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Using the Template

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1. Click on the Get Template link to download the ZIP file containing the template.


2. Unzip the file, there will be 2 files inside, the Readme.txt and one more txt file with the template code.

3. Login to your blogger account and go to Template -> Backup / Restore

4. Click on Download Full Template to save your existing template

5.  Click on Choose File and select the file with the template code.

6. Click Upload



























8. Your template is now ready.

9. Go to Customize to customize the colors and fonts of your new template.

10. If you receive the following error message 'Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The markup in the document preceding the root element must be well-formed.' scroll down the page and click on Revert to Classic Template.

132 comments:

alhnom said...

Thanks Aiman. Ur designs are great so are the instructions! =)

Selene. said...

I can't seem to get the images uploaded... :S

Wonder what's wrong...

Bob said...

Wow you do really great templates! Thanks very much. However, I think I'm seriously missing something. I'm trying to insert the Pure template, and I open the notepad file and the totality of the text I see is this:

< $BlogTitle$ >
< $BlogDescription$ >
< $BlogDateHeaderDate$ >
< $BlogItemTitle$ >
< $BlogItemBody$ >
posted by < $BlogItemAuthorNickname$ > @ < $BlogItemDateTime$ >
< $BlogItemCommentFormOnclick$ > >Comments: < $BlogItemCommentCount$ >
< $BlogItemControl$ >
< $BlogMemberProfile$ >
Previous Posts
• < $BlogPreviousItemTitle$ >
Fellow Bloggers
• link here
• link here
Archives
• < $BlogArchiveName$ >
• Current Posts

Blog Design By: BlogSpot Templates


So I don't see any photobucket link with which to replace my own, or all the stuff that would seemingly be in an ordinary template. I'm probably being really stupid. Thanks for your time.

NZNM said...

I try to follow the instruction but failed when it comes to replace the url. It shows cannot find http://photobucket.com/albums/replace

How to open the template script?

Aman said...

Thanks for pointing out the error, it has now been fixed.

geno said...

the site where you are sharing your templates is not working =(

NZNM said...

I've tried to change the template bit when previewed it stated that "oops!image...no longer here..." Why?

A Yahya said...

i hav the exact same problem

A Yahya said...

just figured it out. There is a second part of the html that needs to be replaced.

Scroll down the txt document to find:

/* -- basic html elements -- */

Here u should find a 2nd link that needs to be replaced with ur own details.

Indigo Wolf said...

Thank you so much! Your templates are great and the howling wolf was perfect for me!

Stephanie said...

I really like your templates, but when I try to put the saved images to photobucket it wouldn't let me because it's a .zip file. Is there anything I can do?

Stephanie said...

thanks for your help. I've never worked with .zip files. I can't wait to use the new layout! I was really starting to get tired of the one that I've had for eons!

abhii said...

cool..thanks soo much..ur really creative..
keep it up!!

*KrYsTaBeLlA*=AlLeBaTsYrK= said...

how come i cant get to upload the template on photobucket? it says that there are invalid formats. how do i fix this?

Jim said...

Hi, love your work. I am trying to upload one of your templates but the code is not in the folder, just some minimal header stuff. Thanks.

StaleMater said...
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-Arpita- said...

heya! thanks a ton for that guide on how to upload the images. it was damn helpful i tell ya! thanks.
abd yes, ur templates are brilliant =)

Ben said...

I followed the instructions...but i am but when it comes to replace the url. It shows cannot find http://photobucket.com/albums/replace i am not able to do so...what do i do?

axshinjaxn said...

Any idea why the template looks great when viewed through Netscape, but is misaligned (especially the sidebar) when viewed through any other browser (such as Internet Explorer, or Avant, etc.)?

Everything looks great otherwise! Thanks

Molly said...

Hey. I have followed all of the instructions but my blog for the pink flowers template but the background is just blank. I have done everything I thought I was supposed to. Please help!

Teresa said...

Ok Ive done everything and up to the last step:

6. Now Copy the entire text in the script file and Paste into your blogger template

My question is where exactly do i paste it in my templae?

Id hate to screw the whole thing up.

thx

gokulledieu said...

i followed the steps but it just appears as only a pink background colour.pl help me.

gint said...

hi, million thks for the nice template...wish to check out if there is any way to change the colour of the words for main template heading? appreciate ur help=)

Pepo Andra said...

...I would like to know somwthing...wich program are you using to make the images whitest in the places where the post must be?... pepo.andrade@gmail.com ....tanks....

TiffaniSmiles said...

Ah, I cannot get the template I chose to be the background for my blog. I keep getting the template to show, and then my old blog template and text is shown as I scroll down trying to find where the text went. Where in my blog do I paste?

storm said...

hi, i have the same problem as molly for pink flowers. I have done everything as instructed but this is the result. www.chuanen.blogspot.com
any ideas why?

Eleventy Seven said...

hi
I seem to have a unique problem.... my sidebar seems to be tagging along at the bottom of the posts. Any ideas? I have seen it happen in other places sometimes and it happened when i appended my own sidebar contents into your template.
Help!

Crissy Gaylor said...

How do you get the image to on the whole screen?
Mine is just small in the middle.

Divic said...

I have finally managed to change my site template thanks to the advice of Nomaadic in these comments. You should really update your advice to include this as it would have saved me an hour or two of increasing frustration.
I know have just two problems as far as I can see, I cannot get the main Hong Kong skylane to appear across the top and my comment links seem to have a problem. Can you help me with these please?
Kind regards.
Divic
http://dogotheredotcom.blogspot.com/

Dave said...

(I'm Divic, above)
Ok, i have tinkered with it and it is fine now. It looks really good - well done!
I would like to change the picture at the top, how can I do this? Does anyone know?

Kind regards
Divic
PS I've clicked a few ads for you...

huseen said...

guys guys guys listen just fellow the instruction that Aiman writen for you and things will work be patient try that. it worked for me

thanks

Raquel said...

hy, you can help me please,i don´t know why the problem...
you can see my blog, please?

Diane, Mary, Chunny said...

I followed ur instructions and its shows that i can't find http://photobucket.com/albums/replace. how should i deal with this?

Mely Rivas said...

i dont have NOTEPAD so i cant replace things on photobucket. Cant we just get the whole template HTML code?

Mely Rivas said...

where is the notepad? and where can i find it?

Mely Rivas said...

OMG! i figured it out! thanks for the template!

Calliopia said...

https://www.sharemation.com doesn't seem to be working. Is it just me or is the site down?

GG said...

I am getting it too. Can't seem to get any Templates, which is a real shame cause these are really beautiful templates. :(

bingo said...
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Crazy Mexican 661 said...

i used youre help and did good..but i dont know if a need a pic thats big? cause the pics i use in the backround are too small and look lame..cause it leaves lots of white everywhere. So my question is how big does the pic gotta be to fill up the whole blog page??? or what do i have to do so the pic fills up the whole page??

(im lost) :D

NuNu™ said...

I tried to do te steps to get a template but I couldn't find the

http://replace.photobucket.com/albums/replace/

It's invalid =/

PK said...

I have uploaded the HK picture to photobucket and replaced the "http://replace.photbucket..." url with the one provided by photobucket- but the picture still isn't showing up. :(

J.J. said...

I followed yr instruction, but i still receive this error:


We were unable to save your template
Please correct the error below, and submit your template again.
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.

can you help me to solve it?
please email me your solution to deadzoners@gmail.com

thanks thousand times.

olivia said...

tried to do te steps to get a template but I couldn't find the

http://replace.photobucket.com/albums/replace/

Abhishek Bhatnagar said...

i hve experinced the same problem......pls mail me if hve any solution at abhishek.bhatnagars@yahoo.com


Problem
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.


thanks
Looking forward for ur reply...

Neo said...

yeah dude even am getting the same error as the above 2 ppl.plz reply soon i love tht ferarri layuot

ZiHao said...

Problem
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.

same problem

lil mumu said...

I had the same problem.. please help?

lil mumu said...

Problem solved when i switched back to "classic template"... when using blogger beta, when u want to edit html under templates, at the bottom of the page, there's this link "revert to classic template" or something like tat.. so click that and it would switch back to original blogger. and just follow his instructions.

I'm using Aman's Quilt design and Hearts N Flower design. Both has clean and neat layouts.. it was a good template. Fabulous!! Thanks darling~!

Black Beauty said...

Hello,

I was looking around and i couldn't sleep. Beside, I love your splash templates. I tried to upload it but it wouldn't let me because it's a zip file. I would appreciate if you let me know how to fix this situation. Please email me with info to fix.

Beaulife85@yahoo.com

Thank you!!

Lisboa Closet said...

Hi! First of all thanks for sharing those great templates!

I'm new at this so I'm having two problems. 1- after doing averything you say, my blog gets all PINK... 2- I've uploaded on photobucket the sb_bg... How I have to do to upload the sp_header?

thanks!!! :D

Lisboa Closet said...

Hi! First of all thanks for sharing those great templates!
problem n 1 solved! still nº
2- I've uploaded on photobucket the sb_bg... How I have to do to upload the sp_header?

thanks!!! :D

Engineero said...

It's really great temp.
thanx

Kathy said...

Hello! I'm Mew Kathy, and I'm ten. (I know you are probably older than me, but I know HTML pretty well) I really love your templates, but they don't really match my blog. You see, my blogs have stories that I wrote on them, and I thought it would be cool if the template consisted of a picture of a character in my book. I really want to know how you make those awesome templates. Don't take offence of what I have said, but would you please tell me how to make a template?

Mew Kathy
(P.S: If you agree to show me how to make a template, you can post a comment on either one of my blogs.)

Kathy said...

I don't know what you mean by "ext". What's that? Do I need a photobucket account if I want a specific image?

Mew Kathy

P.S: You can reply by posting another comment. Thank you for your time!:)

hannah said...

The downloads are no longer available?
My, these are great templates.
http://www.ituloyangsulong.org

SoirWolfenstein said...

Dear Bro...

I have errors in my new done template which have the following msg:
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.

Please help!

Johnny
wolfbeastdevil@hotmail.com

Mrs. Moody said...

I am having only one little snafu in my template. I love it completely but it won't let me add anything to the sidebar. I need to add a ring that I am in as well as my glitter banner. They are currently showing up in each post instead. How do I fix this?

Snow_eyes_girl said...

I cannot replace the url in the notepad
I´m triying to use the "rain" template
I don´t know if you had explained how to do it before,it´s because I don´t understand a lot of english
Please, if you could help me, I would be very thankfull

Jolanta Smykowska said...

SoirWolfenstein

I have a solution for you. If you create blog, it switches you to the new version, alternatelly coded. Allyou haveto do is to switch to the "classic template" and there to paste all code, realyy all codes availableon many blogs outthere and these too.

Greeting from Poland

Some questions: neostart@o2.pl

Philie said...

Hello,
I cannot put it cause of the url it says that it cannot find it like the nznm's problem.
What I can do?
i mean what i must put in find colonn?
Thanks,
ps: Ur blog is great btw!

Jennifer said...

I NEED HELP..........CAN U PLZZZ HELP ME????

N. said...

I CANT =//

help me please

Jessica Rhee said...

Hi! This is a stunning template, but when I try to use it on blogspot, I get the following error message:


We were unable to preview your template
Please correct the error below, and submit your template again.
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.


Any suggestions? I love this template dearly and would be ecstatic if I could get some help on how to make it work.

If it isn't too much trouble, I can be reached at jessicarhee@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

incharabhat said...

Hi aman, thank u so much...i could add a new template of my own...but after getting new template I can not find ''add a page element'' option. What can i do to add some page elements? please help me

Farmer Jon said...

ive got a problem

when ever i replace everything, i always get an error message:
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.

what am i doing wrong?

Farmer Jon said...

nevermind, i figured it out

Jyothikarthik said...

Hey.. Awesome Templates u have here..
I've used the writer template for mine..
But.. After ive reverted to classic view.., I lost all my 3rd party html codes..(i used sitemeter, shoutbox and stuff)
How do i put it in my template...(coz, i've lost, the add page elements in classic view)
Pls help me..

http://jk-la-pleine-lune.blogspot.com

or better mail me

jyothikarthik@gmail.com

Aileen_g said...

cool templates @_@

Keeping on up said...

8. If you receive an error message scroll down the page and click on Revert to Classic Template.

That step just saved me life an hour of f*&^ing headaches

Jen said...

I really want your pink one w/ the flowers but i keep getting the error message that everyone else gets how do i fix this so i can have your adorable template?
your help would be awesome
Thanks

idon_oink said...

aghhh paste in wheree????

Louis Phan said...

hey , it didn't work for me

Louis Phan said...

i replaced-copied the code and paste it into my blogger template, but it didn't work for me.

Webmaster said...

Getting XML ERRORS while installing one of these templates? Iam, a bit of an In-House expert in Custom Templates. I could help you out if somethings does not work,
check out my link http://costum-templates.blogspot.com

Louis Phan said...

Ok, can i ask you a question, webmaster? How can i add a counter and a chatbox or other things when i changed my template? I tried but i gave up!

Webmaster said...

Are you using new layouts or old blogger? If you are using new blogger, then get the javascript code for the counter and chatbox, then click "add a page element" link in page layouts and select "HTML/javascript" element and paste all the code there. For more help see http://zerodollarchallenge.blogspot.com

johnandem said...

Hi, I followed all the steps but seem to end up with only a pink background. Do you know where I am going wrong?
Step 3 says: 'After uploading Copy the URL (without the file name.) which appears in the textbox below the uploaded image;'

so what exactly should I remove from this URL?
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x273/Emnhals_photo/sp_header.jpg
thanks in advance

TUG said...

I'm using your rain template. I've got everything to load on a test blog using the classic template. Is there a way I can load it onto my existing blog without losing all my previous posts? I'm using the new blogger format. Email is under my profile.

TUG said...

Is there anyway to use the rain format with new blogger as well?

menSh said...

Thank you very much :)

Ice-Cream Junkie Queen said...

Thanks for your template.Currently using ur Splash. :-)

buddhee said...

it ain't working :/

i get the error message:

Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tag is not allowed: html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"

tried some things, but nothing worked out.

who can help?

thx...

chicoman98 said...

Yes, these are great templates...thanks! I wish the images were already hosted though like this site. It is great because you only need to upload the template and thats it. Check it out. Lots of free high quality blog templates!

Free Blogger Templates

Dave
http://www.eblogtemplates.com

yitguan said...

i follow the instruction... but i cant get the entire thgs!! who can help me???

theweav's said...

I am getting the message "Cannot find http://replace.photobucket.com/albums/replace/" on notebook. What am I supposed to do? Thanks.

Sherry said...
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FEchols said...

I have done everthing in your instructions and I am still getting...



"Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup."

Please for the Love of God, tell me how to fix this.....


Thank you

Brett Willms said...

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You can reach me at: willms <@> gmail.com

Cheers

Brett Willms said...

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Brett

Nasser said...

Thanks alot for these great tips

http://finejewelry1.blogspot.com
http://fullguide.blogspot.com

Irizarisan said...

hi.. can i request for deathnote skins for blogspot??

Susan B. Evans said...

Hi. Do you have any templates that are book/reading related? Not specific books (like Harry Potter) but books in general? I have been looking and I can't find anything.

website-seo said...

web hosting resources:

http://wehosting.blogspot.com

Web Designer said...

You have more super templates... very nice all.... thank for publishing

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Sumit Agarwal said...

hey i have some new templates visit me site
http://www.computersolution.co.cc

A Braided Fool said...

thank you so much! i just got this to work on my blog as well:

http://amomenttobreathe.blogspot.com

kamal aka kampac said...

cant find http://replace.photobucket.com/albums/replace/ please can someone help

Davy Moore said...

Visited your blog, and found that this is one of the good blog.
thx
Moore

Ligaya said...

Thanks for these lovely designs, and for the very detailed how-to guide as well. I'm currently using Maroon for my fanblog Cartas y Dibujos con la Familia Lucido, while I'm taking my pick over Hearts N Flowers, Tea and Biscuit, Pink and Chocolate Delight for my main blog Kaligayahan.

Rach said...

designs are gr8! but d uploading part is a pain man!

JEM said...

What if i am using Mac OS X and my laptop doesn't hv notepad?

Rohit Sharma said...

Hi,
I chose the chocolate delight template. I went through the instructions but my blog is not showing the images. The background is coming completely white.
Although I can access the images using the link in the script separately in a browser even then I am not being able to see the theme on my blog.
Please help.

-Rohit

Heather Ferguson - Dixey said...

Hello,
I am trying to come up with a template to match my webpage and I was wondering if you might be able to help me?
Thanks
Heather
www.emeraldcoastarts.com

Faith in God said...

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Uttam Pegu said...

Hi,
Great templates. I am also looking for some 4 column templates ? Any suggestion ?
Best regards

Uttam Pegu
http://politicalnewsindia.blogspot.com

Vindex said...

Put some ones with 3 columns.

little said...

I have a picture I would like to use as a background for my blog. I was wondering if you could help me out with this...thanks...my email is melissajulian69@hotmail.com

ألــوان said...

thanx verryy much ,

even i have some problem :S
but i will learn how 2 fix it :D

Veri's Tauschecke said...

I'm so sorry, but it didn't work

SAER said...

nice templates !
actualy they are many many templates on the net but yesterday i found the best collection of blogger templates on http://focus-online.blogspot.com/ they are really like premium templates ! maybe i am wrong because i am new blogger ! sorry

Lenneth said...

i tried a lot of times, but still cannot. is it suppose to be like this?

http://replace.photobucket.com/albums/replace/imagex01.jpg

*Change to*

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo38/lennethe/imagex01.jpg

then i click view blog, the picture cannot be displayed. did i do anything wrong?

ROSH said...

after i revert to the classic template, it still shows my old template. why?

a;rr//lee. said...

Heyy Im back again,
Well i solved the other problem except now this time the pictures are not working agian.

Abby and Rimas said...

I have followed all the instructions for the beach template. I even go the error as you said in your last step of instructions so I clicked revert to classic template. Now I just have a black background with my usual text. How do I get the beach picture to show?

Staroad888 said...

Thank you! :)

vying for simplicity said...

Thanks for the template and the tutorials! The video was EXTREMELY helpful! :)

Tarun Weekly! said...

Hey Buddy,
I appreciate ur hard work.
I juz applied splash to my template but rolled back to my custom one.
The splash was amazing but it was not aligned in the center rather on the left. Didn't look good enuf.
Hope u can help me wid tht.
Plus my fonts bcome a lil invisible so hope u can help wid tht too. Thnx mate :-)

Tarun

vira said...

why i can't upload this template?

陳加昀 said...

I'm so sorry to bother you, but when I tried using the Splash template, my entire blog disappears, and I was wondering how I can fix that since I followed the instructions exactly (Or maybe I messed up somewhere?)

gadget said...

sorry i have seen ur written tutorial...now i will try this..

thanks

My name is Mazwah. said...

hi, i downloaded your splash template. however, i can't find the content-wrapper within the splash html code. could you help me please?

Nia said...

Very niche template. I like this. Thanks for share

AA009 said...

hi~ thinking of using your splash template. after i put the pics using my photobucket and all, it works. but the prob is the header and all the text is at the left side while the background image is at the centre. tried fixing the code amateur style but failed miserably. any help is much appreciated!!

sheauwen 晓雯 said...

hey, I copy and paste my original content-wrapper tags into the same section of the new template, like what you did in the tutorial video. but this line comes out:
More than one widget was found with id: Header1. Widget IDs should be unique.

How to solve this problem?

Thank you so so much for your helo and template! =)

Leena said...

There's a ton of white space at the right side of my screen after I downloaded the template. Photobucket says that I uploaded it as the largest photo that they could, is there any way to fix this???

Jimena said...

your layouts are amazing! thanks!

Amber ( The one with many Names) said...

Everything is to one side when I put my template on! What can I do to put it all in the middle?

This is what I mean:

www.mysticpackwolves.blogspot.com

Dedy Wicaksana said...

thank you for the tutor..

mohammad Qasim Khan said...

useful information my first time read this

yesta desamba said...

Awesome template, how can i download it?

yesta desamba said...

awesome template, how can i download it?