If you’re looking for a great make money online Blogger template then I’ve got news for you. Blogging Pro is the latest and greatest web 2.0 template built just for that. This is another exciting cutting-edge Blogger template that we’re giving away for free and all we ask of you is to keep the footer links intact.
You might see some other conversions of this template out there but I promise you’ll find ours to be top-notch and feature-rich. Check out our live Blogging Pro for Blogger demo to see and interact with the template before you even download it!
This template was originally designed for WordPress by Design Disease and converted to WordPress by Blogging Pro. We loved this template but were disappointed we couldn’t find a good conversion for Blogger users so guess what? We converted it to Blogger ourselves!
It’s a rounded corners, web 2.0, three column, orange and shaded blue beauty with some great features and widgets you’d normally only find with a WordPress theme. Here’s a list of what’s included:
- Dynamic header tab creation
- Prime location AdSense header ad space
- Multiple rss feed subscription options ready to go (Blogger rss, Technorati, and Feedburner)
- Custom individual post date display
- Addthis bookmark and sharing individual post widget
- FEEDJIT live traffic feed widget
- Custom comments image display
- Three column footer with your recent posts, recent comments, and recommended money maker links
- Clean and organized template layout editor screen
You can see from this screenshot that the actual editor is nicely setup so you don’t need to scroll or try and figure out how to click on the “edit” widget links. Most templates that you download make it tough to edit — not this one!
Now before you can get fully up and running with this new Blogger template, you’ll need to properly set things up. Please follow the steps below and read items carefully. The same questions are usually asked over and over by people posting comments, yet the answers are usually right in front of them. This is especially true for why the post date might not be working on your blog.Let’s start from the top of the template and work our way down each item. Don’t be too surprised when the template doesn’t look like the screenshot when you first load it up. You’ve got some configuring to do first!
Top Tabs Setup
This is actually pretty easy since the top tabs are a link list. You don’t need to alter the template code. Just go into your Blogger page layout and click on the “edit” of the “top tabs” widget. Start adding new links and then save. A “home” link will automatically appear once you setup this widget so you won’t need to add one. Save and refresh your blog to see the pretty new tabs you just created. Here’s what it should look like (different names of course)
Configure The Three Header RSS Links
This section is actually setup to dynamically work except for the Feedburner link. You’ll first need to have a FeedBurner account.
Once you’ve got your FeedBurner account, you’ll need to edit this template code and replace a few parts. Search your template code for the following text:
YOUR-FEED-NAME-HERE . Replace the text with your FeedBurner name (i.e. eBlogTemplates is ours)
After you’ve changed this link save your template and check to see if it works. If you’re having trouble finding your feed name or id, please read our article above or see FeedBurner’s help section to locate it.
Header AdSense Setup
This is a great location for showing ads and we really like how the designer laid everything out. The default ads are just a placeholder but of course feel free to use them until you find a replacement. You’ll need to again edit the template code to swap out the ads. Search your template for
Individual Post Date Setup
This is a very important step and one that most people think is broken when they install the template. It’s not folks. You just need to go into your Blogger settings and make a small change before it will work.
After you install the Blogging Pro template, go to your Blogger’s “Settings” => “Formatting” and look for “Timestamp Format”. Make sure you change it to this format: “Tuesday, January 25,2008? as shown below.
This needs to be set in this format otherwise the date won’t show up properly on each of your posts! Actually the date will most likely be blank and you’ll think the template is broken. Remember to change the TIMESTAMP FORMAT (fourth item down on the page) and NOT the Date Header Format option