How to delete or remove Blogger Navbar (Navigation Bar)

Blogger - remove navbar from website

When we create a blog in Blogger, we can select from a variety of templates. Some of them will have the NavBar widget, which is a small navigation bar that appears at the top of the blog page. In this post, we will learn how to remove the Blogger Navbar from the website.

When it comes to Blogger templates, we have many different styles of templates to choose from, including Contempo, Soho, Emporio, Simple, Picture Window, and some others. Not all of these theme styles have the navigation bar gadget. Contempo for example doesn't have it while Simple and Picture Window does.

Navbar provides visitors with features like a search box and the ability to share links to Facebook and Twitter.

Blogger Navbar on top of the page with user options

And for the Blog Authors, it provides them with link shortcuts to New Posts, Design, and to Sign Out.

Blogger Navbar on top of the page with author options

But, what if we don't like this Navbar and want to remove it.

Removing Navbar code from your template

In the past, we had to customize the HTML template to completely delete the Navbar, but this is no longer necessary.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Inside the Blogger Dashboard, click on Layout section, located at the left sidebar.
  2. In the Layout section, we can find the layout of the gadgets for the currently selected theme. If the theme contains the Navbar, it should be displayed there. Click on "Edit" link on the Navbar gadget to change the settings.

    Blogger Layout section to configure gadgets

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  3. A "Configure Navbar" window should now appear. We can select the different styles of the Navbar. One of the options is also to turn the Navbar off, so select the "Off" option.
    Blogger - Configure Navbar gadget window
  4. Click Save to close the window and save the Navbar gadget modification.

That's all there is to it. Blogger Navigation Bar will now be hidden on all pages of your website. If you change your mind and want to restore the Navbar, repeat the process and select any other option than "Off" when configuring the Navbar gadget.


In this post, we learned how to remove the blog's navigation bar. Not all themes have it, but for those that do, we can configure the Navbar settings in the "Layout" section. We can switch between different Navbar styles, with one option being to turn the navigation bar off.

This article was first published in October 2012 and has since then been republished and updated.


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