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Happy Friday!

This week Blogger added a new feature that allows you to "Pin" a post as a featured post using the gadget toolbar. This is a great way to showcase a popular or important post for your blog viewers.

The first step is to add the Featured Post gadget...login to Blogger and go into the "Layout" menu under your blog settings:


Find the "add a gadget" button where you would like your featured post to be displayed. Click on "add a gadget" and find the "Featured Post" gadget in the list of gadgets. Click on the "+" to add the gadget.


Follow the instructions on the next screen to configure the featured post. You have the option of showing images or just the title of the featured post. One possible idea is to create a specific label for posts you wish to be featured such as "spotlight of the week" and add that label to the gadget configuration so that posts with that label will be featured.


Click on the "Preview" button to see your new layout. Click on "Save Arrangement" when finished to save your new blog layout!



Our Digital Learning Blog now features a Grant Spotlight to help draw attention to upcoming grant opportunities!

Have a wonderful holiday break! See-you in 2016!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Google Tidbit: New Highlight Post Feature in Blogger

Happy Friday!

This week Blogger added a new feature that allows you to "Pin" a post as a featured post using the gadget toolbar. This is a great way to showcase a popular or important post for your blog viewers.

The first step is to add the Featured Post gadget...login to Blogger and go into the "Layout" menu under your blog settings:


Find the "add a gadget" button where you would like your featured post to be displayed. Click on "add a gadget" and find the "Featured Post" gadget in the list of gadgets. Click on the "+" to add the gadget.


Follow the instructions on the next screen to configure the featured post. You have the option of showing images or just the title of the featured post. One possible idea is to create a specific label for posts you wish to be featured such as "spotlight of the week" and add that label to the gadget configuration so that posts with that label will be featured.


Click on the "Preview" button to see your new layout. Click on "Save Arrangement" when finished to save your new blog layout!



Our Digital Learning Blog now features a Grant Spotlight to help draw attention to upcoming grant opportunities!

Have a wonderful holiday break! See-you in 2016!

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