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Blogger Tutorial: Missing Sidebar Gadgets

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I have a quick and easy blogger tutorial for you today.

Have your blogspot sidebar gadgets ever disappeared on you? It’s kind of scary if you don’t know what to do. But it’s okay, you definitely DON’T have to take your computer apart:)

This has happened to three of my blog friends now.  For some strange reason they wake up one morning and notice that their sidebar has disappeared. In actuality it hasn’t really disappeared, it’s just fallen to the bottom of the blog

But when you go into your layout to fix it, everything looks just fine.

Weird, eh? Fortunately, it’s a super easy fix.

BTW, I’m NOT an expert at this, so if what I’m about to say isn’t totally correct, please feel free to politely set me straight:)  But from what I can figure out, it’s generally due to a problem with the html code in one or more posts.

What you need to do is go back to your last post before the problem began and do the following:

1) Edit the offending post

2) Switch back and forth between “compose” and “html”, maybe 5 or 6 times

3) Republish the post

You may need to do this with several posts until you find the offender.

It worked like a charm for all three of my friends, so hopefully it will work for you, too!

Thanks for dropping by.

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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    Phillip
    January 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    What do I do when it does not happen for a post but for the home page itself? My sidebars appear on all my sub-pages/posts, but are invisible on the home page.

    1. Reply
      Barbara
      January 8, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Phillip,
      I’m sorry but I don’t know. The only solution I’m aware of is the one I wrote about.
      Good luck.
      Barbara

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