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A Welcome Post In A Layouts Template

Layouts template Blogger blog posts are sequenced as Classic Blogger blog posts are - by date, in reversed sequence.

This means, again, that the newest post will fall at the top - and every time that you make a new post, it will be visible above any previous posts.

Just like a Classic blog, you can make the posts display in any order that you like - just change the date of each post. This is called a work around. With a blog of any size, and activity, and lots of posts to change dates on repeatedly, you'll find it to be a very painful workaround, too.

In a Layouts blog, though, we have one improvement.

You can create a special post, and have it "pinned" to the top of the blog. I created a brief Welcome message, which is at the top of this blog, just below the header, but centered like a post.

When you're in the Layout Editor, just create a Text gadget. You can create content using either Rich Text, or HTML, at your convenience. After you create your new element, you can drag and drop it anywhere in the layout - at the top of the post column, or the sidebar, or even at the bottom of the post column.

Positioning a new page element, using the layout editor, can require some practice. When you move the new element over the area where you would like it to be, it may center on another area of the page. When it does this, move it ever so gently in the right direction, a couple pixels or so, until it positions properly. When it is positioned where you want it, release it, and it will fall into place, properly positioned and sized.

Once you are happy with your "Welcome" post, you'll discover additional tweaks that make it even better.

As of 2017, if you want a single post, pinned to the top of the main page, you can also add a Featured Post, installed using the dashboard Layout page.

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