Super Simple Tip #1 - Add a Title to your Header with Blogger's Tools

Update: Click HERE to watch a new video tutorial on adding a custom title to your header & How to CENTER your header too!

Recently, a number of people have been asking me how they can add a title to the blog headers that I provide here. So I have decided to start a series of Super Easy Tips to help you beautify your blog!! The Tutorial for the first tip "Add a Title to Your Header with Blogger's tools" is below. You can enlarge any of the photos by clicking on them.



Step 1:
Begin by going into your dashboard and click on "Edit" in the "Header box". (You can see it above in the pink circle.) This will cause a box to pop up.


Step 2: Once inside of the pop up box. Type in your blog title (you can also type in a blog description, although it can look cluttered, so I'm leaving it out here.). Next, select the option for "Behind Title and Description" and open up your image. Then click save.




Step 3:
Scroll down inside of the box, in the upper left hand corner, and select "Blog Title Font". Next to the right of that, select which type of font you want. (There are not many choices here unfortunately, only 6 to choose from. ) Optional, you can also select "Bold" or "Italic" if desired.




Step 4:
Adjust the size of your font. Click on "Smaller" to make it smaller or "Larger" to make it bigger. The more you click the more the size will change, you can make it super tiny or super large. It's up to you!




Step 4:
You can also change the color if you like. Just go back into the scroll box and scroll up to where it says "Blog Title Color" and select it. The palette box will pop up. Click on any color you like to change the color. Or if you know the number of the color you could type it in. Once you have finished adjusting your blog, don't forget to click on "Save Changes" in the orange box, and then you can view your finished changes!





This is not a perfect method, as you are very limited as far as type placement and font choice. But it is the easiest way and does not involve any additional software, since the tool is build right into blogger already. In a future tutorial I will go over adding a custom title to your header using an editing program. I hope you find this tutorial helpful!!




Thanks for stopping by!

45 comments:

  1. Thankyou so much for the tutorial...What a help. Now I will print it out. Ive got alot of old pics and graphics I could share with everyone but not sure how to go about it. Scan..?? Well now that I think about it I guess I could do this...daaaa!!... Thanks so much..sally

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  2. oh karen this is fabulous! i'm sure any tip you give us will be super. i'm always trying to figure things out. AND.... i just saw your picture and holy moly girl!!!! you are gorgeous! nothing like i pictured you at all. isn't that always the way????

    big hugs,

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  3. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 17, 2009. Thanks again.

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  4. Karen,

    You are most fabuolous!!! Thank you for sharing your creative talents and gifts!!

    A most appreciative fan,
    Cindi

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  5. Thank you!! Can't Wait for the custom design tutorial!!!

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  6. Thank you so much for posting this. I am relatively new to this and I used one of your new backgrounds and header for my blog. I love it. I am looking forward to your tutorial on how to do a pretty title inside the header. I would love to learn that to. You are so generous and helpful. You can check it out if you wish. I will be sending my online friends to your site.

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  7. Karen,
    I'm very glad i found you.
    This is very helpful.'
    blessings
    Barbara jean

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  8. Very helpful...thanks so much!

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  9. Hi Karen,
    Thanks to your wonderful blog backgrounds, I finished creating my very first one. Your blog was so inspirational. Thanks for your generosity with the backgrounds you share. I would love for you to visit my blog and tell me what you think. It is alabasterrosedesigns.blogspot.com
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  10. Thanks so much for the tips. Can't wait to fix up my site! Your graphics have given me some great ideas.

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  11. Hi Karen....

    Thanks for that tutorial...I didn't even realize that function was there!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  12. Thank you so much!! This was such a great help. As you said, options are limited, but I now have a Christmas theme to my blog. I'm still not happy with the placement of my blog title, but there doesn't appear to be any way to improve that.

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  13. thanks so much..... a great help but i would like my blog title to be moved down a bit?
    any ideas
    hugs
    sylvie
    x

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  14. Oh my God I love you! Thank you sooo much! I have no idea have to design my blog and, wow, it's amazing! really! :D THANK you sooo MUCH!

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  15. Thank you. I just started my blog and this makes it so festive. Is there any way to get my blog name centered in my ho ho ho though?

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  16. thanks for sharing ur beautiful blog header.

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  17. Hi karen.How to move title blog in to middle? i have tried.but still no idea why still the same?thanks.need some advice.

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  18. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I am already looking forward to your tutorial on doing a custom title as I want to center my blog title onto the tag in this new header.

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  19. Thanks so much! I used this header...

    mrsmessi.blogspot.com

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  20. Thank you so much for all your help, tutorials, freebies and advice!! You're awesome!

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  21. Thanks--I'm looking for ways to beautify my blog--this sure helps. I also posted a link to graphicsfairy on my FB page!

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  22. Thank you so much for the freebies and the tutorial. I am not very computer literate and your instructions are very clear.

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  23. Thank you very much for all the freebies, your hard work and the tutorials, this has been such a blessing. :o)

    ~Amy

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  24. Thank you so much for the tutorial and the vintage bird header and matching template. I adore them. I couldnt find fonts and colors on there anymore, guess they took that part off when they changed stuff around. Oh well I love it and I am very happy with your design thank you again.

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  25. Karen.... thank you very much for all of your help. It's really helped me so much.
    You're AWESOME!!!!

    Ruth ;)

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  26. i don't know what I would have done w/o these tutorials! Thanks so much!!

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  27. This wa helpful up to adding the name. I have everything but the font button. Any mor help for me. This is so great. I am new to blogging and getting started. Thanks a million. Stephanie

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  28. I don't have the font tab either...PLEASE HELP!! I can't move forward

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  29. Hi Stephanie & Rachel,
    This tutorial was made before Blogger switched to the new Template Designer. If you have a new blog or switched to the New Template Designer themes, then just click the "template designer" button, and then click the "advanced" button and you will see the font selections there. I hope this helps!

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  30. I still cant get my title centered! what do i do?

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  31. Katelin,
    Blogger changed things since I made this tutorial, this tutorial works for the older "Minima Templates". If you have a new blog, or if you switched from the old templates to Blogger's new templates, then you will need to watch the video called "Adding a Title to your Blog Header". It's in my super simple tips section, and shows how to center your header, in addition to adding a title. I hope this helps!

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  32. Thank you for this Tutorial, I was able to change my Header with your lovely freebie of the elf girl and it looks great. I will post a link to your blog on mine,
    http://elliesue-littlefairywren.blogspot.com/
    I am still new at this stuff, so appreciate all the help I can get.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Down Under.
    Elaine

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  33. Thanks for the help! I'm a new blogger & need all the help I can get :)

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  34. Thanks for that - that has helped HEAPS! But...i have found that my blog title is not centred...its set to the left of my page and i cant figure out how to fix that - any ideas???

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  35. Danica,
    If you click on the link at the bottom of this post, you can watch a video that shows you how to add a title and how to center your header. I hope this helps!

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  36. hi karen! i love your site! you're so generous! i just added the linen background and linen header to my blog but i am having the following problems:

    1. the lined background starts 1/4 of the way down my blog. is there a way to move it to the top?

    2. i am having difficulty centering the header and getting my text to fit inside. i attempted to follow your directions but it seemed that the menu options that blogger gave me were different from what the directions said.

    if you can help that would be super! if not i will keep playing around. thanks again!

    www.downtownfarmhouse.blogspot.com
    -abby

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  37. Hi Abby,
    Just click on the link on this post, for the video that shows you how to center, and a title to, your header.
    The reason the background isn't displaying properly, is that you are using the wrong template. If you reread step one, you will see the names of the templates that work with my backgrounds.
    Happy Blogging!

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  38. Thanks for all the helpful info and WONDERFUL graphics!

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  39. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I used your background templates and header.I'm new on this blog adventure and I have a lot of things to learn. Your tutorial really helps! I have posted your button and linked it back to your blog. Thanks again. ~Have a wonderful day~

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  40. I find myself very lucky that I have stumbled into your site. As a brand new blogger I feel like an ugly duckling but with your help maybe I can manage a little make-over. Thank you so much!

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  41. Hello! I still can't do it cause I cannot search tab 'Fonts and Colors' Can you visit my blog and help me?? http://brischittapico.blogspot.com

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  42. thanks you so much for you help. thanks you for always.

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