Remove the Dashed and Dotted Lines in Blogger

Tuesday, August 09, 2011
If you don't use Blogger, then you can disregard this post! If you do and you use the Simple Template, keep reading!

I use the Simple Template in Blogger and customized it from there. I know a lot of other bloggers do too. It's the easiest and cleanest template on Blogger...for now. If you didn't notice, at the bottom of all the posts there is a string of dots and a dashed line at the footer. I'm going to teach you how to get rid of it for a cleaner look. You don't have to know HTML to get it. You just need to know how to read and follow instructions.



Go to your Blogger dashboard. Click on Design, then Edit HTML and DOWNLOAD YOUR TEMPLATE. If you're in the new Blogger Draft dashboard, click on Template and then scroll down and click on Backup/Restore Template. It's good to always save your template on your computer in case you make a mistake and you can't fix it! Now you're ready to edit.. Click on Edit HTML in Blogger Draft.


Hit ctrl + F together on your keyboard and type in dashed then press enter. There should be only one result. Delete the word dashed.


Moving on to the dotted line... Hit ctrl + F again and find $(paging. Delete $(paging.background).



Click on Preview below the HTML box and scroll down to the bottom of your blog to see if the dashed and dotted lines are gone. Save your template. And you're done!

38 comments :

  1. unpretentiousteacherAugust 9, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    Thanks, Elaine!  

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  2. Thanks Elaine! I love simple tutorials like this - hopefully even I will be able to do this ;)

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  3. Dots removed, so easy. Thanks!!! XO

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  4. Next can you explain how on earth to get rid of borders around pictures? Whether I tell the border to be white (my background color) or "transparent", you can still see a little ghost of something there, and it drives me insane. 

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  5. I always find your blogging tips so helpful, and this was no exception.
    I'm working on changing my template to something simpler, but it's so difficult, as I have so little knowledge of html. I am however excellent at following directions, so thank you!
    And I'd love to see more of these kinds of tips if you have them!

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  6. Oh, I got it! It wasn't a border, it was a "shadow" (??) that I never added, but there it was. Just had to delete a couple of lines of code.

    Thanks for the tutorial - I love these. My blog design needs serious help.

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  7. Thank you! I've been searching for little tips like this to help my blog look cleaner, and this is such a simple fix. Mostly because you did a great job explaining it. So thanks! You made my new blog look that much nicer today :)

    http://www.jenplusm.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wow thank you for this, it was really helpful! I tried both, but in the end decided to keep the dashed line for now, it was the dotted one that was bothering me.

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  9. Dots removed, so easy. Thanks!!! XO

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  10. Thanks Elaine! I love simple tutorials like this - hopefully even I will be able to do this ;)

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  11. Dots removed, so easy. Thanks!!! XO

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  12. Thanks for the simple and effective instructions

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  13. thankyou so much! Ive been trying to do that forever!

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  14. Hello! Thanks for the tips. For some reason when I type is $(paging. nothing comes up on mine. Do you know if there is something different I need to do?

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    1. Ok I found a few! Will it say anything else?

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    2. Never mind I found it! Thanks so much :)

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  15. Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.

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  16. Thanks . I really want to give rid of it . Now i can . Thanks to your tuto and I'm sharing it with my friends :)

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  17. OMG thank you!! I was took 3 hours to do it and I failed. thanks again anyways.

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  18. thank you so much for this helpful tutorial!

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  19. Just what I was looking for... Thank you!

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