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FAQ`s using Blogger templates

 How to install a Blogger template? 

1. Click in Download button and save file in on your hard drive.
2. File that you have downloaded is .ZIP file so need to be extracted. Extract / Unzip it.
3. Log in Blogger dashboard or Blogger in Draft
4. Click Layout link in dashboard panel.
5. Now click in Edit HTML link in tab bar.
6. Click Browse button and look for folder that is created after extracted file that you have downloaded.
7. Folder has a XML file and TXT file or Internet shortcut, you select only XML file for installation.
8. Click Upload button.
9. Confirm and Save.
10. Goto: Search Engine Optimization Page for doing SEO on your blog if you need it.

 Why I can not install templates blogger? Blogger shows an error?

There are several possible factors that cause an error Bx-xxxx:

  • The code is directly copied, and Blogger did not interpret it.
  • Temporarily not accepting Blogger templates with certain codes or gadgets.
  • Possible solutions:
  • Remove widgets or gadgets that come with the template downloaded.
  • Clear your browser’s cookies.
  • Trying to upload the template with a different browser (Opera, Firefox, Chrome, etc).
  • Do not copy and paste the code directly, upload the xml file.
  • Wait 24 hours and try again.

 How do I log in to my blog without the navbar? 

The navigation bar of Blogger is just a plug and provides a shortcut to enter your blog, but you can always log in from Blogger.com or Blogger in Draft

 How can I edit the menu of my template? 

1. Most templates have a menu that can only be changed from the HTML (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML). In many cases the code will be labeled with these links. Press CTRL+F to find such words below:

Home  

Posts RSS  

Comments RSS  

Edit    

There you can change the expr:href=’…’ with your own links: href=’mylink’. Also see the template code if you don`t find it here.
2. Some templates include a link list gadget to edit the menu directly from the Dashboard (Dashboard → Layout → Page Elements).

 How do I Customize and Search Engine Optimize my template? 

For Customization and Search Engine Optimization, goto Customization and SEO page.
Further information:
For color and the font size, some Blogger templates offer an option to change it from the Dashboard (Dashboard → Layout → Fonts and Colors). Here you can see the result directly in the template.
For major changes in the templates, you needed to know at least a little CSS and HTML. A quick way to modify a template is change the images in the CSS code, for others with the same dimensions. That is the process to change the header of a design, for example.
Additionally, some templates have their own settings instructions and customization, refer to the same download page of your template or the downloaded file or simply you ask by putting a comment in the template page to get my support.


 Why the date is listed as “undefined” or this is not shown? 

Probably because you do not choose the date format specified. The format should be changed from the panel (Dashboard → Settings → Formatting → Date Header Format) and usually the correct type is: Saturday, 5 May, 2009 (in most cases).

 Why some images in my template disappeared? 

Although a large number of images are hosted in Blogger, images may suddenly disappear because:

  • The images were removed from the original hosting.
  • Use own custom domain (e.g www.customdomain.com).

Solution: Download the template from Templates Block again, or from the page’s original author and re host the images on an external service such as Photobucket, or ImageShack or Tinypic. I recommend using ImageShack for hosting your images.

 How to add the comment form to my template? 

Blogger recently added the Comments Form within the same template, below the individual posts, if your template does not have the form there, you may need to activate it.
To activate it:

  • Enter the options panel comments (Dashboard → Settings → Comments).
  • And in the “Comment Form Placement” section, select: Embedded below post.

     How do I add my feed of Feedburner to my blog? 

    On the menu: Many templates show the feed in the top menu, to change the default feed for feedburner, go to ( Dashboard → Settings → Layout → Edit HTML ) and find the default feed link using CTRL+F.

    Now, in the settings panel of the feed ( Dashboard → Settings → Site Feed) also add your Feedburner URL.

     How do I translate my template to another language? 

    Enter in the template code. (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML), with a really simple process:

    • Using the browser search, find the text you want translate.
    • Replace that text with your translation.

      The text within an image need to be changed in an image editor, like Photoshop, Inkscape or CorelDraw, and then replacing that image with the image translated.

       What is RSS, XML and CSS? 

      RSS stands for really simple syndication. RSS is used for providing the your site/blog viewers the content whenever it is published in a simplified manner using Email and Feed readers.
      XML stands for Extented Markup Language. Blogger templates are based on XML.
      CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. That is used for providing design to your site/blog.

       What should I do after I install my template? 

      After installing a template, there are several things you can check, update or modify, I recommend you to read Customization and SEO page for obtaining a better performance of your blog.

       How to display the navbar again in my template? 

      Enter in the code of your template (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML) and search for:

      #navbar-iframe {
         height:0px;
         visibility:hidden;
         display:none
      }

      Delete it and that’s it.

       How to display the latest posts or comments on the sidebar? 


      • Enter the administrator page elements (Dashboard → Layout).
      • Add a new feed widget, with the following URL’s:

        To show the recent posts:
        http://BLOGNAME.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
        To display the latest comments:
        http://BLOGNAME.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default

         Can I remove the credit for the template? 

        No, the vast majority of templates are licensed under a Creative Commons, GPL or similar license, thus removing the credits would be using an illegal copy of the same. You can simplify the credits or relocate, but not remove them. Remember that the templates are free, so keeping the credits is a way to thank those who designed and / adapted or optimized the template.

        53 Comments

        все отлично, но плохо, что я не могу вставить выбанные шаблоны, нет пустого гаджета.
        Спасибо за интересный шаблон

        Эти шаблоны Blogger.com Powered блог и есть
        Добавить страницу к гаджетам. Спасибо

        Great template,Nice style and best look, but your template have big size to load a page..
        Thankz," me "http://handzmentallist.blogspot.com

        Hi.Thanks!! ¿ How can I change the header image ? Gracias!!!

        vivoenlared: You`re welcome :) but please let me know which template`s header image you want to change?

        Hey, I like this template, but I got problem. I want to change the colour of the headline MIENTO. Can you help me?

        Ausente: Please let me know which template are you using right now. Instead please comment under the post in which the template is mentioned. Thanks :)

        Hi. I tried to change the header image with another one for http://lucruridragishop.blogspot.com/
        Unfortunately I could not update with the image posted here http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vrQYz3nL3KY/S3LohIAoRVI/AAAAAAAABJI/DbrEeERRj2Y/s1600-h/IMG_5909_1.JPG

        Any solutions? :)
        Thank you

        Lucruri: Open the image link again in your browser:

        http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vrQYz3nL3KY/S3LohIAoRVI/AAAAAAAABJI/DbrEeERRj2Y/s1600-h/IMG_5909_1.JPG

        When the image loads. RIGHT CLICK on the image and select "Copy Image URL/Copy Image Location" and paste that link in your blog. Then click Preview. Hope this will work :)

        Please tell me how to remove the paginator in this template. (The blue bar with number at the bottom of the page)

        Please tell me how to remove pagination (sysyphus template)the one with blue border with number. At the bottom of the page

        Aykut: Please follow the instructions in the following text file for removing slider/numbered page navigation from your blog:

        http://www.box.net/shared/ux1j8dupvi

        Hiii! I have a question:
        How do you put link in the Stock imagery - Photo's & Vector?
        Same for the About.
        The link must be from my own blogspot itself.
        Thanks!

        Test of I.P: Using "Href" tags on the image tag codes may put a link to stock images.
        I`m sorry I couldn`t properly understand your question. Could you enlighten me?

        Oh thanks and sorry my English is sucky...
        Let me get someone's blog to make things clear: http://memorabledays-x3.blogspot.com/

        If you click 'About' a new page opens without leaving your blogadress.. How do you do that?
        Thanks again!

        I.P Chan: To set up link lists on your blog, download and follow the tutorial from the following link:

        http://www.box.net/shared/vp4jxpraec

        Thanks for asking :)

        please. How can I see de nav bar? There aren't any code

        Hello - this layout is fantastic and i'm using it for my weblog
        I only have a problem:

        How can I put my categories list in the menu?

        http://tv-duepuntozero.blogspot.com/

        TV 2.0: To set up the Link Lists, please read the small tutorial text file. You can download here: http://www.box.net/shared/vp4jxpraec

        Tere: Goto EDIT HTML page

        Using CTRL+F, Find "#navbar-iframe {".

        The browser will highlight the following code:

        #navbar-iframe {
        display: none !important;
        }

        Just remove the above code. Preview and Save when done :)

        Thanks

        hi.. nice template, i try to use ur personal blog template... but how to delete the "welcome" text plus the description?? it just stick to page... thank a lot for help;)

        cik kiki: Could send this template query using the contact page at http://kontactr.com/user/volverene

        Because I can't put template codes here, the codes get executed on the comment system. Sorry

        is there some way to make the dropdown menu links open in a new tab as opposed to forcing readers to my blog?

        great template. I'm having a problem with my rss feed. I found the default rss feed in the html, but if i edit it it shows up an error on the page.

        Also, the Adsense banner hasn't showed up, wonder why.

        anyway, great job, you rock!

        ªi☥: yes you can put: target='_blank' in the LI codes to make the link appear in a new window.

        ruyuu: Thank you but I would appreciate if you comment in the Template's post :)

        Fantastic template! The link to 'how to set up the navigation slider bar' seems to be broken.

        How do I make this feature work?

        And thanks to all you've done for the blog community!

        Barry

        How do you move from the 'Home page' to 'older posts'?
        There's a page number on the bottom of the home page, but no subsequent numbers appear to link to posts no longer visible on the home page?
        Neither is there a link on the home page to 'older posts'...very fustrating.
        can you help please?

        may i know how to change the colour of the template. because i feel like making it pink. :)

        Dear Zeta Zip designer,
        I am having a problem with page navigation links.
        My first blog post no longer appears on the home page (though you can access it archives

        But other than the blog archive, there's no navigation to older posts at the bottom of the 'home page'

        There is a no 1. at the bottom of the home page, so I assumed that when that page was full older posts would be accessed by a page 2...3...4..etc. but no such sequential number has appeared.

        Can you help?

        please, how i can remove the left column? thnks, great work.

        Hey, the pagenator isn't working on my blog and the link attached to show what to do is no longer there. What do I do?

        Thanks
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        Sandra: If your Page Navigation Links (Older Posts, Newer Posts) are not working with this template, here's what you need to do to fix this:

        1. Goto EDIT HTML page.

        2. Using CTRL+F, find any of the following link:

        http://evo13.googlecode.com/files/nav-12.js

        OR

        http://all-in-one-blogger-widget.googlecode.com/files/paginator3000.js

        3. When you find any of the above two links. Replace it with the link below:

        https://www.opendrive.com/files/6549279_VT1Jl/paginator3000.js

        4. Click SAVE and VIEW BLOG to see the page navigation links come back again.

        That's it!

        For any further assistance that you may require, please do ask :)

        Thank you

        j0bY: Which template are you talking about ??

        Sarie King: If your Page Navigation Links (Older Posts, Newer Posts) are not working with this template, here's what you need to do to fix this:

        1. Goto EDIT HTML page.

        2. Using CTRL+F, find any of the following link:

        http://evo13.googlecode.com/files/nav-12.js

        OR

        http://all-in-one-blogger-widget.googlecode.com/files/paginator3000.js

        3. When you find any of the above two links. Replace it with the link below:

        https://www.opendrive.com/files/6549279_VT1Jl/paginator3000.js

        4. Click SAVE and VIEW BLOG to see the page navigation links come back again.

        That's it!

        For any further assistance that you may require, please do ask :)

        Thank you

        Trend-Heaven: I've seen your blog and must say! Fantastic work! I'm sorry for the very late reply though, was caught up in serious problems but I'm back. If you require any assistance, I'd love to help you :)

        Barry: You're welcome :) May I ask which template you're having an issue with ?

        hi,i hav been using ur grunge floral template for some time.its a nice one.but i wanna know if there is any way i can expand the body area.

        Fezi: Grunge Floral has a fixed width body area, so it can't be expanded. I'm sorry :(

        I am using the Coffeecup template, which is fantastic by the way. But could you please send me the answer to kiki's question, how to remove the welcome note as well? Thanks so much.

        Janae: I can tell you how to remove the Welcome note but doing so would cause the template to look a bit blank because the Yellow page portion background is fixed and attached with header. Removing the text portion would make that place look blank and removing yellow page portion would mean the coffee picture background would also be removed.

        Let me know how you'd like to proceed? Just remove the welcome text ? Edit the welcome text ? or remove the whole welcome text portion?

        Vacanze in Albania: You're welcome :)

        Hey! How do I change the words for the comment-area from Swedish to english?? Some of the template is on english and some not. Why is that?

        Helena: Specifically which template are you having an issue with ?

        Hi, I really like your Faq's for blogger template. I get the very useful information for my blog. Keep it up the great hard work. Thanks for nice shearing.

        cannot use this tmplate.. why??

        1. Goto EDIT HTML page.

        2. Using CTRL+F, find any of the following link:

        http://evo13.googlecode.com/files/nav-12.js

        OR

        http://all-in-one-blogger-widget.googlecode.com/files/paginator3000.js

        3. When you find any of the above two links. Replace it with the link below:

        https://www.opendrive.com/files/6549279_VT1Jl/paginator3000.js

        4. Click SAVE and VIEW BLOG to see the page navigation links come back again.




        those link whom u said to search are not in soul vision template.........
        so please help....
        thanx.

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