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Friday, December 28, 2012


You might have seen the Pencil , Screwdriver and Spanner links on blogger. It seems like these icons appear only when you are logged in to your blog. But if you take a look at your Blog's Source From your Browser's View source option, then you will find that there are plenty of quick edit links on your blog even if you are not logged in(Do a Find for blogger.com ). These are the quick edit  links and these will  be hidden using CSS if you are not logged into your blogger account(but still be present in your blog as hidden links).

What is the use in Removing these Links?

You will be able to reduce the number of external links on your Blog and make it more Search Engine Friendly

Do i loose anything if i  remove these Links ?

You will no longer see the Quick Edit pencil image  or wrench links quick-edit-wrench-blogger  on your blog   . If you want to Edit a Gadget, you will have to go to the Layout > Page Elements Page .

How Do i remove the Wrench and Quick Edit?

1. Go to Layout > Page Elements and Click on the Edit Button on the Blog Posts Gadget. Uncheck the Show Quick Editing Option and Save the Settings
2. Go to Layout Edit HTML and Click the Check box to Expand your Widget Templates
Replace all Occurrences of
<b:include name='quickedit'/>
with
<!--b:include name='quickedit'/-->
3. Save The Template and look at your Page Source Once again. You will find that those links are no longer there.
4 The Wrench Link of the Followers Gadget Cannot be removed. If you really want to remove that, then remove the Followers Gadget and Add it as a HTML/ JavaScript Gadget with the Code from Google Friend Connect.

How do i get the Quick Edit and Wrenches back  on my blog?

If you ever feel the need to get back these buttons, then just follow the reverse process.
1. Go to Layout --> Page Elements and Click on the Edit Button on the Blog Posts Gadget. Check the Show Quick Editing Option and Save the Settings
2. Go to Layout  --Edit HTML and Click the Check box to Expand your Widget Templates
Replace all Occurrences of
<!--b:include name='quickedit'/-->
with
<b:include name='quickedit'/>
and Save the Template and it will be back to normal.
Blogger Actually provides an Option in Settings --Basic to Hide the Quick Edit Links. But this doesn't actually remove the Quick Edit links. They are just made invisible



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