How to install widgets on Blogger
If you own a blog, creating content isn’t enough to make it grow.
First, you want to build a mailing list to make sure you can reach your readers via inbox. Second, you need to have a tool to promote your calls to action right on the website – easily, without having to deal with the code.
For these tasks, widgets for Blogspot are a tried and tested solution.
In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to install Getsitecontrol widgets on your Blogger website. This is what they may look like:
But email subscription forms aren’t the only type of widgets you can create with Getsitecontrol. This no-code app allows you to build any custom form or popup including:
- ✔️ contact & feedback forms
- ✔️ polls and online surveys
- ✔️ promotional banners
These widgets can appear as modal popups, fullscreen welcome pages, sticky bars, slide-ins, or buttons. You’ll be able to customize their design and the conditions when they are displayed. For instance, you may want to display some popups after a visitor scrolls down 50% of your blog post and others – just before they exit the website.
Now that we’ve sorted that out, let’s see how to add Getsitecontrol widgets to your Blogger website. And don’t worry. The process doesn’t require any technical skills and will only take you a few minutes.
How to add Getsitecontrol widgets to Blogspot website
The first step is to connect the Getsitecontrol app to your website. To do it, you need to add a small piece of code (script) into the code of the Blogspot page. The code needs to be added only once.
Below, we’ll show exactly where to copy the code and where to paste it, step by step.
1. Sign in to Getsitecontrol
Sign in to your Getsitecontrol account. If you don’t have an account yet, create one. Once registered, you’ll be asked to add your website address.
2. Copy the code
Install code button at the top of the page and click it.
In a pop-up window, you will see a piece of code that you’ll need to add to the code of your Blogspot website.
Copy to Clipboard button to copy the provided code.
3. Add the script to your website code
Log in to your Blogger account, choose the necessary blog and switch to the
Theme settings. Click the Edit HTML button.
Find the closing
</body> tag at the bottom of the page and paste the code you've copied from Getsitecontrol right before this tag.
Save theme to save the changes.
That's it! Now you can go back to your Getsitecontrol dashboard and create widgets for your Blogger website.
Create your first Blogger widget in Getsitecontrol
Getsitecontrol is designed with non-techies in mind, and it makes the widget creation process as easy as 1-2-3.
To get started, go to the Getsitecontrol dashboard and hit
Create widget. From there, you can either pick a widget for your Blogger website from the popup gallery or you can create one from scratch.
If you decide to go the second route, here are the steps to follow:
From the dropdown menu in the top left corner, decide if you want to create a form or a message. If you select the former, you’ll be able to build an email sign-up, contact, or survey form with customizable fields. If you need to create a call to action with a button, choose the latter option.
Select the webpage position for the widget and a layout template. Press
Contenttab, adjust the default text to match the tone of your blog. Edit or add new fields if needed.
Appearancetab, you can customize the color theme, the image, and the size of the widget.
Finally, on the
Targetingtab, you can specify where and when the widget should be displayed.
When you’re ready, hit
Save & close and activate the widget – it will instantly go live on your website.
The number of widgets you can create is unlimited. Design multiple forms and popups for different tasks and track their performance right in the Getsitecontrol dashboard!
Need inspiration? Check out our blog post about getting more blog followers with popups.