REMOVE THE BACKGROUND
|Go to your Dashboard and click on Layout in the sidebar, as shown.|
Particularly when you just start to blog, you see all these freebie backgrounds and blinkies, and want to experiment with them.
Virtually any blog will tell you how to add them: copy the code and paste it into an HTML widget on your blog (it's best to add it down near the footer as this helps the blog to load faster for some reason).
|Look for the correct HTML widget - you may have a few, so just keep clicking on them in turn until you find one that looks something like the above. Click on REMOVE - and that's it! You've removed that background.|
REMOVING BUTTONS AND BLINKIES
|Look for the code, then go ahead and click Remove to get rid of the widget.|
The code for these looks a little different, but they're still just HTML widgets. Click on each widget when in Layout view until you find the correct one, then click Remove - and it's gone. Don't forget to click on the orange Save Arrangement button if you move things around whilst you're in tidying-up mode.
Alternatively, when looking at your blog, you'll see a tiny hammer&screwdriver icon at the bottom right-hand corner of any widget - which means you can edit the widget in blog view instead of going via your Dashboard to the Layout view. Again, click on the Remove button to delete that button or blinkie. This is actually the easier way to do it, as you can see exactly what you want to remove without having to hunt for it.
REMOVING PICTURE WIDGETS ETC
|This is a picture widget - looks a little different, but the principle is the same.|
|Just as simple to remove!|
Here's another widget variation. Just as easy to remove!
Hope this helps!