Color Paper Blogger Template


Color Paper

Suggested by Daniel Mora in Template Suggestion #1, Color Paper Blogger template is an extremely artistic yet professional template. Discover Color Paper today and it’s time to make a change for your artistic satisfaction!

Template name: Color Paper

Template Author: FTL/

Template Converter: Falcon Hive

Compatible BSP: Blogger

Possible Browser: Firefox RC3+, Opera 9.6+ , Google Chrome

Feature Included:

  • Extremely artistic and professional design
  • Customizable header
  • Featured Content section
  • Navigation Bar
  • Welcome Message
  • RSS Subscribe

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Layout view

Color Paper_layout

Set up the Header Navigation Bar

You can customize your header navigation link to your own preferred link. To achieve this, access into ‘Layout’ and under the ‘Edit HTML’ tab, press [CTRL+F3] to find the code below and change the yellow-highlighted code to your link.

<li><a href=’#’ title=’#’>Edit</a></li>

Set up the Footer Navigation Bar

There’s got a navigation bar on the footer, you can customize it with your own preferred link. To get this done, go to ‘Layout’ and under the ‘Edit HTML’ tab, press [CTRL+F3] to find the code below and change the yellow-highlighted code to your link.

<li><a href=’#’ title=’#’>Edit</a></li>

Set up the Blog Title

You can definitely change the blog title to your own preferred title. To achieve this, access into ‘layout’ and under the ‘Edit HTML’ tab, press [CTRL+F3] to find the highlighted text below and replace them with your own blog title.

<h1>Color Paper</h1>

Set up the About Message

You can change the “About me. Edit this……” to your own needed message. Access into ‘layout’ and under the ‘Edit HTML’ tab, find the text below and change them with your own preferred text.

Set up the Date

You need to setup the Timestamp setting to make the date displayed properly on the page. To get this completed, access into ‘Settings’ and under the ‘Formatting’ tab, change the ‘Timestamp Format’ to this format: ‘Tuesday, December 23, 2008’, ‘Save Settings’ and you can see the date displayed perfectly on the page!

How to hide article’s content on the main page

As this template got ‘Read More’ function, you probably want to hide some text from being displayed on the main page. In fact, you just need some extremely easy step to achieve this. Simply copy the highlighted code below, then access into ‘Settings’ and under the ‘Formatting’ tab, paste the code into the ‘Post Template’.

<span class=”fullpost”></span>

On the next time you write an article, you just need to add this line of code to hide the text. For example,

<span class=”fullpost”>Here are the texts you want to hide</span>

Set up the ‘Featured Content’

You can see there’s got a wide space on the top of the post section, which you can only access into the space through the ‘Layout’ or ‘quickedit’ button.

To setup the featured content, simply copy the code below, then access into ‘Layout’ and under the ‘Page Element’, clicks on the ‘Edit’ of the ‘featured content’, paste and edit the code with the corresponding item.

<h3><a href=’ORIGINAL-POST-LINK-HERE’ title=’POST-TITLE’>POST TITLE</a></h3>

<p>Hi, please place your part of post content here.</p>

<div class=”post-meta”>

<a class=”btn btn-teal” href=’ORIGINAL-POST-LINK-HERE’>Read More</a>


Set up the theme color

As this template is named as ‘Color Paper’, it actually got color-switching feature, which you can switch the color of some part such as ‘Read More’ to Orange, Teal, Pink, Purple, and Green color.

To succeed this, access into ‘Layout’ and under the ‘Edit HTML’ tab, check the ‘Expand Widget Templates’ then press [CTRL+F3] to find the highlighted code below and replace with any of the color described above.

<a class=’btn btn-teal’ expr:href=’data:post.url’>Read More</a>

<span class=’teal’>1</span> Comment<b:else/>

<span class=’teal’><data:post.numComments/></span> <data:commentLabelPlural/>

<span class=’teal weight-bold verdana block large’>

We care about Author

Color Paper template (Blogger) comes under a Creative Common License. This means it is free to use on your blog as long as the credit link in the footer is kept intact. FTL/ has really put so much effort on designing this template, so if possible you can pay a visit to the site and leave a thankful comment!

Next template from Suggestion post, coming!

Color Paper is undeniably the most beautiful and professional template I have converted ever. Although it actually got more function in WordPress such as color switch, I have opened up its all possibility in Blogger form with my maximum skill.

While the Color Paper is published, another suggested WordPress theme is under conversion. We would continue to make our best to develop the better Blogger template, and hope to hear more from you, thanks!

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  1. hello alvaris..can u tell me about the release date of the gamezine/remedy templates…bcoz am waiting for it for more than 1 week and am delaying my custom domain transition for it..
    so could u pls tell me how long it will take (around)..
    Sorry for troubling u again ..but am expecting a reply

  2. Hello Alvaris,

    Thanks for the prompt reply. You see, I have tried following the date stamp instruction in the post.

    For some inexplicable reason, it still shows my date tab as “undefined, undefined”.

    What could be the problem?

    Help please!

  3. Hi Erika Jean!

    I can see your problem, it’s generally because of this code:

    img src=””

    Remove the ‘img src’ and everything would be perfect! ;)

  4. Hey Alvaris. This is truly a beautiful template, but i was wondering if i could edit the color of the background? I know you said we could edit some minor parts but the i wanted to change the color of the bar in the background. *It’s a bar right?* Lol you didn’t put up the images…i wonder if it’s possible =)

  5. Hi, greaqt theme, just one major problem here for me: when i hit reload page, the page loads up with no images. What gives? Thanks ;)

  6. Hi! Great theme! I’ve used it on my blog with some personal touch. but if I’ve figured it aut how to change some images I don’t know how to change the colour for the links inserted into the body of a post. now it appears as if it is written with bold.
    My blog is
    Thank YOU!

  7. Hi! This theme is great, looks flawless in Firefox, but look terribly out of whack in IE…any way you could also optimize this for IE? Thanks! :)

  8. First of all, thanks a lot for the template!

    I seem to be having issues getting the template to display both the labels for posts and their quick edit links.

    Is there a way to reenable them? Thanks!

  9. Hi Serge,

    Thanks for your words!

    Did you replace the ‘YOUR-LINK-HERE’ with the hosted image URL before the upload?

    If you have done it, the only reason should be the image size is big enough to increase its loading speed, thus creating loading error.

    Hope this helps and enjoy blogging. :)

  10. Hi! I just wanted to thank you guys for this wonderful template and to share an idea for placing adsense on the template.

    Keep up with the good work in 2009!

  11. Thanks for the templates. Very professional for a FREE template, just love all of them! Great job Falcon – you’re the best!

  12. Hi again!

    I have to take back what I said about this template showing "out of whack" in Internet Explorer. I just figured out that my fonts were set to 'largest' that's why the fonts were totally out of place and occupied the entire page. Great theme & thanks Alvaris Falcon! :)

  13. Hi Alvaris!

    I have the same problem with

    I changed the ‘repeat-x’ to ‘no-repeat’ but I could not solve the problem.

    If I use your link… “” there is no problem… but if I use my link “”… something is wrong.

    Thank you very much for your help!!!

  14. Hi I-Dea GRUP,

    Thanks for your words and nice to meet you!

    I have visited your nice blog, you can change the font weight and font color by modify codes below:

    a:link, a:active, a:visited {
    font-weight:bold; color:#4a413a;

    Hope this helps, enjoy blogging!

  15. Hi Amalee!

    Yes, we can change the font format for this template.

    Since I’m not adding color and font-changing feature inside this template, we can only change the format under the ‘Edit HTML’ mode.

    Which part of the font do you want to change?

  16. Hi Rober!

    Wow, your report is effective that I know the problem now!

    It's actually about the Photobucket. Under the 'Upload Image & Video' section there's got a 'Reduce to' option, change it to '1 megabyte file size' then upload the image again, you can have an original size image displayed on your blog!

    Hope this works and keep blogging. ;)

  17. Hi Deepak,

    Thanks for your words!

    Yes, your problem is similar with Rober.

    You can login into Photobucket and under the 'Upload Image & Video' section, you can see there's got a 'Reduce to' option, change it to '1 megabyte file size' then upload the image again, you can also have original size image displayed on your blog. ;)

    Hope this helps and enjoy blogging!

  18. Hi Rober,

    I’m glad to see that you are success and enjoying with this template.

    Thanks for your words, reports and praises to us, we appreciate these so much! :D


  19. Dear Alvaris,
    This is such a nice looking template! Thank you very much. Could you help me figure out how to get the “Color Paper” section to the top right of the page rather than the bottom right? I have been trying to move it for hours and I’ve been able to move it about everywhere except where I want it to be! Thank you very much.

  20. Actually i was hoping to change the background color lol. But it's all right now, i've grown very attached to it =) My friends all say it's beautiful and very neat! Thanks very much =>

  21. Hi Mr & Mrs Marine,

    Thanks for your words, nice to meet you!

    Did you mean to move the word, 'Color Paper' to a higher position than original place? You can change some of the codes inside the class, #logo h1 {}.

    You might need to modify the value of margin-top or add a margin-bottom and its value to move the word. ;)

  22. I really want to try this template, I love it! but I’m having trouble uploading one of the pictures to picturetrail. I keep getting:
    Upload failed for page-title-divider.png with error: Resize error:Bad resize geometry: 160 x 0

    I selected reduce to: 1 megabyte file size limite. I’ve tried others too, can’t get it to work. I also tried uploading to a different site but it failed. Any suggestions?

  23. Hi. I just wanted to thank you for making this available to those of us who depend on free templates. It’s just the kind of template I had been hoping for and your instructions were very detailed and useful. The work you do is very important because it opens up the wonders of e-publishing technology to those of us who can’t hire designers to do this kind of work. I am now subscribed to your blog.

  24. Hi Kris,

    Thanks for your report, I’m also glad to see that you love this template.

    Although Photobucket said the ‘page-title-divider.png’ was failed to upload, but it was actually uploaded to the server. So please don’t worry about that image, enjoy blogging with this template! ;)

  25. Hi Victor Manuel,

    Thanks for your words and subscribe, we appreciate these very much. :)

    This template is originally free in WordPress world, so is it in Blogger world. Our core is contribution, and we are excited in contribute more to Blogger world, thanks for your support!

  26. Hi Shelby Craig,

    Thanks for your report!

    I have visited your site and it looks very well, with just a problem that some images are disappeared. I have discovered that template images are hosted in different server, and some of the URL are generally weird.

    Though it’s right to host images in different server, I suggest you to host all images in one server such as Photobucket, as this might be the solution for your problem.

    Hope this helps and enjoy blogging!

    P.S. ‘Small group study on a specific topic such as discipline’ is a good idea for parenting assistance. ;)

  27. Hi Alvaris!

    Awesome work bloggerizing this theme! I’ve used it for my blog, and tweaked it a little to suit my needs.

    I just know a little coding though, so I’m a little stumped here. Is there a way for me to put ads or graphics or anything else on the green area on the title area? I tried inserting an image and it would fall off the border. What code will I use instead of a table to make 2 columns on the ‘featured’ area as well?

    Thanks for your help! :)

  28. Alvaris…

    Thanks for the quick reply. Is there any easy way to download all the images?

    Let me say though, even in hosting the images with the the origianl hosting in the code, it still had missing images on the blog except my computer. Weird ??!!??

  29. Yes thank you. I will explain here in french for other users :
    "si sur le template vous avez toujours "undefined undefined" là où devrait être l'heure : il faut aller dans blogger dans "Paramètres" > "Mise en forme" et dans "Format de date et d'heure" (la 4ème case) choisir le format "samedi,janvier 17, 2009". Et voilà normalement ça marche.
    bon courage.

  30. Hi Brooke,

    Thanks for your comment, nice to meet you!

    We are sorry that we are late to reply your comment and yes, you can actually remove the ‘read more’ option from the posts.

    Please leave your email here and I would send you the tutorial, thanks!

  31. hi Alvaris–I figured it out! had to expand the widgets in the html. i have another question though, having trouble getting a script to run. i’ve tried placing it in a separate html/java widget thing, and i’ve tried putting it at the bottom of the main body html, but it still won’t work. help?

  32. Alvaris,

    I love this template and have attempted loading it onto my blog. But as you can see, I'm having major issues and haven't been able to figure out what I've done wrong. If you could give a look at my blog & offer some help, I'd really appreciate it. Some of the things I have to fix are:
    – text is off the text box
    – title of post is not on text box
    – how do I add archives, links, etc.?
    – my RSS image won't display & I don't see where that is on the HTML…

    I'd appreciate any help you can give me. THanks in advance & thanks to for the beautiful template.

  33. Can you please send me the tutorial on how to update the time/date stamp. I am also having the “undefined” problem and I didn’t understand the fix mentioned in the comments.

  34. Thank you for creating this gorgeous template. I am having trouble hiding the article’s content on the main page. I followed your instructions for pasting the fullpost/span html under the Formatting tab and even copied your text example into a test blog post to see if it would work, but the main content still isn’t hidden. Any idea why this might be happening? Thank you!

  35. Thank you!
    This is a super beautiful and artistic template~~ !
    I like it very much!!
    Just I found that the tag of each post seems to be missing… but still thank you for your great job~!! :D

  36. Hi Brooke,

    I’m glad that you have figured out the way!

    Can I know the detail of the ‘separate html/java widget thing’? Which part do you actually want to put the widget on?

    Hope to hear more from you, thanks!

  37. Hi Dan & Debbie,

    Thanks for your comment and request, I'm glad that you love this template and using it!

    I have visited your blog (Work of HeART, a good name!) and it's simply perfect. :)

    Thanks again for your words, we are sure to bring you more beautiful Blogger template!

  38. Hi Alison,

    Thanks for your comment! You can refer to the ‘Set up the Date’ part in the article, the key is to change the ‘Timestamp Format’ to format like: ‘Tuesday, December 23, 2008’.

    Hope this helps, thanks!

  39. Hi Miss Penman,

    Thanks for your words, we appreciate this love so much!

    I can see your background is lined up perfectly, great job! You can just post more articles to separate the content background and footer background.

    Hope this helps and enjoy blogging!

  40. Hi Cecily,

    Wow, thanks for your Love, love, LOVE! I'm glad that you love this template so much!

    I can't view your blog in the following URL, but it's okay! Did you use the Photobucket to host the images? You can refer to the quote below:

    'It's actually about the Photobucket. Under the 'Upload Image & Video' section there's got a 'Reduce to' option, change it to '1 megabyte file size' then upload the image again, you can have an original size image displayed on your blog!'

    If your header image is aligning properly but just content and footer background are not aligning properly, you can just post more articles to separate the content and footer background.

    Hope this helps and enjoy blogging ya!

  41. Hi Ian Ralsis

    Thanks for your words and report! We are always here to help you. ;)

    I have tested the template and it’s perfect with the comment, did you turn off something in ‘Comments’ setting?

    It’s possible to hide the content, note that you have not only to paste the corresponding tag into ‘Post Template’ under the ‘Formatting’ tab, but also apply the tag into your article.

    Hope this helps, thanks!

  42. Hey the adsense ads show up in opera mini browser for my mobile but not in firefox or ie on my computer. strange …. hope that might help you fix something.

  43. Hi there, first of all i have to thank you for sharing such a great design, thank you a lot!!! I’ve installed this template on my Portuguese blog, but there’s still a problem with the date. I’ve tried to do as you recommend, set the date format to “monday, january 21, 2009” but still no success. Is there anything i can try to fix this? here i send you the link to my blog:

  44. This is an awesome template! Thanks! I am a new blogger and your instructions were great. I have a few questions:

    1) Can I make the space smaller in the feature content part (there is a big space between that and the posts)

    2) Can I put pictures in the feature content part? How?

    3) Is there a way I can post a list of blogs that I read (or ‘follow’) on the side of the blog – like under the archive spot?

    Thanks for the help!
    -Sarah Sanderson

  45. Hallo! first of all, thanks for this theme! It’s very nice) But I still shows my date tab as “undefined, undefined”. I fixed the date like this – ‘Tuesday, December 23, 2008’, but it was not help( Help me please!
    My blog –

  46. Hi, Falcon. Your template is awsome but… I Have problems with the date, I Tray, and try with Tuesday; December 23,2008 and the result is undefined, please hep me!
    my blog


  47. Hi Alvaris!

    I love this template, and it looks great in my firefox window, but when I open it in Internet Explorer it is misaligned and the right column with “color paper” and everything below is pushed WAY down where you have to scroll a lot to even see it. How can I fix this for Internet Explorer?


  48. Hey Alvaris,
    Loved the theme. One issue. The date on my blog just dosent show also the edit option on top leads no where could you please tell me how thats to be modified so i can reach my blog dashboard from there. Ive followed how to setup the times stamp but to no avail. Could you please help out. The Blog is

  49. Hi Ian Ralsis,

    Thanks for your further report!

    I have visited your nice blog and discovered that the embedded comment form appeared at the bottom of the single post, congratulations!

    I have checked again the template and the hiding content feature is still functioning properly. You can confirm again the Post Template is saved with the corresponding tag inside, and make sure the post content is applied with the tag.

    Hope this helps, enjoy blogging!

  50. Hi Sarah Sanderson,

    Thanks for your praise, I’m glad that this template is just what you looking for!

    Sure, you can reduce the space between the format-content box and the actual posts, you just need to change some corresponding CSS code inside the template. You need to access into ‘Layout’ and under the ‘Edit HTML’ tab, check the ‘Expand Widget Templates’ and edit the CSS code (the code with many numbers specified) inside it.

    Same with the previous one, you just need to change corresponding CSS code to make the space smaller in the feature content part. You surely can put pictures in the feature content part with some HTML code.

    You can add gadget like Link List Gadget, Blog List Gadget or Feed Gadget to insert links of others blog you are reading, you can study their function by refer to the following URL:

    Hope this helps, and enjoy the Blogger world!

  51. Hi Mary,

    Thanks for your words, nice to meet you!

    You need to confirm that you changed the ‘Timestamp format’ but not ‘Date Header format’.

    Hope this helps, thanks for your visit!

  52. Hi gusdigital,

    Nice to meet you!

    Thanks for your words and report, you have to ensure that you are changing the ‘Timestamp Format’ but not ‘DateHeader Format’.

    Hope this helps, enjoy blogging!

  53. Hi Sudeip V Nair,

    Thanks for your words and report, I’m glad that you loved this theme. :)

    To setup the ‘Timestamp Format’, you have to access into ‘Settings’ and under the ‘Formatting’ tab, change the ‘Timestamp Format’ to any option you preferred, ‘Save Settings’ to achieve the date on your blog!

    Hope this helps, thanks!

  54. Hi Christine,

    I’m joyous to hear that the instructions were easy to follow!

    Yes, you have to update the featured content manually. We are still studying and seeking a way to auto-update it, thanks for your great idea!

  55. Hi pedro andrade,

    Thanks for your touching praise! You have to make sure that you have changed the ‘Timestamp Format’ but not ‘Date Header Format’ to show the date beside the post, hope this helps and enjoy blogging!

  56. I love this template, it’s beautiful!

    I’m planning to change my blog’s look and after going across many templates available out there… I found this and I instantly fell in love with this template.

    But I would like to know if it’s possible to add labels to my every posts (sth like “posted in: Label 1, Label 2”)… preferably under the post titles?

  57. Hi Alvaris,
    I really love your color paper template. Thanks for this!

    I do have one question. I would like to change the word “4comments” when the comments are being viewed (the link and the in line comments) to say something else, for example “4 responses” or something. Is there a way to do this with your template?


  58. Hi Alvaris,
    excellent work here, very well done.

    I knowe you answered this above but I can’t understand the instructions. How exactly do I insert photographs into the featured content area? I want to use this area to display content that I will only change once a month or so, so would like to put photos etc. in here and not text.

  59. Hi Sol, after posting above I was able to add a photo by editing in Layout and Page elements.

    If you find a photo somewhere on web or on your computer that you want to use, just visit and you’ll find help there on how to get code to add to your blog. Worked for me!

    Alvaris, I have another question. Is there a way in which I can remove the feature content box altogether?

  60. you image links are unreliable. Could you please include the images with the download so we can upload them where ever we want or at least put them on photobucket because this theme is amazing.

  61. Hi Anonymous,

    Thanks for your honest report, nice to meet you!

    The images are originally included with the download mentioned in this article, you can download the file and host the image according to your will.

    Hope this helps, thanks!

  62. Oh I apologize, i downloaded it from which only included the code. I should have known that it’s always better to get it from the source. Thanks so much for letting me know.

  63. Thanks for the gorgeous template.

    I’m having one minor problem…my posts seem to be running into each other…there’s no clean break between them.

    Can you tell me how I can fix this?

  64. i have one problem. I have a post which has a label but the label doesnt show.

    I mean, it shows in the labels section but i dont see it in the post section. I’ve tried disabling post quick edit options and other and i still dont see a label. Help please :)

  65. Hey! I love the template, but can’t seem to get my background to line up. I have tried the “no-repeat” and using the links on other comments, but I am still having trouble.
    HTML is still really new, and really confusing to me.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Here it is:

  66. Hi, thanks for this amazing skin, i was just setting this on a blog that i must do for work, but i got a problem; i am not able to see the tab in the left side, i mean, like in the picture above, everytime that you created a new entry in the left side appear a small “label” with the date, i set properly the option timestamp and it works ok, but i dont know why this label dont appear anymore, i have just one entry right now, wht i must do ?, thanks in advance

  67. Hi Ru.Ru,

    Nice to meet you, I’m glad to hear that you loves this template and is willing to change your blog’s layout to our templates!

    Yep, It’s possible to add labels to your every posts. You just need some codes to achieve it. Simply leave your email here and I would send you the tutorial in scheduled time, thanks!

  68. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks for your report! I have visited your site and there's a clean and neat break between the wonderful post. :)

    Did you mean to edit the header and footer in the dashboard? We have not implemented this feature into the template, but you can edit the header and footer in the 'Layout>Edit HTML' mode.

    Hope this helps, enjoy blogging!

    P.S. the baby is very cute ;)

  69. Hi Society of Undergraduate Biologists at UCSB,

    Nice to meet the society! I have visited your professional site and the template’s graphic looks very nice, enjoy blogging!

  70. Hi CeeCee,

    Nice to meet you, I'm happy to hear that you love this template!

    Your background issue can be caused by your option in the Photobucket. Please access into your Photobucket account and under the 'Upload Image & Video' section there's got a 'Reduce to' option, change it to '1 megabyte file size' then upload the image again, you can probably have the right background to line up!

    Hope this helps, enjoy customizing!

  71. Hi Alvaris, sure, here is the addres: t
    I just made a new entry minutes ago just for see if the label appear, but dont appear :/

  72. Hey Alvaris

    Thanks to your detailed, well-written guides, it didnt take long to get the problems fixed. Template’s gorgeous!


  73. see

    We care about Author

    Color Paper template (Blogger) comes under a Creative Common License. This means it is free to use on your blog as long as the credit link in the footer is kept intact

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ………..

  74. Hi Alvaris!

    Thanks so much for this fantastic template! I love love love it! However, I’m pretty new to blogging and I think I screwed up somewhere…my background doesn’t seem to line up. I’ve tried the “reduce to” option in Photobucket, but I don’t think it’s working. My link is Thanks so much for your help!

  75. Okay, sorry. Looks like I figured it out. But now my search button doesn’t work. Can you tell me what I might have done? Sorry to be a pain!

  76. Hi,

    Thank you very much for your template, it looks amazing!
    I’m having problems uploading it to blogger though, I keep getting
    error warnings, the first was the same as below but with ”END” instead of ”p”, I sorted the ”end” error out but the new ”p” one came up straight after so i think ther maybe something crazy wrong with my file, any ideas?

    ”Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed.
    Please make sure that all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The element type “P” must be terminated by the matching end-tag “”

    Thanks loads


  77. Hi Anonymous,

    Thanks for your great report! We have released the suggestion to the blog’s owner, hope the owner can recover the footer link before we perform any report and law action. ;)

  78. Hi Alvaris
    I am a newbie to blogging. I love your Color Paper template very much. I have spent a fair bit of time to trial and error and read up various blogger helps sites to customise the template to the stage that it looks like this now: (Note: this is testing blog to make sure I got it right before using it). My question is on the Header. What I have done is to remove the HTML2 default header of Color Paper template and replace it with the blogspot header using the add gadget button so that I can easily add picture to the blog header (I like photography so this feature is key to me). I recokoned that if I change “true” to “false” in Edit HTML in “id=HTML2 Locked=true” then I will be able to remove the default header in page element, and i did it successfully. Then using the Add Gadget feature, I have added the Header from the blogspot. I have also added a picture in the header. Now I have some problems: 1. the picture does not fit quite well into the centre of the header background color paper. 2. I do not know how to change the text color of the page title and page description in the header from dark color to something lighter so it stands out from the background picture that I have inserted. I would truly appreciate your help, as I am just so close to get the template completed, I will not bother you should I have not tried very best to solve it first.

    Tara Ng

  79. Hi Alvaris

    I have customised the color paper template to this, pls see my testing blog at I have removed the default header HTML2 and replaced it by the blogger standard header by using the add gadget button, so i can add picture the header (top feature content), as you may see it my blog now. My problem are: 1. the pic doesnt fit quite well to the feature content. In addition, I dont know how to change the text color of the page title and page description from dark to some light color so it stands out from the colorful image. Appreciate your help… I have been doing a lot of trial & error but to no success.
    Tara Ng

  80. Hi! First, i would like to say thank you very much for sharing this awesome blogger template. Its been a breeze setting it up. Thank you, thank you!

    I have a question though, is there a way to “center” the gadgets/widgets” on my sidebar? Having the widgets aligned left seemed a bit off since the sidebar is configured to be wider than most of the sizes of my widgets. Hope you could help me out. Thanks a lot! Keep on.


  81. Hi Kent,

    Thanks for your words! I have personally visited your meaningful blog and discovered that it was the aftermath of the customization. As Color Paper Blogger template relies heavily on the fixed image, it’s not recommended to perform any layout customization.

    Hope this helps! ;)

  82. What type of customization are you referring to? I did not intend any customization. so If you know what I have done, I will make an attempt to undo it. Thanks.

  83. Hi Alvaris.
    The template is sweet and great. But i have a problem.
    İ tried date format. But it said ‘Undefined’
    Help me!

  84. I can’t seem to get it to work :/

    the text of my blog posts goes off to the left of the left hand paper column, i.e. past the date tabs and out into the background.

    Any ideas why this is happening?

  85. Hi, from Portugal.
    I have the same problem of June, Sara and WM.
    In Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 the layout works fine, but in Internet Explorer 6 the right column is pushed down to the bottom of the page.
    How can I solve this issue?
    Thanks in advance.

  86. Wow! not only are your templates beautiful, your level of service (especially for a FREE template) is amazing. Thank you so much for answering people’s questions here so that other people can figure out how to fix problems just by reading your replies!

    I had a problem with everything lining up correctly which was easily fixed by your posted suggestion of re-uploading everything on photobucket at the 1-megabite size and the undefined date was fixed easily too.(like many people here I was changing the date stamp not the time stamp, duh!)

    Anyway, thanks again your hard work is deeply appreciated!

  87. Hi,

    Great template, after a year and a half, this is the first time my wife has let me consider changing from standard blogger template.

    I have three questions/problems.

    First – if you go my test blog you’ll see two different test posts involving a photo. Whenever a photo’s has the float setting rather than the align setting I get the error that you can see. Any ideas on how to fix this in the template?

    Secondly – When ever I display more than 40 posts at one time, the post background only repeats for the first 40. Ideas?

    Finally – I can’t get the color tabs to work. If they don’t work that’s fine, but I’d love to get them working if I can.


  88. Two more questions:

    I’ve added a blog list and I want to be able to format the different text parts. Do you know where I can do that? (Blog Title, Description, Last Updated)

    Also the right column divider doesn’t show after a text or html widget. Any ideas?

  89. Hi! First off thank you so much for such an awesome template. It’s gorgeous! I was wondering if there’s ANY possible way to remove the featured content block altogether. I will really appreciate your response. Thanks again!

  90. Hi! thanks for the template. I just have some questions.

    I’ve tried to get the “read more” thing working, but ’til now haven’t been able… Could you please tell how to do it? (I even tried with the instructions in he blogger help)

    And, can you please send me the tutorial/codes to get labels in each post?


  91. I can’t get the date right. I’ve already changed the format to that said above, but it doesn’t work. What can I do?!

    • Thanks for your report!

      Can I confirm to you that you are changing the ‘Timestamp format’ but not ‘Dateheader format’? Thank you! ;)

  92. Hi Alvaris,

    Thank you so much for your great template & instructions. Could you please send me the tutorial for how I can add labels, and also instructions on how to change the font for the post titles? Also, is there any 3-column version of this template?

    Thank you,

  93. Hi there,

    Would you please tell me how to change the size of an individual post’s title? I currently leave the “title” field blank when writing a new post (because it’s so big) and it is messing up my RSS feed. Thank you!

    • Thanks for your kind words! You can follow the ‘Set up the Date’ section in the post to set up the date properly, please noted that you are changing the ‘Timestamp’ but not ‘Dateheader’.

      Hope this helps! ;)

  94. 2 things I need help with:

    -How do you change the Featured Post area to a photo? When I go to Layout>Page Elements and click on Edit nothing happens.

    -In the instructions above I could not see the code for hiding part of the post and using the Read More button. Can anyone give me instructions for that?

    Thank you so much!

    • Thanks for your comment!

      Did you mean to add a photo into featured post area? You can probably follow the ‘Set up the Featured Content’ section and add the code below into the HTML/JavaScript gadget:

      < !img src='IMAGE-LINK-HERE'/>
      (Please ignore the ‘!’ sign while adding the code)

      Sure, I have updated the post to explain more about configuring ‘Read More’ feature. ;)

      Hope this helps, enjoy customizing!

  95. Hi, this is a nice template. But Im really new to xml code. I have problem to customize it. Can you email me a detail tutorial on how to customize each section especially for the different tabs?

    I tried ctrl f3 and is not working =(

    thanks for your help.

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