LK Magazine v2 Premium Blogger Template

This template is the second version of LK Magazine Premium Blogger Template.I hope you will like it.It has many more premium features than its first version.Give your ideas about this templates leaving a comment.You can download this premium blogger template from here for free and read the article for template configuration.





Template name : LK Magazine Version 2

Release date : 05-22-2010

Coder/Designer Name(s) : Lasantha Bandara

Coder/Designer URL 1 : http://www.premiumbloggertemplates.com/
Coder/Designer URL 2 : http://www.bloggertipandtrick.net/


Template Features

  • Column: 4 Columns/3 Sidebars/Right Sidebars/Left Sidebar
  • Fixed Width Template (1000px width)
  • 2 Horizontal Navigation Menus
  • Auto Read More Feature with Thumbnails.
  • 468*60 Header Ads banner
  • 468*60 Header Logo with the PSD file and Fonts.
  • 1 CSS Search Box
  • 3 Column Footer section
  • Social Bookmarking Buttons/Badges installed
  • SEO friendly blogger title hack installed to help you rank higher in Google
  • Blogger Default Heading Tag has Changed for better SEO
  • Meta tags installed
  • Top Bar with Feed buttons and Display Day,Month,Year
  • Hosted images on blogger. Free use forever!
  • Favicon support so you can add your own url icon
  • Compressed CSS to speed up your page load times
  • Embedded JavaScript date code showing current day
  • Built-in Related Posts Widget to show Related posts
  • Numbered Page Navigation Hack Installed
  • Breadcrumbs Navigation Hack Installed
  • Replace "Older Posts","Home","Newer Posts" Text Navigation with Images
  • Automatically highlight author comments
  • Modified Comments Section to Enable Avatars in Blogger Comments
  • Many more ......

Template Layout Structure



3 Column Footer Section




Template Customization


Basic Template Installation:

1.First download the template and unzip the file.

2.Now, sign in to Blogger dashboard and click on the layout.

3.Here is the important step, after uploading any new Blogger template, all of the previous widgets like your google adsense ads,text,profile,poll,etc etc will be lost.
So, to avoid this to happen, in this step click on 'edit' on all the widgets and copy the codes into notepad,etc.

4.Now click on the 'Edit html' tab

5.First of all please Download Full Template.This is to back up your present template.If the new template that you are going to upload makes/gets into some errors or if you make more complex errors in that,then you will loose everthing.So make sure that you back up your template.

6.Just below that,there's an option of uploading new template.So, use the Browse button and upload the downloaded xml file.

7.Now, a message appear saying that your widgets are about to be deleted.Click on the Confirm & Save (no problem doing this because we already copied the widget codes in Step 3).

8.Now click on "confirm and save".Now you successfully installed the template.

8.Click on the 'Page elements' page now and add the codes that you copied in step3 using the 'Add a Page Element' option.


Configure Meta tags

Login to your blogger dashboard--> layout- -> Edit HTML.Now Scroll down to where you see below codes :

<meta content='DESCRIPTION HERE' name='description'/>
<meta content='KEYWORDS HERE' name='keywords'/>
<meta content='AUTHOR NAME HERE' name='author'/>
<meta content='never' name='Expires'/>
<meta content='INDEX,FOLLOW' name='Robots'/>
<meta content='4 Days' name='Revisit-after'/>


Replace DESCRIPTION HERE,KEYWORDS HERE,AUTHOR NAME HERE as below.

DESCRIPTION HERE:Write your blog description
KEYWORDS HERE:Write the keywords of your blog separated by comma.
AUTHOR NAME HERE:Write the author's name(Your name)


Configure First and Second Navigation Bar

Login to your blogger dashboard--> layout- -> Edit HTML.Now Scroll down to where you see below code :

<li><a href='Your-Link-Here' title='Link-Title'>Link-Name-X</a>


Now Replace Your-Link-Here,Link-Title,Link-Name-X with your details.


Configure Header logo

Login to your blogger dashboard--> layout- -> Edit HTML.Now Scroll down to where you see below line :

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_T46SliM0-PI/S_VIpcB5SmI/AAAAAAAAAMs/CuJPES_Z5aE/LK+Magazine+v2.png


Now replace it with your logo address/url.


How To Configure Favicon:

Login to your blogger dashboard--> layout- -> Edit HTML.Now Scroll down to where you see below code :

<link href='YOUR-FAVICON-URL' rel='shortcut icon' type='image/vnd.microsoft.icon'/>


Now replace "YOUR-FAVICON-URL" with your Favicon address/url.


Configure Featured content slider

Go to Layout-->Page Elements and click on "Add a gadget".

Select "html/java script" and add the code given below and click save.

<script type="text/javascript">
function startGallery() {
var myGallery = new gallery($('myGallery'), {
timed: true,
delay: 5000,
slideInfoZoneOpacity: 0.8,
showCarousel: false
});
}
window.addEvent('domready', startGallery);
</script>


<div id="myGallery">


<div class="imageElement">
<h3><a href="ENTER-YOUR-POST-1-LINK-HERE">THIS-IS-FEATURED-POST-1-TITLE</a></h3>
<p>FEATURED-POST-1-DESCRIPTION</p>
<a href="#" class="open"></a>
<img src="FEATURED-POST-1-IMAGE-ADDRESS" class="full" alt="" />
</div>

<div class="imageElement">
<h3><a href="ENTER-YOUR-POST-LINK-2-HERE">THIS-IS-FEATURED-POST-2-TITLE</a></h3>
<p>FEATURED-POST-2-DESCRIPTION</p>
<a href="#" class="open"></a>
<img src="FEATURED-POST-2-IMAGE-ADDRESS" class="full" alt="" />
</div>

<div class="imageElement">
<h3><a href="ENTER-YOUR-POST-3-LINK-HERE">THIS-IS-FEATURED-POST-3-TITLE</a></h3>
<p>FEATURED-POST-3-DESCRIPTION</p>
<a href="#" class="open"></a>
<img src="FEATURED-POST-3-IMAGE-ADDRESS" class="full" alt="" />
</div>

<div class="imageElement">
<h3><a href="ENTER-YOUR-POST-4-LINK-HERE">THIS-IS-FEATURED-POST-4-TITLE</a></h3>
<p>FEATURED-POST-4-DESCRIPTION</p>
<a href="#" class="open"></a>
<img src="FEATURED-POST-4-IMAGE-ADDRESS" class="full" alt="" />
</div>

<div class="imageElement">
<h3><a href="ENTER-YOUR-POST-5-LINK-HERE">THIS-IS-FEATURED-POST-5-TITLE</a></h3>
<p>FEATURED-POST-5-DESCRIPTION</p>
<a href="#" class="open"></a>
<img src="FEATURED-POST-5-IMAGE-ADDRESS" class="full" alt="" />
</div>

</div>
Change 5000 to change your slider speed.

NOTE : Remember to replace ,

ENTER-YOUR-POST-X-LINK-HEREs with your real post links.

THIS-IS-FEATURED-POST-X-TITLEs with your real post titles.

FEATURED-POST-X-DESCRIPTIONs with your post descriptions.

FEATURED-POST-X-IMAGE-ADDRESSs with your real image addresses.


More details: http://www.bloggertipandtrick.net/2010/05/mootools-featured-posts-slider-blogger.html


Configure Multi tab widget

Login to your blogger dashboard--> layout- -> Edit HTML.Now Scroll down to where you see below lines :


ENTER-TAB1-CONTENT-HERE

ENTER-TAB2-CONTENT-HERE

ENTER-TAB3-CONTENT-HERE

Replace these lines with your tab contents.


Configure 125*125 Ad Banners

Find below code in your template.
<!-- Banner -->
<div class='banner'>
<ul>
<li><a href='http://themeforest.net?ref=wam8387' rel='bookmark' title=''><img alt='' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_T46SliM0-PI/S_VK7D-QSNI/AAAAAAAAAM8/KfE0GynX7KI/tf_125x125_v4.jpg'/></a></li>
<li><a href='http://themeforest.net?ref=wam8387' rel='bookmark' title=''><img alt='' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_T46SliM0-PI/S_VK7D-QSNI/AAAAAAAAAM8/KfE0GynX7KI/tf_125x125_v4.jpg'/></a></li>
<li><a href='http://themeforest.net?ref=wam8387' rel='bookmark' title=''><img alt='' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_T46SliM0-PI/S_VK7D-QSNI/AAAAAAAAAM8/KfE0GynX7KI/tf_125x125_v4.jpg'/></a></li>
<li><a href='http://themeforest.net?ref=wam8387' rel='bookmark' title=''><img alt='' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_T46SliM0-PI/S_VK7D-QSNI/AAAAAAAAAM8/KfE0GynX7KI/tf_125x125_v4.jpg'/></a></li>
</ul>
</div>
<!-- /Banner -->

Now replace "http://themeforest.net?ref=wam8387" and "http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_T46SliM0-PI/S_VK7D-QSNI/AAAAAAAAAM8/KfE0GynX7KI/tf_125x125_v4.jpg" with your details.

Configure "Blog Posts" Widget

Login to your blogger dashboard--> layout- -> Page elements.Click on "Edit" form "Blog Posts" Section.Now change it value as the picture below:



Configure "Timestamp Format" Format

Login to your blogger dashboard--> Settings- -> Formatting.Now set your timestamp format as the picture below.





Important !!!:

Do not remove Footer Credits.

License:

This free Blogger template is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License,which permits both personal and commercial use.
However, to satisfy the 'attribution' clause of the license, you are required to keep the footer links intact which provides due credit to its authors. For more specific details about the license, you may visit the URL below:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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