Skip to main content

Backup Your Layouts Template

As I told you earlier, in Backup Your Template (Classic), you should always keep a copy of your template local to your computer, just as you should always keep a complete copy of your blog itself. That advice hasn't changed for New Blogger blogs; if anything, it's more necessary.

The good news is - both backup and restore is simple enough.

The Template Editor now includes a pair of scripts to save and restore the template, as needed. It's a bit more user friendly than starting Notepad each time.

Start from the dashboard Template wizard. Look at the upper right corner of the wizard, and hit "Backup / Restore".

To backup, hit "Download full template", and you'll be using the standard File Manager for the computer that you're using. Using your File Manager, you point the wizard into the right folder, select or type a file / file name, and hit Open / Save.

To restore, you reverse the process. Hit "Choose File", to select a file, then "Upload" to restore - again, using your File Manager.


Select Download full template to Save the template. Hit Choose File to select a file to Restore the template from, then Upload to do the restore. What could be easier?


Before you make any changes to your template, back it up. But whenever you do backup, consider what you'll be able to backup - and how you will restore what's backed up.

If you decide that you don't like your changes, instead of spending time fixing each change, just restore from backup. Short term result - simple, on the fly changes. Long term result - more progress in making changes, and a more pleasing blog for your readers.

And, less stress = less mistakes == less stress, Eat, sleep, rave, repeat.



Many #Blogger blog owners have discovered that a template backup, taken before making any significant changes to the template, can reduce stress and help to prevent mistakes.

A template backup takes very little space on a local computer, and very little time - and can save you hours of work recovering, if you make a mistake. If you don't know how easy it can be to make a mistake tweaking a template, you have not made many tweaks.

And ability to recover mistakes easily = less stress = less mistakes due to stress == more reliable changes.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Custom Domain Migration - Managing The Traffic

Your blog depends upon traffic for its success.

Anything that affects the traffic to your blog, such as any change in the URL, affects the success of your blog. Publishing the blog to a custom domain, like renaming the blog, will affect traffic to your blog. The effects of the change will vary from blog to blog, because of the different traffic to every different blog.Followers. People who find your blog because of recommendations by other people.Search engines. Robotic processes which methodically surf your blog, and provide dynamic indexing to people who search for information.Subscribers. People who read your content from their newsfeed reader, such as the dashboard Reading List.Viewers. People who read your content from their browser.No two blogs are the same - and no two blogs will have the same combinations of traffic sources.

Stats Components Are Significant, In Their Own Context

One popular Stats related accessory, which displays pageview information to the public, is the "Popular Posts" gadget.

Popular Posts identifies from 1 to 10 of the most popular posts in the blog, by comparing Stats pageview counts. Optional parts of the display of each post are a snippet of text, and an ever popular thumbnail photo.

Like many Stats features, blog owners have found imaginative uses for "Popular Posts" - and overlook the limitations of the gadget. Both the dynamic nature of Stats, and the timing of the various pageview count recalculations, create confusion, when Popular Posts is examined.