Saturday, 1 March 2008

Whimsy - Free XML blogger template


I have updated this template to be much more functional than the one I made in 2007!
Here is the new one.....

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  1. hi! i love all of your templates. they all are unique, creativity and different!

    i like the font you used on banner ("blog title"). what is the name of font you used on the banner?

    yes i did ask the same question for "Party At My House!" template. i also would like to know the name of font for Whimsy template too.

  2. Thanks for the comment.

    This font is called "Blackjack" and the font used on "party at my house" is called "Designers - both available free from

  3. Hi and thanks for sharing all these fantastic templates, they are always so fantastic.
    Please it's possible to have this one with 3 coulumn? I like it soooo much!!

  4. Hi! Really love the blogger templates you've made. I'm not familiar with XML code though. I have a few questions:

    1. How do you add links?
    2. How do you add stat counter code?
    3. How do you add external banners, such as the ones you find at

    My email's Thanks so much. :)


  5. hi c.l.a.r.i.s.s.e
    (whew) Was that right?

    Anyway, looking at your blog I would guess that you figured out how to add extra banners and things - good going!

    XML is easy - just means that you can add/subtract things easily from within the "page layout" area. Play around with it - I'm sure you'll get accustomed to it quickly.

    I'll send you an email with some more sites that might help.


  6. Hi Sharnee,

    Thanks for your reply. I finally figured it out. :) I wish I could create super nice templates like yours. I hope you'll still continue on sharing your designs and inspire people like me to be more creative. Hehe Thanks again.


  7. Thanks for all your beautiful templates!

    I've just changed my blog to this "Whimpsy" template and my Navigator bar gone! How? :( *lost*

    Usually we can just post new topic by clicking the top right bar, now it's gone! Pls help! Thanks in advance

    -Lost girl-

  8. Hi,

    I have hidden the nav bar - to show it, please remove only this code from LAYOUT >> Edit HTML

    (scroll down that big box of code until you find this)

    #navbar-iframe {
    height: 0px;
    visibility: hidden;
    display: none;

    Remove that and it'll be back!

  9. Gotcha! DONE! Thank you so so so so much!

  10. Found your site today, and saved myself some major $$$! I was about to shell out some cash to get my blog looking NOT boring! Thank you so much for the awesome templates! I went with Whimsy today, but will probably switch it up, maybe in the fall! It was so quick and easy and I think it looks great!!

    I do have one silly blogger question for you - I have never been able to add a "contact me" element on my blog with a hidden link to my email. Any advice? Thanks in advance.

  11. love the template. thanks for awesome work!

  12. Hi,
    Thanks for the great templates! I changed the header for this a bit and am trying to use it on my (shiny new) blog, but I can't get the header to show up. I followed your instructions and all was well until I changed it to my header.

    Please help!

    My blog:

    My header:

  13. Hi Kari,

    I guess you got it to work?? Looks good.

  14. Hi there! I'm so glad you're back on the site! I've been debating for a few days which of your lovely designs I might want to use. I like this one and I was just wondering if there is any way to change the side bars that are grey? I'm really not the super 'comfortable' one with all this 'tech' stuff and will probably end up getting my dh to help me.


    P.S. I really like the pink and grey one with the flourishes on the top as well. I don't suppose that one could be changed into a white background?

    Thanks so much!

  15. Thanks for making wonderful layouts! ^__^ I am not great in designing so it really means a lot to me. I had a hard time choosing from so many beautiful layouts and finally, I picked this one. I like how its simple and clean.

    Hope to see more themes from you. Take care always! ^___^

  16. Yes thank you, I did get it to work and am very happy with the template! Thanks heaps for making these fantastic templates free for all. Keep up the great work!

  17. Thank you for making free, quality layouts!

  18. Hi! I am brand new to the blog world and I absolutely love this design! You are so talented and we are so lucky you allow us access to your awesome work. I am sure this is the stupidest mistake in the world, but can you tell me how to change the header from saying "blog title", or nothing (I can get it to do that), to my own title? Thanks so much!

  19. Hello there,thanks for giving me the awsome templates i like it.but i need to ask you one thing,how can i remove the word 'Blog title' so that i can change it to my own word?

  20. Hi Yann... you have to make your own header image and upload it to the internet and replace the header image. It sounds more complicated than it is.

  21. I just love your designs. Thanks for letting me use it for my blog. One thing I saw is that the comments/links/posted by info at the bottom of the post is all on one line and won't move to the 2nd line or the top of the post. Also, the quick edit pencil doesn't appear. Is there a way to fix that in the template?

  22. Hi CC - after a bit of research I have discovered what to do to make the "blog post"


    Then under the big box of code you'll see:

    "Revert widget templates to default"

    Click this. Then if you make changes by "Configuring Blog Posts" (ie: change the positioning of the comments, date etc) you will see these changes take effect. You may have to "Revert widget templates to default" again if you make further changes to see them.

    This does seem to work... I've just been testing it a few times.


  23. Hi, Sharnee. I just wanted to thank you for the design. My blog, it looks so pretty now! :-)

  24. I absolutely love this layout but I was wondering if there was any way to change the background from gray to a different color. I check through the coding and couldnt figure out how to change the color. Im looking for plain white and know how if you can just point me to where I have to insert the white color coding. THANKS

  25. Hi YLP - to change the colour you just have to go to the "Fonts & Colours" section (it's under the LAYOUT tab) then you'll see all the font colour choices there. I also made a background colour choice there too -- so just scroll down the little box of colours (on the left hand side of the page) and change the "Background Colour" from there.


  26. hai... i'm using this layout. & luvs it!! (with minor adjustment :P)

    but i'm facing a prob. my haloscan comment didn't appear...

    do u think u know d answer?? the url is


  27. Hi Achee,

    I see you got the haloscan comments working? Well done, it's sometimes very tricky!

  28. the skin is beautiful but i have no idea how to add the title and tag boards, etc. how should i go about it?

  29. Hi Sharnee,

    Thank you for this design, its absolutely wonderful. I have it up on my blog and just love it. And my blog looks real pretty now :)

    take a look:

    thanks again :)

  30. Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =)THANX FOR MAKING SUCH A COOL BLOG

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  31. love love love your templates! congrats on your babies =)

    just to let you know, my blog looks really pretty now thanks to you! thank you!

  32. Hi
    I am trying to install Whimsy but am getting error bX-z2j79s even though I used the "widget id" XML solution found online for installing new templates. help!

  33. Hi there

    Boy, am I glad I found you!! I have been so frustrated with my boring blog and you have saved the day! I am sooooo happy with it now.

    Thanks so much!


  34. thanks for all of these wonderful templates!

  35. hi there!

    lovely template. please help me on how to add links to the tabs for About Us, Choose and Order, Shipping Cost.

    Please advice!

  36. Hi Sharnee, thnks for the lovely layout! Its so beautiful :-) Anyhow, how to change the header? How to change the blog title?

  37. Thanks so much for the lovely template. I love it :) I added your link to my blog.

    All things nice...

  38. Gorgeous templates - I have used Whimsy and also Lady on the side for two blogs. Thank you so much :)

  39. thank you,,ypur template is so beatifull,, i like it


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