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Label Management In The New GUI

With more people starting to use the New Blogger GUI, we're starting to see more questions about some non obvious and obscure details. Recently, people are starting to use the New GUI for routine blog maintenance, and are trying to manage their labels.
How do I add labels to my posts, using the Posts (previously the "Edit Posts") menu?
The answer is right there in front of our eyes - but we need sharp eyes.

With the Classic GUI "Edit Posts" menu, we had a pulldown menu labeled "Label Actions". Opening the menu, we would see three sections.
  • "Apply Label" - with an inventory of all current labels.
  • At the bottom of the "Apply Label" list, subtly placed "New Label...".
  • "Remove Label" - with an inventory of all labels in all currently selected posts.

The New GUI Posts menu has none of these. Now, we have a stylised "label" logo, with a pulldown arrow. Opening the menu, we see two sections.
  • "New label...".
  • An inventory of all current labels.

It's not complicated, to use the new menu.
  1. Select one or more posts, in the posts list.
  2. To add a label to the posts selected, open the label menu, and click on a label.
  3. To remove a label from the posts selected, open the label menu, and click on a label.
  4. Basically, the labels menu is a toggle.
    • If you click on a label that's not part of the selected posts already (or, add a "New label"), the label gets added to the posts selected.
    • If you click on a label that's part of the selected posts already, the label gets removed from the posts selected.
    It is that simple - really.
It's just not obvious, at first glance.


cieldequimper said…
Thanks for that. I'm still clinging to the old GUI but this was one thing I had noticed an posted about in the forum.
For me it switched over to the new one without giving me a choice. Personally, I'd rather the old one. My only question is how do I make it work with Firefox. It totally refuses to work with Firefox. It only seems to work with Chrome. I hate Chrome. I want to go back to Firefox. How do I do that?
Chuck Croll said…

Firefox is perfectly capable of supporting the New GUI, when configured properly. You might want to post in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, so your problem can be explored in detail.
Cindy O said…
Thanks for explaining that! I would not have thought of it as a toggle. You've saved me from some future confusion/frustration.
Style Maniac said…
Thank you thank you thank you! I've been tearing my hair out trying to figure this out -- and manually deleting labels one at a time. You just saved me a ton of work.
Picturetalk321 said…
Thanks so much!!! I've been going insane trying to find this information. I was so happy that I reposted your info with credit url at

Thanks again.
This doesn't make sense. I just did it and if it wasn't on the post it added it. If it was on the post, it deleted it. I want the label GONE completely.. i don't want to use it anymore.I don't want it an option to choose when creating the post. How do I delete those labels?
Chuck Croll said…

Once you remove the label in question, from all posts, it will disappear from all label lists.

You can use the Posts dashboard page, or you can edit each post, one by one - but you have to remove the label, from all posts.

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