How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger

If you have ever tried a blogger template that is developed by third-party developers like templates, then most probably you might have encountered a kind of locked widget in the blog’s layout section are which cannot be removed. As remove button is missing because the widget is set to locked which makes it not removable. You might have tried hard to get rid of such a widget, but couldn’t succeed. Today in this article, we will show you, how to remove locked widgets in bloggers.

How to Unlock Locked Widgets in Blogger

1. Open the blogger dashboard and open the layout tab.

2. Click on the small “Edit” button next to the widget you want to unlock.

How to Unlock Locked Widgets in Blogger
How to Unlock Locked Widgets in Blogger

3. If the widget doesn’t have any remove option then it is locked. Copy the widget’s ID from the top URL of the widget that is it looks something similar as “WidgetID=’ something’ “.

4. Navigate to the “Template” tab and click on the “Edit HTML” button.

5. Press “Ctrl + F” and search for the widget ID.

6. Now, this is where you need to do small editing to the widget. There are two ways to do that.

Method 1: When you search for the widget ID you will see its attribute locked = “True”. 

4. Navigate to the “Template” tab and click on the “Edit HTML” button.

5. Press “Ctrl + F” and search for the widget ID.

6. Now, this is where you need to do small editing to the widget. There are two ways to do that.

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Method 1: When you search for the widget ID you will see its attribute locked = “True”. 

How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger
How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger

Replace the word Ture as False and save the template. Now your widget is unlocked.

How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger
How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger

 

Again open the layout => edit widget. You will find the option “Remove” and click on it to delete the widget.

How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger
How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger

Method 2: While you search for the widget ID you will find that the widget starts from <b: widget …> and ends with </b: widget>.

If you want to delete the widget you can just remove the entire portion starting from the <b: widget …> ….. </b:widget> and save the template. In this way, we are directly removing it without unlocking the widget and this saves a lot of time for us.

How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger
How to Remove Locked Widget in Blogger


This was our tutorial to make you guys aware of the process of removing a locked widget. We are hopeful that it would have been proven helpful for you guys. If you have any queries left related to this issue then lend your queries in the comment box. Any of our team members will address your queries.

 

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