Quick Fix: 'Required Field Must Not Be Left Blank' Warning in Blogger Image Widget Title

Friday, November 01, 2013


If you mess around with your blog design a lot, or even if you've just gone to make tweaks in the last couple of months then you'll have probably noticed that you can no longer display an image widget in your sidebar without entering a title first. Typical Blogger, they make everything more difficult than necessary- anyone else feel like tearing their hair out when template/ layout type things go wrong? You can't just enter a space, and while you could shut up the warning notice with a full stop if you're anything like me seeing a big old full stop above each of your image widgets will be enough to drive you crazy. Luckily there's a very easy fix.

The Fix
Type into the title field:
<h2> </h2>

This will allow you to post your image, but wont display a title or an unnecessary gap. I've read that this is a bug with Blogger, but it seems to be an ongoing issue and so I thought I'd share this little trick for everyone who was getting as annoyed with as I was. I hope it was helpful!

Have you ever experienced this issue? 
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24 comments

  1. Thank you for such a useful tip!!! I am fairly new to blogger, so I haven't changed very many settings yet, but I'm sure this will come in handy soon.

    http://mattekat.blogspot.ca/

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  2. I was wondering about this. had the same issue! thanks for sharing this. very helpful! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  3. This annoys me no end of times! But thank you very much for the quick fix, I'll definitely be using this in the future, once I get a new laptop I'll be re-designing my blog :)

    Laura x
    http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/

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  4. Another way is by going to your template, customize, add css and put this code in:

    #whateveritis{
    display: none;
    }

    Normally it's Bloglist1 or Labels1. Those are the only two I have run in that does that.

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  5. Great post! This has been happening to me lately

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  6. Oh my goodness! This has been driving me nuts. Thank you Stacey, : )

    Carly's Beauty World

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  7. Thank you so much!
    I had this problem too with the images.
    I am going to try it right now!

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  8. Thanks so much Stacey - I've had an annoying title over my image for ages and I couldn't work out how to remove it, it was really annoying me! x

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com ♥

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  9. Thanks so much for this tip!!! VERY HELPFUL! xo

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  10. OMG thank you so much!! You genius this has been annoying me so much I had a little full stop as my titles haha.

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  11. Ah thanks so much for this Stacey. Blogger do make everything a lot more awkward than they should! xx

    Leanne | makeupblast.blogspot.ie | bloglovin.com/blog/3923219

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  12. You life saver!! Been trying to do this for AGES! :) Thank you!

    x

    www.citygirlsearching.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you for this tip! I just found this post through a Google search because I was having this issue. Problem solved!

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  14. You little beaute, this has been annoying me for so long now. Thank you huni. x

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  15. You're Saviour ! Thank you so much !

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  16. VERY annoying bug, especially for a non-techie like me, but your fix was so easy and it worked! Thank you!

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  17. Thank you so much for this! You're seriously a savior! I was panicking a little until I found this blog post. :)

    Michelle
    The Girly Gamer

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  18. Thank you for this fab tip, was tearing my hair out trying to work out how to do this grrr xx

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