A few days ago someone asked if we would make it possible to use RefTagger on a Blogger blog. I was happy to let him know that RefTagger works very well with Blogger, and I explained to him two ways to get it up and running on his blog in just a couple of minutes.
It occurred to me that not everyone who has a blog is used to messing with code and editing template files, so I thought I’d do a brief tutorial here on the blog.
If you use Google’s Blogger and would like to add RefTagger to your site, here are two methods for setting it up.
Method 1: Adding a Page Element
When you’re done, your page should look something like this:
Method 2: Modifying Your Template File
The alternate method is to manually add the code before the closing body tag in your template file. From your Blogger dashboard, click “Layout.” Then click “Edit HTML.” Scroll all the way to the bottom of the code and paste in the customizable code that you get from the RefTagger page right before the closing body tag (i.e., right before </body>). Then click “Save Template.”
That’s it. RefTagger should now be up and running on your Blogger blog.
If you have any trouble or would like to see a tutorial for another blogging platform, leave a comment on this post or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.