Saturday, May 05, 2007

Getting A Custom Template For Your Blog

Blogger has been around a few years, and there are a lot of people who have developed custom templates. Unfortunately, most custom templates available are written for Classic Blogger.

A New Blogger blog, when normal, uses a Layouts template. A Layouts template, with the dynamic HTML and the widgets, requires XML. A Classic template contains only HTML.

To use a template developed for Classic Blogger, you'll first have to revert your blog. Then, you can upload the custom template, and publish your blog.

Be aware of what you'll be losing when you do this.

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1 comment:

Dave Riley said...

The main issue with custom template in old blogger is that you lose the widgeting capacity and have to edit your margin attributes direectly in HTML. But running old Blogger templates in New Blogger also allows you to employ labels but not to display them (So I run my own HTML script and enter in each new label each time I create one to a drop down menu).

I've also grabbed the drop down/collapse post option which works well in Old Blogger Old Blogger templates are easier to customize than the new Blogger ones because everything is open to you to tweak and change.