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Different Template Objects For Different Pages / Posts

Some bloggers like something different, and want to expand the concept of the template.

Occasionally, we see the query
I want to have different pictures in the header, for different posts.
or
How can I have a linklist in my sidebar for some posts, but not for others?
and the immediate answer is
You can't. With a template, everything is the same.
One blog = many pages / posts = one template.

Even though you can have only one template in a blog, nobody said that you have to have just one blog.

You can have as many different blogs as you have different needs. Setup a second blog, give it a different header picture, as you like. Or put a different linklist in one blog. Likewise a third blog, and so on.

If you have any controversial pictures, likewise display them in a second blog. You can have all of the links that you want from your main blog. The second blog may get an "Objectionable Content" interstitial, but the first blog, which contains all of the content to attract the search engines and your readers, can be indexed and viewed freely.

Some people are multi-lingual, and plan to publish identical content, translated into two, three, or more languages. One way to do this is to add a Language Translator gadget to your blog. Another way is to have multiple blogs, each blog published in the desired language, combined with each other using "hreflang".

Sometimes, the proper language setting makes a difference in the way the blog contents are displayed - and can make a blog easier to read for your various readers.

Then, simply combine the different blogs using blog feeds, custom domains, IFrames, links / linklists, and / or template cloning. The limit here is merely your imagination.

To the readers, you'll have 1 blog. To you, you can have many blogs. And your blogs can all have different templates, as pleases you.

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