How to show HTML/java codes in blogger(blogspot) blog posts

by Tamal Anwar on Monday, December 12, 2011

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If you’re a blogspot platform blogger and want to show HTML source codes in your blog posts then you must had a hard time how to make it done. Check out Code BlogKori. You can see that I’ve created special boxes for those HTML codes and the code remains intact inside the post. It’s a nice trick for blogger platform if you’re willing to post tutorials and badges for your readers.

For this you have to take two simple steps,

Step 1

You have to add a special code inside your blogger template. Go to your blogger Dashboard > Layout > Edit HTML. Now hit CTRL+F on your keyboard and search this tag,


Now you have to add this code above that code,

pre { background:#efefef; border:1px solid #A6B0BF; font-size:120%; line-height:100%; overflow:auto; padding:10px; color:#000000 } pre:hover { border:1px solid #efefef; } code { font-size:120%; text-align:left; margin:0;padding:0; color: #000000;} .clear { clear:both; overflow:hidden; }

Now it will look something like this,

After you done it, click the “Preview” button to see if your blog shows or not. If everything’s okay, then click, “Save template

Step 2

Now each time you create a post and you need to add some HTML codes inside your post, you have to convert it into escapable characters. For this go to this tool called Quick escape and insert your code. Click, “Convert to escaped character” the converted code will be different than the original.

Now create a new blog post and add the converted code. You have to enclosed the code with a “pre” tag(marked as blue) For this I’ve added the same code twice. One normally and the other one with the hack.

Publish your post and see the magic! The normal code showed up with the effect but the hacked on remained intact inside the table.

Please leave a comment with your response and any suggestion for this blogger hack. If you run into any trouble, feel free to ask me a question. Please do share/save this page if it helped you.

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  • scrollock

    you best haa i try to my blog and look good thanks so much

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  • Sylvain

    Thanks this was useful.

  • sansayan

    It works, thanks for your valuable info.

  • Tamal Anwar


    ~thanks for letting me know that. Blogspot has changed their HTML couple of times and glad that this tip still works!

  • Basant Singh

    Quick escape is good. Thanks for sharing.

  • l_i_z

    I mentioned your blog here. :)

  • kamrul

    dear Tomal, please let us know how do yo give a different background colour for HTML code. in this post you have darker background for bellow code
    border:1px solid #A6B0BF;
    color:#000000 }
    pre:hover {
    border:1px solid #efefef;
    code {
    color: #000000;}
    .clear { clear:both;

    please let us know. thanks for help.
    .-= kamrul´s last blog ..Photo Post: My early days of blogging and how BlogKori started =-.

  • Monir

    it’s really work.thanks
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    • Mg Lashaung

      Thankyou so much .
      I want to share these at my blog .

  • Aero

    ভালো আইডিয়া। তবে আমি html কোড দেখানোর জন্য সরাসরি blockquote ব্যবহার করি।

  • Shoaib

    This post is nice. But it doesn’t work sometimes. Moreover it is hard for beginner. I have a blog where I describe that how to show HTML code blog post. This is the post

  • yahaya

    thanks ,it’s working

  • Neha

    Hey..It is CTRL+F for searching any keyword in any document.

  • Neha

    By the way,Great post working…Thanks

  • jaganmangat

    thank you very much,it works gr8……keep on adding such a type of posts…
    GOOD LUCK……!!
    .-= jaganmangat´s last blog ..Mostly searched Google words from A to Z. =-.

  • marian

    thak you …i didn’t knew that!
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    thanks u very much

  • Vince

    This is what I have been looking for months. It worked on my blogger blog.

  • Harshit Singhal

    Hey thanx for the code man

  • Rakhee Kadam

    nice post, i also use the same technique for my blog.


    Thank you! Worked well and now I can inform my readers with actual code!

    • Ruchiwebsolutions

      Cool guide. Thanks for sharing a very detailed steps.

  • php2ranjan

    Thanks for the code. Helped me a lot.

  • Seoruchi

    his site is very informative. Very easy to use your tips and tricks. Keep up the good work, you Rock!!!!

  • webdesignpatna

    Good research work. Thanks for sharing it.

  • webhostingruchi

    Thanks for the step by step procedure.

  • lukman

    thanks for sharing. it’s useful for my blogging experience.

  • Rafiqul Islam

    Many thanks for the useful post, hope you will be continued it.

  • Ben – Personal Training Coach

    Works great, thank you for the advice!

  • Obaidul Huq

    I try it but no result. plz advice me.

  • Prime Aque

    Thank you so much, I know this would work to my blog as well. I have added the code.

  • Stephen Cobb

    Great post, thanks! I read about 10 different posts on solving this problem and yours was the best. The one thing that nobody seems to mention is that the final result is not visible until you a. publish the post, or b. preview the post.

    At least that is my experience. In other words, you go through the escaping of your code and it looks terrible in both the Edit HTML view and the Compose view. Only when you Publish or Preview do you see the final results. This is not a criticism of your instructions, which worked great for me. But Blogger really should include this stuff in the program.

    Thanks again…Stephen

  • Rajib Kumar

    Nice tutorial.. thanks for share..

  • healthybeautifulblogq

    I have try but seems not works in blog.

  • Analyst

    I applied the hack and it worked perfectly fine, however the code box has become extremely elongated and thus may I request you to please let me know the way to reduce the size of code box or it be like a scroll box etc..

    You can see demo at


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  • vivek

    i want to ask you that this we have to do every time while writing a post or one time..

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  • TopOne

    it was great…and really helpful.

  • Sandu

    Thnks bro its really working :D

    • Tamal Anwar

      You are most welcome!

  • Commentator

    Thanks, it is working.

  • Kris

    Thank you! It works like a charm.