Skip to main content

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.

>> Top

Comments

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.

Popular posts from this blog

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.

Help! I Can't See My Blog!

I just posted to my blog, so I know that it's there. I can tell others are looking at it. But I can't see it.

Well, the good news is you don't have a blog hijack or other calamity. Your blog is not gone.

Apparently, some ISPs are blocking *.blogspot.com, or maybe have network configuration or infrastructure problems. You can access Blogger.com or you can access Blogspot.com, but you can't access nitecruzr.blogspot.com, or bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com.

You can't access them directly, that is. If you can access any free, anonymous proxy servers, though, you may be able to access your blog.

Note: You can use PKBlogs with the URL pre packaged. Here is the address of this post (with gratuitous line breaks to prevent the old post sidebar alignment problem):
http://www.pkblogs.com/bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com/
2006/07/help-i-cant-see-my-blog.html


And an additional URL, to provide to those suffering from this problem, would be the WordPress version of this post:
ht…