What is Blogger Navbar?
First time we create a blog at blogger.com, a bar will show up at the very top of our blog page. This bar is known as Blogger Navbar (Blogger Navigation Bar) and usually appears by default at the top of every hosted Blogspot blog.
Blogger navbar functions include:
- [B] (Blogger logo) – takes you back to Blogger’s homepage
- Search Blog – you can make searches on the blog and results will appear directly on the page.
- Follow – you can follow the blog you’re currently viewing (blog updates will appear on your Blogger dashboard at Reading List – if you’re not logged, you’ll see a Share link, which allows you to share your favorite blogs on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google buzz, and Google Reader)
- Report abuse – you can report a blog if you consider its content objectionable (e.g., pornography)
- NextBlog – takes you to a random, recently-updated Blogger blog.
- email [email protected] – If you are logged into your account, you’ll see your own address here. Other viewers will see their own email addresses, or none at all if they aren’t logged in.
- Post – Direct link to the post editor
- Design – this link takes you to Page Elements, where you can add gadgets/widgets for your blog
- Sign In/Out – This displays the appropriate option depending on whether you’re logged in or not.
Blogger navbar is available in several colors, and it is configured in the “Template” tab in Blogger’s interface.
It can be useful but the only real disadvantage is visual. If you have customized design, Navbar usually just doesn’t fit in.
This tutorial will show you how to remove it or add a peek-a-boo effect.
Removing/Hiding the Blogger Navbar
Step 1. Log into your Blogger account, then go to “Template” and hit the “Edit HTML” button:
Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and find using CTRL + F keys, the following tag:
Step 3. Just above this tag, paste this CSS code:
Step 4. Click the “Save Template” button to save the changes.
There’s another way of showing the Navbar. It is called “Peek-A-Boo Blogger Navbar” because the navbar will only appear when you hover around the top area. To see it in action, please visit this demo blog
Add a Peek-a-Boo Effect to Blogger/Blogspot Navbar
Step 1. Login to your Blogger account and go to ‘Template’, then press the “Edit HTML” button.
Step 2. Search for the following tag:
Step 3. Add the following CSS code just above it:
Step 4. Save the template and you’re done.