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Aspire is a free blogger template adapted from WordPress with 3 columns, right sidebar, grunge style and vintage style.

Excellent template for blogs about books or to write a diary.

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  1. Marie 2 January 2009

    Tenía el mismo problema de la fecha.
    Hay que ir primero:
    En la parte de “Formato”
    Hay varias opciones:
    Formato de cabecera
    Formato de fecha índice de archivos
    Formato de hora
    Zona horaria

    El “Formato de cabecera” debe de coincidir con el “Formato de hora” que por lo general muestra una hora y no un mes y una fecha.
    Ya con eso me funcionó.

  2. MJS 8 February 2009

    I’ve downloaded the template and got as far as #’s 8 and 9 in the instructions.

    There is no ‘Recent Posts’, or ‘Recent Comments’ widgets on my Layout Page.

    So I don’t know what to do, or where to put the Feed URL you mention for both of those widgets.

    Any help would be appreciated because I really love this template and want to use it.

    Thank you

  3. Theyareelost 16 February 2009

    yo tenia el mismo problema de la hora, probe con todo pero me seguia poniendo “UNDIFENED” (o algo asi), pero tenia otra plantilla, y probe lo que dijo “Marie” y lo pude configurar!
    Gracias Marie!! 🙂

    Esta es la respuesta:

    Hay que ir primero:
    En la parte de “Formato”
    Hay varias opciones:
    Formato de cabecera
    Formato de fecha índice de archivos
    Formato de hora
    Zona horaria

    El “Formato de cabecera” debe de coincidir con el “Formato de hora” que por lo general muestra una hora y no un mes y una fecha.
    Ya con eso me funcionó.

  4. Eutychus 4 April 2009

    Hello all,

    My Spanish is a bit rusty, so what I did was translate the ‘respuesta’. I got it. Here’s the literal transalation from MS Word:

    “This is the answer: It is necessary to go first: Configuration: In the part of “Format” There are several options: Format of head Format of date index of archives Format of hour hour Zone etc. The “format of head” must agree with the “Format of hour” that generally shows to one hour and not a month and a date. With that already worked to me.”

    So I tried to understand that. And this is what worked for me: In Settings > Formatting, I made the format the same for Date Header Format and Timestamp Format. Well, this is after several tries of matching different pairs, and if you would notice, Timestamp Formats are just a few, compared to the list in Date Header Format.

    Anyway, the only pair that worked is “day-of-the-week month-dd-yyyy”, and for my case, that is “Saturday, April 04, 2009” – today’s date.

    Then no matter how you define the Archive section, it has no effect on the display of date in the posts.

    So, let me say it just the same, this template is very, very nice.

    ¡Muchos gracias!

  5. Guille 12 April 2009

    Tambien seguí el consejo de Marie, en los formatos puse:

    Formato de cabecera de fecha: domingo 12 de abril de 2009
    Formato de fecha del indice de archivos: abril 2009
    Formato de hora: domingo, abril 12,2009

    y me funcionó.

    Muchas gracias a todos.

  6. hernando vanegas 7 May 2009


    Ésta era la plantilla que estaba buscando.

    Sólo una pregunta: Cómo hago para que en cada entrada sólo me aparezcan 20 o 30 palabras introductorias y después diga leer más?

    Perdonen pero soy un poco neófito en esto. Mi rama es la Anestesiología pero escribo bastante.


    Hernando Vanegas

  7. Markos 28 May 2009


    Yo ya lo pude resolver!

    No es dificil!

    Sólo tienen que prestar atención!

    Obviamente… no se los voy a decir jeje!



    de ultima, dsps les digo

  8. Irene 28 July 2009


    fenicio 6 June 2008

    Para arreglar lo de la fecha teneis que poner el mismo formato de fecha y de hora, y así se arregla.


  9. jpmays 2 August 2009

    Thanks Eutychus! The below did work for me.

    the only pair that worked is “day-of-the-week month-dd-yyyy”, and for my case, that is “Saturday, April 04, 2009″ – today’s date. – Eutychus

  10. NoeL 12 August 2009

    I have added this template to my blog! Checkout!!


  11. Isonauta 25 August 2009

    Yo he intentado resolver la mayoría de los problemas que da esta plantilla. Lo malo es que ahora los “recent post” no me aparecen, puse otro widget y ya no tengo problemas, pero ahora es el feed el que no responde, me tira error, como que no lo puedo validar.

    Hay alguien que le haya ocurrido similar que me pueda ayudar?

  12. Lulue 1 September 2009

    Thanks, Eutychus!
    Your answer is very helpful.

    And I tried translating the tip into Japanese language.

    1. まず、ダッシュボード⇒設定⇒フォーマットへ進みます。
    2. 幾つかある日付ヘッダー項目等の設定項目の中から、
    3. これらの値は同じになっていなければなりません。
    Day-of-the-week, MM,DD,YYYY、例えば、
    4. どの言語設定にしていても構いません。
    5. あとはデータをセーブして、ブログを表示してみてください。

    1. Go first Dashboard => Setting=> Formatting.
    2. There are several options: ‘Format of head’…etc.
    Just find “Date Header Format” and “Timestamp Format”.
    3. Date Header Format and Timestamp Format must be the same value.
    Day-of-the-week, MM,DD,YYYY. For instance,
    “Wednesday, September 02, 2009”.
    4. No matter what, or which language you selected.
    5. Then save the data, and beiw your blog!

  13. SARAVANAN 21 October 2009


    Thanks for the info. But I dont know how to start, how do I go to “DashBoard” Or where could I find the “Date Header Format”. Please explain me.

    -Thanks in advance

  14. Lulue 22 October 2009

    Hi, Saravanan
    OK, I’ll try to explain it.

    *Your Blogger’s Dashboard is here

    At first, go to “Setting” => “Formatting”.
    Now you can see, “Date Header Format”.
    It’s on the second line in the page.
    Select “date, DD,MM,YYYY” from the pull-down menu.
    (ex: Friday,23,October,2009)

    And press “Save setting” button.
    Then, check your blogger page.

    Please forgive me for my poor english.
    I’m not a native speaker.
    Have fun 😀

  15. Lulue 22 October 2009

    Check this URL.
    Your blogger dashboard is here.

    Go to “Setting” => “Formatting”.
    Now you can see “Date Header Format”.
    Select “Date, DD,MM,YYYY” from the pull-down menu.
    Press the “Save setting” button.

    Have fun 😀

  16. SARAVANAN 22 October 2009

    I got it Thanks Lulue.

  17. Lulue 22 October 2009

    Ohh, I’m terribly sorry about this mess!
    I’m so embarrased…..X-<

  18. Clio 13 January 2010

    Hola, tengo esta plantilla desde hace más de un año pero últimamente no se carga debidamente y no puedo ver el diseño (sólo el color de fondo). El problema es que puedo ver todo tipo de plantillas menos la mía. Le he pedido a otra persona que lo intente (tiene una conexión a internet distinta) y tampoco la ve.
    ¿A alguno de ustedes le está pasando esto?


  19. RC 4 March 2010

    FENICIO gracias, asi logre colocar la fecha

  20. Keith 8 March 2010

    I have been trying to use three of these temps, including this one, and I keep getting the message, “The zip file must include a file named ‘style.css’.” and it won’t let me upload it… Please help,.

  21. Claudia 9 March 2010

    You do not need a style.css file. Just unzip the file your downloaded (with winzip, winrar or izarc) and read the instructions attached. You can also read our FAQ.

  22. sreenu 10 September 2011

    my comment box is not working…how to enable it…I’m clicking post a comment button its not working and move that page to top………thats al. so what i do

  23. özer 5 March 2012

    oh my good thank you admin

  24. Pastilla 9 January 2013

    Really great info! I always love reading this site.

  25. omar elshamy 2 February 2013

    guys please when i download the template what should i do i rlly want to use it plsss 🙂

  26. Luke Sherwood 12 June 2013


    I am having the following problems uploading this template and using it on my blog:

    1. Cannot load header art.
    2. Template background art is not loading.
    3. Certain aspects related to the background art (like dates of posts) are not showing up.

    If you check out my blog right now, it’s kind of a train wreck.

    I appreciate any help on this!!! I’m kind of desperate – I’ve been bugging a coworker to help and I’d like to leave him alone if I can.

  27. Luke Sherwood 12 June 2013

    I got a message about my blog url, so I’m sending this to make sure it comes through okay.

    Thanks again!

  28. shattalyrics 15 January 2014

    nice and simple template. will download it and try it on my personal site. color is brown and suited for my design. i will also try it on one of my music lyrics sites. hoping to see you write a tutorial on how to create a custom blogger template. that will be greate. if we can learn from scratch.

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