Adding a widget or gadget as it may be called to a blogger blog’s layout could really be easy, but when it comes to knowing what ID the widget bears in order to edit the widget directly from the HTML editor turns out to be a difficult task for some bloggers.

You might be wondering why you need to know the blogger gadget ID of your widgets, well here is why.

As a blogger/designer of blogger templates, you could want to make edits to your widgets directly by editing the template file, such edits could include making a specific widget display only on the homepage or only in post and you discover that their is no such option for that on blogger. Such task would involve you editing the theme’s template file and adding conditional tags to the specific widget in question. Without knowing the specific widget ID to work with, you won’t be able to achieve this. Let’s move on.

Identifying Widget ID of .Blogspot Template Gadgets

1. Login to your blogger dashboard and click on Layout from the left sidebar menu.

2. Click on Edit next to the gadget you want to find it’s ID as shown below.

editing blogger gadgets

3. A new window would pop up, locate the address bar at the top of the window, and locate widgetid=xxx as shown below.

display blogger widget ID

Note: You won’t see xxx as that would be replaced with the particular widget id such as HTML, Attribution, Text etc. In my case as shown in the above image, the widget ID is HTML2.

And that’s it. You can go on and discover all widgets IDs in your blogger blog. I hope this helped.


  1. Nice blogger tip. I think hovering over the Edit link would also display the ID in the below URL preview bar of most browsers. Anyway,thumbs up man.

  2. I’ve been in search of this, never knew it was this simple. Anyway, thanks for this tutorial, it came right in time.

    • Hi Mlowoka,
      I’m sorry for the inconvenience it must have cost you receiving multiple mails. Could you pls let me know which mail comes twice so I can work on it. Your reply would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 🙂

  3. This is quite handy and would save a whole lot of stress, BTW, I guess you social shares on facebook has dropped since you moved the Like button from top to bottom. That’s just an observation anyway.


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