Blogging Tips – Create Pages with label- Blogger

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 EDITED: When I was using blogger I was not using a dynamic template – if you are, or if my method which worked for me in January 2014 is no longer working on blogger (since things change quickly in the blogging world!) I recommend you see this link that Linda provided: http://blogger-hints-and-tips.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/page-gadget-menu-bar-for-your-blog-with.html and I hope it will help you as well 🙂 Rhondda (Edited July 8, 2014)

Blogging Tips

Since I began blogging in July I have been manually adding links to my pages to ‘file’ posts according to topic. This manual process is very time consuming. I knew there must be a way to do this automatically. Some trick I was missing.

I wanted my blog posts to show up on my specified pages – automatically.

I asked other bloggers, I searched online and could not find the information I needed.

I finally stumbled upon a post explaining this could be done.

It is very simple and even better – because these pages are dynamic pages you have an unlimited number available to you! You are not limited to 20 (like with static pages). See this article from The Real Blogger Status.

So here is the quick and easy way to set this up:

Chose a Label for your posts.
Select a Title for your page.

If you have not used the label before you will need to create a post using the label first.

Or, you can add the label to one of your old posts to have it feed to the page.

To Add Your Label to an Old Post

  • Go to “Posts”
  • Find the Post you want to add your label to and hover your mouse over the title
  • Select “Edit” from the options which appear beneath the title

 

Once you have opened the post, on the right-hand side of the screen you will see the Labels category.
  • Click on the Labels category and then type your new label in the space below
  • Select “Update”

 

You have now added the “Label” to an old post and it will also feed to this newly created page we are going to make.

Finding your Label url

Now you need to go to the Post and Select your “Label” (Click on it!) – for my posts I have my labels showing at the very bottom of each post.

When you click on the label it will open a new page and all the posts with this label will appear.

If you look in the address bar, you will see a very specific url – this is the url for your label.  The url for my label “Crochet Tutorials” is: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/search/label/Crochet%20Tutorials

Copy your url because you will need it in a moment 🙂

Creating your Page

Next on the agenda is creating the page you will use to hold this type of post.
  • From the drop-down list of options on your blogger account choose “Pages”
  • Select “New Page”
  • Select “Web address” (remember you are limited to the number of blank pages you create but you are not limited to the number of web address pages you create!!)

 

  • Enter a Title for your page – I chose “Crochet Tutorials
  • Next enter the label url you copied from the previous step
  • Select “Save”

 

Here is the completed information for my new page. Remember when you copy and paste from the address bar it adds the http:// portion automatically so make sure you delete the http:// before pasting the code in the URL section.
The final step is for you to decide how you want your new page to display – you can have it display as Top Tabs, Side Tabs or you can choose to keep them hidden (if you are planning on linking to them but do not need them to be accessible – like my ‘Create Pages Using Labels for Blogger‘ static [blank] page.).

In summary

  • you can go back and add a label to any of your past posts you want to feed to this newly created page.

 

  • each time you post a new blog post with the label it will show up on your main blog page, just like it always did and it will also show up on the new dynamic page you created 🙂

 

  • you are not limited to the number of dynamic pages you create!

 

I hope this post was helpful! Any questions just let me know 🙂
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31 Comments

  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to do this tutorial! It is so helpful and straightforward. I really appreciate it

  2. This is always helpful to me. But, it it possible to hide the widget from multiple pages, not just one? Thanks.

  3. its no longer like before… there are no more web address options to click on when attempting to create a new page, what do i do about that please?

  4. Thank you so much! I have been searching for this kind of thing for so long and now I finally found a good tutorial. I tryed it out and it works perfectly, I am so grateful!

  5. I wanted to get the URL for a blog series and your instructions in this post though for something slightly different worked for my purposes. Thank you.

  6. Thank you so much for this post! I have come back to it several times to double check how to do this. So helpful!

  7. Hello Rhondda! Thank you so much for the tip, I’ve been using it in a customized navbar (ul-li type part css, part html). But lately, I’ve been wanting the 500 code in each of those “label” pages to reverse the posts chronological order.
    Since the 500 code is applied to the page’s html, I’m having a hard time figuring out where to insert the code, since those label pages are inexistant really…
    Can you help?

  8. Hi Oluferry – when I was using Blogger I was not using a dynamic template – perhaps this is the difference and why your coding is not working?

  9. Thank you for linking to that! I was so frustrated by this same issue of not having the option to add a website page. I appreciate the tip, now it’s working!

  10. thanks, but my labels are not showing any links order than javascript when i tried from pages

  11. This is a life saver! My cousin and I VERY recently started a blog in honor of her daughter that suffers from Rett Syndrome. Neither of us have ever had a blog before, so little tutorials like this always help. Thank you so much for posting this.
    Feel free to come see us anytime at foreveremmalouandyou.blogspot.com.

  12. Hi Sakthi, If you don’t want a post to show with the others for a specific label, you will need to remove the label from the post you don’t want 🙂

  13. I just having a Label Contains 30 post.But i Want to limit the post show on the page which i created using the Label url.how to do that…..

  14. Thank you Linda- when I was using blogger I was not using a dynamic template – that might be what the difference is?

  15. Hi Sarah, All the posts will show up in your main blog feed – then on the page you created for the label – only the posts you have coded with the specific label will show up.

    The arrow Danielle is referring to was an extra arrow added in her design -not something I have included in this post – it is a design feature 🙂 So you won’t have an arrow unless you have had someone set up your blog with that specific design feature.

    If all the posts are showing up on a specific label you might want to double check to see that the label has not been included in those posts too –

    Hope this helps,
    Rhondda

  16. My new page doesn’t have the arrow either… My labels are also coming up on other labels links as well. Even if I didn’t link them. Basically, all of my posts are showing up on all my label links even if they are not labelled for that category

  17. Hi Carmina 🙂 You are very welcome! I loved blogger and I am happy my tutorial was helpful. Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  18. THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to do this tutorial! It is so helpful and straightforward. I really appreciate it. 🙂 I also love crocheting so I’m glad I stumbled upon your cute blog! Thanks once again, Rhondda. 🙂

    Carmina

  19. I have the same problem as danielle, when I am in the dashboard to select “new page” there is no option to select either “blank page” or “web address” because the the drop down arrow is not there. My blog will only let me do a regular blank new page.
    Any ideas?

  20. Hi Danielle, I'm not sure how to add the arrows…is that maybe something in the template code? Separate from the actual pages – a design element that was added? This might help you a bit: . – you may be able to ask the Blogger if she knows how to add an image like an arrow into the code to sit beside the headings. Hope this helps! I was on Blogger until last week – I actually hired someone to set up a drop down menu bar onto my site on blogger. Have a great week, Rhondda

  21. Hmmm… so I recently accidentally deleted some of my pages somehow, and I just googled to find out how to do this again. That's how I cam across your page, but for some reason my "new page" button doesn't have that little arrow next to it! Grrr. Dang blogger making me angry 🙁
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