How to Lock or Unlock Widgets in Blogger

Have you ever used a blogger template consisting of widgets that are almost irremovable? Time to time you want to integrate advanced functionality and desires to remove or edit that widget that are doesn’t provide any option to either remove or edit. Recently, one of our users asked us that How to Lock or unlock Widgets in Blogger? Most of the blogger developers prefer to add unlocked widgets so that users can easily customize and play around with the template’s framework. Today, in this article we will show you how to lock or unlock widgets in Blogger.

We have separated this tutorial into two parts in the first part we will show you how to lock widgets in blogger and in the second part we will teach you how to unlock widgets in blogger.

How to UnLock Widgets in Blogger

The very first thing you need to do is to login into your Blogger account by going to After logging in, select a blog and go to Template >> Edit HTML (we will prefer to first implement it on your testing blog before using it on your live site, just to keep yourself safe in case anything went not according to the plan).

Now at the top of your screen you will see a “Jump to Widget” button right next to the orange save template button. It is a dropdown menu consisting of all the widgets which are being used in your template. Select any widget that you like entirely depends on you.
Jump to Widget Blogger
After selecting a widget, it will take you to the code of that specific widget which would somewhat looks like this (it may look different because the name of your widget might be different from the following one):

<b:widget id='Header1' locked='true' title='My Blogger Lab (Header)' type='Header'>

To unlock the widget, just replace locked='true' with locked='false', this will command the template to unlock the gadget from the Layout Area. (Quick Tip: A person can also remove the gadget by removing all the code from  <b:widget> to  </b:widget> tags).

How to Lock Widgets in Blogger:

Since you already know a way to unlock widgets in blogger, this part would not cause a lot of problems. Go to Blogger >> Template >> Edit HTML and search for locked='false'. On finding it replace the False with True to lock the widget. Once everything is done save your template to finish the process sucessfuly. 
Lock unlock Widget Blogger
We hope this tutorial may have helped you in learning and understanding how to lock or unlock widgets in blogger to remove or edit useless gadgets that reduces the load time of you blog. If you like this article, please share it on Facebook or tweet it on twitter. 

The Editorial Team of MyBloggerLab consists of a group of Professional Blogger geeks Led by Syed Faizan Ali (Founder of MyBloggerLab).

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January 23, 2014 at 3:22 AM

nice trick for newbies

January 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM

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January 24, 2014 at 4:36 AM

Thanks Faizan for sharing such a helpful article. I must try it ;)

January 26, 2014 at 3:38 AM

thank youyou are the best

February 7, 2014 at 5:28 AM

wow very nice thank you brother :)

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