Add Blogger Templates to your Blogger Blog

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Blogger is a source for free blog templates. Add a cool Blogger template to your Blogger blog. Make your Blogger blog look better by adding a cool Blogger template to it. Your new Blogger template will change your Blogger blog's personality, colors, layout, image placement and more.

Ready to add your Blogger template to your Blogger blog? Set up your Blogger account, then let's get your Blogger template ready to be added to your Blogger blog.

  1. Find the Blogger template you want to use on your Blogger blog.
  2. Save the Blogger template to your computer. Save it to a place where you will be able to find it easily later.
  3. If the Blogger template is in a .zip file you will need to extract the template files from the .zip file using a program like WinZip. If you have Windows XP or later then you already have a Zip program. When extracting these files remember where they are saved to so you can find them top upload them.
  4. Open NotePad, another text program or the HTML editor you are using. Click "File" then "Open" in your text program and open the template files.

Get Blogger Ready

Now we are going to get Blogger ready so you can enter your new template text.

  1. Log in to your Blogger account.
  2. Under "Change Settings" you will see an icon that looks like a gear. Click on this icon.
  3. Click on the tab that says "Template".
  4. Open a blank/new page in your NotePad program.
  5. Highlight and copy all of the text and code that is inside the Blogger template page on Blogger.
  6. Paste this code into the blank page you just created in NotePad.
  7. Save this NoteTab page as "bloggeroriginal.txt" (without the quotes). You will need this code again if you don't like the way the new template looks and you want to go back to the original. Save this to a safe place in case you need it later.

Replace the Template Text

Now we are going to replace the template code on your Blogger Template page with your new Blogger template code.

  1. Go back into the Blogger page. Again highlight the text and code on the page. This time delete it. Since it is saved to your computer and you are going to replace it with the new template text you will no longer need it to show here.
  2. Go to the NotePad file where you opened the code for your new Blogger template. Highlight and copy all the text on the page (make sure you get it all).
  3. Go to the Blogger Template page on Blogger. This should be blank now because you previously deleted everything in it.
  4. Paste the new Blogger template code into this Template page.
  5. Click on the large, orange button that says "Save Template Changes".
  6. On the next page click on "Republish" to republish your new Blogger template to your entire Blogger blog. This could take a couple of minutes.
  7. Then on the next page click on the button that says "Republish Entire Blog".
  8. Click on "View Blog" to see what your new blog looks like.