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How to do template backups on blogger

It is good to backup template on your blog because if you do backup and something went wrong while trying to install or edit some codes on your blog you will actually have something to refer back to. Backup is essential for those who are not perfect in blogging, in fact everyone both fresh and professional bloggers needs backup, no one can tell if the code they are trying to install on their blog is well constructed and errors free, so always considered backing up your template files first, before editing your blog source codes. Backup are also made for future purpose, atimes we may want to install the same type of template/settings we have on our old blog to a new created ones, which am very sure it is not easy to accomplish such task within a short period of time through installation of the template file afresh. But with the help of a  template backup file it more easier and faster to get the exact settings of the old blog template in a new blog within a short or limited amount of time.

How to backup your template on blogger

Goto blogger.com 
Select "theme" from the dashboard you will see three floating cloud buttons "customize" , "edit html" and "backup/restore".

Click on "backup/upload" button. Another screen will be displayed for you with three options "download themes" , "choose file" and "upload" button. Now click on the "download themes" button. Note: after clicking, a file will be downloaded which end with .xml extension.

What is xml?

Xml stands for extexsible mark-up language which is mainly used for transferring of data tags that are extensible. The ".xml" is a format that most blog templates end with, Just like an mp3 music which end with .mp3 extension a template/themes use .xml extension to classify their files.

Wow you have successfully completed backing up your template, now free free to do anything with your blog settings. 
Note: if by chance anything goes wrong while making some editing. Don't be afraid all you have got to do is to install the downloaded file back to your blog and everything will be back to it normal place.

How to reinstall your backup file

1). Goto blogger.com
Select "themes" from the dashboard.

2). Another page will displayed for you with three floating cloud buttons, which is "customized", "edit html" and "backup/restore" now click on "backup/restore" button.

3). Another page will displayed for you with three options as well.
From the options you will see: "download theme", "choose file" button and "upload" button.

a). Download theme: this button allows you to download the overall template of your blog as a single file.
b). Choose file button: this allows you to search or choose the backup file which you have downloaded earlier.
c). Upload button: this button enables you to confirm your uploading.

4). Tap the box where "choose file" is written inside and locate the downloaded backup file.
Note: the file you are to upload always end with .xml extension.

After you have selected the file, now click on the "upload" button.

That is all.

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