Let's consider a blog as a human being. Then if the content is its soul, the template will be its body. And when a soul lives without a body, we call it — A Ghost!! Hence, you can speculate how important a template is for a blog. After creating a blog a blogger should, foremost, change the default template & get a custom one. I'm not saying the default theme is bad, but if stuffs like SEO, Pro Look etc are into your consideration then obviously you'd need to switch to a custom template.
Incidentally, I've mate some newbies who finds it hard to replace a blogger template. And hence this article. In the previous week, I posted a tutorial explaining the process to backup and restore a blogger template. Today's article is going to follow the same line of action. The procedure is simple, basically you have download a template, & assign it to your blog by restoring it. And that's all. Okay, so let's get started.
The Process to change a template:
First off, you'll need a handsome template. Sites like btemplates.com, webdesignrazzi.com etc. can do well. Excluding that, you can simply look for it in Google or Bing. Anyway, pick any good looking template, download it and keep it in your hard drive. We're coming to it later. If it's compressed in Zip or Rar file, just unzip/extract it.
Now, go to your blogger dashboard and steer to your preferred blog. Then navigate down to the template section at the left side of your blog.
|Go to the Template section|
At the template segment, you'll note a "Backup/Restore" button at the top-right corner of the page. Click it.
|The Backup/Restore Button|
Now, a block will come out (look at the snap below). Another thing, I always recommend to backup your template before any experimentation. Hence, firstly backup the template. Then click on browse (underneath the download button) and select the custom template file that you downloaded (must be an XML file). And then hit upload. The following pic will do go for you.
|First backup, then upload a custom template|
So this is how to change a blogger template. And now, let me hear it from you — What things do you consider while choosing a template? Comment your views below. At the end I'd say, go design your blog, make it look awesome, create great contents, and keep blogging.
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