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Properly install blogger template and adding common things

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					What to do just after purchasing/downloading a new blogger template.this awesome guide for newbies
helps you to install blogger templalte properly.

really very good

Install your blog template :


1. Click in Download button and save file in on your hard drive.

2. File that you have downloaded is .ZIP file so need to be extracted. Extract / Unzip it.

3. Log in Blogger dashboard or Blogger in Draft

4. Click Layout link in dashboard panel.

5. Now click in Edit HTML link in tab bar.

6. Click Browse button and look for folder that is created after extracted file that you have downloaded.

7. Folder has a XML file and TXT file or Internet shortcut, you select only XML file for installation.

8. Click Upload button.

9. Confirm and Save.



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).



* Do not copy and paste the code directly, upload the xml file.



* Wait 24 hours and try again.



 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 or Blogger in Draft



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 will be labeled with these links. Press CTRL+F to find such words below:



Home



Posts RSS



Comments RSS



Edit



There you can change the expr:href=’…’ with your own links: href=’mylink’. Also see the template code if
you don`t find it here.



2. Some templates include a link list 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 (in most cases).



Why some images in my template disappeared :


Although a large number of images are hosted in Blogger, images may suddenly disappear because:



* The images were removed from the original hosting.



* Use own custom domain (e.g www.customdomain.com).



Solution: Download the template from fire blogger tools again, or from the page’s original author and re
host the images on an external service such as Photobucket, or ImageShack or Tinypic. I recommend
using ImageShack for hosting your images.



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 activate it.
To activate it:



* Enter the options panel comments (Dashboard → Settings → Comments).



* And in the “Comment Form Placement” section, select: Embedded below post.



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 ( Dashboard → Settings → Layout → Edit HTML ) and find the default feed link using
CTRL+F.



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



translate my template to another language :


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



* Using the browser search, find the text you want translate.



* Replace that text with your translation.



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



What is RSS, XML and CSS :
RSS stands for really simple syndication. RSS is used for providing the your site/blog viewers the content
whenever it is published in a simplified manner using Email and Feed readers.



XML stands for Extented Markup Language. Blogger templates are based on XML.

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. That is used for providing design to your site/blog.



How to display the navbar again in my template :


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 latest posts or comments on the sidebar :




* Enter the administrator page elements (Dashboard → Layout).



* 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 keeping the credits is a way to thank those who designed and / adapted or optimized the template.



source - firebloggertools.blogspot.com

by my good friend yasser esmail