Friday, February 5, 2010

Installing Blogger Templates - Part 2

If you want to install a new Blogger template without losing your existing widgets, you have to spend more effort than that previously explained :D. You might need a good (XML) editor for the purpose. If you don't have any, you might want to download an excellent free editor program called Notepad++. Then follow these steps:
Log in to your Blogger dashboard and backup/save your current template.
Open up your current (old) and new XML template files in the text editor. If you use Notepad++, make sure that you set the language to "XML", in order to get XML syntax highlight feature. That could make our job easier! :D
Locate the widgets in your old/current template. A widget is enclosed by <b:widget> and </b:widget> tags and resides in a <b:section> block.
Copy and paste the code (inside, including <b:widget> and </b:widget> tag) into your new template file
Continue step-3 and step-4 for all widgets, then upload the new XML file using Blogger dashboard. Done!
OBT has a bit more explanation on this issue :D. It's worth to have a look at the article.

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