Hi bloggy readers,
Today i am releasing my new black website template for Blogger-powered blog called Black and Blue template. If you want to use my template, i am strictly asking you for not removing the credit section on the footer position. So if you can do that, you are allowed to use this template. Thanks!
Original template: Minima
Designer: Douglas Bowman
Date: 26 Feb 2004
Updated by: Blogger Team
Black Website Template Name: Black and Blue
Designer: Daniel Likin
Date: 8 Nov 2009
Here's the steps you need to follow in order to install the Black Website Template.
1. Log in to Blogger
Firstly, now go to http://www.blogger.com and then Log in to your Blogger Account.
2. Go to Layout
In Dashboard, now pick a blog that you want to change with the new template, and then press the Layout/Design button.
3. Go to Edit HTML
After pressing the Layout/Design, you will be automatically brought to the first sub-tab, Page Element. Now switch the sub-tab to Edit HTML to begin installing the Black Website Template "Black and Blue" to your blog.
Now Extract the Zip file of black website template: Black and Blue and then put the template file with the extension .xml to the Desktop, to make it easier in finding the file when we are about to upload that file.
After landing to the Edit HTML page, now press the Browse button in the Back Up/Restore template area. By pressing the Browse button, you will be prompted with the option of uploading the template file, now pick the black website template: Black and Blue.xml file, and then press the Upload button.
After that, wait for the uploading process, it might take a while. If in the new page, you can see the message "Your changes have been saved", it means that, the black website template: Black and Blue has been successfully installed in your blog.
Okay, after uploading the Black Website Template "Black and Blue" to your blog, now switch back the sub-tab to Page Element.
5. Edit the current widget
6. Copy and paste the widget code
After that, now copy the widget code for menu navigation below, and then paste it to the HTML box.
7. Customize the menu links
As you can see in the widget code on number 6 above, the code URL-address must be changed with your own blog address (e.g., http://www.whatmakesblog.com)
On the top position of your blog, you can see the blog search engine has been provided to search the specific topic in your own blog. To install this search engine, all you have to do is:
1. Find the search engine widget code
Press Ctrl + F at the same time, and then search the code below:
2. Replace the URL address
In that code above, you can see the red code: http://YourBlogURLAddress.blogspot.com. Now change that code with the URL of your own blog. For example http://whatmakesblog.blogspot.com
Ok that's all guys, enjoy this Black Website Template and see you at my next tutorial. Anyway, if you have picked and used this template, feel free to ask questions, tell your opinion of my creation template, and also share this template to your friends and family with the social bookmarking button i've provided in this blog.