Using 'Categories' With Blogger
“How to Fake 'Categories' in Blogger”

Last week one of the students, who had previously used Wordpress, asked me if Blogger ‘did categories’ because [s]he wanted to file their posts under categories reflecting which college project they referred to.

“No”  I replied, with the robust confidence of someone talking out of his nether regions *“Blogger disnae support categories. The best you can do is organise posts by date”.

Well, even a towering intellect like myself can occasionally get things wrong and, after further tinkering I have discovered that, whilst Blogger disnae support categories per se, there is a way to make it behave as if it does by taking advantage of the fact that Blogger does support attaching keywords to a post [or LABELS in Blogger parlance] and does allow you to add some custom menus to your template layout [providing you’re using one of the modern templates].

So here’s how to use categories in Blogger:

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TAGS: how-tocollegeblogger

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE: 07 Dec 2007

AUTHOR: stíobhart matulevicz

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