Well designed Blogger and WordPress templates, hand drawn clip arts and illustrations. Mlekoshi Design Studio


  1. Backup
  2. Upload the template
  3. Editing Blog Title
  4. Circle shaped profile picture
  5. Social media icons
  6. Date Format
  7. Pinterest and Instagram gadgets
  1. Backup

    The installation is pretty straightforward, but if you encounter any problems, or simply would rather have us do it for you, contact us here.


    It is important to start with a backup. In case anything goes wrong – you’ll be able to quickly go back to the starting point.

    Go to your blog’s Template settings and click the Backup/Restore button on the top right corner of the screen.


    Next, choose Download full template and choose where to save your backup file.


    Whenever you need to restore your backup, simply follow the instructions for uploading the template, but use your backup file instead of your backup file.

  2. Upload the template

    Go to your blog’s Template settings and click the Backup/Restore button on the top right corner of the screen.



    Next, click Choose file and point to the .xml template file that you received from Etsy, then click Upload.

    Important! – you may need to unzip the file first, as it’s sent as a .zip file.


  3. Editing Blog Title

    To edit how your Blog Title looks like go to Layout page in your dashboard and click Edit button on the Header gadget:



    You can use Blog Title and Description fields to create your blog title. The font used in the template will be used automatically.


    If you choose that, but would like to use a different font than the one originally used in the template or would like to change the size of the title or description – you can do that in the template Customize area. To get there, go to Layout page and click the Customize button.



    There in the Template Designer Window choose an Advanced tab and click Blog Title:



    You can choose a different font, modify font settings like font weight (bold) or font style (italics) and choose font’s size and color.

    If at any time you want to bring back the default settings – simply click the blue link saying: Clear advanced changes to the blog title.

    But maybe you want to use your own image for the blog title? That’s even easier! Come back to the Layout page of the dashboard and click Edit on the Header gadget. Below the blog title and description you will find options to upload your own image.



    If the image should serve as a background to the title choose Behind title and description. If on the other hand you have a complete header ready and want to use it instead of the default setting, choose Instead of title and description.


  4. Circle shaped profile picture

    The About Me section of your template takes the photo from your Blogger profile. That means that to change or add your photo you need to go to your Blogger profile.

    To do that click on your name in the upper right corner:profile_1


    When the box with options appears, click on Blogger profile:


    On the profile page find, click Edit profile button in the upper right corner of the screen:


    And on the next page find a Profile Photo section and remove your image (if you want to change it).



    Then, add a new photo by selecting From your computer and clicking Choose File.



    When you’re finished, click the Save Profile button on the bottom of the page.


  5. Social media icons

    To add social media icons to your footer go to Layout page in your dashboard. Look for a LinkList or Follow Me gadget in the sidebar. Click the Edit button.


    In the popup window that will appear add links to your social pages along with names of icons you want to use:

    new social links

    For icons, the template is using Ionicons. Most of the social networks icons have a structure of: ion-social-NAME (for example: ion-social-twitter). Check this page: http://ionicons.com/ for a list of all available icons.

    Here’s a quick list of the most popular ones:
    Facebook: ion-social-facebook
    Twitter: ion-social-twitter
    Instagram: ion-social-instagram
    Pinterst: ion-social-pinterest
    Youtube: ion-social-youtube
    G+: ion-social-googleplus



  6. Date Format

    You need to change date format for it to fit in the post header. Here’s a Blogger article how to do it:


    Set it to MM/DD/YYYY – where:
    MM – month
    DD – day
    YYYY – year

  7. Pinterest and Instagram gadgets

    If you want to use a Pinterest gadget that was shown in the template example, use this generator to create the code and then copy and paste the code to the HTML gadget in the sidebar that is called Latest Pins.

    Pinterest board: You can leave this blank if you want to show the latest pins from all boards.

    Here’s a similar generator for Instagram gadget:

    Both generator tools are based on this tutorial: http://www.codeitpretty.com/2012/03/pinterest-gadget-for-blogger.html



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