I know you're all looking at my links and thinking, well, Susie's doing this already - but I wasn't. I was creating each page as a separate blog and then linking these to my main blog, to act like separate pages. Which means they all show on my Dashboard - and it can get quite confusing!
So - what's all the fuss about re the new widget?
- You can add up to 10 NEW PAGES which will all link under your header.
- You can have the links horizontally under the header, or vertically and in your sidebar.
- It's Blogger, it's easy to work with, nothing new to have to learn.
- It's foolproof - and if you don't like it, just delete the page.
- No coding involved! Hurrah! We can ALL do this!
- Each page will be an exact copy of your blog, with the same background, sidebar widgets etc.
OR - DO IT THIS WAY
- Click New Post or go to the Posting page. You'll see a new header: Edit Pages.
- Click either New Page or Create A Page.
Then name your page, write a post, set your Comment Moderation preferences and Publish your new page!
This is perfect for a fuller About Me page, or a gallery of art swaps, all on one page etc. I'll probably do a page of links, with pictures or something.
Lilly at I Love The Way She Blogs also has a tutorial about the new widget which you might also want to read. She has a slightly different slant on it - remember: this is brand new and takes a little getting used to, to appreciate everything you can do with your new page facility. If I see any other tutorials on this, I'll add them as well. It's always nice to get everyone's opinions on anything new.
I highly recommend you Moderate Comments but do NOT tick the Show Word Verification box as well. You don't need it if you Moderate Comments, as nothing can get past you without your seeing it (you'll get an email - which you can accept or reject on the spot, without having to go via your Dashboard).
Continually typing in those codes is a royal pain. Plus - spammers are not deterred by typing in a code. And I can't think of anything worse than typing in a code and the comment is then published immediately - without the blog owner even seeing it. This is how all this spam and other nasties can get through, unfortunately.
Have fun with your new super-dooper new pages!
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