In Blogger, We can use custom Blogger templates and built-in templates. We all face one common issue while using custom or default Blogger template. And, that issue is locked widgets.
While applying a new template, you can see many locked widgets that can't remove from the Layout.
In this post, we are going to see the steps to lock a widget, find the ID of a widget, unlock and remove locked widgets. Let’s check it out all in detail.

Steps to Lock Widget

You can lock a widget by using “locked” attribute. If you want to lock a widget, assign the value of “locked” attribute to true.
➜ For instance, look at this Attribution widget code (see locked attribute)

<b:widget id=’Attribution1′ locked=’true’ title=” type=’Attribution’ visible=’true’>

Unlock/Remove Locked Widgets in Blogger

I recommend you to take a backup of your template before making any changes. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Go to Template. Select “Edit Html”. In this instance, I am going to remove the Attribution or HTML widget (Powered by Blogger).

If you know the “Powered by Blogger” widget ID, go ahead to the next step. If you don’t know the ID of the widget, then follow the below steps to find it out.

Find Widget ID

➜ Go to the Layout.
➜ Click “Edit” option of Attribution or HTML widget. 
➜ In the address bar, go to the end of URL and you can see the widget ID.

➜ Copy or memorize the widget ID. Now, you can move to the next step.
Step 2: Select “HTML4” from “Jump to widget” drop-down list.

Step 3: You should be in the HTML widget code now. In the widget code, you can see locked=’true’ [see screenshot]

Step 4: Change the true to false

Step 5: Click on “Save template” button.

That’s it. The widget is successfully unlocked.

If you want to remove the unlocked widget, you need to do two more steps.

Step 6: Go to Layout in Blogger.

Step 7: Click “Edit” link of the Attribution widget and now you can see the “Remove” button. Click on Remove button to remove locked widgets.

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