Monday, June 1, 2020

How to make a new blog post in the 2020 version of Blogger

This article shows you how to make a new blog post in the new (2020) Blogger editor.

post header picture highlighting the New Post button in Blogger-2020 interface

What is the new Blogger editor

Google have announced that 
In late June [2020], the new Blogger interface will become the default for all users. The legacy interface will still be available as an option.

This is a good thing:  the new Blogger fixes a number of long-standing issues, adds some useful new tools, and gives the team building Blogger tools to make more new features in future.

But it means that people who already use Blogger need to re-learn some things - and the biggest changes are in the Post Editor.

This post explains the first difference you are likely to see.

You might be tempted not to use the new interface - but this would be a mistake.  Right now, it's optional,  In June 2020, it will become the default and you will still be able to go back to the legacy (ie old) Blogger.   Sometime after that, though, the legacy Blogger will be turned off.   We don't know when that is - but you can be sure that sooner or later, it will happen.   So it's a good idea to learn the new Blogger now, and report any problems you find while the engineers are still focussed on fixing them.

How to create a new post in Blogger

To make a new post, in a blog you have already created, in Blogger-2020:

1  Go to   in an up-to-date browser.  This opens the Blogger dashboard.

2  If you have used Blogger before (or are following outdated instructions), you will be looking for an orange New Post button somewhere near the top-left corner of the screen.   But it's not there.   Instead:
  • If you have a smaller browser screen eg on a mobile device, look for a large orange + button near the bottom right corner.

  • On a desktop device, look for a white button labelled New Post, near the top of the left-hand-side tab:

3  Click this New Post Button

4  Type your post content into the body section, and your post title into the title bar - like this:

5  Use the Preview button to see what your post will look like.   This is the button to the right of the Title, which looks like an eye.

6  When you are ready, click the Publish button to make your post visible on your blog.   This is the button to the right of the Title, which looks like two arrows (it may be labelled Publish if your screen is large enough).

7   You will be asked if you want to Publish (in case you clicked Publish by accident):  Click the word Confirm to go ahead.

8   Click the Back arrow at the top left of the Blogger screen (beside the big-B) to go back to the Blogger Dashboard.

Job Done! You have now created a new post in the Blogger-2020 post editor.

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  1. Is there any way to "clean" the html mode like we had on previous blogger version?

    With the new version we have all the div's and /br's :\

    1. Afraid not - I've written an article which hopefully explains a little about why: