A blog generally has a left sidebar and/or a right sidebar, but not all blog templates are designed with a sidebar. Similar to a post, the sidebar can also store various features such as text, images and photos, videos, advertisements, popular posts, link exchange, and others. However, the sidebar does not have “old posts” and “new posts” features but is static. The standard features that can be added to the blogger sidebar include:

  1. Google Plus Button

Google Plus is a new social network launched by the big company Google to erode the dominance of Facebook which was very successful in the world of social networking in recent years.

  1. Google Followers

Google Follower or Google Friend Connect is a website-based social networking service launched by Google so that blog authors can connect and interact with each other. Followers themselves are followers, namely people (bloggers) who follow information updates from other blogs they follow.

  1. Google Badge

Google Badge is a feature to promote pages from Google + through a blog to others by adding other users to the Google Plus circle.

  1. Google Translate

Google Translate is Google’s service for translating various languages ​​in the world such as an online dictionary.

  1. Follow By Email

Follow By Email is a Blogger widget that functions as a facility for visitors who want to subscribe to articles directly via email.

  1. Popular Posts

Popular Posts or Popular Articles is a special widget available on Blogger to display the articles that are most interested in or read the most by visitors within a certain time.

  1. Blog’s Stats

Blog’s Stats is a blogger widget that serves to display the status of the blog such as the number of views.

  1. Page

Page is a facility to create a static menu.

  1. Followers

Follower is a blogger widget to display and attract bloggers and other Google users to become followers of blog information.

  1. Search Box

Search Box (search box) serves to display the search box for articles on a blog.

  1. HTML and JavaScript

This widget is the most flexible because almost all features can be done through HTML and JavaScript such as inserting text, images and photos, songs and music, videos, banners, online buying and selling ads, and many more.

  1. Text

Serves to store and display text (text) on the sidebar.

  1. Pictures

Serves to display images and photos on the sidebar.

  1. Slideshow

This Blogger widget serves to display photos as a slide show.

  1. Videos

Serves to display videos on the sidebar.

  1. Poll

Function to create a poll on the sidebar.

  1. Blog List

Serves to display a list of blogs on the sidebar.

  1. Link List

Almost the same as the Blog List, namely to display links (links) including the blog URL.

  1. Widget Labels

Label serves to display labels or categories that have been created on a blog when making posts.

  1. Profile

This widget serves to display the blog author profile.

The steps to add these features to the blogger sidebar are as follows.

  1. Login to Blogger
  2. On the dashboard page select “Layout”
  3. Before adding a sidebar, you can first see the sidebar of an existing blog. In the following examples are “Blog Archive” and “About Me”
  4. On the Layout page, you can see the sidebars that come with the default Blogger template, namely “Blog Archive” and “About Me”. To add a new sidebar, just click “Add a Gadget” then select the features to be stored in the sidebar.
  5. To add the desired feature can be selected on the “Add a Gadget” page. For example, if you want to add a sidebar containing text, then select Text, but if you want to save an image in the sidebar, follow step 9.
  6. Next write the title and text that will be displayed on the sidebar. At the top right of the editor there is a toolbar to set the writing style such as bold, italics, colors, links, and blockquotes.
  7. Do a refresh (F5) or by way of Preview to see if the sidebar containing the text was successfully added. To make edits or changes, click the small icon like the image of a screwdriver and wrench in the lower right corner of each sidebar.
  8. Pay attention to the blogger layout, now a new sidebar “Potato Varieties” has been added which contains text.
  9. To add an image in a new sidebar, click “Add a Gadget” then select “Image”.
  10. The next step is to fill in the image title and caption. If the image will be linked, fill in the “Link” box with the destination URL. If the image will be taken from a computer, click the Choose File button then select the image file to be saved in the sidebar, but if the image will be retrieved from a URL, copy and paste the image URL into the “From the web” box so that the width is resized to 300px , check “Shrink to fit.” When finished, click Save, but if you intend to delete the image, just click remove image.
  11. The blogger layout has now added one more sidebar containing images.
  12. The image below is the final result after adding two sidebars containing text and images.

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