We developed magical ways of correcting the problems.
- Revert the widget templates.
- Reset the post template.
- Add or tweak specific template code.
It's now 2015, and Blogger Engineering has rewritten the Template Editor, and given us new possibilities for correcting problems with the post template - and other gadgets.
Long ago, the Template Editor was a simple text editor.
Later, Blogger gave us the Template Editor with hidden code - and the ability to un hide the code ("Expand Widget Templates").
Blogger lets you expose or hide specific template sections.
Now, sections of the template are "folded" - and to see the detail, we must "un fold" specific sections of template code. Unfortunately, that's not the case for the Post Template.
Fortunately, they also gave us a simple reset wizard.
Start from the Template Editor. Select "Revert widget templates to default".
If the problem is with the comments or posts, select "Blog1", and hit "Revert selected widgets".
You can reset all gadgets - or select specific gadgets, at your convenience.
If the problem is with a specific gadget, select that gadget, instead of "Blog1". Or, you can try "Select all widgets". Just finish with "Revert selected widgets".
And, "Save template", then "Back". Clear cache, cookies, and sessions, restart the browser, and test your refreshed template.
Oh yeah, did you backup the template - before and after resetting Blog1? Please, be able to tell us "Yes", truthfully.