July 24, 2013

How to Download and Install
Loving Lifes Blogger Templates
{Blogger Tutorial}

I've had several questions, lately, on how to download and install Loving Life Designs Blogger Templates. I hope this clears up any confusion there might be on how to do this.

First you'll need to decide on which template you would like to use on your blog. For this tutorial I have chosen to download and install my Simple Two Tone Template Sunshine and Clouds. Click on the download here button or text that has been provided as a link.

After you have clicked on the link you SHOULD be linked to this or a similar box.com webpage. If you are not sent to this page please let me know, and let me know which template is not working. If you are seeing this page then you are in the correct place. 

Next, in the top left there is a download button - Click it. 

It should then download the XML file. Take note as to where it was downloaded on your machine. 

Now you'll want to open your blogs dashboard and click on Template. 

On the top left of the browser window is a back up and restore button - Click it. 

A window looking like the one below should pop up. 

If you have made changes to your blog and would like to keep those for any reason or to make a backup of how your blog looks now, incase there is a problem with the upload, click on download full template and save it. 

If you don't care click choose file below the phrase "upload a template from a file on your hard drive". Find the new template file on your hard drive and click choose or okay. 

The pop up window will then look like this. 
With a little spinny wheel telling you it's uploading. 

Once the template has uploaded the window should close automatically. You can see that the new template has taken affect when you see the new template in the live on blog screen. 

To see the blog full screen click on view blog.


Viola you are done. 

Clear as mud? 

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  1. I've had an old, tired recipe blog for many years and just downloaded your chevron sunshine template to spruce it up. SO lovely! Just wanted to say thank you for offering this free template! My little corner of the web
    looks so happy now!

  2. Can I use my own header with one of these designs?

    1. YES! you just need to add am image to the header widget.

  3. I'm LOVING THIS so def using it! Quick question where can I change the heading to larger font size? Not sure where it is

    1. you should be able to do it on the template tab and then in the customize window. If that doesn't work let me know. Sorry for the delay in responding.

  4. How do you add more tabs, mine just says "home"

  5. Thank you so much! This really helped and the designs are beautiful!