Add a Gadget/Widget to Blogger

What is a Gadget : Gadgets are also called as widgets. Widgets are used to customize Blogger blogs. Without any basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, you can customize your Blogger blogs with the help of widgets. Some of the useful widgets that many Bloggers using on their blogs are Popular posts, Labels, Related posts widgets, etc.

Purpose of adding a widget/gadget to Blogger blog:

To add any content to your blog sidebar and footer, you need to use widgets either in Blogger or WordPress. Not only on sidebar and footer, to add any content out side of your blog post, you must use widgets. To place ads, affiliate products or any links on your blog sidebar, you must use widgets. For any blogging platforms, purpose of adding a widget is same. In this post I'm going to explain about adding a gadget/widget to Blogger blog.

How to add a gadget/widget to Blogger blog :

Adding a gadget/widget is simple in Blogger. Blogger providing many free gadgets to add to your Blogger blog. You can easily add Blogger widgets to your Blogger blog and also you can add 3rd party widgets to your blog.

You can also customize your Blogger widgets as you like after adding to your blog. To add any HTML, CSS and Java Script code to your Blogger, you have to know about adding HTML/Java Script gadget to Blogger. Here I'm explaining about how to add a gadget/widget to your Blogger blog, whether it's a Blogger Gadget, 3rd party Gadget or your own Gadget.

Follow below steps to add a gadget/widget to your Blogger blog

Step 1 : Login to your Blogger account

Step 2 : Click on Layout on your Blogger dashboard

Step 3 : Click on Add a Gadget

Step 4 : Add any widget by click on + (plus) button and configure that widget

Step 5 : Finally click on Save

Like this you can add any Blogger widgets/gadgets to your Blogger blog. Like this you can also add 3rd party widget to your Blogger.

How to add a 3rd party widget to your Blogger blog :

If you want to add 3rd party widget, first you have to get 3rd party widget code and then add HTML/JavaScript widget on your Blogger and paste 3rd party widget code in HTML/Java Script widget configuration box and click on save.
Steps to add a 3rd party widget to Blogger blog :
  • Go to Blogger dashboard
  • Click on Layout
  • Click on Add a Gadget and add HTML/JavaScript gadget
  • Now HTML/JavaScript gadget configuration window will open, just paste 3rd party gadget code in that box
  • Finally click on Save gadget.

How to add your own gadget to your Blogger blog :

You can also add your own gadget/widget to your Blogger blog. Suppose if you have the URL of the widget, you can add and customize that widget.
Steps to add your own widget to Blogger blog :
  • Go to Blogger dashboard
  • Click on Layout
  • Click on Add a Gadget and add click on Add your own option
  • Add URL
  • Click on Save gadget.

Like this your can add Blogger Widgets to your blog.

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