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Blogger Navbar – How to Remove It

First off, what is the Blogger Navbar?
The Blogger Navbar appears by default at the top of every Blogger-powered blog. It is available in several colors, and is configured in the Template tab in Blogger’s interface. If you are using a classic template, you’ll see a menu from which you can select a color. For blogs using Layouts, just click the “edit” link on the Navbar page element. Blogger gives a more detailed explanation of this here.

There are several reasons why I think it’s important to remove the Blogger nav bar but I’ll name my two most important reasons. First one being that it’s an eye sore and makes your blog look less professional. Secondly, when you click on the “next blog” button you never know what type of blog you might stumble upon. There are so many spam blogs with adult content or other information you don’t want young people to read. When you do block the navbar on your own blog, you prevent others from also easily leaving your site and accidentally heading to one of these spam sites.

blogger navbar

Unfortunately Blogger doesn’t give you the option to remove the navbar easily but this simple modification to your template allows us to hide it. The good news is that it’s not against Blogger’s TOS so it’s not illegal to do. I read a post recently by Blogger Support that stated

While it’s not officially against our TOS, we discourage folks from removing it because we think it’s a great feature with more improvements to come. Follow the above instructions at your own peril, as Blogger controls the TOS and has been known to change it.

So the change you want to make is to the stylesheet. First make sure you backup your current template just in case you make a mistake. Click on the “Download Full Template” link ( go to “Template” => “Edit HTML”) and save it locally. Next, from within your template code you want to scroll down until you find ]]></b:skin> and stop. Then you’ll want to add this line of code right above this line.

#navbar-iframe {height:0px;visibility:hidden;display:none}

So once you’re done, it should look like this:

#navbar-iframe {height:0px;visibility:hidden;display:none}


After that, save your template and view your blog. The top Blogger navbar should have disappeared! Looks much better now doesn’t it? If you ever want to add the navbar back, it’s simple. Just remove the line of code we just added. Also, if you ever switch templates, make sure to follow these instructions again because it needs to be done with each new template you use.

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36 Responses to “Blogger Navbar – How to Remove It”

Webhosting Tips on Apr 10, 2008, 4:00 pm  

I’ve been looking for this tutorial for so long. Now I finally found it. Thanks.

axmeen on May 5, 2008, 8:56 am  

😎 thanx very much . younr brilliant

Teena Osorio on May 8, 2008, 6:31 pm  

thanks for this…i tried out different versions of removing the navigation bar, to no avail…at last, i found one…you are good…do visit our site please, thanks

sahir on Jun 29, 2008, 10:11 pm  

Thank you, the post will help many new blogger… keep it up…

gaijingirl on Jul 16, 2008, 12:33 am  

This may be a bit of a stupid question….but I usually access my blog to edit through my dashboard on the navbar. So, when this is gone, what do you all use to access your dashboard area most easily?

David on Jul 16, 2008, 6:56 am  

@gaijingirl, you just need to go to blogger.com and then login from there.

Gopinath on Sep 22, 2008, 10:39 pm  

Thank u friend….a very good clear explanation…..u rock

Fauzan on Oct 17, 2008, 8:05 pm  

Thanks for sharing this.. the code work well for my blog 😐 😐


Gina on Oct 19, 2008, 7:27 pm  

I don’t have code that looks like: ]]> The code in my blog looks like this: <![CDATA[/*
When I try to put in the line of code to delete the Navbar it doesn’t work. Help!

marsya2u on Nov 13, 2008, 7:13 am  

i also think this navbar is so …. 🙁 but i try
but nothing happen..

DrewG on Dec 2, 2008, 8:54 am  

I would like to remove the Blogger logo from next to people’s comments. I am hosted by Blogger, but now have my own address. Any way of hiding/disguising the blogger logo?

Eric "Speedcat Hollydale" on Jan 26, 2009, 1:10 am  

Simple and works like a charm … Thanks!

Tony on Mar 7, 2009, 10:58 pm  

Well, it didn’t work for me and I really hate that navbar in my blog since I have another one I will like to replace it with. :o(

Tony on Mar 7, 2009, 11:48 pm  

Guess what, I decided to try putting it above the Blogger Template Style heading where you see the dashes, right above it. I guess it also depends what template you are using.I used the Abdul Munir template which it didn’t work with the example shown above.

#navbar-iframe {display: none !important;}


Techkran on Mar 13, 2009, 4:44 am  

nice post .David

similar tutorial is at
Hid/Remove Navbar

Bobbi on May 30, 2009, 2:54 pm  

Thanks for sharing this! It worked great!

Michael Monwuba on Jun 17, 2009, 11:04 pm  

thanks, worked perfectly

sajid on Jun 19, 2009, 5:03 am  

it is very nice. You solve my problem.navbar on my site show the artificial of my web

BK Vas on Jul 3, 2009, 2:09 am  

Great Help man!!!
I was soooooooooooo desperate

crusader on Jul 23, 2009, 9:35 am  

Hey bro… it’s fantastic… My Navbar problem is settled…

But one more thing, can i remove the links by my template provider… Looks awkward too…

thanks man.

Ian MacGregor on Aug 18, 2009, 3:59 pm  

In case anyone is interested in whether or not hiding the blogger navbar is a violation of the Blogger TOS, it isn’t. See the following post with an explanation by a Blogger employee:

Bravejeworld on Sep 25, 2009, 6:00 am  

worked like a dream! 🙂

amanda on Nov 20, 2009, 5:35 pm  

Or you can toggle it using this code instead

/* Blogger Navigation Bar */
#navbar-iframe {
height: 10px;
#navbar-iframe:hover {
height: 30px;
filter:alpha(Opacity=100, FinishedOpacity=100)
border: 2px;

amanda on Nov 20, 2009, 5:36 pm  

oops sorry about that blogger help link, you don’t have to put that it was an accident on my part 🙁

diner on Dec 7, 2009, 3:58 am  

thank you

Frank Freddy on Dec 19, 2009, 3:06 am  

here is the video..
step by step..
video tutorial..
very easy to understand with this video..


Chae on Feb 20, 2010, 12:29 pm  

help please!!! i like the navbar not being there, only now i cant get to the menu to edit my blog! please help !

Josh on Apr 26, 2010, 3:23 pm  

Hmm..I need some help with my blog, too..I wanna remove the link bar by the blogger template provider..could anyone help me? thx

amar on May 27, 2010, 7:33 am  

thanks friend

eDailyJobs on Jun 15, 2010, 7:24 am  

nice one! cheers for the post!


Karen on Aug 13, 2010, 6:07 am  

Wow, thank you for making this post so straight forward and clear 🙂 Even I managed to understand it and I’m so computer illiterate LOL.

Nerd on Aug 18, 2010, 10:05 am  

Kanna on Sep 15, 2010, 7:53 am  

Thanq very much.

Seriously Spain on Mar 4, 2011, 7:37 am  

It actually didn’t work for me, but the second one in the comment by Nerd did. I think it may depend if you’re using old or new blogger (I’m using the new version)?