Friday, 15 September 2017

How To Split Your Blog's Header into Two Columns

How To Split Your Blog's Header into Two Columns
Most of the default Blogger template are highly customizable to users’ taste.  However, currently (as the time of publishing this post) one cannot the header of the blogger blog into two. Now, this post is going to show you a very simple way on how to split your blogger head or any section you would like to split into two.


Splitting your blog head into two section allows you to add extra gadgets aside your blog logo (or Title). It makes your blog look more professional, after making your logo to appear on the left side of your website, while you have some space to add any other gadget or ad banner to the right of the logo.
How To Split Your Blog's Header into Two Columns
See an example of what I am saying below – blog logo on and left while ad is on the left;

How To Split Your Blog's Header into Two Columns

 How To Split Your Blog's Header into Two Columns

WARNING: Kindly back up you template before embarking on this process.

Step 1. First log in to your Blogger dashboard via www.blogger.com
Step 2. Go to Template
Step 3. Click Edit HTML tab
Step 4. Now, use CTRL F to find the code below:
<b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='no'><b:widget id='Header1' locked='true' title='My Blog (Header)' type='Header'/></b:section>
Step 5. Then copy and paste the code below, just below (after) it


<b:section id='header-right' showaddelement='yes'/><div style='clear: both;'/>

Step 6. Therefore, your code should now appear like this:
<b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='no'><b:widget id='Header1' locked='true' title='My Blog (Header)' type='Header'/></b:section><b:section id='header-right' showaddelement='yes'/><div style='clear: both;'/>
Step 7. Now use CTR F to find ]]></b:skin>
Step 8. Then copy and add the code below just before (above) the ]]></b:skin> line
#header, body#layout #header {width:35%;display:inline-block;float:left;padding:15px;}#header-right, body#layout #header-right  {width:50%;display:inline-block;float:right;padding:15px;}#header-right .widget {margin:0;}
Step 9. Save your template.

Step 10. After the following the above instructions, go to "Layout" and you are supposed to see a "Add a gadget" link right beside the header. Click on it to add any widget right beside your blog logo - Social media icons, ad banner, or even Google Search box.

Then you are done

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