Simply Faster is a super fast Designer template, with several added features not available in default templates offered by Blogger. This is BloggerSentral’s second Blogger template; the first one was Tinted Panes.
This template comes with a these extra features:
- SEO optimized page title, as explained in SEO friendly Blogger page title.
- Auto read-more (expandable post) with thumbnail on multi-post pages
All of these translate to smaller page file size, which means faster loading speed and increased number of posts (because it is less likely to trigger auto-pagination).
- The most recent post display in full on homepage
On homepage, the most recent post will appear in full, to make it stands out from the rest of posts. You can limit how much content to show on homepage by applying Blogger’s jump-break.
- Header for label-search and archive pages
Comes with page header at the top of label-search and archive pages. The purpose is to tell a visitor what label page or archive page he/she is currently viewing. In case of a label page, it replaces the ugly default “Showing newest posts with label XXXX" status message.
- Clutter-free static pages
Sidebars and footers are removed from static pages. The post area is then widened to fill up the entire page width.
- Fully customizable using Template Designer
Tinted Panes allows you to customize the layout, number of columns, widths, fonts, backgrounds and colors right from the inside of the Template Designer.
You are allowed to change almost every setting in Template Designer, with one exception –DO NOT SWITCH TO ANOTHER TEMPLATE (Template Designer > Templates). Changing the template will reset it to Blogger default settings and will remove the added features.
How to install
- Copy Simply Faster template code from this page.
- Go to Design > Edit HTML (New interface: Template > Edit HTML).
- Right-click inside the code window, Select All and paste in the code.
- Preview before saving.
- To keep your existing widgets, click Keep Widgets button.
- View your blog.
- Rearrange the widgets if necessary.
This template is free to use, as long as the attribution (that links back to this post and http://www.bloggersentral.com/) is kept intact.