I assume you are new to this blogging thing else you won’t be reading this. Installing custom blogger templates is very crucial if you intend to have a good looking blog. Default blogger templates give your blog some sort of unprofessional look. Installing custom blogger templates gives your blog some sort of identity.
These templates often come in zip folders containing probably a “read me” file, an installation guide and a file in .xml format. Unzip the contents and follow this simple installation guide:
1. Go to “Design” and select “Edit HTML”
2. In case something goes wrong or you intend to revert the design, always back up/download your present template before making any changes.
3. Now locate the xml template you unzipped earlier and upload.
4. That’s all. You’re done.
Now there might be some changes you might want to make in the template. You might want to change the header links. Go to Dashbard > “Design” > “Edit HTML”
In most cases, you can search for this code:
<li class='current'><a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a></li>
<li><a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl + "feeds/posts/default"'>Posts RSS</a></li>
<li><a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl + "feeds/comments/default"'>Comments RSS</a></li>
You can replace expr:href= with href=”mylinks”
This applies to some templates I uploaded here. You can as well search for ant of the title in the deader links. Let’s assume there’s a link in the header titled “CONTACT”, you can serch for this exact query in your template’s html and replace the link.
Now, some templates also come with the header image or site logo embedded in the html. You might need to find the image link and replace with your image link in some cases.