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sIMPRESS Template

Click to enlarge sIMPRESS Blogger template

I’m excited to announce that sIMPRESS 2.0 for Blogger is now available. This is a nice web 2.0 Blogger template with several cool features. First off, it’s got tabs across the top so you can customize and add new ones as you please. Next, it’s a fluid width template which means it stretches when you expand your browser. It also has a cool date function that shows the day and month for each post. It’s using a javascript formatting function to handle this which you don’t need to worry about. There is also a search box built in but you’ll have to wire it up for it to work properly.


There’s a couple of simple configuration settings you need to make in order for this template to work properly. In order to get the date to display correctly, you need to go into your “Settings” => “Formatting” area and change the timestamp format to this format “Sunday, January 20, 2008”. See the image for details.

blogger timestamp format setting

Next, to setup your tabs across the top, you need to edit the template code. Look for this block of code and change the links and names of each tab as you like.

<div class='topnavi'>
<li class='current_page_item'><a href='/'>HOME</a></li>
<li class='page_item page-item-2'><a href='https://eblogtemplates.com'>Templates</a></li>
<li class='page_item page-item-2'><a href='#'>About Me</a></li>
<li class='page_item page-item-2'><a href='#'>Contact</a></li>

All images are pre-hosted and the javascript is built into the template so the date on each post feature works very well! We distribute template unlike other sites which break after a few months because the owner moved the images or javascript file. We host the images on an unlimited bandwidth server so you don’t have to worry about broken images!

Thanks to Dezinerfolio for designing the template and Blog and Web for converting it into an xml Blogger template.

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58 Responses to “sIMPRESS”

Jessica on Feb 21, 2008, 9:35 am  

I couldn’t get this template to work. The following error messages came up:

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly.
XML error message: The document type declaration for root element type “html” must end with ‘>’.


David on Feb 21, 2008, 6:36 pm  

@Jessica, the sIMPRESS template is for the new xml blogger. Based on your error message, it sounds like you’re still using the old classic blogger so you’ll need to upgrade first. In your blogger editor go to “templates” => “Customize Design”. Then you will select a default template to use. After you finish setting it up, you can use sIMPRESS. Make sure you backup your old template just in case you want to revert back.

Carlos on Mar 2, 2008, 5:34 am  


Is there anyway to put the posts to the right? It is an awesome temnplate but the posts should be at the right

David on Mar 2, 2008, 8:37 am  

Hi Carlos-I’m sure you could change the .css in the template and move the posts to the left. The layout was the decision of the original designer hence the posts on the right.

Ingrid on Mar 16, 2008, 9:11 am  

I love this template!
I am trying to upload it, but it does not show the Title and description that shows on the “Header” element… Is this possible?
Also, can I change where it says “sIMPRESS” for my Blog’s title?
Thanks a lot!!!

Dette on Mar 21, 2008, 4:52 pm  

I really like this template! The only thing I can’t seem to fix is the date. I’ve changed the date format as advised, but it still isn’t showing up correctly. Any ideas?

David on Mar 21, 2008, 8:23 pm  

Dette, make sure you change the correct setting. Chances are you changed the wrong drop-down under the settings area. Try looking again. 🙂

Geoff on Apr 8, 2008, 3:13 pm  

I can’t get this to work either. It looks good, but the Date feature doesn’t work. I’ve tried all the dates from the drop down that look anything like the one in the example.

Any suggestions welcome.

David on Apr 9, 2008, 4:40 am  

@Geoff, make sure you’re changing the 3rd or 4th dropdown option under your blogger settings tab. Most people make the mistake of trying to change the first dropdown which is not the correct one.

kullu on Apr 24, 2008, 7:55 am  

I also really like this template ! but i have problem , It does not show the my own title instend of sIMPRESS, how can I change. please tell me.Another themes automatically change it. help please . I like it very much. I don’t want to change theme again.
look my blog

kullu on Apr 24, 2008, 7:58 am  

I have change the date format but it looking not looking good. see my blog

kullu on Apr 24, 2008, 8:03 am  

please explain how can we change post right to left. please explain it.

deja on May 2, 2008, 12:44 am  

Great work!. Thanks for sharing. I’ve search for right post 3 column template like this for months…

Christine on May 22, 2008, 6:13 pm  

I tried to put the expandable post information into the Simpress site… but those tags to “look for” do not exsist in this template. Help! Where to place? 🙁

David on May 22, 2008, 8:12 pm  

@Christine, make sure to check the “expand widget templates” checkbox on the edit html page within blogger. Then you’ll see the tags.

Beth on Jul 11, 2008, 7:39 pm  

Love this! One question — what script would I need to remove to make this a 2-column template? Anyone?

ashwin9960 on Jul 16, 2008, 5:12 pm  

i appreciate simpress is realy amazing templete
Is there anyway to put the posts column to the right side? It is an awesome template but any of the column should be at right side

Nil on Jul 22, 2008, 4:35 am  

I like your templates. They’re wonderful. I already add this template but I have a problem. I cannot see comment section last two post. I am not sure I change some setting or not. Please could you help me?

Anil on Aug 2, 2008, 1:55 am  

Hello there, and excellent template.
I have already adapted it to one of my blogs.
Only problem i see is with the date. Even on the live demo page the date is not shown appropriately. Can you kindly suggest what should be done. As of now the instructions are followed precisely.
Help would certainly much appreciated. 🙂

raks on Aug 19, 2008, 8:54 pm  

Excellent template…….I am very much impressed…..thanks for the template

AmyLynne on Sep 2, 2008, 8:33 am  

Please do inform us as to how to change the “sIMPRESS” logo. This looks like a great template but if that can’t be changed it’s not worth it.

jon on Oct 20, 2008, 1:38 am  

hi I’ve managed to edit this template and it is working wonderfully !!! please visit

Kevin on Nov 1, 2008, 7:17 pm  

Hello, how do I get ride of the simpress logo on my blog and add my own name?

Thank you in advance

Chaz Sugar on Dec 11, 2008, 3:09 pm  


How do we set up the search bar?

“There is also a search box built in but you’ll have to wire it up for it to work properly.”

I need to be able to search my posts since theres goign to be at least a hundred or more. I ma using this as a private blog as a file host, since I change computers so much that its a hassel to use flash drives.

I wish there was a four column template..that would be even better.

Love your templates!

I will be back to donate as soon as I can afford it. I promise!

Ru on Dec 17, 2008, 4:40 am  

Hi there,

this is a nice template and I’m trying to adapt it to my blog.

I think I’ve mucked up the CSS while trying to change the sidebar to the right. Now, on the first post there is a big gap equal to the content of the sidebar. I can’t figure out how to fix this. Some help would be great. 🙂

Ru on Dec 17, 2008, 5:11 am  

Hi again,

Sorry for filling the comment board.

I think I figured it out. I change the value for ‘overflow’ from visible to hidden. Only thing now is the date graphic doesn’t flush with the top. But that’s ok, I can live with that. 😉

/*– (Principal) –*/
#main-wrapper {


zonmin on Dec 28, 2008, 1:44 am  

It is a awesome template!!! I love it! But there is a question: How can I “Show Quick Editing on my Blog”?

zonmin on Dec 28, 2008, 3:08 am  

Hi, David.How can I set open links on the new tab rather than on the current page? Thanks.

"maemee" on Dec 31, 2008, 10:33 am  

hello there… this template is really excellent!
however, was wondering if you could provide the pointers as to how the template can be changed from a fluid one to a fixed one.
computer monitors are getting larger… previewing this otherwise excellent template on larger screens seemed weird as the post area is widened accordingly.
appreciate the advise. pleaseeeeee.
thank you!

ipunkbali on Jan 7, 2009, 12:27 am  

How do I get rid off “simpress” logo? thanks
I have come a long way, just realized that the logo cant be removed. 🙁

Halı Yıkama on Jan 16, 2009, 4:45 am  

very nice ! thanks

shah on Mar 9, 2009, 6:00 pm  

date was lost, how to appear it?

romusah on Mar 11, 2009, 2:11 am  

thanks for this author this template….
thanks all

halı yıkama on Mar 21, 2009, 12:36 am  

Thanks dostum

Isabelle on Apr 6, 2009, 10:59 am  

Why doesn’t the title of my blog appear in the header ?? plz help 🙂

Karen on Apr 14, 2009, 8:59 pm  


I’ve used this template for about a month and I realized that the ‘home’ tab has lost its ‘green’ background. What can I do to get it back. Also the typeface for the posts doesn’t look very good on the site which is why I took it all off and leave only pictures there. View to understand it. In the meantime, I’ll do a quick change to see if the dates will come off ok.

Karen on Apr 14, 2009, 9:02 pm  

typo on blog link, it should be:

Bindu on May 26, 2009, 4:46 pm  

Dini on May 28, 2009, 12:32 am  

thank you eblogtemplates
veyr good templates

madhuhelps on Oct 23, 2009, 11:22 am  

How to replace “Simpress” with my blog title?

Limo Hire on Nov 28, 2009, 10:34 am  

thank you very much, very helpful information, works wonders.

felix on Dec 17, 2009, 3:46 pm  

thanks for the great template. I managed to modify it to my needs. have a look at my site:


wedding car hire on Jan 6, 2010, 10:46 am  

thank you for the template, thank for the advice.

Buddhi on Feb 3, 2010, 7:32 pm  

Thanx for Template. But peaple can’t put comment that template. comment link not work.

debby Lewis on Mar 8, 2010, 7:37 am  

My navigation bar is not showing up on the finished blog. How can I make to visible?