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How to install Blogger template?

In Google Blogger, you can either use the default templates by Blogger or install Blogger template downloaded from another website. There are many good looking and SEO ready Blogger templates developed by web designers. It is always better to choose one of them than the default Blogger templates. You will get the Blogger template as a .xml file, which you have to install in your Blogger blog. This guide will describe how to install Blogger template, with images.

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How to install Blogger template?

  1.  Download the custom Blogger template and save it to your computer

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    ​Extract the file if it is .zip or .rar file.​​​

    Please note the path where you have extracted the file, you will need it later. In case the file is .xml file, you don't have to extract it.
  3.  Log in to Blogger.com and click on 'Template' in left side bar.

    You will see your present template and mobile template previews there.
  4. Click on 'Backup/ Restore' button.​

    How to install Blogger template
    The 'Backup/ Restore' button will be at the right corner. You can backup the present template by clicking on 'Download Template. It is strongly recommended.
  5.  Click on 'Choose FIle' and select the .xml file.​​

  6. ​You have to choose the file with '.xml' extension from the folder you have extracted.
  7.  Click on 'Upload' Button.

    ​The file will be uploaded and your blog will be installed with the new template. If you get an error message, it means that the Blogger template you have downloaded has an error in coding. When the installation is complete, you will get a message 'Template Uploaded Successfully' at the top.
    How to install Blogger template
  8.  Click on 'View Blog' button to make sure everything is OK​.

    ​In some cases, you will have to remove some widgets by going to 'Layout' tab, to make the blog look as you want it to look.
Some free Blogger templates found in the web has malicious scripts which will cause your blog ranking in Google. You should download Blogger templates only from websites that you trust. There are 7 things to consider when choosing a Blogger template. Make sure your new Blogger template has all those features. 

​That is how to install Blogger template. Did I miss something in How to install Blogger Template? Please let me know in the comments section below.
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