What is Blogger Template HTML Editor?
There are two types of Editors one is for writing posts and other is for editing your template. Your site is build up with HTML that controls the appearance of your site. The templates can be customized through tweaking the coding present in the Editor. Following are the list of improvements that are made to the Blogger Template HTML Editor allowing you to edit your template with ease. You can access the editor by going to the Blogger.com >> Your Site >> Templates >> Edit HTML.
Source Code with Line Numbering:
White editing or making changes in the editor you might face wired errors like “Error parsing XML, line 297, column 3” here the line number would assist you in finding the exact location of the error. Previously, there were no lines numbering functionality. This is precisely neat feature for web developers who develop templates for their living.
The new improvement also has error highlighting function that highlights those tags which are causing the errors. For example, you forgot to close the script tags properly and tried to preview the template so it would highlight the <script> tag to let realize you that you forgot to close the tags properly.
This feature would help you in understanding and writing new codes. With syntax highlighting, you would see a colorful coding which would help you to understand the infrastructure of your template. Different colored div class, Id, and etc would assist you in writing meaningful coding.
“Jump to the Widget” Tool:
Perhaps the finest improvement made to the editor is the addition of “Jump to the widget” tool that directly assists you to find out the coding of a certain widget attached to your site. For example, locate the “Blog1” widget quickly through the drop down menu located on this tool.
White you are busy in writing the coding the auto-indention feature automatically arrange the structure of your code in a systematic manner, so there is no need to arrange the coding manually. Since, it will automatically indent your codes while you are writing, so it would allow you to write beautiful coding in a quick succession.
This feature allows the user to selectively hide of show a section of a code that is not currently in use. In other words, this allows the user to cope those large sections of codes while viewing only those which are currently in use. Using an arrow you can show or hide the widget coding. For more details, see the following screenshot.
Some frequently asked Questions?
Where is Expand the Widget option?
Unfortunately, “Expand the Widget” option is terminated. However, we have a new feature known as Format Template that does exactly the same job. Therefore, in you are reading any old tutorials and can’t found “expand the widget” box then without any second thoughts select the “Format” button located in the HTML editor.
Is there any way to revert back to the Older Editor?
You might be in a dicey situation because blogger does not provide you the flexibility to revert back to the older editor. Therefore, it would be better for you to start practicing the latest HTML editor because it is full of incredible features.
We hope this article would help you in understanding the new features of the Blogger Template HTML Editor. With this new editor, web designers can code comprehensive coding in just few minutes. Comparing the previous and the current editor, we cannot stop ourselves from praising the blogger engineers “Job well-done”. What are your thoughts about the enhancement? If you have any suggestions, then do leave them in the comment section below.