Steps on How to Add Tabs at the Top of Blogger

By Ashley Poland

When it comes to running a blog, sometimes the static pages are just as important as your dynamic content. Blogger allows you to add up to 20 pages to your blog, which you can use to add information about your business or the employees who maintain your blog. Blogger's Pages gadget can be positioned at the top of your blog layout to create a tabbed navigation bar. How the navigation bar looks depends on which template you're using.

Open your Blogger dashboard and click the "More Options" button -- the down arrow beside the "New Post" button -- next to the blog that you want to manage.

Select "Layout."

Click "Add Gadget" in the horizontal space below the Header title. If there's something already in this spot, such as a statistics widget, you will need to remove that widget first.

Click the plus sign beside the Pages gadget to add it to your blog. If Blogger shows your Pages app as "Already Added" when it is not on your layout page, go to "Pages" in the left pane and select "Top Tabs" from the "Show Pages As" drop-down menu. Click "Save Arrangement" and go back to the "Layout" page to add the Pages gadget again.

Click the "Edit" link on the Pages gadget to change settings, such as the order of the tabs. You can also set whether new pages are added to the tabs automatically and you can edit the name of your "Home" tab. Click "Save" to change your changes.

Click "Save Arrangement" on the Layout page to commit the changes to your blog.


If your current theme does not support a tabbed navigation bar, you can change it by going to the "Template" section.

Blogger has two types of pages: a blank page for adding custom text and a page that redirects to another page. The redirect can be used to create navigation tabs to popular or important blog posts.


Be careful how many pages you display on your navigation bar at the same time; 20 tabs definitely won't add visual appeal to the top of your blog.