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Linking to Another Article in the New Blogger.

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You can link your post to another article in the New Blogger. This is done when you are commenting on the other article or your blog post is about the other article......

In your blog post you will write about the other article and below the blog post you can show a link to the other article in case the blog reader after reading your post wishes to visit the other article to find out more about the topic. As an example I have linked this post to the original article in Classic Blogger Help section which describes how to use this link field in the old Blogger. Click on Related Article link below this post to see what I am talking about.


First you will have to enable the Link Field in your blog. To do this go to Settings----->Formatting------>Scroll down to Show Link field-------->Yes------>Save Settings. This will enable the Link Field in the Post editor. See Picture below (Click on picture to enlarge it) :


The next step will be to insert the code at the appropriate place in the template. To do this go to Template------->Edit Html------->Put a check in Expand Widgets Template box at the top of the Template text box.
Use Download Full template link to backup the template to PC before you make any changes to the Template.
Then scroll down in Edit Template text box till you come to the post footer part in the Blog Posts widget. You can place this code anywhere in the post footer. I have placed it below my labels.

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'>
<span class='post-labels'>
<b:if cond='data:post.labels'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<a expr:href='data:label.url' rel='tag'><></a><b:if cond='data:label.isLast != "true"'>,</b:if>

<b:if cond=''>
<a expr:href=''>Related Article</a>


The original code is in blue. Insert the new code in red. Preview and Save Template. View Blog. See Picture Below.


Whenever you post to your blog about some other article on the web go to that web page in your browser. Copy its link from the address bar and paste it in the Link field in your Post Editor. It will then automatically appear at the foot of your blog post on publishing.


Permalinks are "permanent links" to blog posts. For example the link to this blog is :

While the link or Permalink to this post is :

In the new blogger every one of your posts can live on it's very own page—its the ultimate permalink. In Classic Blogger first you have to enable post pages by goimg to Settings------->Archiving------->Enable Post Pages-------->Yes-------->Save Settings. Then you have to insert this code in your template to make titles into Permalinks :

<a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>" title="permanent link"><$BlogItemTitle$></a>

This is because in Classic Blogger each post does not reside on its own page/URL by default.

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Tim said...


Adding the "Related Link" to my blog works, but the post title still points to the 'related article' as well. Is there a way to use the Link field with the "Related Article" code, and have the post-title revert back to its permalink?


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vin said...


The post title links to the permalink by default in the original blogger layouts. If you can email the template to me I will look at the code and inform you about any modifications. The address is in the middle column.

zephyr said...

hi! im having a hard time looking for a blog help about adding a "related links" to my post... then i was able to find your post on the HELP page, but when i tried to copy the code, it didnt show up on my blog.

and how can i add multiple related links to my post. do i have to go other all my post to get all the related links? i tried manually adding related articles to my post but it eats my time .. can you help me? :)

vin said...


Did you put a check in the Expand widgets template box on Template---->Edit Html tab? Click my email address in middle column for detailed help.

meeyauw said...

Hi again

I was wondering: You know how you put this after the labels? on "line 2"?

I see that line 3 is sort of dead but sitting there in the template. I tried to use that to put the RELATED ARTICLE code segment in line 3 but ended up with a mess.

How would I code that?

Thank you.

Justice said...


Before beta I used the link field in my blog to add text and a link at the end of each page of my novel

as seen here

in my RPG Blogs I used it to aleart readers when I was crossing over with another blog

as seen here

since not all my RPG crosses over I don't need it to show with each post

I have tried your code but it doesn't I designed my own templates so I dont use the widgets

anytime I use the link field in beta I get:

URL contains illegal characters

if I clear the link field and leave it blank the error goes away
this didnt happen before beta

vin said...


Both your examples use the classic template. What is the blog url where you are having difficulties?

What is the exact link code you are pasting in the link field?

If your template does not use widgets it is a classic template. The code in the post above is for layouts only.

Scott said...

Bless you. I gave up a trial blog back in October because Beta wasn't supporting the links field.

Now I will have to give it new life.

I've made the titles of the articles into links on this blog. Now I just have to figure out what I want to do with it.

Deano said...

hi i'm having the same problem as Tim - my titles are a permanent permalink - what html xml tag do i need to find to stop this happening default in the template?

vin said...


Backup Template first. Go to Template---->Edit Html---->put a check in Expand widgets Template checkbox at the top of the template box and scroll down to this code :

<b:if cond=''>
<a expr:href=''><data:post.title/></a>

<b:if cond='data:post.url'>
<a expr:href='data:post.url'><data:post.title/></a>

Delete above code. Save Template. Clear Cache and View Blog.

PostMan said...

Hi there...

I pasted the code as per your instructions.. I edited a post, put link fields in it and published it. I could not find the Related Articles in it.

I checked the template. Expanded the widget template. I could not see the code that I had pasted there.

I then downloaded the template and when I edited it.. I could see the pasted code there!

Can you tell me whats going on? Why the extended template does not show the pasted code whereas one can see it after downloading.

vin said...


Clear the Cache

Response: A Thousand Voices said...

Hey Vin, apparently even I am too 'dum' for this...I used to have no issues at all with posting and inserting web addresses that can go directly to the webpage then post some more then add another one...I any given post I will insert a few web addresses for easy referencing. About a month ago this service stopped and although I can copy/paste web addresses in my posts there is no more clicking directly...what happened and what do I do...I not computer savy so do pictures are good ;) TIA gayle

Vin said...


Are you referring to creating links within a post? Have a look at :

How to Construct Hyperlinks?

Cosmos said...

I find here what I searched for both in Google Help Center and Google Help Group! (Actually I got your page through Google Help Group only!). Thanks!

i am nobe. said...

uh hi vin,

the problem is already fixed. thanks a lot anyways. :)


Crystal from KIZZ said...

Vin, if blogger already has permalinks ot your blog title, why would you add permalink in your template?


Vin said...

Crystal from KIZZ,

A permalink is a link of a post in your blog. This post is about linking to another article or page on the Internet.

If you use the link field your post title gets linked to that page.

Above I have given method by which you can link to another page and your post title will link to itself.

Angie's Recipes said...

Hallo Vin

Me again with the question about backlinks...I have enabled the linkfield and I do see the link field appears under the title. But I don't see the orange question mark.
Because I use magazine templates, so I don't want to "Related Links" appears at the home page (it doesn't fit).
Now the problem is I want to add more than just 2 backlinks, but I can't.

Angie's Recipes said...

Reading one of your suggested posts now:

I hope it will fix the problem.

vic spartan said...

its work thanx


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