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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2 Comments

  1. ava

    Hi
    Can I check, if I want to change my current template. Will the settings/layout change into the new template. Or will the posts need to be recreated?
    Thanks
    Ava

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Ava, you’ll keep all your posts, pages, content and widgets etc. The template would re-style them accordingly into the new layout.

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