Best way to install a new template on your Blogger website

Best way to install a new template on your Blogger website

Installing a new template for your Blogger website isn't that difficult, but it might be troublesome at times. Especially when you are changing the template, after backing up the previous template for security purposes, you may import the new one and find out some of the widgets from the old template still remains.

For this guide, we will be explaining to you the best way to install a new template on your Blogger website or blog. So, in order to avoid all unnecessary widgets getting mixed up when you change template on Blogger, read this post till the end.

Installing a new Blogger template the best way.

Many people know to install a Blogger template, they have to go to theme > Backup/Restore and Upload the new theme XML file.
Best way to install a new template on your Blogger website

The above method is without any doubt the default method for uploading a new Blogger template. But using this method always leaves some traces of the old template which could prove troublesome for a newbie.

So, how to proceed then? Check out the best solution in the subsequent paragraphs.

Installing your Blogger template the correct way

  • Download any of your favourite Blogger template. We have some of the best templates for Blogger recommended here on our blog.
  • You will need to have a good editor installed on your computer. You can use the default bloc note though, but we recommend you use Notepad++.
  • Extract the archive containing the template XML code and then right-click on the XML file and open with Notepad++.
  • Next, head to Theme > Edit HTML.
Best way to install a new template on your Blogger website

  • Delete all the template code for the old theme.
  • Now, copy all the contents of the new theme and paste in the Blogger template editor (after deleting old template code).
Best way to install a new template on your Blogger website

  • Save and there you go.
Best way to install a new template on your Blogger website