June 22, 2010

Tutorial: "How to revert back the Minima/Minima Stretch Templates"

Since the launch of Blogger's new "Design" options, I have received many emails from frustrated bloggers who have tried out Blogger's new templates, only to realize that they can't switch back to the Minima and Minima Stretch templates.

Luckily, you CAN switch back to the Minima/Minima Stretch templates, Blogger has just made it tricky to do, unless you know exactly where to look.
  • First you need to get to your Layout Page/Page Elements Page by clicking on "design".

  • Now, look up to the left where it says "Edit Html", click on that and it should take you to the "Backup / Restore Template" page.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see "Layout Templates (Launched 2006)", click on "Select Layout Template" and it will take you to the old layouts.
  • Pick Minima, or Minima Stretch. You could also pick Minima Lefty or Minima Lefty Stretch.

I hope this helps! I plan on posting more tutorials soon. If you need any more help feel free to leave a comment, or contact me at lilypuffdesigns@gmail.com.

♥Missy :)


Olive Cooper said...

Thanks bunches. I will try stretch tonite.~olive~

Olive Cooper said...

Missy, I did it! I am in stretch! I could not have done it without you. My photos appear a tad strange but I will learn. This all makes me feel so very old. I would never have found those old templates. xxxx~olive~

Missy said...

I'm glad the tutorial helped! You'll get the hang of the pictures. I'm working on a tutorial right now about picture sizes...it will be on my site soon.
If you need any help with anything just let me know.
Thanks for visiting Lily Puff :)

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Missy just wanted to thank you for the great custom work on my page. Its amazing...just posted about you and wanted you to know how thrilled I am with your work. Here's the link.. http://mylucky7design.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-finds_25.html

Missy said...

Thank you Melanie! I'm so glad you like the design. Thanks for the post! :)

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

Wow, thank you! That is super helpful!

Lisa said...

You are a life saver!!! Thanks so much for the email! I have been sad not having my minima!! THANKS again!
Hugs, Lisa

Sharon said...

Thank you so much, that thing was driving me nuts.

Now got my minima back so I can change it to 3 columns and put a really cut back ground in.

Thanks again,

Tami said...

Thank you so much. When I switched to minima stretch, it deleted the "new template" I just added from Blogger. Is this normal.

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Kally said...

Thank you so much! It's completely obvious once you realise it's there, but I never would have worked it out! Been tearing my hair out for days over this.

Now... back to trying to design my own layout from Minima.

Jocelyn and Jason said...

Thank you so much! This saved me. :)

Mary said...

Thank you so much for this! I can't believe the old templates have been there all along! xx

Christine said...

Thank you for this post. I have the old Minima Stretch and I want to change it to just Minima. Can I do that and still keep the current Blogger template design feature?

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Hi, sure hope you can help...like the rest I tried another template and could not get back to my minnima stretch that I love...I followed the instructions...after clicking on to the html there is no back up/restore template page and nothing after you scroll down...helllllpppp