Google’s Blogger or Blogspot team has designed a shiny new layout for every aspect of the blogger free blogging interface, which has been implemented on 6th June 2011. In addition to a more sophisticated look and feel, some settings and other features have been re-organized, to make it easier for new blogger users to find what they need more intuitively.
http://www.blogger.com/html?blogID=[YOUR BLOG’S ID]
If you don’t know your blog’s ID, just go to your Blog Dashboard Page for the particular blog, and copy the blog ID from that URL Address. The entire URL is like:
http://draft.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=[YOUR BLOG’S ID]#overview
- Go to the Blogger/Blogspot dashboard or home page and click on the “Dashboard” link of the blog whose template html code you want to edit, present in the left sidebar.
- Now, once you are in the blog’s dashboard page, click on the template link in the left sidebar.
- Once you are on the template page of the blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to edit or change the blog template’s html code.
- At the bottom of the blog’s template page, you can see two links, one to upload/download the blog’s html template code as an xml file, and another option to change or revert the blog’s template to one of the classic templates. Choose the first option and another menu will automatically appear.
- Once you see the links to upload and download the HTML template as an xml file, click on the download button to download the current template, and save it. Now make a copy of the original template file and save it inside another folder, to avoid changing the original template by creating a backup.
- Once you have saved a copy of the original xml template file, open the file with a text editor like Notepad or Wordpad for Microsoft Windows, or say Emacs file editor for linux installations or an equivalent Mac application. Make the changes you need to make and save the new edited template xml file.
- After saving the new template, upload it to the blogger server, by going to the webpage previously opened and clicking on the Browse and upload button below the download template button.
- After uploading the new edited version of the template you can review the changes on the blog, and if necessary re-edit the template and upload it again, until you are satisfied with the final layout.