Creating labels for your pages in Blogger: A step by step guide

On a recent blog post, a lovely visitor asked me how I had achieved my blog layout.

“How did you get the other pages to show all posts under a certain label?
 I’d love to do that with mine but can’t figure it out!”

The coveted layout

Well, I confess at first I couldn’t remember how I had done it! I remember googling round for ages to try and figure out how this layout could be achieved in Blogger, but after scooting round in the design section it has all come back to me. I’ve decided that for Jaye‘s benefit and hopefully to help someone else as well I would write a clear, easy to follow guide to add this layout to your own blog.


Step One
Go into your Blogger settings, where you check on your Stats etc. and click on the Pages option in the left hand menu.



Decide what labels you want at the top of your page – they need to be one word so you can easily put a seach link in for them.


Step Two

To add the Pages, use the ‘New Page’ option and select ‘Web Address: Send Readers to another web address’.


Put your desired label in the ‘Page Title’ box and then add the web address for searching your blog for that tag. In this case the formula is ‘http://BLOGNAME.blogspot.com/search/label/CHOSENWORD‘.

Step Three
Once you have added as many labels as you want and made sure you have selected the option to show the labels as ‘top tabs’, you need to check that your search is picking up the right posts.

To do this, you need to make sure that your corresponding label is flagged up as a tag on the relevant post. For example, for my recent Great Garden Moments post, I wanted the post to be picked up by people who clicked the ‘Gardening’ label at the top of my blog. Therefore, I had to make sure that ‘gardening’ was one of my tags for that post, as per this picture:


Summary

* Use the Pages option to choose your labels.
* Set the Pages up as a search link for your blog.
* Make sure the relevant blog posts have that search term in the tags.

Does that make sense? I hope that is a useful explanation!

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  1. Have you tried the '+ add external link' button?

  2. When I go to add a new page, it does not come up with the "Web Address: Send Readers to another web address" option – where can I find this? Thank you

  3. CJ says:

    I found this post hugely helpful, many thanks for taking the time and sharing your knowledge.

  4. Ravi says:

    Just looking for some helps, and this is so great! I'm not used to commenting, but then i do! Haha thanks!

  5. Ha-amazing!!! Thanks so much, this had been driving me mad. Your advice has made my blog SO much more user friendly. Come and see for yourself.
    http://bellalovesbear.blogspot.co.uk
    Thanks again, Emma.

  6. thank you so much , working and i understand xD

  7. I think I just had to amend the text size until it fit…

  8. Ram Bhatt says:

    Did you do anything special to get your Blogger title to appear in one line? For me it shows up as two lines even though text is quite short.

  9. Hello, some attention here pls!
    Is it possible to include more than one label?
    Thank you!

  10. MAZOEZI says:

    Thank you very much

  11. Tracey M says:

    Thanks so much! I was having so much trouble and yours were the only instructions I could understand! Tracey xo

  12. SFaezah says:

    thanks! your tutorial really helpful!

  13. finally one of major Blogger problems solved. This is what I have been looking for for a very long time, thanks!

  14. Jen says:

    Thank you so much! This was so helpful and easy to follow!

  15. Thanks for the tip

  16. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much for this post!! simple and easy to follow.

  17. I found your blog through a google search for this subject. Thank you SOOOOO much for sharing. Your article was clear and the steps easy to follow.

  18. You have NO idea how helpful this was!!!! Your a lifesaver! (found your info in a google search!)

  19. Beatriz says:

    Thanks so much! I've been googling for days and this is the first clear article I've read on the subject!

  20. MASPOOASE says:

    Now my blog looks more professional thanks to you! Thank you so much! x x x

  21. Ahhhhhh thank you so much.. extremely helpful. None of these ehow.com's explain themselves simply or properly at all.

    T x

  22. Oh thank you so much! I'm a new blogger and I've been trying to figure this out for *forever*!! (as in, the past couple of weeks since I got my blog!) I figured everyone else was just better with technology than me. Thank you!
    counting-to-31.blogspot.com

  23. Adi Redman says:

    thank you very much!

  24. ahmad ali says:

    wow
    great
    wonderful
    i also need this
    thanks

  25. Thank you so much for this post!! I thought I would have to hire a web designer for this, but now I can do it myself!!!!

  26. This is the best one I have found! Thanks a million!

  27. Rebecca S. says:

    Thanks for this post!!! I could not find the answer to this question through blogger, but I zipped through it with your tutorial!!

  28. Amazing…IM a Newbie But with i got it 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thank You 🙂

  29. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much! 🙂

  30. Anonymous says:

    excellent job..;P

  31. Lo-Lo says:

    Sorry dude, I don't do any advertising or income generating on this blog so I can't help. I just sometimes get nice things to try out for reviews and that's about it!

  32. Lolo,rili grt n straight forward article.ope it works for me,also how can I place a direct ad,my own personal ad asides adsense on my blog?and will d method u gave as per labels apply to new page?wud b glad if u help a brother!tnx

  33. Thank you so so much!
    This is what I have been looking for and it is really helpful!

  34. Thank you sir,Really iam feeling very very happy because iam struggle with adding label to my blog pages,your article really help me..thanks thank you very much..

  35. Jade says:

    OMG YOU ARE AMAZINGGGGG!
    I've been searching for something like this forever!
    Thanks so much 😀
    What an easy to understand and well structured post.
    Thanks!!!

  36. Bettina says:

    Suuuuuuch a great tutorial!!! Finally an easy one! Thank you so much! Great job 🙂
    greets,

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