How To Add a Floating Sticky Footer Bar in Blogger

I have seen that many of those using toolbars such as Wibiya have had to remove it because of interfering with the performance of some scripts like Scriptaculous and Prototype, while others have chosen to remove these scripts just to continue using the toolbar.

Well, for those who prefer to have a custom toolbar that does not give them such problems and allow them to continue using other scripts, here’s how to create our own floating toolbar with a close option.

The toolbar contains a search box, link for feed subscription, link to follow on Twitter and Facebook, like button to share on Twitter or Facebook and translator in five languages.

You can see it working in this demo blog.

Adding a Custom Sticky Toolbar on Blogger

Step 1. Login to your Blogger account > select your blog > click on the “Template” option on the left side

Step 2. Click on the Edit HTML button on the right side > click anywhere inside the code area and press CTRL + F keys to open the Blogger search box

Step 3. Paste or type the following tag inside the search box and hit Enter to find it:

]]></b:skin>

Step 4. Just above ]]></b:skin> add the following CSS style:

#custom-toolbar {
overflow: auto;
position: fixed;
background: #1B1B1B url(“http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0XYBiDXh7Vo/Uupp-CQrhJI/AAAAAAAAF_8/qKBKfmooBVQ/s1600/pagelist.png”) repeat-x scroll 0 bottom;
font: bold 13px/17px “Helvetica Neue”,Helvetica,Arial,Geneva,sans-serif;
height: 33px;
margin: 0 auto;
width: 100%;
bottom:0px;
right:0;
}
.close-toolbar {
float: right;
margin-top:6px;
padding-right: 10px;
cursor: pointer;
}
.search-text {
color: #D1D1D1;
text-align: center;
border-radius: 10px;
}

.google_translate:hover img {
filter:alpha(opacity=0.90);
-moz-opacity: 0.90;
opacity: 0.90;
border:0;
}

Step 5. Now search for this tag:

</head>

Step 6. Just above the </head> tag add this script:

<script type=’text/javascript’>
// Custom Toolbar for Blogger (helplogger.blogspot.com)
//<![CDATA[
var toolbar_blogger = new Array();
var toolbar_clear = new Array();
function toolbarFloat(toolb) {
toolbar_blogger[toolbar_blogger.length] = this;
var ftrpointer = eval(toolbar_blogger.length-1);
this.pagetop = 0;
this.cmode = (document.compatMode && document.compatMode!=”BackCompat”) ? document.documentElement : document.body;
this.toolbsrc = document.all? document.all[toolb] : document.getElementById(toolb);
this.toolbsrc.height = this.toolbsrc.offsetHeight;
this.toolbheight = this.cmode.clientHeight;
this.toolboffset = toolbGetOffsetY(toolbar_blogger[toolbpointer]);
var toolbbar = ‘toolbar_clear[‘+toolbpointer+’] = setInterval(“toolbarFloatInit(toolbar_blogger[‘+toolbpointer+’])”,1);’;
toolbbar = toolbbar;
eval(toolbbar);
}

function toolbGetOffsetY(toolb) {
var toolbTotOffset = parseInt(toolb.mtasrc.offsetTop);
var parentOffset = toolb.toolbsrc.offsetParent;
while ( parentOffset != null ) {
toolbTotOffset += parentOffset.offsetTop;
parentOffset = parentOffset.offsetParent;
}
return toolbTotOffset;
}
function toolbarFloatInit(toolb) {
toolb.pagetop = toolb.cmode.scrollTop;
toolb.toolbsrc.style.top = toolb.pagetop – toolb.mtaoffset + “px”;
}
function closeTopAds() {
document.getElementById(“custom-toolbar”).style.visibility = “hidden”;
}
//]]>
</script>

Step 7. Now search for the </body> tag and just above it, add this HTML code:

<div id=’custom-toolbar’>
<img border=’0′ class=’close-toolbar’ onClick=’closeTopAds();return false;’ src=’http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eGh5FWRNbHo/Uvf_Q2nYXLI/AAAAAAAAGDs/8Q2pMCs2OsU/s1600/close_button.png’ title=’Close’ width=’17’/>

<table border=’0′ cellpadding=’2′>
<tr>
<td style=’padding-left:30px; padding-right:50px;’><form action=’/search’ id=’search’ method=’get’ name=’searchForm’ style=’display:inline;’>
<input class=’search-text’ name=’q’ onblur=’if (this.value == &quot;&quot;) this.value = &quot;Search here…&quot;;’ onfocus=’if (this.value == &quot;Search here…&quot;) this.value = &quot;&quot;;’ size=’28’ type=’text’ value=’Search here…’/></form></td>

<td style=’padding-left:20px;’><a href=’http://www.facebook.com/username‘ title=’Follow on Facebook’><img src=’http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qF-13gWPCho/Uvftq1v5ApI/AAAAAAAAGCo/hoFWKPCSUro/s1600/facebook-icon.png’/></a></td>

<td><a href=’http://twitter.com/username‘ title=’Follow on Twitter’><img src=’http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OSxpeBNLK4A/UvfuiIkU5RI/AAAAAAAAGC4/Cq4TdM5fmhs/s1600/twitter-icon.png’/></a></td>

<td><a expr:href=’data:blog.homepageUrl + &quot;feeds/posts/default&quot;’ title=’Subscribe to Feed’><img src=’http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wRI1rmbhV0M/Uvfvq5ZBMjI/AAAAAAAAGDU/6BSlAgac3sw/s1600/rss-feed-icon2.png’/></a></td>

<td style=’padding-left:40px; padding-top: 5px;’><a class=’twitter-share-button’ data-count=’horizontal’ data-lang=’en’ href=’http://twitter.com/share’ title=’Publish on Twitter’>Tweet</a><script src=’http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js’ type=’text/javascript’/></td>

<td><a href=’http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php’ name=’fb_share’ title=’Publish on Facebook’ type=’button_count’>Share</a><script src=’http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share’ type=’text/javascript’/></td>

  <td style=’padding-left:60px;’><a class=”google_translate” href=’Javascript:void(0)’ onclick=’window.open(&quot;http://www.google.com/translate?u=&quot;+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+&quot;&amp;langpair=auto%7Cen&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&quot;); return false;’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’English’><img align=’absbottom’ alt=’English’ border=’0′ height=’24’ src=’http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sXhoGx5s2dg/T5xOeRCOuYI/AAAAAAAAARo/ldYJIGQldwQ/s1600/United+Kingdom(Great+Britain).png’ width=’24’/></a></td>

<td><a class=”google_translate” href=’Javascript:void(0)’ onclick=”window.open(&quot;http://www.google.com/translate?u=&quot;+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+&quot;&amp;langpair=auto%7Cde&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&quot;); return false;”><img alt=”German” border=”0″ align=”absbottom” title=”German” height=”24″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nX0ktPsJQTA/T5xOMiiOGQI/AAAAAAAAARY/VXhAPARvh9E/s1600/Germany.png” width=”24″/></a></td>

<td><a class=”google_translate” href=’Javascript:void(0)’ onclick=’window.open(&quot;http://www.google.com/translate?u=&quot;+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+&quot;&amp;langpair=auto%7Cfr&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&quot;); return false;’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’French’><img align=’absbottom’ alt=’French’ border=’0′ height=’24’ src=’http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aklFaq6pPeQ/T5xOV1mPbcI/AAAAAAAAARg/CcBmt1ptN88/s1600/France.png’ width=’24’/></a></td>

<td><a class=”google_translate” href=’Javascript:void(0)’ onclick=’window.open(&quot;http://www.google.com/translate?u=&quot;+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+&quot;&amp;langpair=auto%7Car&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&quot;); return false;’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Arabic’><img align=’absbottom’ alt=’Arabic’ border=’0′ height=’24’ src=’http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cx9e66I48yM/T5xM9L7uzoI/AAAAAAAAAQY/ftpOVX9YZEE/s1600/Saudi+Arabia.png’ width=’24’/></a></td>

<td><a class=”google_translate” href=’Javascript:void(0)’ onclick=’window.open(&quot;http://www.google.com/translate?u=&quot;+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+&quot;&amp;langpair=auto%7Czh-cn&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&quot;); return false;’ rel=’nofollow’ title=’Chinese Simplified’><img align=’absbottom’ alt=’Chinese Simplified’ border=’0′ height=’24’ src=’http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eXup49w042c/T5xMxliSlmI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/v9efq8I4TI0/s1600/China.png’ width=’24’/></a></td>

</tr>
</table>
</div>

Finally, change what is in blue with the URLs of your Facebook and Twitter profiles.

If you want to add more items, such as a counter, links etc. add a line like this just before the </tr> tag:

<td>Add here the extra content</td>

Add the content where is indicated and that’s it.

As you can see, it is not necessary to depend on external sites to have a toolbar, from now on you can have a floating sticky toolbar on your Blogger blog.

Related Posts

Fading Box With Newer/Older Posts Links and Titles for Blogger

The navigation links are those that appear at the bottom of the page that says “Older Posts”, “Newer Posts” and “Home” and help us to move through…

How to Add an Admin Control Panel in Blogger

A while ago I posted some tutorials on how you can remove the Blogger Navbar or add a Peek A Boo Effect so that it would show…

Share Blog Posts in Social Media using AddThis

AddThis is the most complete social sharing service allowing you to share your posts in more than 270 different social networks. If you want to use the…

Create Horizontal Navigation Menu With Drop Down Submenus Using CSS

This drop down menu made with CSS only is a horizontal menu with sub-tabs and a rounded search bar on the right side. A menu like this…

Scriptaculous image slider/carousel for Blogger

Image galleries, sliders and slideshows have become increasingly popular within web pages and more and more developers have been creating these amazing powerful, versatile and sleek galleries….

Orbit – jQuery Image Slider Plugin For Blogger

This tutorial will show you how to add another beautiful image slider for Blogger / BlogSpot made with jQuery and, of course, with HTML and CSS. This…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.