Removing double (duplicate) blog posts in Blogger

Are you seeing double? I mean as in duplicate or repeat posts on your Blogger blog? Instead seeing of a normal set of posts like this:

Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 ... (from top to bottom),

are you seeing two identical post columns, like this?

Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post 1 Post 2 Post 3

or duplicate posts inside a posts column, like this?

Post 1 Post 1 Post 2 Post 2 Post 3 Post 3

Anyway neither mode is good for your readers, both are equally unacceptable. It’s wise for you to fix this double trouble on the double.

Here we go,

1. Duplicate posts columns

The first and the more common one is duplicate posts columns. The second column looks exactly like the first one, complete with feed link and blog pager. The second column usually comes right under the first, like so:

Post 1 Post 2 Post 3 Post 1 Post 2 Post 3

This error is caused by duplicate Blog gadget. It is most likely occurred after you replaced your original template with a third party template.

To remove the duplicate, all you have to do is remove the extra Blog gadget. But I somehow think you already knew that. After all did you not notice there are two Blog Posts widgets in the Layout page? The problem was you couldn’t remove either of them because there was no Remove button (which is normal for a Blog widget).

So how do you remove a Blog gadget then? By deleting the Blog widget code in your blog template, that’s how.

  1. Go to Template > Edit HTML.
  2. DO NOT tick the Expand Widget Templates checkbox.
  3. Find and delete the following line in your HTML code:
    <b:widget id='Blog2' locked='false' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'/>


    <b:widget id='Blog11' locked='false' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'/>
  4. Click SAVE TEMPLATE button to save.
  5. You will be asked whether to keep the widget or delete it. Choose to delete by clicking DELETE WIDGETS button.
  6. Done.

2. Duplicate posts in a single column

This is a less common variation of duplicate posts. Each duplicate post comes right after the original post, and they are confined within the same post column, like this:

Post 1 Post 1 Post 2 Post 2 Post 3 Post 3….

This is due to a corrupted Blog widget template, probably caused by a mistake you made while tweaking the widget template.

The easiest way to fix this is by resetting the Blog Posts widget.


57 comments to "Removing double (duplicate) blog posts in Blogger"

Anonymous,  February 3, 2011 at 4:26 PM    

Hi Greenlava,Your work is great,Pls help me to put a next page link above/below post title-So users can Go to Next page without scrolling,also in my blog, there is a large white space before next,previous button,pls help me to delete that space

bhavin-sangoi February 3, 2011 at 4:38 PM    

you have given me this advise earlier and it really solved my problem and i became follower of your blog. thanks once again for that.

Anne Lyken-Garner February 3, 2011 at 10:04 PM    

Useful post. I've actually seen blogs like that with duplicate posts. I'll have to remember where that was now. :-)

Anonymous,  February 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM    

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penhitam March 5, 2011 at 5:17 PM    

i agree. This is nice information. Should be careful about this one.

सतीश सक्सेना March 16, 2011 at 11:59 AM    

Thnaks !

Newport Beach Houses April 7, 2011 at 10:38 PM    

very useful to eliminate double label problems

Saulo Valley May 21, 2011 at 9:04 PM    

Obrigado me ajudou a resolver um problema enorme de duplicidade!

Grande abraço!

Anonymous,  September 9, 2011 at 11:32 PM    

very thanks for your suggestions.. It helps me a lot...
Thankyou once again..

PRIYA SHIVA September 9, 2011 at 11:33 PM    

very thanks for ur suggestions.. It helps me a lot.. Thankyou once again...

Finger Click Saver September 25, 2011 at 12:26 PM    

Thank God for YOU! You have no idea how many times you have fixed my broken blog!

KCarey October 20, 2011 at 3:22 AM    

I love this, but it won't let me save it. And I've edited the blog outside the HTML editor, and it still loads.

faizul October 22, 2011 at 12:03 PM    

i have the same problem. I'd follow ur suggestion. In fact, ur suggestion is the same as others in the internet. My problems now is that after deleting the line in the HTML, the preview work nicely, but it still fails to save the template.

Greenlava October 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM    

Were you guys using the new user interface?
Try it with the old one.
I tested it on the new UI, and got stuck. The old UI works fine.

Clary November 4, 2011 at 3:33 PM    

thanx a lot, this blog is such a big help!

Andhin,  November 21, 2011 at 10:09 AM    

Thank You so Much "SUCCESS" :)

Nazrun Azhari January 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM    

How to use old UI? If I use Revert to Classic, the same problem happened again when I switched back to new UI.

Greenlava January 17, 2012 at 1:37 AM    

@Nazrun Azhar
To switch to old UI, on the dashboard first click on the name of your blog. Then click the gear icon on top right corner and select "Old Blogger Interface".
Proceed to delete Blog2 by following instructions in "1. Duplicate posts columns" above.

crafts and cupcakes February 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM    

ABSOLUTE LIFE SAVER!!! Thank you thank you thankyou! I had to switch to the old interface to get it to work, but it is done! Yaaay!

NiNa ZizaN February 15, 2012 at 3:35 PM    

TQ soooo much! =D
it DO save my blog's space now!

Hana February 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM    

thanx.. i revert to old view then only i can delete the line.. :)

TBG March 9, 2012 at 3:45 PM    

THANKS!!! this help me to fix a double Blog post of my website. ;-)

Etienne Clergue March 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM    

Thanks for the help...
I can't believe I spent close to 3 hours to resolve the duplicate issue just because of a UI issue.....pretty poor from Google.

Julie March 24, 2012 at 4:12 PM    

thank you so much!! it was driving me crazy seeing repeated posts on my blog! Your advice on how to correct it was so easy to follow!! thankyou!!!!! :)

Dinesh Soni March 28, 2012 at 2:13 AM    

in the above line type=blog what does it mean ????

Thanks a lot

Greenlava March 28, 2012 at 2:53 PM    

@Dinesh Soni
That indicates the type of widget. "Blog" is for blog widget.

Courtney Smith April 13, 2012 at 6:57 AM    


JustALovelyRomance July 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM    

Thank you so much. I was having a mini-freakout these past couple of weeks. (:

Simon P. Clark July 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM    

Changed over to the old interface, and this worked perfectly - thanks very much! A simple solution I would not have been able to find out on my own

Erleen Alvarez July 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM    

Thank you for this really helpful tip. :)

Maria July 19, 2012 at 1:34 AM    

I found the link in the html and then I delete it. It gives me an error code of bX-2tquhp. So I went to the cog to view my blog in the old view and I have no option for that. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.

Aniekan Ekah July 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM    

Here's another case ( I've tried all you said but when I click 'Save' there's an error message with a code number. What do I do?

Putra Putri Ummi.. July 21, 2012 at 6:55 PM    


After i upload new template, suddenly i got double post in my blog. Like Post1, Post2, Post 3, Post1, Post2, Post3.

When i open edit HTML it show like below,

So, i delete widget id='Blog2'..

But when i save the template, i show "bX-5gxm76" error..

I also tried to restore my old template, but still have 2 widget id='blog1' and widget id='blog2'

Please help me..

Greenlava July 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM    

@Putra Putri Ummi..

Please read reply #14.

Vijay Dhankate July 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM    

Thank you very much .... for this post....

Tugay Sarıkaya August 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM    

it works for me. Thanks a lot

adrial bin Aminullah September 13, 2012 at 12:40 PM    

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rashi September 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM    

Thanks dear......

Faisal Mushtaq October 15, 2012 at 11:01 PM    

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Luna Milkiway October 20, 2012 at 3:30 AM    

Thank you, worked great:-)

Alexis November 9, 2012 at 5:49 AM    

Thanks so so much for this. None of my templates were showing right because of double Blog Post gadgets. Problem now solved.

Nileesha Attanapola November 13, 2012 at 2:12 AM    

THANKS,very useful for me.... (y)

Mary Darleen Matienzo November 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM    

thank you so much!!!! :) you're an angel!

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david king December 17, 2012 at 12:06 AM    

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Bilal Akbar January 13, 2013 at 8:43 AM    

Thanks Dear this was very helpful for me.

Debasmita Maitra January 21, 2013 at 4:11 PM    

So many thanks to you

Blogger January 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM    

You are an angel! Thank you so much!

Nanda February 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM    

Omg thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!! I got the double post and it's bothering me for weeks T____T You have no idea how much I feel relieve at this moment! Really, thank you very much!!!! <3

Deepak patel February 15, 2013 at 11:12 PM    

Thnx buddy Really it sucked......

Mohsin Raza February 18, 2013 at 5:23 PM    

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Guidance ✰ March 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM    

That was so helpful!
Thanks a lot!

Robyn Ketzbeck April 7, 2013 at 3:14 AM    

OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH. This was driving me crazy :-)

Andito,  April 7, 2013 at 6:21 PM    

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Admin April 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM    

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Shital Pradhan August 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM    

thank you.....i was about to delete my blog........

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