2 Plus - Free Premium Blogger Template



I present you 2Plus. A minimalistic professional looking free template for Blogger. It was designed by Me and my very smart friend Klodian. We both agreed that this was meant to be a premium template, but we have decided to give it away to you guys, We hope you enjoy it!

It features a professional style, minimalistic design, left stylish sidebar with custom search form. Subscribing button at the sidebar. Custom comments and post info as well. This is a really good looking template, I give it a try if i were you.

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Naeem Noor

nice template! well Done.

Dante Araújo

Thank you Naeem!

Anonymous

Nice template! Can you please post this template without the RAR file? I don't have a way to open RAR on my computer. Thx!

Dante Araújo

Ok, Here's the link to download the XML file only http://www.box.net/shared/q43rg56g5q , Enjoy it !


(And by the way, you can download winrar from here http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm )

Anonymous

Love this template! Can you offer any tips on how to edit the About and Contact links? Thanks!

Dante Araújo

Blogger Dashboard -> Layout -> HTML -> Search for (CTRL + F) "div id='navigation'" -> Edit the link tags below this line.

If you still have any problem, please drop a comment =)

Anonymous

Thanks, got it. So, to create an About page that looks like the rest of the blog, what's the easiest way that you suggest?

Thanks again!

Dante Araújo

1. Create a new post called "About", write the post whatever you want your about page to be.

2. In the post options, mark the option to don't allow comments, and set the date to a day back in the past so it doesnt show up in the main page or in your archives.

3. Get the permalink to your new "About" post, and link the "About" button to it.

AndyW

Love this template!

When I upload a post with embedded tables, the black side bar disappears in IE. How can I fix this?

Dante Araújo

Please show me a living example of the problem you are getting, that will help me solving it =)

Paul Klenk

Dante, I love 2Plus and use it on two sites. On one of them I use it exactly as is.

However, on the other, I want to change two things:
1. The size of the header title (smaller, of course), and
2. The background color of the left sidebar (the solid black clashes with some pre-existing graphics I am rather attached to.

Can you suggest some ways to change this? I've tinkered with it, but nothing seems to work.

Many thanks,

Paul Klenk

Dante Araújo

Hi Paul,

I would love to see the site you're talking about in order to analise it's css and find a good solution for your problem with the sidebar :]

For the header title just do this:

Use CTRL to find the following line in the code:

#header h1 {

Below it, where it says "font-size:67px;" Just decrease the value and you will be ok :}


You're very welcome... and remember: If you get any problem doing this or Need anything? Just ask!

Paul Klenk

Sorry -- I should have known to give you the URL:

http://www.pkea.us

While I experiment with the code you posted, could you also post the code for changing the black background of the sidebar to a color of my choice?

Many, many thanks, friend!

p.s. You can see what I've done with Showoff Light at: http://www.cinexcite.com

Paul Klenk

Oh, one more thing -- I'd like to remove the search box on the sidebar, and add other gadgets of my own, but somehow I cannot access the 'edit' link while in Layout / Page Elements. Any suggestions? -- p.k.

Paul Klenk

By the way, if you want to see something I think is truly spectacular, go to my pkea.us site and click on the resume page.

http://pkea.blogspot.com/2009/05/resume.html

What you will see is a PDF file embedded into the post with its own viewer, where you can zoom, view full screen, print, email and download.

I have never seen anything like this on any other site. I am very psyched about it. I found it at Scribd, and highly recommend it. Their instructions took my only 3 minutes to make it work, from start to finish.

Now, since you're being so helpful, here are some other changes I'd like to make, in order of priority:

1. Remove the "New post", "Older post", and "Home" links at the bottom of each post. I searched every option and can't seem to find it. Can it be done?

2. Use a favicon. I already have one designed (which, by the way, I think is very very cool). You can view it here:

http://paulklenk.googlepages.com/favicon-pkea.png

I have successfully employed favicons on the following other two Blogger sites:
http://www.paulklenk.us
http://www.cinexcite.com

I realize they only work in Blogger when you unmask your URL. I have done that.

I have attempted to use the very same code at PKEA.US as I used on the other two sites. But, no luck. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Paul

Dante Araújo

Hi Paul,

Thanks for all the good words. All the things you have listed above are completely possible and can be done, but they would take some of my time in order to get a good result.

When I offer support here, It's like for those people who need help installing the template, changing the menu links and other little basic fixes for people who download my templates.

I would LOVE to help everybody who ask me, but unfortunately my time is a little short. I am a college civil engineering student, and work as well, so you should understand that my time is short.

So for this kind of detailed and personal help I have created the "Premium Services" section, you can acess it just clicking the silver button at the top right of this page. There is a services called Blogger Consultancy, that will completely fit your needs. Don't worry they are not expensive, They just help me buying the cofee I drink while sit at the computer helping people.

I hope you don't get the wrong idea of me ok ? I love to help and I always help first time askers trough comments, but understand that my time is short :]

Regards,

Dante

Paul Klenk

Sure, I understand completely, Dante. I've sent you an inquiry about your Premium Services using the form on that page. Many thanks!

Ems

thanks for a great template. i only have one concern. i can't add a gadget using this template. i tried clicking the Add a Gadget in the Edit Layout but it's directed to bloggger.com. How would i be able to add another section in my sidebar? Many thanks!

Dante Araújo

Hi Ems,

I just tested the demo here and the sidebar is working properly, I added a search widget succesfully using "Add a Gadget" link. Please try again to see if it wasn't a bug, or try to download the template again using the download link on the post above.

Regards,

Dante

Nigromante

I want to add the "read more" option, but i cannot find the way, can you help me please

Dante Araújo

Hi Nigromante,

The easiest and best way I find of doing it is following this tutorial

http://www.deluxetemplates.net/1999/04/automatic-thumbnail-and-read-more.html

Regards,

Dante

Ben

Hi Dante,

Great Template. One issue I did notice though is that whenever the title of the blog is made up of multiple words and is quite long (let's say more than 10 characters long), then the posts only begin appearing to the right of the last word in the blog title. Can the posts be made to appear at the very top(just like they do when there is a short blog title) ?

Dante Araújo

Hi Ben, It can be done but it will need sme major tweaks in the code itself, hard to explain with a couple of steps here.

This template is simple and sometimes we just have to follow some standards based on the design we have, This was designed to blogs with short titles, like "2Plus". The fact that we didn't notice this bug when we made the template was because I wouldn't imagine that somebody would put a very long title.

I am so sorry for the problem, and i will take this as an advice for my future templates.

Maybe This will be fixed when we release a new version of 2Plus.

If you want personal help on dong that, I recommend to visit my Premium Services section, Because we will need some consultancy and more than a couple of comments to help you fixing that personally.

Regards,

Dante

Ben

ok, that is fine, I just reduced the title font size to 37px. The only issue that remains with that is that the blog title letters are slightly too close together within each word. Is there a way to space them out slightly more.

Also, where in the Editor can I change the font for the post title and the font for the actual posts ?

Vijay

Hi Dante,

Thanks for the excellent... simple yet powerful template. I used it on my personal weblog.

Thanks
Vijay
http://ivijay.blogspot.com

Dante Araújo

@Ben, I don't think you can change the space between the words using css, If there's a way please tell me, and yes, I don't know everything.

What you can do is change the spacing between the letter using the "letter-spacing" properties, and chage the space between the lines using "line-height"

In the code, To edit the post title will be ".post h3 {" and the post body will be ".post-body {". Find those lines and edit the css for each.

Regards,

Dante

Dante Araújo

@Vijay, Hey Vijay I visited your blog and I found it very interesting!

You're very welcome, And thank you for the nice words!

emerald_ibis

This template is great! I have seriously been looking for the perfect template for months (when college let me, of course) and this is what I was looking for!

Someone mentioned this before, but he had many other questions and it did not get answered...

Is there coding to edit the black color of the sidebar? I would love to be able to customize all of the colors on this! :)

Dante Araújo

Hey emerald_ibis,

Unfortunately the background colors in this template are made out of images, and you will have to take a closer look in the CSS code to change that.

To help you here is the line you have to find for the background:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_66wIGDjagHk/SgXijc91g7I/AAAAAAAAAVQ/2UjoynG3wxs/s1600/background.png

I hope that help you customizing it the way you need.

Regards,

Dante

emerald_ibis

Dante,

Thanks for the help, I'll take a look and see if I can figure it out.

Dante Araújo

Ok!

Lydie Dee

I need place to write (hey ! i'm a girl, having a lot of things to say !!) : it's just the best template for me ! Clear, simple, and easy to personalize and make it my own template : great job ! Thanks Dante ! And kisses from France...

Dante Araújo

Hey Lydie,

I just visited your blog and I can assure you that you did one of the best customizations of my templates i ever saw. You are a great blogger and A very talented person!

Regards,

Dante

Lydie Dee

Oh no Dante !! Not a talentend person... (thanks !) Just having an obsession for details ! And working on templates relaxes me (don't ask me why !!). But when the base is good, modifying is easy to do !

Regards,
Lydie Dee

Dante Araújo

Of course you are talented, You wouldn't make your blog look great if you weren't talented. I know exactly why (believe me) because it relaxes me too hehe. Thanks for your comments!

Regards,
Dante Araujo

onelazymex86

hey Dante

love this theme but for some reason when i go to a singel post page the sidebar does no show up any clue why??

Dante Araújo

Hi onelazymax86,

I have tested the live demo here and it seems to be ok. Please show me a link with the blog that you are getting the problem so I can help you fixing it.

Regards,

Dante

onelazymex86

http://www.hiphopforfree.com/2009/06/22/true-blood-s02e02-hdtv-xvid-notv/

Dante Araújo

I think this might be a modification you did in the template that made this happen, please try to install the original template again in another blog and see that it works perfectly. It's not a templates problem.

Regards,

Dante

onelazymex86

i tryed that before i did anything to the template and got the same thing

onelazymex86

there i add them with nothing with no mods

onelazymex86

i got it it was a wordpress thing nothing to do with the theme your them 100% great thank you

Dante Araújo

Im glad that you found the problem :]

Regards,

Dante

david phung

thanks so much Dante, much appreciated
it's looking great!
any recommendations?
(besides taking better photos!)

anyone?

http://chroniclevisual.blogspot.com/

Dante Araújo

Not even that one! You are a great photographer David ! hehe

Matt

Hi Dante, IF i wanted to add the Blogger NavBar back, how can I change the color of it, in LAYOUT The post box sits over the top of the NAVBAR edit link.

Dante Araújo

It will be a little hard because of the css configuration of this layout... It wasn't designed to use the blogger navbar, So I didn't mean to make easy to edit the navbar color, I am sorry.

Vlada, Czech Republic

Thanks for greet template. I face one problem. After I implemented Wikinvest Wire (related post widget) it is showed right after post title.

Please advice how to move this widget at the end of the post. Even after Adsense code.

My web is www.stockweb.blogspot.com

Thank you in advance for support
Vlada

Dante Araújo

Hi Vlada,

Please go to your blogger code, click expand widget templates, search for "data:post.body" and paste the widget code after it.

Vlada, Czech Republic

Hi Dante,
Unfortunately this doesn't work. When I follow your instruction it tells me "The widget with id HTML1 is not within a section (actual parent element is: div.) Every widget should be in a section."
And when I add the code into the section for example with ID and CLASS = POST, it gives following error" * Provide the following error code and additional information.

bX-1nu65v "

Todd Maloy

Hello, Im having trouble editing the "about" and "contact" tabs. I got to the "div id='navigation'" section but when ever I put a new url under contact it opens a new page with my blogger url + the new url. Any ideas on what i'm doing wrong?

Thanks,
Todd

Dante Araújo

@Todd,

I need further details, I need to see what code you are pasting, or at least a screenshot of it :)

Please add the code to your blog, and let it wrong, I will see at my own eyes and help you out.

Todd Maloy

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/thetodd182/Picture3.png

The part that is highlighted, Im Changing the "#" to a web url in hoping when I click the contact button it will take me to that web site.

Thanks for all the help
Todd

Dante Araújo

Are you including the "http://" on the url? It has to be complete.

Todd Maloy

Your a genius! It works!

Thanks for all the help,
Todd

Alex Liki

Dante, primeiramente muito obrigado pelos ótimos templates.
Bom, vamos lá, eu estou tendo o seguinte problema, o "CATEGORIAS", "BLOG ARCHIVE" e "SUBSCRIBE" não ficam na barra lateral.....eles sempre aparecem no finalda página lá embaixo. Já troquei o template e fiz o upload deste novamente mas nada mudou. Estou tendo este problema inclusive com os templates default do blogger....vc tem idéia do que pode estar acontecendo?
Obrigado desde já pelo seu tempo e paciência

abraços

ps: se vc quiser dar uma olhada no blog, http://alexliki.blogspot.com/

Dante Araújo

Olá Alex!

Primeiramente, ao visitar seu blog, me impressionei com a qualidade do seu trabalho, Você cria os personagens ou só os modela ?
Preciso de um personagem para um projeto meu, acredito que você possa me ajudar ?

Voltando, Dei uma olhada no seu código e vi que o seu "sidebar-wrapper" está na verdade dentro do "main-wrapper", e não deve ser assim, você alterou alguma coisa no HTML? o "sidebar-wrapper" deve ficar fora do "main-wrapper", se eu nao me engano abaixo dele. Se você não conseguir alterar isto sozinho, me envia email utilizando formulário de contato, que te ajudarei.

Um Abraço.

Alex Liki

Obrigado pelos elogios Dante. Eu crio personagens tbm, o "gordinho" que aparece no ultimo post é criação minha, eu o estou desenvolvendo para o meu portfólio. Posso te ajudar sim.

Quanto ao template, eu notei mais uma coisa estranha, quando eu uso a ferramenta de busca do template as coisas vão para o lugar certo....
Quando olhei o código dentro de "Editar HTML" as coisas parecem estar no lugar certo, mas quando faço o upload surge esse problema...
Eu não alterei nada no código...

abraço

Alex Liki

Consegui descobrir o problema. Por algum motivo o template não me permite mostrar mais de 17 posts na página principal. Antes eu havia configurado para mostrar 25. Valeu pela ajuda mesmo assim, e depois me mande a informação sobre o personagem ok?

abraços

Dante Araújo

Problem solved :)

Marino

hi, i posted the About me page, with a past date (1999) but it appears in the archive list. How can I hide from the archive that page?

Dante Araújo

I think it's impossible to remove a individual post from the archives, It will still be there doesn't matter the ate you set the post.

Clombardozzi

First off, Great Template! I was wondering if you could tell me how to change the post body width. I would like to post some HD videos on my blog and the current post body width cuts off the video player? Thanks

Daniel

I like it.. using it on my blog.

diel

hey, this is my blogsite..

http://tariflama.blogspot.com/

i have a problem on a big blank space between home link and post, and its distrub me.
can u solve that..

Ann

hi dante!

i just want to say thanks for the premium quality templates you have made for us bloggers to use for free!

you are a very very helpful guy!

good luck with all your endevours this year!!

i used this template!

Matt Stewart

Hi Dante - awesome template! I've implemented it to great success here: http://www.matt-stewart.com/

This is actually my second Dante blog - the first is http://www.thefrenchrev.com. VERY satisfied customer.

I have 2 questions for you regarding the first blog:
1. When on a full desktop screen, my nav bar looks gorgeous. However, on a smaller screen or phone, the navitems wrap to the next line and become hard to click. How can I stop this?
2. Is there any way to strip out all the additional info other than blog post? Author, date, etc? Would love to cut that out.

Thanks much!
MATT

Eric

I stumbled upon your site when searching for a template. I love your style. Keep up the amazing work!

William

Firstly Dante I want to truly thank you for supplying such a beautiful template. It really does retain an innate degree of overwhelming potential to anyone utilizing it. Your site is a real gem & wonderful service to so many individuals. Thanks for being here, and thanks for doing what you do :)

The only challenge that I've encountered is precisely what the former commenter ran up against with a large blank space between the home link and post. I was wondering what the solution was to this as it seems to have been fixed upon diel's blog. Thank you in advance, I really do appreciate your talent :)

- each breath

http://goooglehacker.blogspot.com/

thanks

kenny

Hi Dante! Thanks! for the nice template! I like it very much. I need some coding help.

1) How to have a drop down menu from the top bar, i.e. from "CONTACTS", when I click, will have a drop down of links instead of linking to a page itself?

2) I agree with people above. The white space below home link can be distracting. Could the distance be shorten by half?

Thanks! I really like this simple and sleek template. Cool!

Carli-Art

Hi!! Have used this template for a while now and love it! I do however want to freshen it up a little and add a line down the right hand side, maybe even a third column. Is this possible or is this the Silver service?

Thank you!!
Carli

Christa

I can't seem to get the 'subscribe' button to work. -.-

Emigrante Latino

Hi Dante ,
cool template, the only problem that i'm having is tah tI can use my linkwithin at the end of each post with it, the template is everything that i have wished for , the only thing is the linkwithin, have you herad about it? it lets you place a thumbnail of related posts , I installed the widget but it's only showing the links and not the thumbails , y blog is http://soyemigrantelatino.blogspot.com/ and http://www.linkwithin.com/learn
thanks,
emigrante latino ( a colombian in the USA)

Alfonso

Thank you Dante! This template is very nice! Look my blog with ur template ;-) http://avalounge.blogspot.com

Rodge

Hi Dante,

Kudos to your premium blog template! I've been using it on my main site and I haven't had any difficulty with it. Well, except when adding gadgets. For example, when I added the 'Popular Posts' gadget on the sidebar, I always see post titles that are two letter short, e.g. for "This is Awesome" it would become "is is Awesome" instead. What should I do?

Rodge

Hi Dante,

This is a great theme and I'm using it on my main site (www.ideanatomy.com) but I'm having problems with the 'Popular Posts' gadget. When I use it, the post titles become two letters shorter, e.g. if the title of the popular post was supposed to be "This is Awesome", "is is Awesome" is shown instead. What should I do?

Isabella

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