In similar situations, Bloggers will complain of things in their blog posts that they don't want. Again, editing the Blog Posts widget provides no satisfaction. They may end up stuck with unwanted icons that apparently provide unwanted access to their blogs, but the unwanted access can't be easily eliminated.
In other cases, the Layouts GUI doesn't let them move objects around the screen, or won't leave objects repositioned as they wish.
Frequently, the reaction will be to reload the blog template; sometimes this will help, but normally it won't. The blog template and post template are two different objects, allowing you to customise your posts, and customise the blog, independently. If you have a corrupt post template, reloading the blog template won't make a difference.
When editing the Blog Posts widget, and even reloading the blog template, doesn't produce the desired result (positively or negatively), Blogger recommends deletion of the Blog Posts widget from the raw template code, to reset the post template.
The problem lies in the post template and can be resolved if the user resets their post page element. To do this, the user should go into the Edit HTML view of their template and remove (but save what you remove) the post page element code ("Blog Posts"), which should look something like this:
<b:section class='main' id='main' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='Blog1' locked='true' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'/> <==
Remove, Save, Replace, Save again
The user then saves the changes and will have to confirm that they're deleting a widget (don't worry - the posts won't get hurt). Then, the user can either
These steps should reset the post page element and rectify the problem.
- Switch templates by going to the Template | Pick New Template tab.
- Add the same post page element code back in, exactly where they took it out (in order to preserve template customizations).
If the level of technical expertise, required by the above instructions, is beyond your level of comfort, I suggest that you reset the gadgets.
If the above changes don't resolve the problem, you may have to consider the possibility of blog template corruption. Remember that the blog template, and the post template, are two different objects - but corruption in one can be mistaken for a problem in the other.
Whatever you do, don't forget to refresh your cache after each change, so you ensure that you always see your change immediately. Don't make the change, then complain because the change didn't accomplish anything.
>> Help diagnose the cause of the problem - if you are afflicted.
- Did you change anything in the Template - Edit HTML wizard?
- Did you change anything in the Blog Posts widget, in Template - Page Elements? If so, did you
- Rearrange elements (links, comments, etc) within the widget GUI?
- De-select any of the options under "Select Items", i.e. "links" or "comments"?
- Did you rearrange elements using the Page Elements GUI?
- What browser and operating system (name, version) do you use, when making changes?
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