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Blogger Help and FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  1. How to install a Blogger Template?
  2. Why I can not install templates blogger? Blogger throws an error.
  3. How do I customize my template?
  4. How can I edit the menu of my template?
  5. Why the date is listed as "undefined" or this is not shown?
  6. Why some images in my template disappeared?
  7. How to add the comment form to my template?
  8. How do I add my feed of Feedburner to my blog?
  9. How do I translate my template to another language?
  10. What is RSS, XML and CSS?
  11. What should I do after I install my template?
  12. How to display the navbar again in my template?
  13. How do I log in to my blog without the navbar?
  14. How to display the last posts or comments on the sidebar?
  15. Can I remove the credit for the template?
  16. How Template4all Select a Templates?

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s

How to install a Template?

1. Download a blogger template and unzipp.

unzip-template

2. Go to the Layout section in your blog (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML ).


3. Supports your previous template (Download full Template).

 upload-template


4. Find and upload your template. You can always test the template to your server or any kind of cheap web host you use.

5. Enjoy your new blog design.


Why I can not install templates blogger? Blogger throws an error.

There are several possible factors that cause an error Bx-xxxx:

  • The code is directly copied, and Blogger did not interpret it.
  • Temporarily not accepting Blogger templates with certain codes or gadgets.

Possible solutions:

  • Remove widgets or gadgets that come with the template downloaded.
  • Clear your browser’s cookies.
  • Trying to upload the template with a different browser (Opera, Firefox, Chrome, etc).
  • No copy and paste the code directly, upload the xml file.
  • Wait 24 hours and try again.

How do I log in to my blog without the navbar?

The navigation bar of Blogger is just a plug and provides a shortcut to enter your blog, but you can always log in from Blogger.com.


How do I customize my template?

For color and the font size, some Blogger templates offer an option to change it from the Dashboard (Dashboard → Layout → Fonts and Colors). Here you can see the result directly in the template.

Major changes in the templates needed to know at least a little CSS and HTML. A quick way to modify a template is change the images in the CSS code, for others with the same dimensions. That is the process to change the header of a design, for example.

Additionally, some templates have their own settings instructions and customization, refer to the same download page of your template.


How can I edit the menu of my template?

1. Most templates have a menu that can only be changed from the HTML (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML). In many cases the code to look for is:

<li class='current'><a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a></li> <li><a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl + &quot;feeds/posts/default&quot;'>Posts RSS</a></li> <li><a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl + &quot;feeds/comments/default&quot;'>Comments RSS</a></li> <li><a href='#'>Edit</a></li>

There you can change the expr:href=’…’ with your own links: href=’mylink’. Also see the instructions in your template for more information.

2. Some templates include a gadget to edit the menu directly from the Dashboard (Dashboard → Layout → Page Elements).


Why the date is listed as "undefined" or this is not shown?

Probably because you do not choose the date format specified. The format should be changed from the panel (Dashboard → Settings → Formatting → Date Header Format) and usually the correct type is: Saturday, 5 May, 2009.

date-template


Read the instructions of your template located on the download page.


Why some images in my template disappeared?

Although we host the largest number of images in Blogger, images may suddenly disappear because:

  • The images were removed from the original hosting.
  • Use own domain (eg template4all.com).

Solution: Download the template from Blogger Templates again and re hosts the images on an external service such as Photobucket, or ImageShack Tinypic.


How to add the comment form to my template?

Blogger recently added the Comments Form within the same template, below the individual posts, if your template does not have the form there, you may need to manually add it or activate it.

To add it manually:

  1. Enter in the code of your template (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML) and search for:
    <a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentonclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a>
  2. Replace that code with the following:
    <b:if cond='data:post.embedCommentForm'> <b:include data='post' name='comment-form'/> <b:else/> <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'> <a expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentonclick'><data:postCommentMsg/></a> </b:if> </b:if>

To activate it:

  1. Enter the options panel comments (Dashboard → Settings → Comments).
  2. And in the "Comment Form Placement" section, select: Embedded below post.

How do I add my feed of Feedburner to my blog?

On the menu: Many templates show the feed in the top menu, to change the default feed for feedburner, go to your template code (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML) and search for:

<a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl + &quot;feeds/posts/default&quot;'>

Replace this with:

<a href='URL del feed en Feedburner'>

Now, in the settings panel of the feed ( Dashboard → Settings → Site Feed) also add your Feedburner URL.


How do I translate my template to another language?

Directly in the template code. (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML), with a really simple process:

  1. Using the browser search, find the text you want translate.
  2. Replaces that text with your translation.

The text within an image need to be changed in an image editor, like Photoshop or Inkscape, and then replacing that image with the image translated.


What should I do after I install my template?

After installing a template, there are several things worth to check, update or modify, we recommend you to read our article with all the points.


How to display the navbar again in my template?

Easy! Enter in the code of your template (Dashboard → Layout → Edit HTML) and search for:

#navbar-iframe { height:0px; visibility:hidden; display:none }

Delete it and that’s it.


How to display the last posts or comments on the sidebar?

  1. Enter the administrator page elements (Dashboard → Layout).
  2. Add a new feed widget, with the following URL’s:

    To show the recent posts:

    http://BLOGNAME.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

    To display the latest comments:

    http://BLOGNAME.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default

Can I remove the credit for the template?

No, the vast majority of templates are licensed under a Creative Commons, GPL or similar license, thus removing the credits would be using an illegal copy of the same. You can simplify the credits or relocate, but not remove them. Remember that the templates are free, so keep the credits is a way to thank those who designed and / or adapt the template.


How Template4all Select a Templates?

Usually we receive a big number of templates, we try to publish as soon as possible and ensure a minimum quality in the published templates inTemplate4all, some of the criteria that we use to approve a templates are:

  • An acceptable graphic and technical quality.
  • Compatible with most browsers.
  • No installation errors or easy to correct.
  • A license that allows distribution.


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