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Blogger tricks - Convert Labels list widget to dropdown menuAs everyone aware about Blogger label gadget/widget is a default sidebar widget which displays list/tags/category format in the form of alphabetical or in cloud manner.

Earlier we’ve discussed about converting Blogger label into Cloud manner using animated style. By default Blogger won’t provides you by default or in any other way to make label/tags into drop down menu. Here in this tutorial we educate you about converting another way of converting Blogger label/tags into drop down menu.



What are the benefits from Blogger label/tags Drop down menu?
  • You can easily save the space at Sidebar instead of displaying so much of list links/tags
  • You can style you’re Blogger label/tags list into simple manner where user can easily identify and select their choice/relevant category
  • Indirectly you’re giving a chance of reducing loading time of website/blog
  • This is one of the best and SEO optimization technique for blogger blog health


Procedure for converting Blogger list/tags into drop down menu
Sign into your blogger account
Select ‘Layout’ option from Blogger dashboard dropdown
If you’ve already created a Lable/tags widget or else create a new label widget showing different content tags widget and Save the template

Note down the Label ID i.e Label1, Label2 etc.,
Go to Template and Click on ‘Edit HTML’

Now search for code
<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Labels' type='Label'/>

OR ELSE

Click on Jump to Widget Tab on Top and Select Label ID (Noted earlier) for quick view

Now Expand the widget code and select the code starting from

<b:widget …. ending at </b:widget>

After finding this code replace it with the below code
<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Labels' type='Label'> <b:includable id='main'> <b:if cond='data:title'> <h2><data:title/></h2> </b:if> <div class='widget-content'> <select onchange='location=this.options[this.selectedIndex].value;'> <option>Select a label</option> <b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'> <option expr:value='data:label.url'><data:label.name/> (<data:label.count/>) </option> </b:loop> </select> <b:include name='quickedit'/> </div> </b:includable> </b:widget>

After successful replacing the code ‘Save the Template’
That’s it you’ve done and view your experiment to show that you’re a professional blogger.

Code Customization:
Replace Lable1 ID value with your Label ID value (According to your Label ID value, 1, 2, 3 etc)
Replace 'Lablels' with Title of your Drop down menu
If need Replace 'Select a Label' (With your category i.e SEO, Blogger Templates, Blogger Tricks etc.)


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