Google’s Blogger is one the well-known free blogging services available along with WordPress and Tumblr and it can be customized easily using some of the best Blogger templates currently in circulation.
Among the content managements services (CMS) right now, Blogger is a solution that allows you to create a decent website for free and with less technical hassle. For beginners, it is an ideal solution because there is no need to spend for the hosting or even bandwidth since all content is stored in Google servers. Also, one of the advantages of Blogger over other free online blogging platforms like say self-hosted WordPress, is its simplicity.
Once you have third party hosting account, in order to create a WordPress website, you will have to install the platform which can done in “one-click” in most cases, but if it is not provided in the hosting interface, you will have to manually create the databases and upload the files. After that, you will have be able to see the standard WordPress theme, and this is where things get a little complicated. You will have to customize the theme yourself or if you have the budget to spare, consider buying one from one of the theme providers. Even then, you will need to customize the look and feel of the theme to suit your taste by accessing the theme files. This feature is only available for self-hosted WordPress users that is why WordPress.com is not at par with Blogger in terms of customization possibilities.
As a whole, Blogger is less complex and it provides you with core HTML template editing and the possibility to add your own CSS. WordPress on the other hand, especially the self-hosted kind, offers more features and plugins. It also gives you complete control over your theme files which thus makes it ideal for advanced users. Meanwhile, if you want a free, professional, no-nonsense solution Blogger can be your blog engine. Here are some of the best Blogger templates that you can use to impress your audience.
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Flat News – Easy News & Magazine Template
Flat News is a news and magazine Blogger template. This template is very easy to work without touch to code. Flat News is 100% responsive and drag-drop to build your own home design.
Geek Press template was designed as a flat and responsive Blogger template for News and Magazine websites. Geek Press is very easy to work on without touching the code. You will be able to publish your small news / magazine projects fast and easy.
Welcome to Sandal Jepit, a truly great and clean template for creative people. It’s perfect for a variety of purposes, although focused towards Photographers and those using Portfolios to display their past and present work collections.
Quickly is a clean multipurpose, elegant template for blogging system – Blogspot. It is highly customizable and it is easy to navigate through the posts and of course it’s written in the newest standards of HTML5 and CSS3! It’s focus on user-experience, usability, and beautiful typography and it will shows you how cool and flexible Blogspot Portfolio and Photography template can be.
Syahira is an awesome Blogger template that features loads of powerful features such as responsive design, Manual Featured Post from Image Widget (3D Slideshow), Auto Featured Post (3D Slideshow), Support Advance Editor (Change Background Image, Color and Font Type), Lightweight Auto read-more (support third party image, and Youtube Thumbnail), Ajax load more post, Ajax Page Navigation and etc.
Point of View is a clean and elegant portfolio Blogger template, perfect for photography based blog, portfolio, showcase, blog and more. The strength of this Blogger template is its simple and clean design which combined with attractive jquery. This Blogger template is very easy to use, easy to customize and has a lot of features.
Adamz, a responsive template for Blogger, boasts a Auto Featured Post from JSON (Slideshow) and Manual Featured Post from Image Widget (Slideshow), Support Advance Editor, Lightweight Auto read-more (support third party image, and Youtube Thumbnail), Ajax load more post, Ajax Page Navigation, Cool blogger threaded comment (Support Google+ Comment), Compatible with major browsers (IE8+,Mozilla,Chrome,Safari), JSON Search Result and a lot more.
Nami Press is a news and magazine Blogger Template. It is responsive and has a drag-drop feature that allows you to build your own design. You can customize it easily using the available short codes. You can list posts by Label (Tags), or you can display latest posts and random posts. Like many templates, you can customize its design with many colors, fonts and backgrounds.
Radja is a responsive blogger template that features Manual Featured Post from Image Widget (Responsive Skitter Slideshow), Auto Featured Post (Responsive Skitter Slideshow), Support Blogger Template Customize Editor, Lightweight Auto read-more (support third party image, and Youtube Thumbnail), Ajax Page Navigation, Tabs Widgets ready (Sidebar and Main Section), Cool blogger threaded comment (Support Google+ Comment) and Facebook Comment or Disqus Comment, Ajax JSON Search Result and more.
Black News Blogger Template is a magazine style premium blogger template designed for news and magazine websites. It features responsive design, Auto Blog Post summarize, Auto Image Crop With Thumbnail (Home Page and Label Page Only), Css And HTML Base Menu With Drop down, Tabs Widgets ready (Powered By Jquery), Auto Image Slider, Simple User Friendly Search Box, Auto Pagination Added To Post Footer, Social Icon’s Placed Header Right Side, Social Share Widget (Placed Post Footer) and more.
Sinjai is a clean and impressive multipurpose Blogger template with nice typography for all kinds of business, portfolio or blog purposes. Sinjai is built with native Blogger function so it’s relatively easy to work with.
Verbify is a blocky, portfolio-style theme with an emphasis on typography and attention to detail. Write blog posts about your cats with the beautiful, minimal blog. It’s also responsive and Retina ready. Verbify is responsive, all the way down to mobile. Images, videos and text will scale down gracefully to iPad, iPhone and all devices in-between. This theme looks just as great in your pocket as it does on the desktop!
Workmag is a responsive Blogger template that can be used in a wide range of purposes. It features Auto Blog Post summarize And “Read More” Button, Auto Image Crop With Thumbnail (Home Page and Label Page Only), Css And HTML Base Menu With Drop down, Auto Date Show At Header Right side, Tabs Widgets ready (Powered By Jquery), Image Slider (Powered By Jquery), Simple User Friendly Search Box, Auto Pagination Added To Post Footer, Social Icons Collection(Placed Post Footer), Social Share Widget (Placed Post Footer) and other amazing functionalities.
Ijonkz is a fully responsive WordPress theme that features manual Featured Post from Image Widget (Responsive Skitter Slideshow). Also it has Auto Featured Post, Support Blogger Template Customize Editor (Upload Image Background), Lightweight Auto read-more (support third party image, and Youtube Thumbnail), Ajax Page Navigation, Tabs Widgets ready (Sidebar), Ajax JSON Search Result, Ajax Recent Post by Tag, Load More function that supports Ajax, Ajax Recent Comment Widget, Ajax Related Post Widget with Slider Effect, Ajax News Ticker Widget, Two View Mode (List and Grid) width Cookies and more.
Bpress – New & Responsive/Magazine Blogger Template
BPress is a blogger template that you can use on your online magazine. It features responsive design, Auto Blog Post, Auto Image Crop With Thumbnail (Home Page and Label Page Only), Css And HTML Base Menu With Drop down, Auto Date Show At Header Right side, Tabs Widgets ready (Powered By Jquery), Image Slider (Powered By Jquery), Simple User Friendly Search Box, Auto Pagination Added To Post Footer, Simple And User Friendly Social Icon’s Placed Header Right Side, Social Share Widget (Placed Post Footer), Custom Error 404 Page With Search Box (Official 404 Page) and many more.
Exposure is a unique blogger template with tons of unique feature which you will not find in any other blogger template. Exposure comes in compatible with the unique thumbnail cropper tool. The tool helps you to easily crop image pixels, which then are used for the thumbnails being displayed on homepage. This helps you to easily clean up your homepage look by organizing thumbnail pixels and preventing images to look blurry or compressed.
Flat Mag Responsive Blogger Template is a multi-purpose straight Blogger template precisely designed for multimedia, news bulletin, Entertainment and Technology blogs. With elegant green color scheme, FlatMag gives your visitors the experience of their life as they go though the responsive and flexible design. It has a lot of useful and key widgets, which come which are ready-to-use from the time this template is installed on your blog.
Folio360 Blogger Template is a “Heavy Duty” theme designed for Designers who loves to show off their portfolio. It is truly a powerful, highly flexible and customizable theme which will indeed help you to grow. This theme is perfect for Wallpaper and pictorial based websites. It has lots of striking and incredible features which would impress you and your visitors too. It has clean and sleek design which is considered as the basic need of a portfolio template.
Retina Blogger template is a versatile magazine style theme designed for those blogs which are multi-niched, or covers a lot of stories of different categorize at just one place. It is still ideal for all kind of blogs like Technology, Entertainment, News, Magazine, Gadgets. It has the tendency to accommodate almost anything. It is jam-packed with lots of customized widgets. Just install this template, sit back and enjoy. This theme has pure appearance with crystal clear touch. The outlook is so beautiful that you cannot stop yourself from saying a WOW!
vCard Blogger Template is a Professional and personal CV template made for personal information, resume and portfolio. vCard Blogger Template is stylish as well as elegant. We have designed it with pure techniques that will give a flow to your information. It has simple yet effective tab navigation which would help you to switch from the portfolio of your most recent work. This colorful theme is fully responsive which means it looks perfect on all standard devices. The flexible options and robust techniques used in this theme makes it the best CV Blogger template.
Educator Blogger Template is an utterly stylish yet decent and sober theme designed for BlogSpot based websites. This template is designed for all those colleges, universities and other institutions who want to have an amazingly professional website with not a lot of expenses. Educator Blogger template allows you an ideal online institution website, and at the same time it can also be converted in a full-time magazine blog. Though, it is designed for educational blogs, it can also be used on a magazine, technology and multimedia based websites.
Brand Mag UX is pure and fully responsive Blogger Template builds with latest technologies like HTML and CSS3. It has a unique design concept with multiple elements to customize and turn it around. It has variation in the header, as you can add either Slider or Advertisements. You can use it for design, portfolio, magazine, personal blog, products, presentation and landing page etc. It is also pre-optimized for on-page SEO providing enough functionality to index your posts 80% faster than the other Blogger Templates available on different websites.
Magnic is a responsive blogger template designed for those who want to create a clean and modern website. It is perfect for blog, news, or online magazine websites. The design is completely responsive & retina ready. This means not only will it work on all desktop and mobile devices, but all graphic elements remain sharp on retina screen such as the iPhone and Android.
Magazinify is a 3-column theme. It is a fully responsive & retina ready theme packed with many features: clean layout area, ,mega menus, widgetized areas for banner ads, breaking news ticker, social share buttons, related posts, footer menu, social links, and more. If you are looking for a flexible & powerful theme for editorial/news sites with mobile & retina support, Magazinify is the best choice!
MyTimeLine is a free blogger template with 2 columns, responsive design, magazine-styled, right sidebar, gallery-styled, minimalist, exclusive design for Blogger, ads ready, footer columns, slideshow, social bookmarking icons, posts thumbnails, tabs, drop down menu, breadcrumbs, emoticons, emoticons, well formatted threaded comments and neutral colors.
Metro UI is an innovative Windows 8 Style Blogger Template. This theme has a lot of similarities with the Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8. This template is ideal for blogging niche like technology, multimedia, entertainment, magazine, and etc. Nonetheless, that’s not all because it is robust enough to be used on any kind of website. By default, this theme has a greenish color scheme. However, you can customize the theme as per the needs. It has some built-in extra-ordinary features like Numbered page navigation, Elegant Menu, 4 column footer, and much more
Vortex is 100% responsive, high functioning and multimedia magazine style blogger template designed for professional bloggers and webmasters. It has some efficient features and functionalities that would certainly make you go gaga about this template. Most importantly, this template looks different on every device. If you check it on your PC, Laptop, iPad and even your smartphone, you will find all layouts to be slightly different from each other, we call it excellent designing.
NewsMagazine is a free blogger template adapted from WordPress with 3 columns, left and right sidebars, footer columns, slideshow, social bookmarking icons, posts thumbnails, tabs, drop down menu and neutral colors.
Metro Classic is an enhanced version of our previous Metro UI Blogger Template. Metro Classic is an old-school Windows 8 style Responsive Blogger template that is jam-packed with some tremendous features. This theme is ideal for blogging niche like technology, gadgets, reviews, news, personal, etc. it is also compatible with almost all leading browsers like Chrome, Firefox and internet explorer. The color scheme of this template is also adorable and eye-friendly. On the top of that, you get this template for absolutely free.
The Soundstage theme for bands will wow everyone who visits in seconds with it’s impressive slider and slick home page layout. It features MP3 streaming, Band Member Widget, 3 column footer, FlexSlider and more.
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