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Friday, April 29, 2011

Remove blogger attribution widget

How to Remove Attribution Widget on Blogger
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If you're using a template by Blogger's Template Designer, most of them have an attribution widget at the bottom of the blog.

Take a look and it's something like this...

You're able to modify only the "Copyright" statement from the widget.

If you want to remove this Attribution widget at Design > Page Elements, you see that it can be edited...

blogger attribution widget

But unlike the other normal widgets, you won't be able to remove the Attribution widget because it doesn't have a "Remove" button.

If you insist on removing the widget, here are the steps to remove the attribution widget on Blogger. It's pretty easy and understandable.

1) First, go to Design > Edit HTML > Tick "Expand Widget Templates". Search for the word "attribution".

2) When you see the Attribution widget code (refer to image above), change the "true" on locked to "false".

3) Go back to Design > Page Elements.

4) Since the lock function is disabled (by changing the code to "false"), it's movable and can be removed as well. Click on "Edit" on the Attribution element.

5) And now with the "Remove" button available, you can finally remove the Attribution widget for good.


Source and credit :

Alternative method :

1  Go to Design > Edit HTML.

2  Take a backup: Download a copy of your template:  this is a backup - save it somewhere safe, in case things go wrong.

3  Click Expand Widgets, so you can see all the code

4  Find this section in the template:

      <!-- outside of the include in order to lock Attribution widget -->      <b:section class='foot' id='footer-3' showaddelement='no'><b:widget id='Attribution2' locked='true' title='' type='Attribution'><b:includable id='main'>    <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>
4  Comment-out the code that displays the Attribution gadget, by putting it inside these characters  <!--   -->    so it ends up looking like this 

      <!-- outside of the include in order to lock Attribution widget -->
<b:section class='foot' id='footer-3' showaddelement='no'> <b:widget id='Attribution2' locked='true' title='' type='Attribution'>
<b:includable id='main'>
    <div class='widget-content' style='text-align: center;'>
      <b:if cond='data:attribution != &quot;&quot;'>
    <b:include name='quickedit'/>
5  Preview the template change, to check that everything is ok.  If not, fix the problem

6  Click Save Template

7  As the template tries to save, you will get a warning message: 
Warning: Your new template does not include the following widgets:
Would you like to keep these widgets on your blog or delete them?
Deleting widgets cannot be undone.
8  If you want to , add an an alternative attribution notice or delete and continue