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18 May, 2014

Blog Tips: How to remove the navigation bar in Blogger

Hey, so remember when I said I was in the process of moving to Wordpress a couple of weeks ago? Well, I'm still working on that. It's taking me a while because I'm new to Wordpress and there are a lot of fussy little things that need to be fixed manually (blah), plus I'm posting new stuff at the same time so I don't fall totally behind. This stuff can be time-consuming, yo. Anyway, rather than whine about that endlessly, how about I share a quick tip for bloggers who use the Blogger platform?

Let's talk about the Blogger Navbar. Not sure what I mean? This thing:

Right click - open in new tab to enlarge.

Sometimes it's transparent. Sometimes it's blue. In any case, I don't like it. If have the Navbar on your site and you do like it, feel free to ignore the rest of this post. But I'm going to explain how to get rid of it for those of you who want it gone. It's very easy!

Step one: Go to the "layout" section in your Blogger menu. It should bring up a window that looks sort of like this:

Step two: Click "edit" on the box that says Navbar. Crazy, huh? Most templates will have this box in the upper-right corner.

Step three: The "edit" button will bring up this menu:

Scroll the bottom, select "off", then hit save.

Step four: Click "Save Arrangement" in your layout menu. That's it, you're done! The Navbar should be gone the next time you load your page.


Easy-peasy. Personally I think pages without the Navbar look much cleaner and more professional, but feel free to disagree with me in the comments. I hope this helped somebody, at least!


  1. You have to hurry up and get on Wordpress and share tips for it!! I need all the tips I can get!!

  2. Haha, well it will probably be a while before I'm giving out Wordpress advice since it's all pretty new to me! Thanks for the vote of confidence though. :)

  3. Awesome--I love blogging advice posts! Would you ever consider writing a post with tips for keeping up with writing new posts and comments? Now that I have two blogs, I'm struggling to post frequently. It seems like you're doing a great job of keeping up with box arrivals and posting new things, so I'd love to hear your ideas for managing everything!

  4. TOTALLY, if you're up for sharing. I love reading about writing and organization strategies. I wrote a handbook for students about writing strategies a few years ago, but blogging is such a different beast that I feel like I'm back to level 1--I'm always chasing after something(s)!