Corrupted Templates

My Blog Is Missing! Oh no! Generally, this refers to a deleted or hijacked blog. Other times, part of the blog is there, and the other part is not. This may be similar to the dropped post / sidebar problem, except there’s garbage on the screen, or maybe the screen is blank. What now?

If you’re lucky, the last time you published your updated blog, the publishing got interrupted. This will be more often seen when publishing to non-Blogspot blogs, but can happen with Blogspot too. If that’s what happened, you’re in luck. Just republish your blog again. And next time you make changes, always test afterwards.

If a simple republish doesn’t fix things, try restoring your template (you did backup your template last time you made change, right?), then republish. If you didn’t back it up, then you’ll have to go into the template editor, Pick new, and republish. Sorry.

If that doesn’t do it, then you’ll have to have Blogger Support restore your blog from their backup. You do have a mirror copy of your blog, to verify its completeness when they do restore, right?

In most cases, though, a simple template refresh will solve things. Hopefully from backup.

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