How To Install And Setup Blogger Template?

How to install blogger template? 2 Methods for custom Blogger Template Upload and Installation.
2 Methods for custom Blogger Template Upload and Installation

Blog user should learn how we can upload and install the custom blogger template. When we create a blog a default Blogger template will be install automatically but you will get an option to choose template. However beginners often don’t like blogger default template due to absent of different features. So they try to upload and install new template for further use. Though Google Blogger is a free blogging platform but you will find millions of free blogger template for using into your blog. Because of this blogger is very popular among zillions of people.

Though this tutorial for newbie those who are first time going to use Google blogger.  I am going to explain 2 methods where we can easily upload and install the blogger template. Assume that you have already downloaded your favorite blogger template in your pc. Generally blogger template file extension is .xml suppose a template name Blogger Theme its file name maybe blogger-theme.xml. So let’s proceed to upload .xml file into your blog.

Method 1: Upload the blogger template through blogger

This is formal way to upload and install the blogger template into blogger platform. You can do it by follow this step:

Step #1: Sign in to your blogger account and go to blogger dashboard

Step #2: On Blogger Dashboard Click ->Template -> Backup/Restore (Top Right)

Step #3: Click Choose File button and from popup window select your template file


Step #4: Find where the blogger template with .xml extension file location. After selecting click on open button.

template file

Step #5:  Then Click on Upload button.


It will take less than 10 second to upload a template. After upload check your blog to see the new template.

Method 2: Upload the blogger template directly from Notepad

This method often required when we go for install a blogger template. If you are already using a blogger template but wants to replace this template with other new template. Sometime if we upload the new template over old template then some widget code may rollover with new template.  Beside of this some template show error and then you are unable to upload. So for installing blogger template with fresh new code you can do it by follow below steps:

Step #1: Open the XML file with a text editor (Notepad or something like that). You can simply select the template file and right click on it after that select ->Open with ->Notepad.


Step #2: Then select all text and copy (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C in Window)

Step #3: Sign in to your blogger account and go to blogger dashboard

Step 4 On Blogger Dashboard Click ->Template ->Edit HTML

edit HTML

Step #5: In Editor HTML window, select all old code and paste the new code that you copied from the Notepad into code field. Then, click Save template.

You are done. You can use any method that seems to you easiest. And remember that always take a backup of older template before installing new template. However if you face any problem then lets us know.

Display blogger desktop template in Mobile device?

To display desktop template on any mobile device just follow the below steps-

Step #1: Sign in to your blogger account and go to blogger dashboard

Step #2: On Blogger Dashboard Click ->Template

gear icon

Step #3: Click on Gear Icon underneath the mobile template preview

Step #4: Now select below option among two from popup window
  • No, show desktop template on mobile devices
desktop template

Step #5: Finally hit the Save button and visit your site with any mobile device.

disable mobile template
This will help to display your responsive template on any mobile device accurately. 
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