Remove the Navigation Bar from Blogger

I always thought of the "Next Blog" button more like a "Life is a Box of Chocolates" button, because if you click on it, you never know what blog you might get next!

I honestly didn't think anything of it until students started going to my blog, then it glared at me.

Thanks to the help of Linda Yollis, I learned how to exorcise it.

  1. From the Dashboard, edit the design. 
  2. Click "Edit HTML".
  3. Scroll 4/5 down towards the bottom of the template HTML code. Look for ]]></b:skin>
  4. Add this line of HTML:  
#navbar-iframe {height:0px;visibility:hidden;display:none} <== Add this line,
]]></b:skin> <== immediately above
</head> <== these 3 lines,
<body> <== that are already there. 

  • It's recommended that you backup your template before and after you make changes.
  • Tracy's shortcut is to copy all (CTRL A) the HTML and paste it into a document before making any changes.
  • Another shortcut is to take a screenshot before making changes, that way you know how to fix it.



Thank you, Mrs. Yollis, for teaching me how to do this!  I also thank my hubby for teaching me how to resize the pictures so it fits the screen.


  1. Dear Tracy,

    Thanks for a fabulous post about a major Blogger platform problem! Take if from me, I've seen some very inappropriate things when I've click "Next Blog" and I'm glad that I was able to remove the bar from my classroom blog. I thing Blogger should offer a button to remove it, but in the meantime...use the HTML code!

    Great post and thanks for the mention!

    Linda Y♥llis

  2. Linda,

    Thank you for all your help with this! I am much more comfortable knowing that the students are now safe on my blog. I sure hope other educators consider this.

    Kind regards,


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