Most people start their blogging journey from blogspot since it is absolutely free as compared to WordPress where you need to pay for hosting.
Blogger is very easy to use and especially for beginners, it is very good platform to learn the basics of blogging.
There are also lot of free theme available on blogger but if you want to build a professional looking site then it is essential to buy a good looking SEO friendly template and apply it on your site.
So, in this article I will tell you how you can download and upload custom blogger templates on your blogspot website without loosing data.
Need of Custom Blogger Template
There are a lot of different types of templates that are available on the blogger in the theme section but they are good only for simple blogs as they lack proper navigation bar and other features.
If you want to give professional look to your site with better navigation and article designs then you must move to custom themes.
Some of the benefits of using custom themes are mentioned below:
Search Engine Optimized (SEO) Friendly
Many custom theme comes with SEO optimized which helps your site to rank better on the search engine result page.
Such templates have proper space to show advertisements on your site. So you don’t have to worry about placing the ads as these templates automatically display different types of ads in the best position on your website page.
The free themes that are available on blogger might take a lot of time to load because of the use of heavy CSS elements but custom templates are lightweight which loads faster.
Responsive means that the website adapts the size of different screen resolutions without affecting the user interface.
Steps to Install Custom Blogger Template
Before proceeding make sure that you have already downloaded the custom template that you want to upload on your website. There are many sites that provide free and paid versions of the templates that have their own limitations.
The template that you will download will be in the form of a ZIP file so first of all extract the file anywhere on your computer and then follow the below steps:
Go to www.blogger.com and login in to your account.
Now select the blog whose template you want to change.
Once selected, click in the theme section from the left side menu.
Now a new page will appear where you can see the Customize button.
Click on the dropdown arrow just after the Customize button.
From drop down menu click on the Restore option.
Now a small box will open where you need to click on the Upload button and upload the .xml file from the extracted zip folder of the theme.
Wait for the XML file to upload properly and once done go back to the website and refresh your website to see the changes.
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