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How To Remove / Delete Blogger Locked Gadget / Widget

You all know that Blogger is a flexible blogging platform where you can do things easily unlike WordPress. Unlike other blogging platform you can easily customize blogger templates according to yourself. You can easily edit any part of your blog if you have a little bit of HTML knowledge. You might seen blogger Navbar & Attribution which are locked by default.

Sometimes when you upload a custom template to your blogger blog to look your blog beautiful then some of the gadget will be locked if that template contain locked widget. You will see the locked gadget in the Layout which are not removable from the Layout. You can't remove / delete that gadget directly from Layout or from main page even after logging to your blogger account.

There is only one option to remove / delete the locked gadget. You can only delete the locked gadget removing the codes from the template. Although removing those locked gadget is not difficult if you have a knowledge of web developing but newbies are always facing problem in it. Without unlocking the locked gadget you can't delete them. So, in this tutorial I will show you how to delete a locked gadget from Layout by editing template.

Basically, a locked gadget / widget contain code like this

<b:widget id="HTML3" locked="true" title="Widget Title" type="HTML">
</b:widget>

If you replace the attribute code locked="true" to locked="false" then the locked gadget / widget will become unlock and then you can easily remove / delete that gadget.

Steps To Remove Locked Gadget in Blogger

Always remember one thing. Before changing or doing anything with template or uploading a custom template, always take backup of your blog's template and your blog data as well. It helps you to recover your blog data and template from an unexpected error.

Note : How To Download Blogger Template

Note : How To Download Blogger Data

Step 1. First login to your blogger account.

Step 2. Click Template which located left side

Step 3. Login to your blogger account

Step 4. Click Edit HTML

Step 5. Once you click Edit HTML, you will able to see the codes of your blog's template.

Step 6. Click Jump to widget and select the desired widget.

Step 7. You will find the code like this locked="true" title="Widget Title" type="HTML">
</b:widget>

Here you need to replace the attribute code locked="true" to locked="false" then the locked gadget / widget will become unlock and then you can easily remove that gadget / widget.



Step 8. Now you need to delete the selected code. Once you delete the code the locked widget is removed from the Layout. Or if you want to remove the locked widget from the Layout then you need to  replace the attribute code locked="true" to locked="false" then the locked gadget / widget will become unlock and then you can easily remove it from Layout also.

Step 9. Now click Save arrangement to save the changes.

That's it! In this way you can remove a locked widget or you can unlock a locked widget.

Here is a video for your reference.




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