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Monday, August 21, 2006
Get Blogger Beta Labels without Layouts!
Michael at Basang Panganip has figured out a way to add labels to your Blogger Beta blog, even if you're running without the new layouts in classic template mode. The how-to is lengthy because it is specific, but the process doesn't appear to be difficult. It involves:
  1. Temporarily selecting a new template
  2. Labelling all of your posts & keeping a cut & paste list of your labels
  3. Reverting to your "classic" template after you've labelled your posts
  4. Writing a hand-coded sidebar list of search strings for your labels
IMPORTANT: If you want to do this, please work from the full how-to and not from the summary above!

As we suspected, it seems that the only part of the labels system that is truly layouts-dependent is the default sidebar menu... and Michael has the scoop on how to build a perfectly serviceable substitute. Once again, let's see what happens when the HTML editor goes live....

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Posted at 7:53 AM by John.
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Blogger Unknown said...
Nice. At the bottom, he says
"Whenever you need to edit the post, do it in the Layouts mode. Label for that particular post will be lost if you edit it in the Classic Template mode".

Don't know whether this applies to new posts also.

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Blogger Aditya said...
Sounds like a pain to me ... switching modes all the time!

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