How to upload themes (template) using blogger (blogspot)?

upload themes using bloggerThis is Frequently asked question by webmasters who uses blogger platform. Although blogger platform already provides some predefined themes. But not all blogger/webmaster uses that. They want different themes other than blogger’s predefined themes. There are various website that provides blogger(blogspot) template. But downloading those themes worth if you know how to upload it?

This article will guide you about uploading themes with step by step tutorial.

First, I will guide you about uploading predefined themes provided by blogger and then I will guide you about uploaded downloaded themes.

How to Apply Predefined themes.

Step 1: Find Blogger Template Gallery.

To locate Template gallery, click on template from dashboard. You will see lots of categorized predefined blogger templates.

Step 2: Check and apply.

Hover the mouse on any theme and click on magnifying glass to preview. You can also customize theme without applying to blog.

If you like any theme and you want it for your blog, then click on apply to blog.

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How to Upload and apply downloaded themes.

Common mistake : Blogger themes are generally available in zip format. People make common mistake by directly uploading zip file to blogger. Blogger flags error as they want xml file.

Now just follow following steps.

Step 1: Download Template.

There are various website that provides blogspot themes. Download any template that you want. You will get zip or xml file.

Step 2: Extract zip file.

If you get zip file, then you need to extract it. Make sure that extracted folder contain xml file.

Step 3 : Upload XML file of template.

Click on template from dashboard. Then Click on Backup and Restore .

Backup and restore

Upload XML file of theme. Your template will be applied to your website after successful uploading.

Before uploading downloaded template, you can get get backup of your previous template.

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Check our video tutorial that will help you to upload theme using blogger.