How The Change The Width Of The Blogger Comment Form

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blogger comment bubbleA very popular recent post we did showed how to add a reply option to the blogger comments.So i decided to add another nice blogger comments trick that can improve both the appearance and performance of your comments.The area you write the text of your comments into, known as the comment form is by default very narrow.This is not a big problem, but when you see the comment forms on other blogs they tend to be similar in width to the post area.This makes the form look better and fit well with the layout of a blog and also it's easier to write comments, especially longer comments.

Changing the width of the comments on blogger is very easy and i have it broke into a few steps for you.First lets look at some examples.I have changed the width of the blogger comment form on one of my test blogs and here you can see the before and after screenshots :

Blogger Comments Default Width

Blogger Comments before change

Blogger Comments After Width Change

Wider Blogger comments

You can also see the comment form on this blog : Wide Comment Form


Changing The Width Of Blogger Comments

Step 1. In your dashboard click 'Layout' > 'Edit Html' > Tick The 'Expand Widget Templates' box


Blogger layout

edit html blogger

Expand widget templates blogger


Step 2. Find the following piece of code in your blogs html :
(Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to find the code - More Info)


<iframe allowtransparency='true' class='blogger-iframe-colorize blogger-comment-from-post' frameborder='0' height='410' id='comment-editor' name='comment-editor' src='' width='100%'/>

Step 3. We now have to change the piece of code i highlighted in red above.

We must change it from Percentage (%) to Pixels (px) and also find a width that suits your template.

The example i showed in the images and test blog is using the minima stretch template and i changed the code :

From - 100%
To- 600px

So now the code looks like this :

<iframe allowtransparency='true' class='blogger-iframe-colorize blogger-comment-from-post' frameborder='0' height='410' id='comment-editor' name='comment-editor' src='' width='600px'/>

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I would recommend first changing the width to 500px, see how it looks and you can go back and make adjustments as required.If your using a custom template you can find the width of your main-wrapper and work with that width.

So that's another nice trick to help your comment area, you can find lots more blogger comment tips here,

If you need more help or have anything to add just let me know in the comments.

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