particular blog (go to postings tab, and you'll see a link to edit pages.)

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Durkin
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Awesome news!! I've been waiting for these for a long time…however the formatting doesn't seem to be working for me. It won't automatically add line breaks which is actually very annoying! 🙁

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Divya Sai
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@Durkin,

That's not a problem specific to you buddy.
Blogger has recently updated the UI of the post-editor and while updating the UI, they have changed the default option of "HTML Settings" to "ignore new lines".

So edit any of your old posts and expand the "post options" at the bottom of the post-editor.
And then mark the option "convert new lines to <br />" under "Edit HTML Settings", this will be saved forever (so you don't have to change this everytime while writing a new post.)

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dillu
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thanks a lot !! .. this is really one of the most awaiting feature for me and all the bloggers .. gr8 feature ..

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Reza Winandar
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Great news! I've been waiting for this time, but I ain't gonna use it for now, as you said that this is still the beta version, if Blogger announce it officially, then As Soon As Possible I will use it.

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Anup
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I am unable to delete that post. Is that's in beta version? help me…

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LeBlogger.Com
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Just made a Tutorial on how to hide the Sidebar (Footer or Header) and change the post width on Blogger Pages you should take a look, it's very very easy :

http://www.leblogger.com/2010/01/cacher-widget-largeur-page-blogger.html

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sudharsan @ technoskillonline
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yeah good post dude
free to visit my site also… :))

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Durkin
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@Divya, I've tried changing that option already and it had no effect. The breaks appear fine in the editor, even if i change to the 'compose' view, but when I publish its just one block of text. Any ideas??

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Divya Sai
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@Durkin,
Plz read this new post on how to fix that error: https://bloggerstop.net/2010/01/new-lines-error-in-blogger-post-editor.html

If you are still facing the pproblem, then you have to manually break the sentence, with this code:
<br />

Type that code, whenever you want to start a new line.

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spaniahus
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Am grovelling in the dust.
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