CustomizeMe Blogger Template (Helplogger Style)

CustomizeMe is a highly customizable Blogger template and SEO optimized to index your blog faster. It has been designed in a way that it can be easily customized according to your needs without having to touch the code of your template. All you need to do is to hit the "Customize" button and you are ready to start customizing your blog. Just try the template settings and be creative with the theme fonts, colors and backgrounds.

Some of the Template Features include:

  • Both Flat and Grid Design
  • Sticky/Fixed Left Navigation Menu Bar
  • Customized Popular Post
  • Recent Posts
  • Recent Comments
  • Page Numbering
  • Expandable Search Bar
  • Floating Social Bar Widget
  • Author Bio with Image
  • Related Posts with Thumbnails
  • 404 Error Page
  • Seo friendly

How to install the CustomizeMe Template

1) Sign in to your Blogger blog and head to "Template"
2) Backup the current template by clicking the "Backup / Restore" button > "Download full template"

blogger template backup

3) Download and open the CustomizeMe.xml file with a Notepad

open xml with notepad

4) Select all the code and to copy it to clipboard

select all code in notepad

5) Go again to Template and click the "Edit HTML" button

blogger template, edit html

6) Select all the code of your current template and delete it, then paste the code that you just copied earlier
7) Preview your blog and if everything is ok, hit the 'Save Template' button.

Please note that this method might delete some of your widgets, so if you want to keep any of them, just Browse for the CustomizeMe.xml file (step 2) and click on the "Upload" button (ignore the rest of the steps).

And that's it! Now you are ready to use the CustomizeMe Blogger template.

Adding menu items

Go to Template > Edit HTML, click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys. Inside the search box, type "item 1" and hit Enter to find it - see the screenshot below

change blogger template html

Change Item 1, 2, 3... with your page titles and replace "add-url-here" text with your url. Finally, click the "Save template" button to save the changes.

Recent Posts & Comments Widgets

Search (CTRL + F) for the following address and replace it with your own (you will find it twice and you must change it in both places):
http://helplogger.blogspot.com

blogger template html

Please pay attention to not have two forward slashes at the end of your address, otherwise the scripts will not be able to read the blog's feeds. Save your template after you have made these changes.

Enabling "About the author" profile

Go to "Layout" and click the "Edit" link of the "Blog posts" element. In the pop-up window that appears, check the "Show Author Profile Below Post" option and hit Save.

blogger author profile

Changing colors and fonts in the CustomizeMe Template

Go to Template > click the "Customize" button. Here you can do lots of cool stuff, like change all the default fonts, text and background colors - basically, anything you want.

Some of the customizations that you can make:
Add a Background image: Background > Upload Image > Browse and hit Done

blogger template designer, backgrounds

Change Fonts, Texts and Background Colors: go to Advanced > select the Element that you want to customize > select your favorite colors and fonts.

blogger advanced designer

To remove a color, just type "transparent" inside the text box as you can see in the above screenshot (4).

Once you're satisfied with the result, hit the "Apply to blog" button and view your blog. That's it!
Have fun customizing it ;)

64 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing a awesome template for blogger. It makes my blog very cool.

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  2. Does anyone know how to remove the Up&Down arrows?

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    1. Follow → http://helplogger.blogspot.in/2013/03/how-to-add-go-to-top-and-go-to-bottom.html

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    2. just copy below code and find in your template and delete it

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7zE5N9GdDUk/T6rH17KE6II/AAAAAAAACeQ/aEcKRyEhxsE/s16/arrow_up.png

      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sukwuViZaYY/T6rH15A8niI/AAAAAAAACeM/YErd0S8lPGA/s16/arrow_down.png

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  3. no it's not magazine style like your's. its a simple template with just moving menu.
    please make one like your's

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  4. Seriously speaking the template of your blog was the one which I wanted to adopt. I love the left sticky bar in your blog and I wanted to apply this template in my own blog too. Yesterday I was intending to search this template on internet but you have made this easier for me. Thanks dear I am a fan of your blog :)

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  5. Thanks Now my Blog Look Cool
    http://www.freehdwallpapersdownload.com/

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  6. great tamplate thanks for sharing

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  7. Sir you are great....thank you nice job

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  8. thanks man - here's my technology blog :- http://toalroo.blogspot.com/

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  9. thanks man. great tamplate thanks for sharing.

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  10. this website is so amazing! support

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  11. Amazing site. Love your tutorials. This template is pretty cool, however I would like to add a larger header at the top, centered, like most blogs. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

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    1. Hi Linda,

      You will need to search for this line in the html of the template:
      <b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='no'>

      After you found it, click on the right side on the corresponding number, and the code below will collapse... now will see this line (screenshot):
      <b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='no'>...</b:section>

      Cut it and paste it just below this line (screenshot):
      <body expr:class='&quot;loading&quot; + data:blog.mobileClass'>

      You can find it by searching for <body (don't worry if it looks different, it should however begin with this part).

      Save the template, then go to Template > Customize > Advanced > Add CSS and paste this inside the empty box:
      #header {
      margin-top: 50px;
      }

      And click the "Apply to blog" button. Hope it works!

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    2. If you are using an image instead of the blog title, add this CSS instead:
      #header-inner {
      margin: 0px auto;
      }

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  12. Amazing Template thanks again Helplogger.

    But just one thing, I have changed my template for the CustomeMe, but on the main page of my blog http://tripcal.net there is space between the first and the second post, why is that?

    thanks for your help. :D

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    1. Hi Ricardo,

      Where's the space because I can't see any? Could you please make a screenshot? Thanks.

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  13. Could it be possible to add a left-sidebar & the navigation menu at the top?

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  14. Hi! Thank you for this fantastic template, I'm searching a long time to find something so simple and useful! Your information for bloggers that are not PC experts are very useful, I love your site. My problem is that I want to make the menu bar as in most blogs, not vertical, but static horizontal. How can this be done? I also want to change "Recent Posts" to my language (Greek). Where to find it? Thanks in advance!

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  15. dear admin, could help me to solve my problem, I had a video post those video is coming from youtube, and then after I posted I've noticed that it's has no thumbnail (I used your costumized template here) and when I share it or copying the url of my post on my facebook timeline its has no thumbnail of that video hope you could help a lot ..

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    1. Sorry but you will need to add the pictures manually.

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  16. helplogger !

    Realy you are a master mind bloggerer. On the internet i did not see like your bloggerer and your blog's template.

    Tooooooooooo....Thanks.....

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  17. I read your blog for a long time and recommend it to others in my choice of blogs "http://izborblogovazezamix.blogspot.com/2014/05/pomoc-i-savjeti-za-bloganje.html"

    I've installed your template "CustomizeMe Grid Style" on my blog "http://onatankanit.blogspot.com/" and I am thrilled with how it works.
    You are a very good teacher, when even I, who know nothing about programming, managed to set up this lovely template !!!

    There are some details that I wanted to change, so please for your advice.

    1.- I want to remove the profile of the author, which is located below each post. Is it possible to do and how?

    I tried to shut down when editing a post, but it does not work.
    I want at the foot the post is just a date, tags, author's name - without icons with an image, as is customary in the Blogger templates.
    This is because I want to write a few blogs, and I intend to make one a profile page, and a link on there site to put on all my blogs
    .

    2.-Do titles of widgets in the right sidebar, which are now is centered, can move to the left? Please advice how to do it.

    3.- I would like to remove social icons (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) under the title Post? How can I do?

    I'm using AddThis icons and want to locate them
    under the completing post. I like how it looks on your blog. Please, can you help me?


    Forgive my mistakes in English, I use google translate.
    Many thanks and I send you a cordial greeting to the old lady from the Croatian.
    Zeza

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    1. Hi Zeza S,

      To hide the author profile and social buttons, you'll need to go to Template - Edit HTML and search (click anywhere inside the code area and press CTRL + F) for the following tag:
      </head>

      Just above </head>, add this code:
      <style>h3.about_author, .author-profile {display: none !important;}
      #floating-social-buttons {display: none !important;}</style>

      And here's a tutorial on how to add the AddThis buttons to the post's header or footer: tutorial

      To move the sidebar titles on the left, search (CTRL + F) for this part:
      .sidebar .widget h2

      and somewhere below it, you should see the following lines:
      display: table - change table to inline
      and text-align: center - change center to left.

      Sorry for the very late reply... and thank you for your appreciation :) I hope this will work for you.

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    2. Thank you! Thank you very much!
      All work perfectly!

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  18. Hi helplogger can you sell me your blog's template ?

    I will give a best cost according to velue of you in purchasing....

    Am waiting...

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  19. please helplogger review my blog: http://walegeek.blogspot.com the "Read more" is not well alligned after each post.

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  20. please how do i add pictures to the thumbnail

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    1. Hi Olawale,

      Please add a title to your posts.

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  21. This is such a nice template. I have one question. how do I make the first post in full view?

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  22. dear admin, ive used your temp[late but its only show 6 posts on the first page and 4 posts on the second page. i have a total of 14 posts. please help.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Mior,

      Please read the Configuration part of the Page Navigation here.

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    2. Thanks for your help. Much appreciated. One more thing on the nav bar the next and the previous buttons seems off, the arrow character didnt show up. Here is my blog sir, feafabulousityclothing.blogspot.com
      Thanks again

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  23. Hey, please how can i make the menu float like yours?

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  24. Every thing is fine but how can i edit footer area where there is credits of your blog i won't remove then but i need to some more links to it like Contact,About please help me it would be really appreciated.

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    1. I think you can add gadget under the footer area with link to pages that you wanted. Ive used this template on my blog and most of the design that i get from here. You can view my blog feafabulousityclothing.blogspot.com

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    2. Hi Gurpreet,

      First, try to find (CTRL + F) this line in the Template's HTML:
      <b:section class='foot' id='footer-3' showaddelement='yes'/>

      And just below it, add this html code:
      <div class="footer-pages">
      <a href="#">Page title</a>
      </div>

      Add your pages between the div tags in bold.
      And to solve the alignment, find this tag:
      ]]></b:skin>

      Just above it, add this code:
      .region-inner.footer-inner > div {text-align: right !important;width: auto !important;}
      .footer-pages {float: left;display: inline-block;padding: 5px;}

      I hope this will work for you.

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  25. Very good job. I try to organise the grid style only with thumbnails as described here http://helplogger.blogspot.de/2014/05/display-blogger-posts-in-grid-view-with-thumbnails.html but there is some konflikt. Any ideas how to do it?

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  26. My blog is looking so far so good, thanks a lot for the template:
    http://akamegakillfans.blogspot.com

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  27. A great template and great blog but I found it difficult to apply many of the HowTos to the customizeme template so i went back to standard blogger template. am i missing something?
    http://www.acropof.com/

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  28. Thank yoy for sharing your template. I have used it in my new blog: http://http://tuminadoro.blogspot.com.es/

    It's not finished yet but...I like the result :-)

    Good job and thank yoy very much! :-)

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  29. I need help with the popular post, it is supposed to show 5, but instead it's showing every post that it's popular on my blog, the worse thing is that those one are not colored, cause the max should be 5. Could you tell me how to set it up to show just 3 popular post? please i really need help cause i just shared my blog on several fan pages on Facebook and popular post keeps appearing with non stop :/

    This is how it looks right now: http://akamegakillfans.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi TK,

      Go to Layout > on the right side you'll see the Popular Posts gadget > click on the "Edit" link and change the number of the "Display up to ... post(s)" option, then click on the "Save" button.

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  30. search results are not properly formated for the first row. Can you help? Also, the 'how-to-add-numbered-page-navigation-widget-for-blogger' feature doesn't work with search results.

    http://www.dirtytrailshoes.com/search/label/Training

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    1. Hi Scott,

      You'll need to add this snippet to your links:
      ?&max-results=7

      Like this:
      http://www.dirtytrailshoes.com/search/label/Training?&max-results=7

      Hope it works. Thanks for visiting!

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  31. Thanks that fixed it! Here is the actual line of code:

    http://dirtytrailshoes.blogspot.com/search/label/Training?&max-results=7

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  32. How about the extra space above the second column? Can that be fixed?

    Not sure how to include a screenshot. But if you go to my site then click. 'Training' you will see two columns : one aligned and the second off by a few lines. Then, the second row is fine. It is just the first line that is off and not sure where that formating is taking place. Thanks. Scott

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    1. Hi Scott,

      Did you enable the ads between posts, by any chance? You can check this by going to Layout, and on the right side is the "Blog Posts" section - click on the Edit link and look for the "Show ads between posts" option. The checkbox should be unchecked. See this screenshot for more info.

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  33. That was it. As soon as I unchecked 'show ads between posts' all my posts line up correctly in three columns. Thanks for educating me about this. Great template!

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    1. You're welcome :) I'm glad it worked out!

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  34. Hi!!!
    I'm using it in my blog, thank you!!!

    http://arianimartins.com

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    1. Hi Ariani,

      And it's looking very good :) I see you've made some improvements. Thank you for visiting!

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  35. Hi Admin, Amazing template, have been using for a while and trying to customize it a little bit.

    But I sttil have one question, it seems that the post thumbnails loads a bit slow, do you know if it is something related to the template? my blog: www.tripcall.net

    I have seen the same behaviour in some of the blogs of another people here.

    Thanks for the help !!!

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  36. Another thing, how can I show the search result as the post in the main page, one post per line? Thanks!!!

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  37. By applying you Customize Me Blogger Template, In my Website Only 2 Pages are coming and I have posted 10 posts because I had started now and there is 4 posts per page.This ,means my blogspot will be having 3 pages but it is showing only 2 pages.
    I want to solve this problem.Please Help me!!!!!
    You can visit my blogspot @ http://androidersofandroids.blogspot.in

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  38. Simple and stupid question.How do i add new pages?

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  39. Hi... I have tried your template and it is just great. I have customized most of it, but can you please tell me How can I edit the search and submit buttons on this template?
    Also, why does the Blog title not appear on my other pages?

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  40. i want to display comments at end of theme like your theme.1st google ad and recentposts, 2nd relatedposts, 3rd comments how can i my blog www.theonlineking.com

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  41. How Can I Increase the Showing posts in homepage ???

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  42. Thank You very much i am very happy for this template. but i need your help bro. please how can i remove the ------ Designed by: Helplogger | Copyright: 2014 at the footer ---- and replace it with ---- private policy, disclaimer, term of sevive and others as itis done in the footer of your blog. thanks bro

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  43. Sir i have a question...can i reedit this one Designed by: Helplogger | Copyright: 2014 :)

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    1. No, all rights belong to the template designer. You're not allowed to edit it or remove it.

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