Tutorial: Adding Labels to your Blog Posts (UPDATED)

I am excited to bring you a simple tutorial today on how to add labels to your Blogger blog posts. But as simple as it is, adding labels to your blog posts can help you organize your blog and clean it up. So, let’s begin.

ADDING LABELS TO YOUR BLOGGER POSTS:

Step 1: Either compose a new post or click on an already published post to edit. On the right hand side, there is a menu called “Post Settings.” Click on “Labels.”
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Step 2: Type in all of the labels that you would like to categorize your post by. Make sure each label is separated by a comma and a space. Publish your post.addinglabelstutorial
Step 3: When you view your published post, you will see your labels appear at the bottom of your post.
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Step 4: You can also go to your layout and add a built in gadget that has many options to list your labels on your sidebar for easy reference.
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Now, let’s take it one step further.

LINKING YOUR LABELS TO YOUR NAVIGATION BAR:

Step 1:  Let’s say you want all of your posts that have the label “Celebrations” to automatically appear under the corresponding category in your navigation bar. Go back to your published post and click on the label “Celebrations.”
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Step 2: Once the posts with the label “Celebrations” appear, highlight and copy the entire URL (ctrl+c or cmd+c).
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Step 3: Go to your Layout and click “Edit” on your “Pages” gadget. Note: See this tutorial if you have not yet set up your navigation bar.
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Step 4: Click on “+Add external link.” Note: You can drag and drop the categories to rearrange them in the order you’d like them to appear.
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Step 5: Give a title to the new navigation bar category you are creating (in this case, “Celebrations”) and then paste the URL into the Web address box (ctrl+v or cmd+v). Click “Save Link” and then save the updated Page List.
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Voilà! In the future, when the label “Celebrations” is attached to a post, the post will automatically appear under that category.
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Happy labeling!!
lindsey

Comments

  1. Is there any way to still have the tags, but make them invisible on the blog?

  2. Is there an easy way to add tags to my old posts?

  3. Sarah,

    Yes, you can still add the labels to each post, just don't add the Labels Gadget to your blog. They will all still be labeled, and if you want those labels to show up on your blog add the Gadget.

    Lara

  4. Helen,

    All you need to do is going to Posting -> Edit Posts -> and click Edit next to the post you'd like to add the label to. Add the label and hit post and it will now be posted with the label attached. If you have any other questions feel free to email me!

    Lara

  5. Sarah, you can also remove them from showing on the bottom of each post by clicking on the "design" tab and then clicking "edit" in the "Blog Posts" section of the page elements you'll see listed. Once that's open uncheck the "Labels" option and then the labels will no longer show beneath every post. This is what I do on my personal blog–however, I still keep the labels gadget on the sidebar so people can easily reference each of my labels.

  6. Cheers for the simple but detailed tutorial on this, just what I was looking for

  7. A very good tutorial. Thank you.

  8. Loving these sort of tutorials that you have published, you should defo make more soon 🙂

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