Monday, January 5, 2009

How to change Blogger blog template

Personally I feel three column blogger templates are better and I have mentioned resources for free blogger templates in my earlier post free-blogger-templates-resources

So you may want to change your blogger blog template to a better professional looking template and here is guide for it.

To change blog template please follow the following steps

Steps for installing default blogger templates

1) After login to your blogger account go to

Dashboard > Layout > Pick new template

Then you can choose from available templates on and click Save template.
You need to save widgets before doing this as mentioned below.

Steps for installing third party blogger templates

1) Suppose you want to install some other third party template which is not on blogger website.
Then you can download the template you like from the website and can save that template on your hard drive .

2) Then you need to backup your original template first. For this from Dashboard go to > Layout > Edit HTML > Download full template > choose save to disk and save it on your hard disk.
This backup is helpful if anything goes wrong with new template.

3) Now when we change template , the widgets are lost .Widgets are your added page elements like visitors counter , html script , link list etc. So you need to download code of each widget properly name it and save it with notepad as a text file. To copy code of each widget you need to go to Page elements then edit and you can view the code of respective page element which you can copy and then paste in Notepad.

4) Now go to Dashboard > Layout > Edit HTML > Browse
Choose saved template from your hard disk and click Upload.
This will give you warning for widgets to be deleted.
Then you can continue with save template.
Your new template is installed , so view your blog and check it

5) Now start installing each widgets you have saved earlier by going to Page Elements > Add a Gadget.

Hope this post is useful and works out.

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Sam Regist said...

Hi , i implemented a 3rd coulmn on my blog as well.It just looks better and you have more spoace for widgets and advertisments etc.

I found a very good description on Blogger Buster.You may want to check out how it looks like on my blog and follow the link to Blogger Buster :

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Anonymous said...

Your blog is really cool! I will wait when you finish. Thank you for interesting articles.
more templates easy to download

Anonymous said...

The post is very informative for the new bloggers. can you suggest me some good template for my blog

bridechilla said...

I can't change my template! I selected simple with the books and now I can't change it. When I select the Blogger Template Designer it won't let me view any additional design or edit my layout! :*( What can I do?!?!?! Any suggestions are appreciated!

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