So you finally did it! You’ve managed to tweak your Blog post gadget template to the point where it is starting to behave or function strangely. Now the most important and complex part of your blog is all messed up -the date stamp is missing, the post footer disappeared, the comments section looks weird, the comment link is nowhere to be found etc.
You’ve tried adjusting the settings in Blog Posts gadget configuration page, but nothing worked. It seems your blog is corrupted beyond repair. You wish you could just reset the template and start over.
Well, you can. You can easily restore the corrupted Blog post template to its original condition in just a few steps. However, bear in mind that resetting the template will also remove other changes you’ve made to the template such as auto read more, Facebook Like button, Twitter Tweet button etc. But hey, if could add them once you could probably add them again.
Here we go,
- Go to Template > Edit HTML > Proceed.
- Make sure the Expand Widget Templates check box is UNCHECKED.
- Find the following line in your HTML code:
<b:widget id='Blog1' locked='true' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'/>
- Change the ID from
Blog2. It’s as easy as that. What this step does is removing the corrupt Blog Posts gadget (Blog1) and replacing it with a fresh new gadget (Blog2).
- Click SAVE TEMPLATE button to save.
- You will be asked whether to keep the widget or delete it. Choose delete by clicking the DELETE WIDGETS button.
- View your blog. The post gadget should by now revert to default template -fully functioning and free of any changes.
Now you can start tweaking the template again and re-adding the add-ons that were once in there. However, do remind yourself to be more careful this time around :)