The theme does not look like the demo

When you install a new template to your blog, it may not look 100% like the demo blog. Here is how you can fix it.

New blog

When your blog is new, you may have to remove some default widgets automatically added by Blogger — like AdSense, Contributors, Report Abuse or Profile. They usually go to the first available section — this would be the Top Menu or the Header section.

To remove them, go to Layout and delete them. Usually, the only widget in the Top Menu section should be Pages/Navigation and in the Header section should be just the Header.

Since you have just created your blog, it is also probably empty — in this case some widgets (like Slider, Popular posts or Featured post) won’t be displayed; and on homepage you will see the message “Posts in label” which will disappear after you publish your first post.

Older blog

When you install the template, some widgets can left over from your previous theme; and you will have to remove them, since they are unnecessary.

If you are not sure which widgets are from your previous theme and which are a part of a new theme and you are afraid you will delete a widget you need, you can delete all widgets and upload the template again. This will ensure only the widgets which are edited and a part of a theme will be on your blog.

We also suggest looking at the demo blog while setting up the theme to make sure you do not accidentally remove a needed widget.