Blogger tips #1: Unlocking Your header

The blogger Template locks the header so no gadgets can go on top or below it. In designing my blog I really wanted my social media at the top so that it was visible but not the main focus of the side bar. So if this is what you want to do or to put something else there, this is how! 

First go to Template > Edit HTML 
This should bring you up to loads of gobldy goop html - do not be scared; you wont break it!! 

Then hit Ctrl  - F or Cmd - F on a mac 
Then insert  <div class='region-inner header-inner'>

Then under that you should see this... 

<div class='region-inner header-inner'>
<b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='yes'>
<b:widget id='HTML2' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'>
                     <b:includable id='main'>

All you then have to do it change those 3 highlighted things: 

maxwidgets='1' – Max number of gadgets allowed in that section. Change to 2 or 3.
showaddelement='no' – This will allow you to “add a new gadget” in section. Change to yes.
locked='true' – Locked so you can’t delete the gadget. Change to false
So it should look a little like this: 

<div class='region-inner header-inner'>
<b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='2' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='HTML2' locked='false' title='' type='HTML'>
                     <b:includable id='main'>

Now, if you go to Layout (you will have to refresh the page), the header element will now look just like the other gadgets and be able to be moved up and down. You can now move it to where you want. Or to remove it, click edit > remove. To add a gadget Go to Layout > add a new gadget. You can now re-arrange the gadgets to put ones above the header
I hope this was helpful I know it made everything s much easier when I was creating my blog, if you want anymore tips, you can email me or let me know in the comments and I can help you there or do a post like this!

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