46 How to upload Blogger XML templates

If you're bored of the generic templates supplied by Blogger, you can easily upload a customised XML template, such as the Blogger Buster templates found here. Here's a step by step guide.

  1. Download your favorite Blogger XML template to your computer. If the template is contained in a zip file, ensure you have extracted the XML template.
  2. Log in to your Blogger dashboard and go to Template> Edit HTML
  3. Ensure you back up your old template in case you decide to use it again. To do this, click on the "download full template" link and save the file to your hard drive.
  4. Look for the section near the top where you can browse for your XML template:
  5. Enter the location of your template and press "upload".
  6. The HTML of your new template will now appear in the box below. You can preview your template or simply save to start using it!

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46 comments:

  1. Thanks for this helpful instruction on how to upload a new blogger template. I found your site through Google search by typing the phrase "how to upload blogger templates." Again, thank you very much.

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  2. Hiii...I get this error message from blogger whenever i try to upload the xml file....please help.. actually trying to upload in a test blog....so dat later i cn use in ma permanent blog.....


    "We're sorry, but we were unable to complete your request.

    When reporting this error to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:

    * Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
    * Provide the following error code and additional information.

    bX-xdw9gt"

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  3. Hello Aslam,

    I've noticed many people are experiencing problems uploading XML templates lately. My first point of advice would be to upload new templates using the template code if possible (where you can copy and paste HTML based template code into your edit HTML box). I know that not all template providers will provide the HTML code as well as the XML version, though if you ask they may be able to make this available.

    I am also researching error codes with particular regard to templates for a future post which I hope will help people experiencing these problems. It will probably be a while before this is complete as there are many things to consider when writing this up. Check back soon for updates and I will post this as soon as it is ready.

    Hope this is useful to you so far.

    Best wishes and thanks for stopping by,

    Amanda

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  4. Just wondering if you already have a blog establshed...and you change your blog template, will it delete the blog items that are already in use?

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  5. Hi i was watching the image on how to upload the template and
    realized that on my "Edit Html tab in my settings i don't have the link to download template or
    "backup/restore template" just the old Edit Html alone. Could someone help me?

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  6. For Marilyn Bowen:

    Unfortunately the widgets are left out when you upload a non-standard template (though they remain if you use a standard Blogger one!).

    Luckily it is possible to transfer the widgets from one template to another. This post explains the process in full, which I hope will be useful for you.

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  7. For Thugg:

    It sounds like you're still using a Classic Blogger template (without the drag and drop widgets).

    If you would like to upgrade your template to the XML based ones with widgets, you can do this from within the Template section of your dashboard. There should be a tab which says "Upgrade" which will take you through the steps.

    Hope this helps!

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  8. hey amanda, my problem is the same as thugg. thank you very much for explaining the steps. THANK YOU :)

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  9. Hello Amanda,

    Good tutorial indeed! I've tried posting a similar tutorial on my blog. Please let me know your comments on the same.

    http://latestbloggertemplates.blogspot.com/2008/07/install-new-blogger-xml-template.html

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  10. I've finally figured out how to download the "Aspire" template, which is soooo beautiful. I found out from another blogger that my "comments" do not work. Have you any suggestions? I've tried adding an embedded form, but the tutorial did not match the HTML in my template. WOuld love to hear your opinion.
    In deepest gratitude,
    Dano
    http://danomacnamarrah.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks to you I've uploaded the "Aspire" template, which is sooo lovely. Unfortunately the "comments" aren't working. Any ideas?
    Gratefully,
    Dano
    http://danomacnamarrah.blogspot.com/

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  12. hi there...im from malaysia... Thanks for this helpful instruction on how to upload a new blogger template... regard www.imuone2rich.blogspot.com

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  13. Amanda, my dashboard doesnt have this!

    If you would like to upgrade your template to the XML based ones with widgets, you can do this from within the Template section of your dashboard. There should be a tab which says "Upgrade" which will take you through the steps.

    There IS NO upgrade :( Help! Jane

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  14. Ey dear, would it be ok if i translate to spanish a few of your entries?
    Gis

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  15. im getting the error code bX-hwogca allways.. please if someone can help it would be great.

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  16. You may refer here also Step by step how to upload Blogger XML templates

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  17. i got an error message like this what should i do -
    Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure that all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The markup in the document preceding the root element must be well-formed.

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  18. Thanks a lot for the useful info. Exactly what I was looking for.. :) Am off to Blogger now.

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  20. Hi!
    I'm from Slovenia....But I haven't any field above the field edit html...

    Printscreen:
    http://www.shrani.si/f/1M/Bj/4sABus3F/neimenovana.png

    Any help?

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  21. Help. . .
    I followed your directions on installing a new template. It worked great - but now I can not get to my dashboard to make any changes. . .

    Any help? I am lost

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  22. Hiii...I get this error message from blogger whenever i try to upload the xml file....please help.. actually trying to upload in a test blog....so dat later i cn use in ma permanent blog.....


    "We're sorry, but we were unable to complete your request.

    When reporting this error to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:

    * Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
    * Provide the following error code and additional information.

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  23. Can we upload a zip file of a templete without having the html problems and xml its difficult for people to upload so

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  30. Hello,
    I trying to put some codes in template and then I save that, massage showed :
    """" We're sorry, but we were unable to complete your request.

    When reporting this error to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:

    Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
    Provide the following error code.
    bX-qmh2x7
    This information will help us to track down your specific problem and fix it! We apologise for the inconvenience.""""

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