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Adding FeedFlare to your Blogger blog

In order to add FeedFlare to your blog, you’ll need to insert a small piece of code into your template. Fortunately, this is really easy (really!) — just follow these short steps.
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. For the blog to which you’re adding FeedFlare, click “Manage Template” or “Manage Layout” (you’ll see one or the other).
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    If you clicked “Layout,” follow the instructions for editing Blogger Layouts. If you clicked “Template,” follow the instructions for editing Blogger Templates. (Yes, we realize that’s a little confusing!)

Editing Blogger “Layouts”

  1. Copy this code:
  2. In Blogger, click “Edit HTML”. You should see the HTML for your blog template.
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  3. Click the “Expand Widget Templates” box above and to the right of the template code.
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  4. In your template code, scroll to 
    . (Don’t see this code? You may be using a customized or non-standard Blogger template. Don’t panic! Paste the code near the post metadata (author, date, comments, etc)).
  5. Paste the code from step 1 just below 
    .

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  6. Click [Save Template].
    Click “View Blog” to see what you’ve done, and enjoy!

Editing Blogger “Templates”

  1. Copy this code:
  2. Click the “Template” tab. You should see the HTML for your blog template.
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  3. In your template, scroll down to 
    . (Don’t see this code? You may be using a customized or non-standard Blogger template. Don’t panic! Consult our advanced instructions.)
  4. Paste the code from step 2 just above 
    .
    pasting FeedFlare code into the blog template
  5. Click “Save Template Changes” and rebuild your blog.
  6. Click “View Blog” to see what you’ve done, and enjoy!

Customizing FeedFlare’s Appearance on Your Blog

Your FeedFlare can be styled almost infinitely using CSS. Let’s take a close look at how FeedFlare’s output is structured:

There are a few interesting (and important) things to point out about this:
  • FeedFlare is wrapped in a 

     tag, so it will inherit the default paragraph styles in use on your blog. However, because it contains a class of feedburnerFlareBlock, you can style it however you want.

  • By default, FeedFlare uses bullets (•) as separators. But each one is wrapped in a tag, so you can hide them, restyle them, or make them dance at your leisure.
  • To aid your styling, we’ve applied a class of first to the first link.


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