Be Aware When You Install Third Party Code On Your Blog
Blogger provides a large library of XML coded accessories, installed using the Layout "Add a Gadget" wizard. As we have learned in the past, however, the "Add a Gadget" accessory library is also used for distribution of non Blogger supplied gadgets.
Gadgets supplied by Blogger are available using "Add a Gadget", and are labeled "By Blogger". Google does have other accessory libraries - the late "iGoogle" library is one well known one. That aside, most Blogger blogs - and all non Google websites, which are used for distribution of Blogger accessories and gadgets - are non Blogger products.
Be aware of what you are about to install, on your blog.
- A gadget provided using "Add a Gadget", and labeled "By Blogger" is a Blogger provided gadget.
- A gadget provided using "Add a Gadget", but not labeled "By Blogger", is not a Blogger provided gadget.
- A gadget provided using a Blogger blog, which is not published by Blogger, is not a Blogger provided gadget.
- A gadget provided using a non Google website is not a Blogger provided gadget.
These are examples of Blogger supplied gadgets. Anything different is not a Blogger supplied gadget.
If you install non Blogger code in the template, and later see
this is a risk which you take.
Do not install non Blogger code on your blog, without knowing the risks.