Simply faster free Blogger template

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.

faster screenshot




This template comes with a these extra features:

  1. SEO optimized page title, as explained in SEO friendly Blogger page title.
  2. Auto read-more (expandable post) with thumbnail on multi-post pages
    The auto read-more uses Blogger generated 72px x 72px thumbnails (instead of resizing big images into thumbnails), loads only short snippets instead of whole posts and doesn’t use Javascript.
    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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

  1. Copy Simply Faster template code from this page.
  2. Go to Design > Edit HTML  (New interface: Template > Edit HTML).
  3. Right-click inside the code window, Select All and paste in the code.
  4. Preview before saving.
  5. To keep your existing widgets, click Keep Widgets button.
  6. View your blog.
  7. Rearrange the widgets if necessary.

This template is free to use, as long as the attribution (that links back to this post and is kept intact.


66 comments to "Simply faster free Blogger template"

Diptesh Thakore January 13, 2012 at 2:07 AM    

if i not want thumbnail in first post then what to do??

Greenlava January 13, 2012 at 3:06 AM    

@Diptesh Thakore™
Just position the jump break (in the post editor) before any pictures.

Lgali January 13, 2012 at 4:17 AM    

very nice template.Thnaks

Asif Icbal January 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM    

Thanks. I would like to try this one.

Nickie O'Hara January 13, 2012 at 6:45 PM    

I'm getting an error when I try to install this.

It tells me to report it to Blogger with the code bX-yqk3n1

Do you have any idea what this could be? This is exactly the sort of template I've been looking for recently.

Asif Icbal January 14, 2012 at 1:29 AM    

After deleting all the widgets, reverting back to classic template and then again to simple template, I ultimately managed to install the theme. thank you for this wonderful theme.

Mary January 14, 2012 at 3:32 AM    

Very nice work

MapMaster January 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM    

I'm testing it out right now, and it's great. But can I add a "read more" link to the bottom of the snippets?

Valdazzar January 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM    

this is a nice one

lourdmakko January 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM    

I am trying to install this on my blog but it wont let me I even tried it on my registered domain, still no luck.. it gives me this error: "We're sorry, but we were unable to complete your request....error bx-rz99od"

am I forgetting something to make this work, sorry newbie here :(

lourdmakko January 14, 2012 at 9:48 PM    

I like the style of the previous post appearance, short and neat..
but if i only want to use the appearance of the previous post?

hope you can give me an instruction of how will i do this from your given code? your help will be very much appreciated... Thanks!

Unknown January 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM    

tried it, went back to my original and lost my entire blog list.

adetruna January 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM    

i've have downloaded this template and i'll install in my blog later - terima kasih ya :)

Greenlava January 17, 2012 at 12:55 AM    

Read more link added.

MapMaster January 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM    

Thanks Greenlava, love it.

Greenlava January 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM    

@Asif Icbal
#navbar-iframe {
display: none !important;

#navbar {display:none;}

চলেন টিপি January 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM    

real fast template........
I applied it on my blog
have a look

Suroor WIjdan January 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM    

thanks ...its a nice and easy to go with template ...will think of using it in one of the blogs :-)

Md Shaiful islam Talukder January 25, 2012 at 1:34 AM    

Many Many Thanks'. Many things ,I learn your blog . I love your side . when find time i enter your side and learning.Different things use my blog after here learn. God bless you .

INTUISI BISNIS KREATIVITAS VISION January 25, 2012 at 11:45 PM    

Thank's. Very nice clean template. I like and I will use on the my blog.

Neeraj Kumar January 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM    

All the templates are very nice. Thanks

Greenlava February 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM    

@Asif Icbal
Set the Per-Post Comment Feeds to None. that should disable the threaded comments and restore the 200+ comment pager.

Anne Lyken-Garner February 12, 2012 at 1:01 AM    

I want to do this with my blog. However, I have a question, would it undo my customisations I've already implemented? For example I have a split header (done from your tutorial) and have customised the template so that the post title shows up before the blog name (again from your tutorial). I'm sorry if this is a silly question but I'm a writer and not very good with the tech stuff.

Please let me know so I can move on with implementing this on my blog. It's very annoying that I can't set my posts to thumbnail on my present template.

Pastaarj February 12, 2012 at 6:20 PM    

Thank you for this very fast template!

Info: I got the error code bX-yqk3n1 too ! I had to return to older blogger interface and that was installed perfectly! (now i'm back in new without any problem!)

Just a question: Could you say me how I can recover the blogger nav-bar?


Greenlava February 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM    

@Anne Lyken-Garner
Yes it would undo all your previous customizations.
BTW if showing thumbnails on multi-post pages is what you want, you might want to read Blogger Auto Read more with thumbnail.

Greenlava February 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM    

To recover the navabar read How to remove or restore Blogger navbar.

Buka Rahasia Blogspot February 17, 2012 at 1:57 AM    

terima kasih banyak!
I love testing templates, and this one looks cool. February 17, 2012 at 3:29 PM    

Izin download Gan :)

Temanya bagus n cepat, saya pake di blog saya.

Anonymous,  February 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM    

I have try this template and found very fast and easy to open, Also this template has increased my blog daily visitors and page link. Thanks a lot for this useful threat.

Junaid Ahmed February 26, 2012 at 1:17 AM    

Can we get the template that you are using on ?

John March 4, 2012 at 8:02 PM    

Great Template. Unfortunately i got big problem with "THREADED COMMENTS?" with this new template.

Anyone got a solution? Thanks

Jonel Abellada March 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM    

Thank you for this nice template. I have a question, How to add two column ads after post content on this template? I like the way your adsense ad and linkwithin are placed:)

Greenlava March 11, 2012 at 7:45 PM    

Use CSS display:inline-block and width properties.
Mine goes something like this:

[div style='display:inline-block; width:300px;']
[div style='display:inline-block; width:230px;']

Vlad April 7, 2012 at 12:40 AM    

Hi Greenlava, I would like to use just the auto read more feature without java script and I found in Bloggersentral the way how to do it with java script. Can you be kind and describe what code and where to insert it. I already got before skin : .image-thumb img {height:72px; margin:15px 15px 0 0; float:left; padding: 0;} and I found <!-- thumbnail conditional -->
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:post.url'>
<b:if cond='data:post.isFirstPost'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<b:if cond='data:post.thumbnailUrl'>
<div class='image-thumb'>
<img expr:src='data:post.thumbnailUrl'/>
<b:if cond='data:post.thumbnailUrl'>
<div class='image-thumb'>
<img expr:src='data:post.thumbnailUrl'/>
<!-- thumbnail conditional --> but I am just a novice and lost when aplying to edit html. Thanks very much

Greenlava April 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM    

@Vladimir Klimsa
The auto readmore in this template is made up of 2 conditionals in HTML. One conditional is for the thumbnail as you found above.
The other one is for the snippet. You can find that portion of the code by searching for ""
It's difficult to explain how to add this hack to a template because it's more than just replacing or inserting codes.
Anyway, I think Blogger Buster has a tutorial on similar hack, maybe you can try that one.

Vlad April 7, 2012 at 7:51 PM    

Thanks Greenlava for your fast reply. I did subscribe to your blog

Admin April 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM    

how to change the width of sidebar??

Greenlava April 22, 2012 at 7:45 PM    

Go to Template > Customize > Adjust widths.

sekedar wawasan May 21, 2012 at 2:31 AM    

really amazing templates....good... verry simple and super fast loading.. i like..a will downloading...

pa1fan June 5, 2012 at 11:58 PM    

there is lot of space on left side. how to reduce it??

988bet July 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM    

Thanks Greenlava...
template simple & seo

Robiul Hasan July 20, 2012 at 12:24 AM    

Awesome web site fore getting awesome Template, Thanks.

JehadHussien July 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM    

very very fast ...thnx man

Unik dan Aneh July 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM    

wow,,very fast loading,,,

Pete August 4, 2012 at 6:17 AM    


how can i change the amount of chars in the "read-more summary" i checked this: but i dont find "summary_img" in the template code.


Greenlava August 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM    

Sorry but the number of characters is fixed. This template uses Blogger's data:post.snippet as the summary.

cheaperbooks September 18, 2012 at 10:12 PM    

Hi Greenlava,

I'm using your Simply Faster template now. However, my HOME button on the navigation bar is unclickable. I added the nav bar using the HTML widget. The code i'm using is

<div class='NavbarMenu'>
<ul class='nav'>
<li><a expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'>Home</a></li>
</ul> </div>

Could you help me out?


Greenlava September 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM    

I believe Blogger data tags are not valid inside a HTML widget, that's why it unclickable. You want to use URL instead, like so:
<a href=''>Home</a>

osman jailani,  October 31, 2012 at 2:42 AM    

Camne setting code body post yang mula2 panjang dan post kedua dan seterusnya pendek (read more) seperti dalam template tersebut?

Greenlava October 31, 2012 at 3:24 PM    

@osman jailani
Saya gunakan conditional tags untuk detect multi-post page, homepage atau single-post page. Awak boleh check kodnya pada kod template yang disediakan. Ada dua bahagian, dan saya ada komenkan lokasi-lokasinya, seperti berikut:
Lokasi pertama:
<!-- multipost pages conditional -->
Kod di sini setkan format kandungan berdasarkan jenis page dan kedudukan post, samada yang pertama atau sebaliknya.
<!-- multipost pages conditional -->

Lokasi kedua:
<!-- thumbnail conditional -->
Kod di sini setkan thumbnail.
<!-- thumbnail conditional -->

Greenlava November 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM    

@the perfect blogger
So you want to make the first post looks the same as the rest of the posts...
You need to make changes at two places in the template. Look for these 2 pair of comments:
<!-- multipost pages conditional -->
Bunch of codes here
<!-- multipost pages conditional -->

<!-- thumbnail conditional -->
Bunch of codes here
<!-- thumbnail conditional -->

You need to change the codes within those two respective comments with this:
<!-- thumbnail conditional -->
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:post.url'>
<b:if cond='data:post.thumbnailUrl'>
<div class='image-thumb'>
<img expr:src='data:post.thumbnailUrl'/>
<!-- thumbnail conditional -->

and this:
<!-- multipost pages conditional -->
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:post.url'>
<div class='multipost-snippet'>
<span class='jump-link'>
<a expr:href='data:post.url + &quot;#more&quot;' expr:title='data:post.title'><data:post.jumpText/></a>
<!-- multipost pages conditional -->

urdu novels urdu stories November 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM    

Thanks Greenlava...
Real fast template simple & seo
I applied it on my blog

Unknown November 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM    

Please I want code for how to show latest post big and other small on my homepage

Greenlava November 24, 2012 at 1:37 AM    

@Abhishek Raj
I posted the code in reply #56.

Ojoxdan December 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM    

@Greenlava please how can i make my blog to stand in 100% height just like yours and the free template
please help me am an active reader

Ary_Putra December 9, 2012 at 4:02 AM    

beyond words .. This blog template I think it's amazing. fast access where many blog visitors coming tidal disappointed awaiting access to the old blog. I love all

Unknown December 26, 2012 at 4:45 AM    

This blog is fantastic. I like the presence of template ini.desain unique and good loading speed. I think this is something great

It's Eusuf December 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM    

when the post title is long, it's coming under the thumbnail. the thumbnail shifts upward. I want it to be fixed at left regarding the size of the post title. Plz help.

Greenlava December 28, 2012 at 8:46 PM    

@It's Eusuf
It's fixed, please recopy code.

Dillah January 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM    


Nice template bro...

saka January 26, 2013 at 9:47 PM    

kereeen bang,. langsung bungkus!!

swity February 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM    

nice template for fast seo bloggers...thanks and love your work

Blogger Gamer March 11, 2013 at 4:42 PM    

How can i get a read more option on my first or latest post Please reply fast help me because it is good template and i want it working for my site.

Greenlava March 14, 2013 at 6:09 PM    

@Blogger Gamer
You can add a read more link by inserting a jump break.

thank for share.. i like this template

Cithika July 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM    

Thanks for your blogger template. very simply and fast..
Goodd job.

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