How To Create A Blank Page In Blogger

Having the option to create a blank page is very useful when you're a blogger. For example, you may see the need to create an 'About me' or 'Contact me' page and do not want to write either of these as a lone blog post. Some blogging directories insist you have a 'subscribe' page, and many 'blog for payment' sites won't accept your blog on their lists unless you have a 'disclosure' which is easily found on your blog. 

No one wants to read a blog post written merely for the aforementioned, this is why the ability to create a page is so welcome. You can create up to ten stand-alone pages for your blog. Here's how you do it. 

Go to your Dashboard

Click New Post on your chosen blog
At the top of the page you'll see 4 options: New Post, Edit Posts, Edit Pages and Comment Moderation.
Click on New Page
Create your page and give it a suitable name
Publish your page
Make a note of the url of this new page. You may want it to show up as a link instead as 'Pages'.

Go into your Layout (now Design) and Add a Gadget

Add pages and customise it the way you want it to appear

Drag and drop the gadget into position. You can place it in your header, side bar, or at the bottom of your posts. If you have a link bar the 'Add A Page' feature will allow you to place your new page beside the other links on this bar.

If you prefer for your page(s) to just show up as a link on your side bar, just Add A Gadget, Add a Link List, and put the link on your page where you want it to be.

Finally, if you blog for profit (get paid for blogging), adding pages to your blog is a good way of keeping all your sponsored posts in one area in your side-bar.

Good luck. Note: if you want this page to be blank, just don't write anything on it.:-)

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Self Sagacity June 28, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

I like the pages for things that I just want to add to the blog and not published. It works well. Great subject Anne.

Anonymous July 1, 2010 at 11:23 AM  

I like this option, but haven't use it yet. It's good to know, Anne. Hope all is well.

Submit Guest Posts July 17, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

Thanks for sharing this, however blogger has now introduced the new feature through which user can now add pages.

Anonymous October 1, 2011 at 3:46 PM  

Apologies for logging in as anonymous!

I created pages as directed by you; however, the pages, even after I used the link option,shows all my gadgets such as those found on home page. I tried all including no gadget option when I created a new blank page (which is not blank!)

Do know where I am making a mistake


Anne Lyken-Garner October 1, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

I think you will have your gadgets on the page. I don't think there's a way to remove them once you've implemented them on your general blog. I don't think you can 'un show' the gadgets.

Just for my own information, why do you need a completely blank (minus gadgets) page?

Unknown December 26, 2012 at 12:38 AM  

ugh that's so easy. And not what I was looking for. I'm trying to find a way to create a BLANK EMPTY page in a bloggertube template, because at the moment I'm stuck with the slider and video posts on every page. I hate it. WHy can't I just have ONE empty page, and I can't figure out how to get rid of the slider.

Margaret Ohrn January 4, 2013 at 1:13 AM  

I am also looking for just a blank page to cut and paste other documents for display. I can't get rid of my background and am limited to a narrow width (because that's what I chose for my main blog page for posts). Is there a way to attach a page to the blog that is simply just a word document without any color, sidebars, etc.? For example, as a teacher I want to post a copy of a rubric and a set of directions that I made. I don't know how to attach or link a simple word document in blogger.

Anne Lyken-Garner January 6, 2013 at 2:15 PM  

Margaret, I doubt you can do this on Blogger. Though, if anyone else has any ideas, you're welcome to post here.

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