How to Backup/Restore your Blogger Template & Posts

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In blogger, backup and restoring BlogSpot template and posts is very easy.

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If you are planning to change your template design, always make sure you backup your blogger template first! If you don’t and start messing with your template codes, then, later on, you can’t undo it, nor you can restore it to clear out the mess.

But if you do, you can simply revert your template back to its previous condition by restoring it from your backup XML file.

Blogger also provides an option to backup and restore your blog posts, in case if you are about to change your blogging platform.

Why to Backup Blogger Template and Posts?

For templates:
  • If you are editing your blog template codes.
  • If you’re changing the design of your blog.
  • If you have made any mistakes while changing template codes.

For posts:
  • If you want to publish a draft post on another blog.
  • If you are about to change the blogging platform.

These are the main reasons why you should consider backing up your template before making any changes to your blog.

In my previous article, I’ve shown how to change blogger templates easily.

How to Upload or Change Blogger Templates Easily

While in this post I will show you how to restore your blogger template and posts.

How to Backup Blogger Template?

1. In your Blogger dashboard, click on Template in the left menu.

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2. Click on the Backup/Restore button in the top right corner.

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3. Click on the Download Full Template button.

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Now you can proceed with editing your Blogger template If you run into problems – just revert back to your saved template.

How to Restore Blogger Templates?

1. In your Blogger dashboard, click on Template in the left menu.

2. Click on the Backup/Restore button in the top right corner.

3. Click on the Browse button. Then navigate to and select your backup file on your computer. (It will be a .xml file)

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4. Click the Upload button.

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How to Backup Blogger Posts?
1. Open your blogger account and click on Settings > Other.

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2. Now in the import and backup page, click back up button to save all of your blog contents to your computer with an XML file extension. (You can backup posts, pages, comments only.)

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3. Choose where you want to save the file on your computer and then click the Save button.

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How to Restore Blogger Posts?
1. In order to restore blogger posts, go to blogger Settings > Other and click on Import content.

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2. Solve the captcha code, upload the content XML file & you're done!

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Conclusion
Now you can easily backup and import blogger template and posts by following instructions. This simple method can easily solve your problem if you got stuck in your template codes.

Have you been getting an error while importing your blogger posts? Let me know in the comment box below!