This post outlines the basics of finding and installing unofficial Blogger templates, both free and premium designs, so that you may enjoy changing the appearance of your Blogger site as often as you like!
Finding Free Blogger Templates
- Btemplates – one of the oldest (and certainly the biggest) curated directory of Blogger templates which includes hundreds of designs by many different authors. Search by theme, popularity or release date.
- Compartdisimo – A growing selection of beautifully detailed Blogger templates. This site is in Spanish, but can be easily translated to your native language.
- Loefa-Cebook – An Indonesian site which offers an excellent selection of designs, many of which are converted from other template styles.
- Urang-Kurai – Stunning modern designs for Blogger. You'll need to click through to see previews of the templates since the main page is text-based.
- 54Blogger – Features a selection of contemporary original designs.
- Dzignine – Stunning original Blogger template designs (plus some premium themes too!)
- Templates Novo Blogger - An established site which offers a plethora of Blogger templates for download.
- Bloggermint – A nice selection of templates, from business to personal designs.
- BestTheme – Quite a variety of designs, many of which are converted from other template types.
- Blogger Xpertise – A small but growing number of free templates from respected Blogger expert, David Kutcher
- Blogger Buster – I've designed a number of free Blogger templates over the years, most of which are original designs, with a couple of irresistible conversions thrown in for good measure.
How to install Blogger templates
Premium Blogger Templates
Tips and Best Practises for using unofficial Blogger templates
- Take a look at the demonstration sites for any templates you would like to download and explore the functionality to get a feel for how your own site would operate under the new design.
- Backup your existing template before uploading an entirely new one, just in case you decide to revert back later.
- Be sure to read any installation instructions carefully – after initial upload, tweaks may be required to ensure the template operates properly!