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Horizontal Navigation Bar for Blogger - Without Hacking Your Template
This is a simple way to create a horizontal navigation bar at the top of your Blogger page. Most hacks for this process involve inserting code in your blogger template. This no frills solution creates a navigation bar through the existing 'add gadget' function.
<a href= "http://yourname.blogspot.com/pagename">label | </a>
The HTML code is the same link you would use for any standard hyperlink.
If you put in some spaces before and after a pipe symbol (I didn't know it was called that until I just looked it up - it is over the backslash on my keyboard) at the end of your labels they have white space between them ... "Articles | "
Save the gadget box and then drag it to just under your header.
The backstage work is to post any new information you want to link to on pages backdated to the 1st January that precedes the start of your blog. Then they don't show up as new posts and confuse your readers (unless you want them to).
I have all mine posted on 1 January 2006 so they are all archived in the one month and are easy to find.
When you want to link to your hubpages from your blog, just insert the information on the page that links to your ARTICLES label in the horizontal menu bar.
So there you have an easy no fuss way to insert a horizontal navigation bar underneath your header in Blogger without the need to hack the HTML code of your template. It is not flashy or very exciting, but it is a simple solution if you want a quick and painless way to have hot links to your favorite posts prominently installed at the top of your Blogger page.
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