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The Text Gadget Is Broken

For over a week, we've had anxious blog owners unable to create or update the Text gadgets on their blogs.
The "Save" button is not working, on my Text gadget!
or maybe
I see Javascript void(0) when hitting Save!
Blogger actually fixed this problem, earlier this month - and it broke again, shortly afterwards. Not everybody understands that seeing "javascript:void(0);" is a symptom of the problem - not the problem itself.

This problem, fortunately, has a reasonably effective workaround.

The HTML / JavaScript gadget, and the Text gadget, are virtually the same gadget.

If you add an HTML gadget, using "Add a Gadget" - and you select "Rich Text", when setting the gadget up, - you will have a Text gadget.

Just be careful - when you have a Text gadget, the place where you selected "Rich Text" will read "Edit Html". If you click on "Edit Html", you'll have an HTML / JavaScript gadget, which will then read "Rich Text".

If you want a Text gadget, make sure that the gadget label reads "Edit Html". It's that simple.

This will not resolve every problem.
  • The inability to update existing Text gadgets continues to be a problem.
  • The similar inability to update Linklists has no workaround.
This is simply a small workaround - but a useful one, where applicable.
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Comments

Isaac Mugwandia said…
Thanks, i thought it was only on my blog until i found this.
Job
Jide Ogunsanya said…
Yes, I noticed that too but used the HTML gadget as alternative. Thanks for the update.

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