Simple steps to download and install a different template/theme on blogspot

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After creating a new blog on blogger.com the next most important thing to do is "install a good looking custom template" that matches with your blog niche, although they are templates in blogger that you can select and use, but i recommend and prefer you use custom template than using templates that comes with blogger.

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What is a custom template?

Custom templates are templates which are specially designed by third party companies like "Sora template" with the aim of selling it for a token to bloggers in exchange of their work done. It is also good to know that custom templates usually comes in two versions which is:

  • Premium version
  • Free version

In premium version you pay a little token before downloading the template, this version of template does not have "credits links on the template footer" and you have 100% access to their support team. While in free version you have no access to support team and they are credits links on the template footer. Check screenshot below for credits links footer example.

credit details screenshot

A custom templates gives your blog a unique and beautiful look if you install a nice template, on the other side it can also makes your blog look horrible if you install the ones that are not okay, so to install the correct one i suggest you "Preview" the template first before downloading it from the site.

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how can we install a custom template on blogspot? 

To install a different template/theme on blogger is very easy all you need to do is download the templates file first. for better templates i recommend you download your templates from either (sora themes, way2 theme or templateYard ), to visit their site all you have to do is search for the above given names from Google. E.g Sora themes template. Check screenshot below.

Google search sora themes template screenshot

After searching, click on the site and browse out the one you want, then scroll down and click on *download now free version* button or click *premium button* if you want a premium version of the template and pay for it.

Side note: a file with ".zip" extension will be downloaded, now open the file and extract the files out to a separate folder with a zip file extractor tools. examples of a zip file extractor tools are:

  • winrar
  • Winzip
  • 7zip

After extracting, it time to upload it to your blog before then, make sure you have backup your template/themes or click here to learn how to do template backup.

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Easy way to install template/theme on blogspot

  1.  Goto blogger.com and select *theme* from the dashboard and click on the dropdown menu under customize then select *restore* from the list.

  2. Click on *upload* from the page is displays for you and browse the folder you extract the downloaded template file.

  3. Select the file that end with .xml and upload it.

If the above is not working for you then you can try this steps


  1. Open the file that ends with .xml extension from the extracted folder and copy all the codes in it.

  2. Go back to blogger and select *theme* from the dashboard.

  3. Click on *edit html* and delete all the codes in it.

For computer users
press and hold the CTRL + A to mark all then press and hold CTRL + V to paste the codes. then save your settings.

For those blogging with phones
you can hold a word and click on *select all* then from your typing keyboard press "X" button to clear, or you can clear it manually. After that paste the codes you have copied earlier into it and save your settings.

Congratulations you did it.

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