Tips and problems when installing templates

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Here are some tips you can use to improve reliability on using these templates and some problems you might encounter when installing and how to solve them.

Tips on using background images:

The background images (images of the header, main background, content background, title bar, list background, etc) are stored in my flickr account. I can't guarantee the reliability on fetching these images all the time. So I suggest that you upload the images for a particular template that you're using and store them somewhere else. Simply get the image URLs from the xml code and change the URLs in the code (in red) to point to the new address of the images.

Example of code:
background: #000000 URL(http://...........) repeat left top;

Check all URLs in the CSS styling section and not just the first one you see in the code.

Caution with Header section alignment:
If your Header section look misaligned the first time you upload any template into your blog, that's probably because your Header Title and Description is too long and wrapped into a second line. If this is the case, shorten them or make them smaller. If not, it might be that your Linkbar is empty or your own uploaded header image size is wrong.

Caution with uploading your own Header image:
When you upload your own header image from the Header Layout page, the whole section or some part of it can be misaligned or cut off if your image is not compatible (having the right size) with the template. Read here for more details.

Caution with Linkbar:
If you use any template with linkbar, the Header section might look weird and cutoff the first time you upload it into your blog. It's because your linkbar is empty (without any links yet). So fill up you links and the Header section will turn to normal again.

When Blogger can't save your new template:
If Blogger can't save the template because there are more than one IDs (for example ID for LinkList, HTML, Adsense, etc), simply go back to your old template and delete all widgets (also called page elements) except the basic ones (like About Me, Labels, and Blog Archives) and reinstall the template. You can later add the widgets back on.

Read also some other common template problems here, or here if you
fail to upload template.

Report your problems here:
If you face some new problems w
hen installing my templates or if you want to share some tips, put your questions or tips in the Comment section. I'll try to answer them as soon as I can.


Papilles et Pupilles July 30, 2007 1:20 am  


An important problem is that bugs with IE6. Have a look

With firefox
With IE6

Tim Hoskins March 05, 2009 9:38 am  

Having difficulty loading the AdSense element to the template you call Psi. Do I need to go back to my old template and delete the element and then retry with the new template? Please advise.

Albert Palmer March 26, 2009 8:48 am  

Hi there,

I'm having some serious problems! I copied and pasted the html text in to my templates on blogger but it just showed the code?

Any ideas on how to help would be appreciated.

Alyssa is the Queen. July 16, 2009 9:57 pm  

Hi having trouble uploading your template it takes me to a new window in internet explorer and says i have to fix a problem and try again

a_weak_rose August 11, 2009 3:26 pm  

This is an awesome site!
Trouble is, I can't get my widgets to reappear when I install the new template, so after four tries, I just went back to the old one.

What I'm wondering is, is there a way to plug in a WIDE column above my two right hand columns on my blog? I LOVE the business template but can't get it to work without losing my widgets, so I'm wondering if there is a way to just install that third column a bit easier?

I'm still willing to put your html at the bottom of my blog if you'd like. :)


Alycia September 04, 2009 7:02 pm  

I loaded one of your templates and now half of my pictures are missing. I also can only edit the HTML when I want to start a new post. It won't just let me compose. How do I fix that?

Hasanhusaini September 18, 2009 5:51 pm  

my setting layout seen like this..why?
there are no 'add page element'... how can i solve it..?

view image

Karyn Lowe October 27, 2009 9:52 am  

Hi, I uploaded the WERD template and I have worked out most of the kinks, except for one. There is a huge gap of white space under the Post Title before the Post Text. It doesn't change with the text size or shorter titles. Where do I control the spacing for this? Help! My blog looks so great that you can't help but notice this one glaring flaw!

karynl October 27, 2009 5:53 pm  

Hi, I uploaded the WERD template and I have worked out most of the kinks, except for one. There is a huge gap of white space under the Post Title before the Post Text. It doesn't change with the text size or shorter titles. Where do I control the spacing for this? Help! My blog looks so great that you can't help but notice this one glaring flaw!

Carol B December 29, 2009 1:34 pm  

Hi. This is probably a really stupid question, but here goes. I uploaded the Shush template. Before I uploaded it, I had a little menu bar at the top of my blog that had "customize" as an option. I used that to get to my posts, fonts/colors, etc. It is not there any more with the Shush template. How do I get it back?


Stephanie January 02, 2010 7:50 pm  

I tried uploading the background and it worked, but I can't click on anything! The edit buttons are all broken...I can't add back in my widgets or change anything. I appreciate your help.

James March 08, 2010 9:37 am  

Is there an easy way to enlarge the main post section on "The Professional" template? I would like to enlarge it just a little for more post info...

Char March 11, 2010 6:27 pm  

I've been trying to upload Simple n Sweet on both Safari and Firefox and it's just not working. I tried finding "widget id" in the file and changing the number like your site suggests and I can't find "widget id" anywhere! I would love some help! I've d/l from the site before without any problems and I really love your layouts... Might it be because I'm using a Mac?

Ashley March 22, 2010 8:17 am  

I uploaded the template with the cat as the header and used my own header, but now it shows my posts twice. One set right after the other. Is there any way to get rid of the second set of posts.

nookie April 16, 2010 12:05 pm  

can you please tell me how to move the header over the linkbar?I've tried a lot and I can't manage to get it right.
Thank you

BI LIKE ME October 21, 2010 5:45 am  

I downloaded the Brooklyn Mina template. I was wondering if I can adjust the column widths. Please advise.

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