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September 19, 2012

Remove Blogger Attribution from Template


I spent almost two weeks tweaking my template and layout before launching The Blogger Blackboard. One of the first things I did was remove the Blogger attribution from my template.

<img src="bloggerattribution.jpg" alt="Blogger attribution">


Blogger Attribution

If your not familiar with where the attribution widget is located, scroll all the way down to the bottom of your blog and you 'll see it. If you go to layout in your dashboard and open the Attribution widget, you'll notice that it does not give you an option to delete it.

This tutorial will show you how to unlock the Attribution widget so you can remove it.

1. In your dashboard, go to Template

2. Click on Edit HTML

3. Click on Proceed

4. Check to Expand Widget Templates

5. Click Ctrl + F to open the Find Box in the top right of your monitor

6. Search for the work Attribution

7. Now look for locked='true'

<img src="bloggerdashboard.jpg" alt="Blogger Dashboard">


8. Change the word 'true' to 'false'

9. Click Preview, to make sure your template loads correctly then Save and Close

10. Go to Layout

11. Scroll to the bottom and click Edit on the Attribution Widget

12. Now, the Remove button is visible

You can also add a couple things to the Attribution HTML code to remove it.

Look for this code inside your template:

<!-- outside of the include in order to lock Attribution widget -->
<b:section class='foot' id='footer-3' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='Attribution1' locked='false' title='' type='Attribution'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<b:if cond='data:feedbackSurveyLink'>
<div class='mobile-survey-link' style='text-align: center;'>
<data:feedbackSurveyLink/>
</div>
</b:if>
<div class='widget-content' style='text-align: center;'>
<b:if cond='data:attribution != &quot;&quot;'>
<data:attribution/>
</b:if>
</div>
<b:include name='quickedit'/>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>
</b:section>

Once you have located it add these <!-- --> (See below in red)

<!-- outside of the include in order to lock Attribution widget -->
<!--
<b:section class='foot' id='footer-3' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='Attribution1' locked='false' title='' type='Attribution'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<b:if cond='data:feedbackSurveyLink'>
<div class='mobile-survey-link' style='text-align: center;'>
<data:feedbackSurveyLink/>
</div>
</b:if>
<div class='widget-content' style='text-align: center;'>
<b:if cond='data:attribution != &quot;&quot;'>
<data:attribution/>
</b:if>
</div>
<b:include name='quickedit'/>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>
</b:section>
-->

Click Preview and make sure your site loads, then save. You will then be asked if you're sure you want to delete this widget. Click Yes and that's it.