I hope you've had a fabulous week and that you're managing to stay warm. We've had constant rain for days now, if it wasn't so cold I could fool myself into thinking it was Summer :)
Do you remember I recently decided to try to learn a little more about blogging and eventually coding too? I invited you to come along with me and have so far (among other topics) posted a step by step to adding share buttons on Blogger as well as a guide to adding your own personalised "favicon." A favicon is an icon which appears next to the page name. It is sometimes referred to as a web page icon, shortcut icon or a bookmark icon.
Next, on the layout page, you'll see the layout of your blog. Under the heading you'll see the first of two columns marked "cross column."
When you click edit, a pop up box will open which looks like this......
When you click "add external link" another small pop up box will appear.....
In the next blank box beneath this one we then have to tell Google where to redirect visitors who click on your new tab.
This address though will of course only take visitors to my home page and since I have more than one tab, we need to add a label to the address. We do that by
- Adding a forward slash like this / after the address
- This is followed by search (an instruction telling Blogger to look for your label.)
- There is then another forward slash /
- This is then followed by the word label and another /
The text in the blank box should now look like this http://rosieshappymusings.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/
To complete the address we only have to add the name you've given the tab in the previous box. This is where I always got caught out and yet it's simple really. You'll remember I used my tab "Rosie's Musings" as an example. I did this because tabs with more than a single word have to be typed differently from those with a single word name.
For example, the text in the address box for my printables tab would say:
The text in the address box for my Rosie's Musings tab though says:
This is where I mess up all the time honeys! I forget to add the %20 between each word of my label. I have to admit I have no idea why the %20 is there, I only know that it has to be there for the tab to work. Very (to me anyway) confusing!
So, once you've given Blogger the information it needs in the pop up box, all that's left to do is to click the "save link" to close the pop up window and return you to the layout page.
Once there, and in order to save all of the changes, we scroll back to the top of the page and click on "save arrangement"
That's it honeys ;) That's how easy it is to set tabs along the top of your blog :) It seems (sort of) easy now but you wouldn't believe how long it took me to figure it all out when I first started this blog. Not to mention that I'd forgotten most of it when I went back to re-trace what I did for this post :)
I hope that this has helped, even a little, and hasn't been too long winded to follow. After all of this I need a lovely cup of tea :) Thank you for visiting honeys and keeping me company. Till next time dear ones, hugs always xx