Monday, July 12, 2021

Transforming the design of one's Blogger Site Making use of Web templates

Once you create a brand new Blogger site, you can make from among sixteen default different templates, many which may have multiple theme variation you can select. When I first began blogging, I often tried 2 or 3 of the default templates before I settled using one that suit the theme of my site okay. You should use one of many following methods to alter your existing template.

Selecting a New Blogger Default Template

After you set up your blog, you may decide that you do not just like the template so much, or you might just want to give it a new look. There are a number of ways you can change your template. The best way would be to simply switch to one of many other default templates supplied by Blogger. You can switch templates by visiting Layout -> Pick New Template from your Blogger account dashboard. You can make a brand new template as simply as you selected your initial one. All the information (posts, pictures, and videos) you have already placed in your blog is going to be retained. Blogger's system separates the actual information (your posts and media) presented on a website from the manner in which the information is presented - your blog's theme.

Once you change your template by choosing Pick New Template, Blogger's system is intelligent enough to preserve the gadgets you actually have set up. For instance, when you have added some gadgets utilising the Add a Gadget link on the Layout -> Page Elements page, those gadgets is going to be preserved in your brand-new template design. I'll discuss later a way for changing your template design that requires more caution.

Editing Your Template's XML Code

Another way as you are able to customize your template is by editing the blog's template file. You can access the template file by visiting Layout -> Edit HTML. Blogger could possibly be much more accurate naming the hyperlink "Edit XML", since that's what you're actually editing. What you will discover in the template file are some variable definitions, some CSS style definitions, and finally the body of the blog page, which contains a number of XML tags that look something such as this:

To be able to effectively edit your template beyond simply changing fonts and colors in the variable definition section, you'll have to know (or be willing to learn) some reasons for CSS and the Blogger XML schema. It will more than likely take some studying of the present XML setup and some experimenting to help make the improvements you're looking for. As you make changes, you might want to keep a copy copy of your last working template so there isn't to get back to work from the initial template file in the event that you mess something up.

Installing a Third-party Blogger Template

The next way to alter your blog's theme would be to download and put in a Blogger template produced by a designer. There are many free Blogger templates available for download all over the Internet.

To put in a third-party Blogger template, save the template XML file to your computer. Then, from the Layout -> Edit HTML page, click Browse..., and find the template file in your computer. Then click Open to come back to the Edit HTML page. Click Upload to upload the newest template.

Something to bear in mind if you're utilizing a third-party blog template is that when you have added gadgets to your blog (e.g. Followers, Poll, Labels, etc.), you have to be careful when utilizing a third-party template to avoid removing those gadgets. If you download and put in a template that doesn't support your custom gadgets, they'll be deleted when the newest template is saved.

If your brand-new template comes with gadget discrepancies, you will receive these message whenever you click the Upload button.

Widgets are planning to be deleted

Please concur that these widgets should be deleted. All the widgets'configuration data is going to be lost.

The warning message will likely then list those gadgets that will be deleted in the event that you proceed with uploading the newest template. In order to avoid losing your existing gadgets, you will need to obtain the XML tags that represent those gadgets in your present template, and merge those tags into the template you intend to upload. Doing so can be a little tricky. You could be able to have some help from the initial template designer.

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