Botanica Template Instructions

Demo blog 

Information about the themes

Post Image size: 1200px

Sidebar Image size: 400px

Fonts: DM Sans, Playfair Display

0. Installing the theme

There are two ways to install a blogger theme: uploading the .XML file and copying and pasting the theme code. Using the first method, you may think that the theme looks a bit messy because it will keep the gadgets from your old theme, usually located in the very first section with space available.

The second method will totally remove your old gadgets because you will replace the whole code, that's means that will be an exact copy of the demo blog. Both installation methods are correct and valid. To choose the best for you, you need to think if you want to keep some gadgets from your current theme or if it is totally fine to get rid of all of them.

I personally recommend that you have a test blog where you can set up your new theme completely, leaving it ready to launch, then use the second method to install on your main blog.

Now is time to learn how to install the theme. Please, choose one option below to be lead to the tutorial:

Uploading the .xml file


Copy and paste the theme code

1. Menu Section

Menu Pages
Social Media Icons gadget

2. Profile Section

Social Media Icons gadget

3. Slider section

Slider gadget

4. Posts Section

Contact Form

Blog Posts Gadget
  1. Go to Layout on the Blogger dashboard vertical menu
  2. Locate the Posts Section
  3. Open the Blog Posts gadget
  4. Locate the Number of posts on main page option
  5. Set to 5 posts

5. Widgets between posts section

6. Footer Section

Instagram Photos

7. Theme Designer

Customizing colors and fonts

Contact Form