Thursday, February 15, 2007
"Why didn't Blogger tell me it was going to eat my old template and not let me get all my old info to put into the new one? Why couldn't my old template stay as my default one until I got my info? I'm losing my revenue stream!"
All you have to do is go to the Edit HTML screen and at the bottom of the page it says, "Revert to Classic template" click there and it will restore your template that you came in with.
Do what I do when I want to play with templates. Restore your default template so that you don't loose your revenue stream...Now create another blog and call it My Playground...or something like that. Pick the new template that you want to use on the Playground. Go to your Dashboard. Under your picture is an Edit Profile tab. Click there and go to the "Select Blogs to display" screen, uncheck the name of the blog that you just made (that way the public doesn't see it) and you can work till your heart is content.
Now in the Playground add in all the things that you want to transfer from the old template. When you have everything looking the way you want it. Copy that template to your harddrive and upload it to your real blog.
To install a new template:
1. Dashboard>>>Template>>>Edit HTML>>>Upload a template from a file on your hard drive:
2. Browse till you find the file.
4. Save Template
As long as you do it exactly this way, it will work. If you get an error message, it's Blogger...Try again later!
Always keep a copy of your templates on your own computer...just in case!