July 22, 2011

Customize the Attribution in Blogger

You love performing customizations on your blog, aren't you? Blogger is a free blogging platform to convey your ideas, information you have gathered and helps you to build a community around you too. It's completely free. You know what I mean? If you had to build it yourself, you will cost more than you imagine and due to the Blogger service, you just need to own a blog, create your content and publish only. Blogger doesn't ask you for anything in return, so you won't cost anything to use Blogger platform and to build your blog on it. But as you make use of Blogger platform, it's better if you can be grateful by mentioning or linking back to Blogger website. Well, actually if you own a blog on Blogger, it has been already mentioned on your blog footer. Do you have any idea of customizing blog footer element? It's actually called Attribution element. If so, you will notice that Blogger has been made it inaccessible. How about making it accessible and editable?

Earlier on we have discussed about customizing blog header which is usually inaccessible by default on How to Customize the Header in Blogger post. As like we made it possible, you can make changes to your Attribution element too. Yeah, it's inaccessible by default. But few changes in your blog template can make things better. If you wish to display a different attribution message or like to customize blog footer totally, you would love to know how to edit or get rid of Attribution element first. If so, you don't wanna wait for a small talk. Just proceed with steps below and still remember that you are on Blogger platform, so still better you can be grateful for being powered by Blogger.


1. Go to Blogger Dashboard.

2. Now click on your Blog Title.

3. Navigate to Template tab.

Note: Before editing your template, you may want to save a copy of it. Read How to Back Up Your Template.

4. Click on Edit HTML button.

5. Now you have to find the code of attribution element. Search for the code snippet similar to below in the template,

<b:widget id='Attribution1' locked='true' title='' type='Attribution'>

6. Now alter the attribute locked value to false in the line of code, which cause element unable to remove.

i.e: <b:widget id='Attribution1' locked='false' title='' type='Attribution'>

7. Now you will able to remove attribution element. But still you won't be able to add any element to your page footer. So you need to change another line of code to allow adding elements to footer. Find the code snippet similar to below from the template.

<b:section class='foot' id='footer-3' showaddelement='no'>

8. Now change attribute value showaddelement to yes as below,

<b:section class='foot' id='footer-3' showaddelement='yes'>

9. Now Save template.

10. Navigate to Layout tab from left pane.

11. Find Attribution element bottom of the page.

12. Click on Edit link correspond to the Attribution element.

13. Now click Remove button on pop up window.

14. Now Attribution element has been removed. You can add another element using bottom Add a Gadget link to add custom attribution or any other element.

15. Click Save arrangement button.

Enjoy :-)

Awesome! Thanks for coming by and taking your time to read this post :) I hope you have learnt something today. Now you can share it with your friends and I'd love to hear from you too.

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acedance said...

thank you Mayura !! can u help me code to create customize my attribution ?

i wanna create a text in center for attribution, how can i code it ?

acedance said...

thank you, i got it!!!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi adedance,

You are welcome and glad you sort it out :)


Mayura De Silva said...

You're welcome Nick :)


hamza said...

This blog totally Rocks

Mayura De Silva said...

Thanks for your compliments mate :)


Honeybee said...

very useful. thanks

Mayura De Silva said...

You're welcome dear :) Glad you find it helpful.

Thanks for commenting...Cheers...

Umais Bin Sajjad said...

Thanks Buddy :)

Mayura De Silva said...

You're welcome buddy :) Hope you have made it.

Thanks for your comment mate :)


Anna said...

Thank you, exactly what I was looking for.

Mayura De Silva said...

You're welcome Anna :) Glad to help you out with the tutorial.

Thanks for commenting here :)


pp said...

Hi, this tutorial to remove the attribution is helpful. Thank you!
BTW: In Blogger, how can I remove the "Go to next page" / "Go to previous page" / "Go to start page" links on the bottom, normally displayed right above the attribution?
Greetings pp

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi PP,

Thanks and glad to hear it's been helpful for you :)

You can refer to this tutorial on that matter ~ How to Edit Home, Older Posts and Newer Posts Links in Blogger.

However if you are using a custom template, things can be bit different though.


Ting Ken said...

thank you Mayura !! can u help me code to create customize my attribution ?
i wanna create a text in center for attribution, how can i code it ? teach me please

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Ting,

You're welcome :) After following this tutorial and removing your current Attribution gadget, add a HTML/JavaScript gadget in the very same place.

Then insert following code into your gadget, and replace second line with your own text,

[Your Attribution Text]

Hope it helps :)