How To Install a Blogger Template – New Version
Posted by DDS on 09 Apr. Categories: Information, Premades 18 Comments

In this post I will explain how to install the template file in your Blogger blog. If you have downloaded the .zip archive containing all the template files, first you’ll need to extract its contents to a folder in your computer. Then follow these steps:

1. Login to your Blogger dashboard. If you have more than one blog, just click on the title of the blog for which you want to install the new template.

2. Click on “Template” as shown below:

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3. On the top right of the page, click on the “Backup/Restore” button, next to the settings icon:

How to Install template for blogger_step2

4. You will now see a dialog box with the options to download the existing full template or to upload an external file. Click on “Choose file” or “Browse”, select the .xml file of the template, and click on “Upload”.

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The template is now installed, and you can click on “Layout” on the left hand side to adjust or reorder your widgets and install the header and/or footer.

By the way, in case you haven’t done that yet, check out our premium blog templates!

18 Responses to “How To Install a Blogger Template – New Version”
    Kathy says:

    Is there a way to make the body of the blog 2 columns?

    ailyn says:

    Thank you so much for the info,it really helps a lot.

    Suhaimii says:

    Sudah lama saya cuba untuk menukar templat. Setiap kali tukar, blogger asyik komen itu tidak lengkap ini tidak lengkap, atau salah. Rupa-rupanya melalui versi baharu ini, sangat mudah. Terima kasih. Lima bintang!

    Shauna Quintero says:

    Hello! I just downloaded the rock and roll girl template and I’m having a horrible time getting it to upload to blogger. I keep getting an error message. Any tips?

    beatriz says:

    OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I was going crazy whith this, really thank you thank you thank you!!

    stacy says:

    I uploaded the xml file but only the background appears – no header or footer or anything else. What did I miss?

    DDS says:

    Hi Stacy, header and footer need to be uploaded separately, via the “Layout” page in your Blogger backend. I sent you an email, if you need any assistance we’ll be glad to help. Thanks, DDS

    nurul says:

    hi. how to edit the post spacing? it’s too close.

    sha says:

    hi,can u send me the e-mail about the header and footer too?thank you :)

    Renuka says:

    This was so good! Had a great experience using the template and I love the way my blog looks now..

    Thank you !! Great explanation

    Liz says:

    I tried to upload to blogger and it said that “could not be parsed because its not well formed”

    Christal says:

    This is such a wonderful template! I wanted to know how to add extra pages on blogger. I did go to the option to add pages but the links show up in the side bar and not the top where the home button is. Please help!

    Helen says:

    Hi there – I’m having issues getting my pages to show up in the header? The only page that is showing is ‘Home’, though I have multiple pages in my blog that showed up on my old template. Help? :)

    CJ says:

    Would you mind also emailing me the instructions to add the header and footer? Also, how to add a new banner? Thanks so much!

    Livvy says:

    Hi, thanks so much for this! I’m having a slight problem downloading the header, though – it says that it is ‘corrupt’ or in an ‘unrecognised format’… I was wondering if you could help me with this because i LOVE the template! xx


    Thank you so much for this beautiful template. I’ve uploaded the xml file and am trying to edit the header. I’ve clicked into Layout, but there’s a message saying that editing is “not available for this template”. Please help!

    Many thanks

    Hi again!

    I’ve managed to sort out the header now ^_^ Do you have any tips on how I can apply the same template to mobile view please?

    Thank you in advance! x

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