Monday, January 24, 2011

How to reset corrupted Blogger Blog Posts template

So you finally did it! You’ve managed to tweak your Blog post gadget template to the point where it is starting to behave or function strangely. Now the most important and complex part of your blog is all messed up -the date stamp is missing, the post footer disappeared, the comments section looks weird, the comment link  is nowhere to be found etc.

You’ve tried adjusting the settings in Blog Posts gadget configuration page, but nothing worked. It seems your blog is corrupted beyond repair. You wish you could just reset the template and start over.
Well, you can. You can easily restore the corrupted Blog post template to its original condition in just a few steps. However, bear in mind that resetting the template will also remove other changes you’ve made to the template such as auto read more, Facebook Like button, Twitter Tweet button etc. But hey, if could add them once you could probably add them again.
Here we go,
  1. Go to Dashboard > Design > Edit HTML.
  2. DO NOT tick the  Expand Widget Templates check box.
  3. Find the following line in your HTML code:
    1<b:widget id='Blog1' locked='true' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'/>
  4. Change the ID from Blog1 to Blog2. It’s as easy as that. What this step does is removing the corrupt Blog Posts gadget (Blog1) and replacing it with a fresh new gadget (Blog2).
  5. Click SAVE TEMPLATE button to save.
  6. You will be asked whether to keep the widget or delete it. Choose delete by clicking the DELETE WIDGETS button.
  7. View your blog. The post gadget should by now revert to default template -fully functioning and free of any changes.
Now you can start tweaking the template again and re-adding the add-ons that were once in there. However, do remind yourself to be more careful this time around :)


Iris said...

Resetting the post template is a fairly simple task, when you get used to it. Thanks for the help!

Cek said...

I get the error when installing templates

Resep Masakan said...

ID error, how to fix my ID with New Blog2 or etc ?

irmawan hadi saputra said...

thanks its very helpfull, my comment blog gone after i used costum templates, and i tray used this trick and now my comment box show up again to normal. :)

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Sofia Silva said...

OMG thank you so much! I tried so many different things even manually instaling the code on my HTML code but nothing seemed to work! I did what you suggested and voilá, my comments are back. Thank you so much!

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