Lately I've had some of my beautiful blogging friends use my tutorial to create a grab button for their sidebar and this prompted conversations about adding other features to blogger blogs.
One such task is adding pages and all the wonderful things you can do with those pages! Adding pages to your blog can help your readers to find what they want quicker and also tempt them to stay a little longer as it gives them several obvious areas of your blog to explore. This is where you can highlight the main areas you'd love your readers to visit first!
It's also a great way to organise your blog or collect past posts. You can also create an About Me page which is often the most visited 'page' on a blog - as we all love to know a little bit more about the person behind the blog!
Here is a little tutorial on how you can add pages to your blogger blog and some of the great ways you can use those pages to enhance your readers experience when they visit your blog!
Step 1: Go to your blogger dashboard and select 'pages' in the left hand menu
You will see the option for 'new page' - when you click on this it will give you a drop down menu with two options. Select 'blank page' (I'm yet to use the 'web address' option but am thinking of adding a Pinterest tab that would take readers directly to my Pinterest page/URL)
Notice in the second line of text I have added links to my sewing, cooking and craft posts - these direct readers to the corresponding 'pages' for each of these subject areas. I've also added images into the about me section. (This is optional) :)
Most blogger templates will automatically have 'pages' displayed as a header style tabs bar along the top of your blog page, directly under your title banner. Is your About Me page there now? Hope so! :)
To change where your tabs are located you can use the 'pages' menu again and under the 'show pages as' tab select the option that best suits you.
You can add more pages in the same manner by repeating steps 1-4.
This (image above) is what my blog looks like when I am visiting the 'about me' page that I've created. You will see that the 'About Me' tab is highlighted and my newly updated about me page is displayed as any blog post would appear.
A few things you can now do with your new pages you've created.
In the image above you will see a little tool icon on the pages tab bar next to 'Contact' on the right. This is where you can do a little editing of your pages display. You will get a pop up box like the one displayed below. Here each of my pages are displayed in two lists. One list where I can check the box whether or not to display the pages along my header bar. And the second one is page order, here you will get a cross-hare when you hover over each page title and you can choose the order in which they will be displayed. Drag and drop them in order from first to last and this is how they will display as tabs either horizontally or vertically in that order depending on your template!
Don't forget to check out my tutorial on making your own grab button if you haven't already made one!
Please leave me a comment if you have any questions. If you use this tutorial to make your own pages I'd love for you to leave a link in the comments section and I'll come and check them out!
Now I'm onto making some great social media icons... I'll get back to you on that one!