Displaying Widgets on Specific Pages in Blogger

by Sushant Risodkar · 26 comments

One of the reader recently commented on my blog to know how I show some widgets on the blog main page and it hides away on the content or item pages. The answer of this I will say that I use Conditional Tags in my Blogger Template which gives “condition” to any widget that where to appear and where not to. I am using these conditional tags at many places in my blog.

So through this post I will teach you that how you can easily make use of these Conditional Tags in your template and easily play with the positions of your widgets 🙂


So first let me tell you the proper definition of Conditional Tags according to blogger.

Conditional tags are Blogger template tags that allow you greater flexibility in your template design. We call them conditional because they allow you to specify parts of your template that appear only under certain conditions.

Ok; so you got the definition now let’s move on to How you can implement it.

Implementation

First make sure to make a full backup of your existing template before attempting these Conditional Tags.

So before using these tags in your template; first just add any widget in your blog by the default way.
Now when you have added it Go to Layout > Edit HTML > Click on the Expand Box

Then search for any widget by the name which you have given it as title.

Display the widget only on Homepage

If you want to make an widget appear on main page only then we will use the following code:

<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;>
</b:if>

Now let me tell you how to paste it:

Place <b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;> tag just after the opening <b:includable id=’main’> tag and Place the closing </b:if> tag just before the closing </b:includable> tag.

Display Widget on Post Pages Only

If you want to make an widget appear on main page only then we will use the following code:

<b:if cond='data:page.type == &quot;item&quot;'>
</b:if>

Now let me tell you how to paste it:

It’s almost the same thing to do just replace <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;> with <b:if cond='data:page.type == &quot;item&quot;'> from the above method.

Display widget On Specific Page/URL Only

By this method you can display any special widget on any special page which is important for it.

For this we will use the following code:

Just add <b:if cond='data:blog.url == "BLOG_PAGE_URL"'> in the same way in the above mention methods just in this replace BLOG_PAGE_URL with the URL where you want the widget to appear.

Display widget On Specific Label Page Only

By this method you can display any widget on any specific label page. For example you may have posts on books and when the label books is clicked in your blog the sidebar will show a widget which you have added specially for books.

For this we will use the following code:

<b:if cond='data:blog.url == "http://BLOG_NAME.blogspot.com/search/label/LABEL_NAME"'>
</b:if>

Now let me tell you how to paste it:

Just use the above code i.e <b:if cond='data:blog.url == "http://BLOG_NAME.blogspot.com/search/label/LABEL_NAME"'> in the same as we did for Displaying widgets only on homepage.

Here, replace BLOG_NAME with your blog actual name and LABEL_NAME with the label which is currently being used in your blog and where you want it to appear.

So I think you know the use of Conditional Tags and It’s Implementation.Well if you have any problem then do ask me. You can also take my help in implementing it for free in you blog by my hands for which you just have send in your blogger info to my mail via contact form.

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ec April 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Maybe this can help you determine the problem:
xml version=1.0
encoding=UTF-8
Template name=Minima Black

Sorry for trouble you!
ec

Typhoon April 17, 2009 at 4:44 pm

This is not important. It could be possible in any theme(almost). As I said in the earlier comment I would be happy to do it practically rather than messing the codes in here.

ec April 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Now I understand, it must be click on “Label” and not click on post which with the specific label.
I using this blog for test: http://timeavenue.blogspot.com/
If you click on label widget link called “XYZ”, the “test 4” widget will appeared. If you click on “3rd Page – XYZ” (label with “XYZ”) under the “Link” widget, it wont appeared.
So now my problem is actually want it to appear when I click on any page link which with the specific label name?
Much appreciate for your times to give me help!!
ec

Typhoon April 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Ok so you wanted to make your widget appear on posts with specific label; which I clearly said is not possible as of now in my earlier comments. You can only show widgets on specific label page only.

ec April 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Sorry, my previous reply maybe a bit messy! clearer reply below:

Now I understand this codes is for click on “Label” link and not for the “Post” link.
I wish to have a code for “Post” link which can call out the “widget” under certain “Label” condition.

Hope this is more clearer!
Thank again!
ec

Typhoon April 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Ya ec; I understood from your earlier comment properly. And as I said it is not possible as of now. If it gets discovered I will be surely writing it up.

ec April 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Oops ! OK, Thanks, hope it can be done in future 🙂

Cheers!
ec

sbunting108 June 25, 2009 at 3:48 am

I think I may try this when i ahve some free time. Thanks
.-= sbunting108´s last blog ..Llandudno =-.

charlie September 22, 2009 at 1:04 am

Hi Typhoon,

Thanks for this great info. Was working just great on my blogspot blog, but then I just changed to a custom domain and my pictures, which I had appearing on seperate pages, have now all disappeared?!

HELP would be super helpful!

Charlie

Typhoon September 22, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Mail me your problem describing as much as you can and I will try to help you in that.

Helena November 29, 2009 at 5:05 am

I can get my widgets to disappear, but I keep getting divider bars with nothing between them. Is there a way to get rid of the dividers too?

Sorry, I tried to read the Comment Policy but the link seems to be broken.
.-= Helena´s last blog ..Andy at 41 weeks =-.

Typhoon November 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Thanks for reporting that broken link..May I have the screenshot regarding the problem you are getting and where it is happening..

Helena November 30, 2009 at 8:55 am

Ah! Seems to be working now.

Selina August 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Tnx for the help Typhoon.

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