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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Should I Move Forward?

We see this question, in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, a couple times / year.
Can I keep using a Classic template on my blog - or must I upgrade?
Right now, Blogger won't require anybody to upgrade. You can stay with a Classic template, if you want.

That said, there is no guarantee that the next major Blogger problem will not leave Blogger Engineering deciding to cut their losses, and move forward.
If we can get Blogger back online with Layout and better today - as opposed to Classic templates, next week - let's drop Classic templates, and bring it back, today.
They've moved forward, this way, in the past - and next week, they could, again.

Eventually, this will happen. One day, Blogger will come back online - but without your blog.

Eventually, you will have to move forward.
  • The longer you go with a classic template, the harder it will be, to move forward.
  • The longer you go with a classic template, the less other blogs there will be, using classic templates.
  • The longer you go with a classic template, the less classic template related problems there will be.
  • The longer you go with a classic template, the less helpers there will be, who remember classic templates.
  • The longer you go with a classic template, the less help you may get.
  • The longer you go with a classic template, the less your readers will enjoy the blog, lacking features not available on classic templates.



Pick one - it's going to be easier than you think!

The dashboard Template page is where you go, to get it done. There's more to choose from, than what you see here!


The longer you go with a classic template, the harder it will be, to move forward. Moving forward is never easy. The longer you wait to move forward, the more migration related work will be involved. This will force you to wait, until it's convenient. In some cases, you'll move forward, even if it's not convenient - and even thogh you can't do it, properly.

The longer you go with a classic template, the less other blogs there will be, using classic templates. Every month, some other blog owners will follow this advice, and move forward.

The longer you go with a classic template, the less classic template related problems there will be. The less blogs that have classic templates, the less blogs there will be to cause problems.

The longer you go with a classic template, the less helpers there will be, who remember classic templates. The less problems with classic templates, the more helpers will forget - and move forward.

The longer you go with a classic template, the less help you may get. The less helpers who remember classic template problems - and solutions - the less people will step forward to help you.

The longer you go with a classic template, the less your readers will enjoy the blog, lacking features not available on classic templates. Many Blogger features are written in XML, and won't work, with HTML only templates.

If you have custom code in the current template, you may have to upgrade by hand - but you will still get the choice of new, exciting Designer / Layout templates, in the dashboard Template page.

Move forward. Upgrade to a Designer, Dynamic, or Layouts template. Today.

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G. B. Miller said...

I can understand that. My old blog was under a classic template so when I decided to start fresh, I used a picture window template. Right now, I'm using my old blog more as an archive than anything else. Like you said, moving forward, whether you like it or not, is the only way to go.