How to update Google Page Creator files in Blogs?

February 4, 2010 $ Written by EarnBlogger

Google is migrating it’s Page Creator (Google Pages) service to Google Sites. It will not only affect the users of Google Page Creator, but also those who use this free service to host some of their content. For example, users who store images, JavaScript, CSS snippets, HTML files etc on Google Page Creator. Blogger ( blogs using third party templates and gadgets that contains codes or files pointing to Google Page Creator, will also be affected.

That’s why, if your blog is currently using content hosted on Google Page Creator or your blog template utilizes files hosted on Google Page Creator, you must update your template today. In fact, you may have already seen a notice on your blog dashboard to update your templates.

Google Page Creator Update

So, how to update your templates? Is there any way to update your templates without browsing through all your template codes? Yes, there is one simple way! Google has created a Template Updater tool to help you update your references. Just access the tool and follow the steps to easily migrate your files and automatically update all required file references.

Steps to update Google Page Creator files in Blogger:

  1. Open the blogger template updater here. Note that, you need to login to your correct Google Account to use this tool.
  2. Once logged in, this tool will scan all your blogs to find references to Google Page Creator within templates or HTML widgets. Let it complete the scanning process.
  3. After completion of the scan, you will see a status message against each of your blog. If the status message says that your blog has no reference to Page creator, you have to do nothing. But if the status message tells that reference exists, you need to begin the simple update process.
  4. To begin the update process, click the Update references link against your blog.
  5. The first step will ask you to backup your template, so that you can access your original template whenever needed. Download your blog template and click next button to continue.
  6. Second step will tell you to review the changes. You will be able to view both Old Page Creator URL and New Blogger hosted URL. Once you are ready, click the update button to continue.
  7. Then your blog will be automatically updated. You should then see a yellow confirmation that everything was transferred properly. Now open you blog and verify that everything is working fine.

Like this way, run the updater tool for each blog, that need updating. Note that, this Blogger Template Updater only support the migration of files up to 1MB in size. In case you have images or other files larger than 1MB, you need to manually update your links.

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