[Pro] Blogger Templates

I should introduce myself as this is my first post, but I’ll do that on another forum!

I’ve been struggling with blogger and freeway forever, and have decided it’s not going to beat me!

All my existing blogger templates are heavily customised by hand coding (and I’m not coder!)

  1. Is there any way to add in Freeway the “showaddelement” tag in each section to simplify adding extra widgets?

  2. Is the simplest way of including existing widgets to cut the html from the existing template and inserting them via markup in the new template?

  3. Is there a better way?

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P


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“Bump”

Having endeavoured to find every reference to the topic on this list over the last few days, I think the answer to my question “No” but I’d love to be wrong!

There are a couple of references to being able to “add a gadget” in Blogger’s “page element design” editing page, but the “add a gadget” menu only appears on one division at a time.

I have tried setting up several columns and setting a blogger action in each, but blogger simply chooses one of them seemingly at random as the one it will allow gadgets to be added to after upload.

I can only think that it’s back to coding!

Cheers,

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I seem to have stumbled on at least two answers, one of which was the mark of a desperate person!

I used the following markup inside a division:

Obviously it was stolen from a “header” but it seems to work anywhere, I have no idea what it means or why, which puts me at something of a disadvantage when playing with this stuff.

Having had success there, I wrote these lines out of desperation, having tried every thing else I could think of, and after about eleventy thousand attempts at guessing it too seems to work:

<b:section id=‘widgetbox’ class=‘widgetbox’ maxwidgets=“5” showaddelement=“yes”> </b:section>

So there we have it, I can now add gadgets to all divisions in my blogger template! (I hope)

Thanks for listening,

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Just remember you cannot have more than one thing on a page with the same ID. If you create a second section, be sure to call it it=“widgetbox2” or similar. Many different items can have the same class – that’s what class means and is for – but IDs have to stand alone on a page.

Walter

On Mar 8, 2012, at 4:28 PM, PeterH wrote:

I seem to have stumbled on at least two answers, one of which was the mark of a desperate person!

I used the following markup inside a division:

Obviously it was stolen from a “header” but it seems to work anywhere, I have no idea what it means or why, which puts me at something of a disadvantage when playing with this stuff.

Having had success there, I wrote these lines out of desperation, having tried every thing else I could think of, and after about eleventy thousand attempts at guessing it too seems to work:

<b:section id=‘widgetbox’ class=‘widgetbox’ maxwidgets=“5” showaddelement=“yes”>
</b:section>

So there we have it, I can now add gadgets to all divisions in my blogger template! (I hope)

Thanks for listening,

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Thanks Walter, you have preempted tonight’s head scratching!

As an aside, have you any idea why the “gadgetheader_preferred” tag worked? Lucky coincidence perhaps?

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I’m really out of my depth on Blogger, I’ve never even tried it.

Walter

On Mar 8, 2012, at 5:27 PM, PeterH wrote:

Thanks Walter, you have preempted tonight’s head scratching!

As an aside, have you any idea why the “gadgetheader_preferred” tag worked? Lucky coincidence perhaps?

cheers,

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For me, only the depth varies - over the years it’s been a bit of a “character building” experience, not that I can blame Blogger for that, just my own lack of knowledge. Thankfully I’m not paying myself by the hour!

Thanks again for your input,

Cheers,

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