How to Change Blogger/Blogspot Templates

How to Change Blogger/Blogspot TemplatesIf your blog is hosted with Blogger and you are not happy with the default blog templates provided by Blogger, then you certainly do have an option to change it and give a more professional or elegant look to your blog.

To change the default template, you need to first download a good template for your blog. So have a look here: Free Blogger Templates

Once you are done with selecting and downloading the template of your choice from the link above, then you have to upload that template to your blog.

So follow these steps:
1. Log in to Blogger (You are at dashboard)
2. Go to the Layout section.
3. Now you will see a page similar to this:

How to Change Blogger/Blogspot Templates

4. Click on the “Edit” links on the widgets, and back up their content in notepads in your computer (Because when you change the template, you might lose all the widgets content)
5. Now go to “Template” section and click on “Backup/Restore” button.
6. Now in the pop up, click on “Download full template” (This is done to take a backup of the current template, in case you want to revert back to your old template)

How to Change Blogger/Blogspot Templates

7. Now upload the new template using the “Choose file” button in the same popup.
8. Follow the instructions given with the new template to arrange the widgets and make links active.
9. Follow the SEO tips given by BloggerStop to make sure your new template is Google ready ๐Ÿ™‚
That’s it folks! you are done with a complete makeover of your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anna
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can someone help me?
I have changed the template on my blog. I see the new template, รคvewn if I do not log into blogger. But when someone else looks at my blog, from another computer, so do not see it the same. Someone who had the same problem?
Anyone know anywhere I can find facts on this? like in Sweish. Mvh Anna

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Divya Sai
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Hi Anna

I can see your blog’s template as purple in black, so if it is the one you want to show, then do not worry, everything is going fine !

Regards
Sai

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foxnewsmalaysia
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I changed my template using XML types but things goes wrong. I used the beta type, only god knows when I see my blog. Pls help me.

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Divya Sai
Guest

Well I didn’t find anything wrong in your blog, can you explain in detail what’s going wrong ?

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DIVALICIOUS
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how do i add widgets to my new template after it is removed?

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Sai @ Blogger Help
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As written in the fourth step, you have to copy the content of each of the widgets and store them in notepads in your pc, before changing the template.
then once you have changed your template, then again go to the 'Layout' page, and add new widgets and then copy the content from your saved notepad files.

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Anonymous
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Hi All help me. What should i do?
After i change my blog template, someone can not write comment. I don't understand what is wrong. Please try to write a comment, and tell me what is wrong, what should i do? Please help me!!!
http://zozoloo.blogspot.com
this is my blog . Sorry my english is not good.
Thank u all

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sunflex
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i really don't know how to change! ~x(

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Anonymous
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I need help!

I can't seem to upload the template which I want (Blue Marine Blogger Template) to my blogger.

Please tell me what to do.

With many Thanks!

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Divya Sai
Guest

Send the template to my email id of course with your name and blog's address too…

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RNJen
Guest

I tried to use a new template. Now, all of the sudden I do not have the "layout" tab anymore. What happened?

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Divya Sai
Guest

Well this sounds something new RNJen, can you show me the screenshot?
And try to use a different Internet browser, and tell me if that solves the issue…

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RNJen
Guest

I don't even know how to do a screen shot…maybe I am in over my head in this blogging business?!

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Divya Sai
Guest
It's not that difficult RNJen,simply do this:1. log in tot blogger, and as you are saying that the layout tab is missing, so either go to "posting" or "settings" tab, and then 2. hit the PrintScreen [PrtScn] button in your keyboard, now you have taken the picture of the content being displayed displayed in the screen (your Blogger account page)3. Now paste this image in MS Paint and then save the image as either .jpg or .png 4. Finally upload the image to tinypic.com and then give me the link to that image. If you have any doubts, feel free… Read more »
RNJen
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Thanks for the advice! Here is the link: http://tinypic.com/r/2iw4q4x/3

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Diana Mc.
Guest

Here's the error message I keep getting…who knows what to do ? Trying to upload to blogspot and have a classic template in place.

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The element type "meta" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "".

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Sai @ Blogger Help
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There will be meta tag in the template, you are trying to upload, like this:

<meta ************>

So add a slash '/' in the end in that tag:

<meta **********/>

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Nita
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Although the instructions are fantastic, the comments make one feel a little nervous about changing the template.

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Divya Sai
Guest

Hey Nita,

If you do not make any mistakes in step #3, #4 and #5, then nothing will go wrong. Good luck!
BTW I like palmistry too, can you tell me on average how accurate it can be?

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Divya Sai
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Just read your latest post, I got my answers..thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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