Followers gadget wrong display

In Blogger Help Forum, a number of times I encountered questions regarding problems with Followers gadget profile display. Here are two examples:

I have added an image to my profile, it shows up on the dashboard, however when I check on blogs that I'm following,  no photo is shown.

My Follower name is wrong! On the blogs I follow, my real name is listed, instead of my Blogger nickname.

Most people assume that their Blogger profile is used in Followers gadget. Well that can be true, but not necessarily so. This is because you can change which profile to be used in the Followers gadget.

Back to the questions. To solve the above problems is a matter of selecting the “right” profile for each site that you follow.

  1. Go to Dashboard, under Reading List, towards the bottom there is a Manage button.manage
  2. Click that button and you will see a list of blogs you currently follow.settings
  3. Then click Settings link on the right of the blog that you have problem with.settings1
  4. In Settings you can choose which profile to be used in the Followers gadget. Click change to select a profile.settings2
  5. Click on the profile of your choice.
  6. View the profile gadget at the site to confirm.
  7. Enjoy!

20 comments to "Followers gadget wrong display"

Emir (Godfather) August 20, 2009 at 8:03 AM    

thank you so much, i really appreciate that u shared that problem...

Greenlava August 22, 2009 at 12:06 AM    

You're welcome Emir

Greenlava September 2, 2009 at 4:01 PM    

A reader asked (in another post) how to block a follower.
So here is the answer.
Go to Dashboard. On the right side of your blog name, there is a link showing the blog followers count. Click that link and you'll see all followers for the blog. Click the follower's avatar and you'll see an option to block the user.

Unknown October 17, 2009 at 1:41 PM    

Mr. greenlava, i can't seem to find any css code for 'follower' widget.
i use custom template, and there's no follower widget, so i wanna add it by myself.

how? where can i find it? thanks.

Greenlava October 18, 2009 at 9:31 PM    

Nadya Maraya,
You are using a classic template. You can't add Followers gadget, but you can add Members gadget, which does the same thing I think.
Go to Google FriendConnect and sign in. Click on the site you want to add the gadget to. Click Members Gadgets, then click Add a Members gadget link. Do the setup, then generate the code. Lastly copy the code and paste it in your template HTML.

eiNtaNz October 29, 2009 at 10:21 PM    

i want block some of my followers? what can i do?

Greenlava October 30, 2009 at 2:24 AM    

ustzh intan,
Selamat datang.
The same question answered in comment no.3

Ema Au'zir November 9, 2009 at 9:23 PM    

thankyou! wahhhh, it's really helping i have to say;D

Greenlava November 9, 2009 at 11:48 PM    

You're welcome ema au'zir, and sila datang lagi ya...

brenda April 23, 2010 at 2:07 PM    

super frustrated - no response when i select 'settings' - (under manage reading list)

Greenlava April 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM    

@b thinking
You can also access Settings by clicking your avatar in the Follower's widget.
Go to the blog you follow, click your avatar in the Follower's widget. In the pop up, the Settings link is located in top right corner.

Rocio Esmeralda January 20, 2011 at 4:15 AM    

I tried to add the follower gadget on my blog and it gives me a message saying "please correct the errors on this form" can you help me? my blog is
Thanks =)

Greenlava January 20, 2011 at 3:24 PM    

@Rocio Esmeralda
You probably entered an invalid color code. A color code is made up of six digits, from #000000 (black) to #FFFFFF (white).

Anonymous,  January 24, 2011 at 2:32 PM    

I have the same profile picture for my blog and Google profiles. I can only make my picture appear when I follow someones blog, by using my Google profile. Using Blogger profile brings up the generic silhouette. I have got "share profile" checked in blogger, and I've removed and reuploaded the image, and it appears in my profile fine.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions,


Gawgus things... January 24, 2011 at 8:04 PM    

Hi! I've tried this and still my profile won't show up when I try to follow someone. When I leave a comment, it's fine, but not when I follow. I've checked everything and it all looks fine so I'm at a complete loss as to what to do next. Any help would be gratefully appreciated!

Greenlava January 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM    

Sorry I wish I could help, but I don't have any suggestion. You seems to have covered all avenues.

@Gawgus things...
Have you checked the "share profile" checkbox like Lisa did?

Anonymous,  January 26, 2011 at 11:02 PM    

No worries, I just sign in with Google and it's all good,


GkN May 3, 2011 at 5:15 PM    

i cant keep the followers gadget successfully.....pls help me
my mail id is

David July 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM    

Thank you for the details in this particular error. It helped.

Anonymous,  November 5, 2012 at 5:01 AM    

Thank you for showing me how to fix this. I was very frustrated that I couldn't get my Blogger Profile to show up in the Following of people. Solved. Thanks.

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