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You Can Go Back - But Be Sure That You Know The Consequences

New Blogger and the Layouts template, while a great improvement over the Classic template, is just a little rough around the edges. We've all learned that over the past year, though some have had a worse time than others.

Some folks have had enough.
  • Maybe they can't take the problems or suspense.
  • Maybe the promised features just aren't there.
  • Maybe there are incompatibilities with some essential tweaks.
  • Maybe the selections of third party templates, for New (Layouts) Blogger, aren't inspiring enough.
  • Maybe they want to setup a blog that publishes by FTP.
Whatever.

Well, if you can't work with the Layouts template, you can use a Classic template.
  • Select Template.
  • Select Edit HTML.
  • Select Revert to Classic Template.

This will give you an old template, with the unfortunate limitations.
  • You'll lose any tweaks that you made to the New template.
  • You won't have new features like GUI template editing, or page elements.
  • You'll still use your Google account for authentication, so you'll have a Classic blog (template) that only New Blogger (Google) accounts can leave comments on. This may confuse the viewers.


The good news here is that, should you decide that reverting wasn't in your best interest, you can recover your Layouts template, as you just left it.

Having reverted recently, try moving forward again when you're ready, but setup a test blog, and test your custom settings there. Just as Old Blogger didn't remain very long, I'll bet Classic templates won't be supported forever.

If you decide to do this, will you please let us know at Google Blogger Help what your experiences are with this? Maybe there are other issues that I'm not thinking of right now. Your experiences, if documented, might save somebody else some grief, and that's what the forums, and this blog, were created for.

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