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How to Install Blogger Theme?

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

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How to Install Blogger Theme?

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

  2. How to install Blogger Theme

    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 a .xml file, you don’t have to extract it.
  3.  Login to and click on ‘Theme’ in the left sidebar.

    You will see your present theme and mobile theme previews there.
  4. Click on ‘Backup/ Restore’ button.

    How to install Blogger theme

    The ‘Backup/ Restore’ button will be at the right corner. You can back up the present theme by clicking on ‘Download Theme. 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 Blogger theme. If you get an error message, it means that the Blogger theme you have downloaded has an error in coding. When the installation is complete, you will get a message ‘Theme Uploaded Successfully’ at the top.

    How to install Blogger theme
  8.  Click on ‘View Blog’ button to make sure everything is Okay.

    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 themes found on the web has malicious scripts which will cause your blog ranking in Google. You should download Blogger themes only from websites that you trust. There are 7 things to consider when choosing a Blogger theme. Make sure your new Blogger theme has all those features. 
That is how to install Blogger theme in XML format. Did I miss something in How to install Blogger Theme? Please let me know in the comments section below.

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