Color Paper

Color Paper

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Color Paper blogger template for free download on Blogger Templates.


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Added:April 17th, 2009
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106 Responses to “Color Paper”

  1. Majid Roshdi Says:

    hi there,

    thank you very much for sharing such wonderful designs with the world ..

    I wanted to ask you about some edits I need to make but I don’t know how

    If you checked out ( you’ll see I couldn’t define the post date and I need to remove some other lists like (Home and RSS stuff) ..

    can you help me out please?


  2. Swank Says:

    Hi there,

    Regarding the post date:

    After login, go to Layout > Page Elements > edit Blog Posts > change time format to long date (e.g Wednesday, June 17, 2009). Remember, change time format NOT date format.

    It would be the 3rd field.

  3. Lilly Says:

    Wanted to say thanks for making beautiful blog templates available!
    I’m trying to upload and edit this template onto my blog but am having a couple of difficulties. First, I can’t seem to edit out the ‘feature content” to replace it with my own stuff. Also, is there a reason why the color change buttons don’t work? I can’t seem to figure it out!

  4. Swank Says:

    Hi Lilly,

    For the featured content, you would have to edit/add in content via ‘Layout’ -> ‘Edit HTML’ and in the text field do a CTRL + F search for ‘featured-content’ without the quotes. Edit that text and put in whatever you want and it will appear :)

    About the color change buttons, are you referring to the 4 colors beside the Featured Content area?


  5. Lilly Says:

    Thanks! I wasn’t expecting such a quick response!
    Regarding the color change buttons, yes, I was talking about those.

  6. Swank Says:

    Hi Lily, those color change buttons, I am afraid that’s just the design of the site, you cant change them into buttons :)

  7. Mae Says:

    How do I edit the About Me section? I can’t find the options tab you are referring to where I can make the changes. Thanks! Awesome layout!

  8. Swank Says:

    Hi Mae,

    Go to ‘Edit HTML’ under Layout and in the codes there do a CTRL + F search for the keyword ‘about’. You should see a href=”#” link or something to that, replace the # with your ‘about’ page URL and your done :)


  9. Becky Says:

    Love this template, and have worked through most of the personalizations. Having a couple of issues moving from my test blog to my live blog.

    My big questions is, is there a way to remove the ‘read more’ button? I don’t want to condense posts, so would prefer to not have it there.

  10. Ivan Says:

    Thanks for this awesome template…

    I would like to ask if there is away to put a picture into the featured content box, instead of words?

    Next, I added some widget to my blog but I don’t seems to be able to customize the font size of the newly added widgets. please advice.

    Thank you!

  11. Admin Says:

    Hi Ivan,

    Do you know how to add an img src html code ? You would need to go to Layout -> Edit HTML and find the description code which is somewhere near the top, you can try searching for the default description text there, then you would need to link to the image you want. You would need to however upload the image to a free image hosting site first.


  12. Ivan Says:

    yea, thanks for the advice.

    I was trying to remove the words ‘ featured-content’ but it doesn’t seems to work out. I could easily change the words under title but I have trouble leaving it blank.

    Is there anyway I could remove the words while keeping the original image there?


  13. Admin Says:

    Hi Ivan,

    Under Layout -> Edit HTML, can you do a CTRL + F search for featured content, can you find it? Have you tried removing it from there?

  14. Christine Says:

    hi! thanks for the beautiful layout!
    two questions though.
    one: i tried changing the post date, but it still comes up as undefined.
    second: how do you tuck the post under the read more link? that way the entire post doesnt show up on the home page and you can click read more to get the entire article?

  15. Swank Says:

    Hi Christine,

    1st Qn: After login, go to Layout > Page Elements > edit Blog Posts > change time format to long date (e.g Wednesday, June 17, 2009). Remember, change time format NOT date format.

    It would be the 3rd field.

    2nd: As for this, you may try to google it with these keywords: read more link in blogger posts

    You will find some useful information there. :)

  16. Ivan Says:

    Hi Admin,

    I’ve tried removing from the ‘featured content’ from the html code. but once I delete it, the whole image is gone all together with the words. What I am planning to do is to removed the words but keep the image in tag and later replace a new picture of my own.

  17. Swank Says:

    Hi Ivan,

    Try removing only the text that says featured-content. Don’t remove the other html tags, does this work for you?

  18. christine Says:

    THANK YOU!!! :D

    and just one more question, is there a way to show the “reactions” box at the bottom of the post in this layout?

  19. Graz Says:


    Great template! – I spent a whole afternoon searching for a bright colorful layout yet having room for some unique features. As soon as I came across yours, I knew this was the one.:D

    One question – How can I replace or add a new tag near “Home, Posts RSS, Comments RSS”? I found where I can change “Comments RSS” into say “About” but how do I create a new html page so that when I click on “About” I do not land on the “Comments RSS”? It needs to have a link but I do not know how to create this new page on a blog.


  20. Swank Says:

    Hi Graz,

    Go to Layout -> Edit HTML and search for this keyphrase using CTRL + F

    class=’clearfix’ id=’navigation’

    Under that you can see the links, you can modify them from there. Feel free to ask again if you face any problems.

  21. Graz Says:

    Thank for yr prompt reply

    Yes I did that but when I click on the new link I created it takes me to a “Page not found Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog does not exist.” How and from where do I add content in this new page?

    Thanks for your help

  22. Affy Says:

    Hi admin,

    I love the template but I have a slight problem with the widgets..they only show on the bottom of the page instead of the side and thus look a little can I correct that?

  23. Swank Says:

    Hi Affy, can you list your blog url under the website field so I can take a look.

  24. Graz Says:

    Thank for yr prompt reply

    Yes I did that but when I click on the new link I created it takes me to a “Page not found Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog does not exist.” How and from where do I add content in this new page?

    Thanks for your help

  25. Swank Says:

    I mean I need to take a look at your blog url so I can see exactly what you meant. For the menu navigational bar links, you would need to go to Layout -> Edit HTML to edit the links so it links up properly to the pages you created.

  26. Graz Says:

    Its ok – I managed to find a way.

    Thanks anyway

  27. Gaozi Says:


    Thank you for your great template.
    I noticed today that the background images are not showing up. could you check what has happened?


  28. gaozi Says:

    it’s back up. thanks!

  29. DECIO Says:

    Hi admin,

    Thanks for the template. It’s great.

    Is it possible to show labels in my posts?
    how can i do that?

  30. QJ Says:

    hi admin!

    i am new to blogging, and i really like your template! thanks for sharing.

    sorry, but is there any way i can find out how i can use the template after downloading it? i’ve tried to copy the xml file into my blog, but i get this warning about widgets being deleted, and i am not sure what else i have to do.

    many thanks!

  31. admin Says:

    Hi QJ,

    You do not have to worry about the widgets being deleted. Proceed with it and the template will be installed :)

  32. QJ Says:

    Hi admin,

    Thanks for your reply! I did that and it’s all nicely loaded now. One question though: the main area where all the text is seems to fill up the entire screen, as opposed to the sample screenshot that was provided for this template, which shows a substantial border of the dark brown background around the text area. is there any way i can resize this? (i have included my blog link just in case you want to get an idea of what i am describing)

    many thanks! really appreciate your help (:

  33. Swank Says:

    Nice blog QJ,

    I am afraid you cannot resize the brown featured content area, if you do that the template would break.

    God Bless you! :)

  34. QJ Says:

    oh i see! ok i shall leave it as it is then. many thanks for your quick responses! and really, the template is lovely!

    god bless you too (:

  35. Heidi Says:

    Hi! Fantastic template.

    I have a few quick questions – I’ve uploaded the template and it looks great, but the widgets aren’t showing up on the left, although I have them in the layout. I will also be adding more there – is there something special I need to do for them to show up on the blog? Also, to add a picture, between the blog title and the about section – what would I need to do. I already have image hosting set up, just need to know where to “stick it”. :)

    Last but not least – I’ve read through the other comments and while this issue came up, I couldn’t see if it was resolved – I would like to change the links on the top and the bottom (home, posts, comments, edit) to home, about, archive, contact. I understand that I would need to change the link info – but what link to I put there and how do I create those pages? Is this a blogger question? Sorry, to bug you with it if it is.

    I’m new to blogging and can’t wait to get this up and running. What a great find!


  36. Swank Says:

    Hi Heidi,

    To change the Home, Posts, Comments, Edit link, go to Layout -> Edit HTML and do a CTRL + F search for

    ul class=’clearfix’ id=’navigation’

    There is only 1 instance of this code in the template file, below this line of codes you can find the links to those menu links which you can change the text as well as the url link destination of them. To create those pages, you can create a blog post and put About and Contact information in each of them and link to them. As for archive, I am not sure if you can put a link to the whole year’s archive but I know you can for monthly, just select the monthly archive and copy the url that it shows you and your good to go.

    As for the widgets, you can go to Layout and there you can just add gadgets aka widgets.

    To add a picture, there should be an Option panel in blogger for you to do that, do you see it there? You can try adding in an image url to that or you can manually add it into the codes as well. The code to replace with your image is

    About me. Edit this in the options panel

    Do a CTRL + F search for the above in Edit HTML.

    Hope that helps, cheers! :)

  37. Saurav Says:

    I am facing a problem. My post title beside it one can see there is undefined written. I want to remove it from there. How can i do it ?

  38. Swank Says:

    Hi Saurav,

    You can find the solution to this date thingy on the 2nd comment on this page.

  39. saurav Says:

    Thanks i re-read that comment again. Please tell exactly shall i edit. I am new to blogging and html langauge. Kindly help. :)

  40. saurav Says:

    Oh sorted out. Thanks for all the post :)

  41. AOegema Says:

    How can I (step-by-step) add a picture to the large Blog Title square?

  42. Alison Says:

    How do I change the title “Color Paper” and put in my own?

  43. Swank Says:

    Hi Alison,

    Do you mean the Color Paper on the right sidebar?

    Go to Layout -> Edit HTML and do a CTRL + F search for:

    div id=’logo’

    right below that you can see h1 tag followed by Color Paper, change that text to the one you want and your set to go.


  44. Jennifer Says:

    Quick Question – Is there a way to put a border around my pictures? I knew how to do this on the last template I had, but its not working for me with this one.


  45. Swank Says:

    Hmm not quite sure on how to do that Jennifer, what was the method you did previously? Mayb I can tweek on that and get it working.

  46. Jennifer Says:

    before I would search for .post img { and add info to it so it looked like this

    .post img {
    padding: 4px;
    border: 1px solid #cccccc;

    but I can’t make it work. This usually is in the post part of the html, but i can’t tell if it .post img { is in the post part or not.

    I’m not skilled with html, but i did figure out this trick and could even change the border width and color with my last template

  47. Rah Says:

    Awesome!! I’ll use if for my new blog. Thanks for sharing :)

  48. Raylene Says:

    I LOVE this blog theme… but I am having trouble actually getting it on as my theme… I could use some ‘adding a blog theme for dummies’ on this one… :) thanks for the awesome themes… this one is by far my favorite!!

  49. M Says:

    I love this theme! EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for!

    My problem, though, is that I can’t seem to download it! I dowload, and I either get an error, or the download completes but says there are no files to extract from the zipped file.

    Apparently, I, like Raylene, could use some “adding a blog theme for dummies”

    Thanks so much!

  50. Swank Says:

    Hi M,

    Which unzip software are you using? Try winrar, winzip or 7zip. I just downloaded and unzip it works.

  51. Swank Says:

    As for adding this theme to your blog.

    After you download and unzipped it you should find ColorPaper.xml in it. Go to your blogger dashboard -> Layout -> Edit HTML and upload ColorPaper.xml and the template will show up :)


  52. M Says:

    Thanks, Swank! I just wasn’t unzipping it properly.

  53. Pen Tolman Says:

    Thank you so much! It took a lot of trial and error but I got it to where it’s 90% completed. Save for a few oopsies, some of which I gave up trying to fix again, but I survived the task of laying my info out the way I wanted to see it. Modifying took a lot more HTML skills than I had but I survived and was able to get a nice family picture on the “featured content” section and got the fonts to behave the way I wanted. A pity I probably won’t remember half of what I did to get where I got but I guess I can’t complain too much. It’s a great template…thank you again!

  54. Kim Says:

    Love your work!

    I tried following your instructions to replace “Color Paper” with my own text, but when I did the Ctrl F search it simply told me the phrase could not be found. Do you have any further ideas?



  55. Kim Says:

    I found it. Sorry. However, is there a way to resize the font? My title is slightly too large.



  56. Kim Says:

    I followed your advice to Mae regarding changing the ‘about me’ section that tell us to edit it under the options tab; unfortunately when I type in ‘about’ in the Ctrl F box, it tells me no phrase can be found. Can you please help?

    Thank you,


  57. Noa Says:

    Hi, first, excuse my english ;) Love this template.
    But, can we add tags to entrances? How?


  58. Noa Says:

    Sorry, probably it is said “posts” instead of “entrances” ;)

  59. Lauren Says:

    How can I add the “reactions bar” to this template? I am new to the blogging world! :) thank you for your help!

  60. Emily Says:


    I love this template–but have a MAC and nothing that will read an xml file. is there any way I can use your template anyway? can I have an HTML version??

  61. Adi Zhaf Says:

    hi admin, i had s problem to remove my header. i can’t remove directly from page element so, can u tell me the way??

  62. Tina Says:

    Great template, thanks so much! One question: can I remove the “change colors” text that appears on the left sidebar? I searched for it in the html code but couldn’t find that.

  63. Admin Says:

    Hi Tina,

    Are you referring to the few color tabs on the left of the Featured Content area?

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  65. christine Says:


    I love this template and was wondering if you could help me navigate it better…

    I can’t seem to find the ‘options’ panel referred to in the sidebar

    and…the ‘Edit’ button does not respond.

    How do I change the title from ‘Color Paper’ to something else?

    Also, the first post did not post a ‘date’. Rather it said, ‘undefined’.

    Do you know what I’m doing wrong?

    Please advise.

    Thank you!


  66. Charles Olivier Says:

    Thanks a lot for this theme. It looks professional, and its beautiful and fonctional at the same time.

  67. Amane Says:

    Don’t the color tabs on the top left work at all? A bit misleading since there’s an arrow there stating ” change colors”….

  68. Admin Says:

    Hi Amane,

    I am afraid those dont work on blogger, this was a wordpress converted template and the color tabs only work for wordpress, sorry.

  69. India Says:

    Hey, Thanks so much for the awesome layout! i absolutely love it. the only problem i have is that when i view it and press edit it doesnt do anything. is there a link i need to post? Thanks, and again…awesome layout.

  70. Admin Says:

    Hi India,

    The edit link doesnt work here as this is a converted template from WordPress. To edit post or write new post you have to access it from blogger dashboard itself by going to


  71. Simore101 Says:

    hey i installed the template it looks nice but i have a few problem I am trying to create a “Contact” page i know you mentioned this before but i cant seem to get it im using a third party contact form widget how do i put that like i did with the “home” button.
    Also, how do i change the “cool paper” to my own writting. lastly if you look at my blog the header is at the sidebar how do i get up it up. thanks :)

  72. Ann Says:


    I think this layout is great. My only problem is the “Undefined.” I followed the instructions in the Edit – Layout mode and changed it to the long date – Friday, June 25, 2010, and it’s still coming up “Undefined.” If I can’t fix this, can you direct me to where in the html coding I could just take out the “Undefined” all together? I’d like to have the date, but if I can’t fix it, I’d rather not have it.

    I appreciate the help, thank you!


  73. Admin Says:

    Hi Ann,

    You have to edit the blog post gadget and change to the long date. Let me know how it goes.


  74. Jimi Says:

    Hi Admin,
    Thanks for this awesome template. Best of best that I’ve ever seen.
    But it seems to see have some mistakes, or my mistakes :D .

    The problem is: I’ve captured my screen, so you just need to check it out.

    Please show me the way to solve this.
    Thanks you so much.


  75. admin Says:

    Hi Jimi,

    I seen the screenshot, that is strange. So far no one complained of that problem. Can you try writing in paragraphs and see if this problem still appears?

  76. Jimi Says:

    Oh dear,
    You ‘re faster than the lightning :D . I’m really impressed.
    I don’t know what happened. When I copy/paste, that problem occurs, but when I try typing word by word, it doesn’t :) .
    Anyway, thank you so much.

  77. admin Says:

    Lol haha indeed a strange incident, anyway glad it works for you now =D

  78. Odd Doll Says:


    I L*O*V*E this theme!
    Could anyone tell me how to add a small image (150x150px) in the About
    section in the sidebar? (Just above the catagories, archives etc)


  79. Admin Says:

    Hi Odd Doll,

    To add a 150*150px image in the about section, go to your blogger dashboard -> Design and there should be a gadget there in the sidebar for About us section for you to add an image in there. But first you need to upload your image to a free image hosting site.

    If the above method doesnt work, go to Design -> Edit HTML and do a CTRL + F search for the word ‘about’ without the quotes and add in your image url there.


  80. Odd Doll Says:

    Thanks! I found a different way… but eitherway, the icon is on the sidebar!

    (i could not find any design button on the dashboard page… coulud that be because i am using a mac? or am i just stupit ;) )


  81. Admin Says:


    On your blogger dashboard do you see Design or Layout Tab on the top menu navigation bar?

  82. malik Says:

    is there a code to add content on to the featured content area and also how do i add pics and videos there. Thank you

  83. Mike Says:

    is there away to make the writting part of the blog bigger and shrink the right border?

  84. insyaz Says:

    this is such an awesome template that i’d ever met. But i could not upload it to my blog. Can i change it HTML or XML? and how to do it? I’m starving for the templates althought i’d never try this website service. Please, help me!

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  86. Nura Says:

    Hi! It might be a stupid question, but how do you ad this (or any) template instead of the boring design I have now? I’ve already downloaded this one.


  87. Swank Says:

    Hi Nura,

    After you downloaded you need to unzip the file using winrar or 7zip. After which you can find a ColorPaper.xml file in the folder.

    You need to go to your blogger dashboard -> Layout and upload ColorPaper.xml file and you are good to go.


  88. Emily Says:

    Hi everyone! I finally figured out the time stamp prob! For blogspot you need to go to formatting then change the time. It’s different on there. However I can’t figure out where the options panel is to work on about me! Been searching for about 2 hours lol! I’m determined! Anybhelp would be great:)

  89. Swank Says:

    Hi Emily,

    Have you tried going to the Designs Tab -> Edit HTML tab and then do a CTRL + F search for the keyword ‘about me’ without the quotes? You should be able to edit the text in there. Let me know how it goes.

    BTF Admin

  90. Emily Says:

    Perfect thanks! One more thing:) I had a picture in the top section using the pictures URL code.. Was super cute in there but I woke up this am and its gone! The URL is still there in the text however no pic. I went to picassa to redo it but I can’t even get a URL code now there either.. Maybe something going in with google? I tried messing with the code so now I may have it messed up anyways when the URL decides to return:) just weird it was up yesterday and down today

  91. Emily Says:

    Ok so I put up the pic.. Found the code by pretending to upload it from picas to blogspot then pretending to edit the HTML then I copied the code instead. Problem is it’s huge and goes behind the words!:) I do like it big but it was so perfect when I first had it now picassa won’t give me a url its so weird! Anyway to fix? You can see it at

    Thanks so much!:)

  92. Emily Says:

    So…Im so sorry i hate those people that leave messages all the time :) BUT…now my title is gone as well :( I found the url and posted it with the img code. hit save…no picture and now no title either :( So Ive lost lots of code. Here is the code I have:

    Hello! Welcome to my little corner of happiness :) . It’s a place where you can keep up to date on the Lucarz clan, as well as take a peek at those lucky moments I get with so many fun families! Everyone knows I like to talk about random things..some think silly..I say fun! Thanks for visiting and if you have any suggestions I love to hear them!

    Read More

    So thats all thats left :( . Now im really messed up! The title says photo of the month: then i had a picture there and it was perfect. Now gone :( I was going to change the pic each month but maybe not :) Any help would be great. Will prob take u 2 seconds verses my hours to fix :)

  93. admin Says:

    Hi Emily,

    Regarding the picture in the top section. Where is that picture uploaded to or hosted at? If it is not appearing it could be the server hosting that image is down. If it is hosted with picaso earlier and the picture isn’t showing up today, that would mean Google’s server went down. Normally in situations like this, you may just have to wait it out till their server comes back online and the picture will show again. If it does not show for many days then you may choose to re-upload that picture in another image host and change the URL.

    As for the current problem you are facing, it would be quite hard to debug and fix it as I do not really know what was changed. The best option may be to re-download this template from here and re-upload it again and do any changes you need. Your blog posts will still remain even after you re-upload the template again.

    I would advise you to download the template from here as I see you are not currently using the template downloaded from here. I won’t be able to give support or let you know how to fix certain things if the template is downloaded elsewhere.

    Cheers :) .
    BTF Admin

  94. Emily Says:

    Thanks:) actually I have everything great now I just need the code when u click on the top part(the featured content section). So when u click featured content there was code where I added tr picture etc which I accidentally deleted. I didn’t access it from the template HTML section:) I could redo it but if u had the text for yhr featured content box it would be huge:)

  95. Emily Says:

    Hi I have the blog up and running..people keep telling me they are having a hard time commenting. So I checked it out and you have to click on Read More in order to post a comment. if you see on my page it says 0posts by Emily . If you click on read more and scroll down you can see where to post a comment. Just wondering how I can have it under my post without having to click read more. I have 2 tech savy people that left messages, but everyone else cant figure out how to. THanks!

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  97. Team Roster Says:

    You you should change the page name title Download Color Paper Blogger Template to something more better for your webpage you make. I enjoyed the blog post withal.

  98. Sara E. Says:

    Hi! I’m new to using Blogger in general, but I’m a bit confused as to how to use the Friends and Link section on the side. Do I need to add the links and stuff in there myself? If so, how do I do that?

  99. Amanda Says:

    Hey, I know im waay late but i have a problem…
    whenever i try to change the Post RSS and stuff it comes up as:
    TEMPLATE ERROR: LHS of numeric is null before 18 in ect.
    To whatever i put there… I just don’t know what I’m doing! Help?

  100. Kaa Says:

    Hi, I really wish I could get one of these, but unfortunately I don’t know how to > according to the steps given, I have to click on the Download Full Template First, but it took the net forever to buffer. n one more thing, d XML File, how should I deal with that, stated also that I have to unzip it, I need help

  101. Jay Says:

    hi great template. however still got problem with the post date. still appear as ‘undefined’ eventho i’ve tried your tips to change to longer date. i’ve tried so many times. please help. thanks.

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  103. Shannon Says:

    I downloaded this but only see images, not html coding. How do I get this template on my blog??

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  105. Amanda Says:

    Hi there! I am a newbie to all of this and just got this up on my blog. However, I have a slide show that I did a while back and cannot figure out how to get it off. What am I missing? Grrrrr!

    Thanks so much for this layout! I love it! Now, to just figure how to do it.


  106. Amanda Says:

    Scratch that last post…. I figured it out. Finally! Thanks.

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