Helpful Links

1. Header Logo

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Header Logo (Image) gadget.

Example:

Header Logo

2. Header Menu

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Header Menu gadget.

2.1. Default Links and Sub Links

Default Link Example: Features
SubLink Level 1 Example: _Level 1 “Before the Title add 1 underscore
SubLink Level 2 Example: __Level 2 “Before the Title add 2 underscore

Example:

Menu Links

2.2. Mega Menu

Shortcode: {getPosts} $label={Your Label}
Label Options: Label Name or recent

What are Label Name?

Post Label

Example:

Mega Menu

2.3. Mega Tabs

Shortcode Example: {getPosts} $label={Gadgets/Laptops/Technology/Reviews}

Label Settings: Items must be separated by /. Only 5 Labels are supported.

Example:

Mega Tabs

3. Header Bar

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Header Bar gadgets.

3.1. Custom Links

Custom Links

3.2. Social Links

Supported Icons: google, blogger, apple, amazon, microsoft, facebook, facebook-f, twitter, rss, youtube, skype, stumbleupon, tumblr, vk, stack-overflow, github, linkedin, dribbble, soundcloud, behance, digg, instagram, pinterest, pinterest-p, twitch, steam, delicious, codepen, flipboard, reddit, whatsapp, telegram, messenger, snapchat, discord, quora, tiktok, email, share, external-link

Shortcode: {getSocial}

Example:

Social Links

4. Top ADS

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the Top ADS section.

Example:

Ad Code

4.1. Hide on Post Page

Go to your blog Theme > Customize > Advanced > Post Page > Show Top ADS > and change the value to 0.

Hide Top Ads

5. Trending Posts

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript or Popular Posts > in the Trending Posts section.

5.1. HTML/JavaScript

Shortcode: {getPosts} $label={Your Label}
Label Options: Label Name or recent

Example:

Trending Posts

5.2. Popular Posts

Trending by Popular

6. Home ADS

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the Home ADS section.

Example:

Ad Code

7. Main Posts

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Main Posts/Blog Posts gadget.

Example:

BuzzSpot Main Posts

7.1. Grid Style

To change the style of the main posts to grid, go to Theme > Customize > Advanced > Blog Posts > Grid Style > and change the value to 1.

Grid Style

7.2. Comments Settings

The comment settings are intuitive like never seen before. The shortcodes should be added in > Layout > Blog Posts > Comment Format.

Blogger Shortcode: $type={blogger}
Disqus Shortcode: $type={disqus}
Custom Disqus Shortcode: $type={disqus} $shortname={Your Shortname}
Facebook Shortcode: $type={facebook}
Facebook Custom Language: $type={facebook} $lang={Language Code}
Facebook Language Codes: en_US, es_ES, ar_AR, id_ID, th_TH, vi_VN, pt_BR, fr_FR, ru_RU, de_DE, it_IT

Example:

Comments Settings

8. Table of Contents

This function is available for posts and pages and can be added easily via shortcode.

Shortcode: {getToc} $title={Table of Contents}

Example:

Table Of Contents

9. In-Article ADS on “Post Page”

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the sections Post ADS 1 and Post ADS 2.

Example:

Ad Code

9.1. Move Ads to Inside The Post Content

ADS 1 Shortcode: $ads={1}
ADS 2 Shortcode: $ads={2}

Example:

Move Ad

10. Author Box

The widget receives the blogger profile informations automatically, As long as your profile is marked as public. The icons are displayed if there are links in the introduction.

Supported Icons: google, blogger, apple, amazon, microsoft, facebook, facebook-f, twitter, rss, youtube, skype, stumbleupon, tumblr, vk, stack-overflow, github, linkedin, dribbble, soundcloud, behance, digg, instagram, pinterest, pinterest-p, twitch, steam, delicious, codepen, flipboard, reddit, whatsapp, telegram, messenger, snapchat, discord, quora, tiktok, email, share, external-link

Blogger Settings: Go to https://www.blogger.com/edit-profile.g
Find for Additional Information > Introduction > and add your description with HTML links.

HTML Link: <a href="Your Link Here">Icon Name</a>
HTML Link Example: <a href="https://facebook.com/probloggertemplates">facebook</a>

Example:

Author Info

11. Related Posts

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Related Posts gadget.

Shortcode: $results={Number of Results}

Example:

Related Posts

12. Post ADS 3

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the Post ADS 3 section.

Example:

Ad Code

13. Social Icons on Sidebar

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > Link List > in the Sidebar section.

Supported Icons: google, blogger, apple, amazon, microsoft, facebook, facebook-f, twitter, rss, youtube, skype, stumbleupon, tumblr, vk, stack-overflow, github, linkedin, dribbble, soundcloud, behance, digg, instagram, pinterest, pinterest-p, twitch, steam, delicious, codepen, flipboard, reddit, whatsapp, telegram, messenger, snapchat, discord, quora, tiktok, email, share, external-link

Shortcode: {getSocial}

Example:

Sidebar Icons

14. Post Gadgets on Sidebar and Footer

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript > in the Sidebar or Footer sections.

Shortcode: {getPosts} $results={Number of Results} $label={Your Label} $type={Gadget Type}
Label Options: Label Name or recent
Type Options: posts, comments

Type Attribute: The $type={} attribute is only required for the comments type.

Posts Example:

Sidebar Posts

Comments Example:

Sidebar Comments Gadget

15. Sidebar Ads

With this feature you will be able to display custom ads in the sidebar without the gadget style.

Shortcode: {ads}

Example:

Ad Code

16. Mailchimp Subscribe Form

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript > in the Sidebar or Footer sections.

Shortcode: {getMailchimp} $title={Gadget Title} $text={Gadget Text}

Gadget Attributes: The $title={} and $text={} attributes are optional.

Example:

Mailchimp

16.1. How to Get The Mailchimp Subscribe Form URL?

You can get the link easily by following the steps below.

A – Create a free account on Mailchimp – Create Now 

B – After creating your account go to Audience > Signup forms > Form builder.

Mailchimp Form Builder

C – Create and customize your form according to your needs.

Custom Mailchimp Form

D – Copy and access the Signup form URL.

Mailchimp Signup form URL

E – After the page loads, Copy the final Subscribe Form URL into your browser’s address bar.

Mailchimp Subscribe Form URL

17. Footer ADS

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the Footer ADS section.

Example:

Ad Code

17.1. Hide on Post Page

Go to your blog Theme > Customize > Advanced > Post Page > Show Footer ADS > and change the value to 0.

Hide on Post Page

18. About Section

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the About Section gadgets.

18.1. About Us

About Us

18.2. Social Icons

Supported Icons: google, blogger, apple, amazon, microsoft, facebook, facebook-f, twitter, rss, youtube, skype, stumbleupon, tumblr, vk, stack-overflow, github, linkedin, dribbble, soundcloud, behance, digg, instagram, pinterest, pinterest-p, twitch, steam, delicious, codepen, flipboard, reddit, whatsapp, telegram, messenger, snapchat, discord, quora, tiktok, email, share, external-link

Shortcode: {getSocial}

Example:

Social Icons

19. Footer Copyright

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Footer Copyright gadget.

Example:

Footer Credits

20. Footer Menu

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Footer Menu gadget.

Example:

Footer Menu

21. Cookie Consent

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Cookie Consent gadget.

Shortcode: $ok={Button Text} $days={Expires Days}

Example:

Cookie Consent

22. Site Feed

Access your blog Settings > and go to Site Feed > Allow Blog Feed.

Example:

Site Feed

23. Theme Options

23.1. Deafult Thumbnail

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Theme Options > Default Thumbnail gadget.

Example:

Default Thumbnail

23.2. JSON Variables

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Theme Options > JSON Variables gadget.

{
    viewAllText: "View all",
    dateFormat: "{m} {d}, {y}",
    monthNames: {
        jan: "January",
        feb: "February",
        mar: "March",
        apr: "April",
        may: "May",
        jun: "June",
        jul: "July",
        aug: "August",
        sep: "September",
        oct: "October",
        nov: "November",
        dec: "December"
    }
}

viewAllText: default is View all
dateFormat: default is {m} {d}, {y}
monthNames: default is January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Example:

JSON Code

24. How to Customize TechSpot Template?

Access your blog Theme > and click on the Customize button > and find Background and Advanced options.

Available Options: Dark Mode, Boxed Mode, Widths, Grid Style, Fonts, Colors and more.

TechSpot Customization

25. Video Tutorial