Blogger: How to install the template (xml) file

Installing a Blogger template is easier than you might think. After uploading a single file, it is installed and you are ready to start blogging.

Note: if you have now already downloaded your template you should do that via this guide.

You can install the template by uploading the ‘Template.xml’ file found in your email receipt.

Notes:

  • Do not try to open the xml file on your computer – it will display lots of errors.
  • You will need to create a blog on www.blogger.com, if you have not done so already.
  • Your previous template will be removed and replaced. Any code in your old template will be lost, so it’s a good idea to take a backup first.
  • Before installation, you should remove any gadgets installed by your previous template (unless you want to keep them).

How to install your template:

1. Go to the ‘Theme’ section of the dashboard:

2. Click the backup/restore button at the top right of the screen:

Note: if you have now already downloaded your template you should do that via this guide.

3. Click “Browse…” and select the Template.xml file you downloaded from your email receipt:

Now that your main template is active, you should also activate the Mobile Template.

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