How To Prevent Blogger Template From Being Copied or Cloned

How To Prevent Blogger Template From Being Copiers or Cloners
Are you brave enough to face the truth that one day somebody could easily clone (duplicate) your personalize blogger template? From few years, spammers have learned various things that duplicating BlogSpot a template is not difficult anymore because all you need is a bit familiarity with CSS, HTML and XML. The internet is jam-packed with those Blogger Templates that are clone from various Pro blogs hosted at Blogger. Copying or Replicating a personalized Design of a website is consider as a crime and the culprit may have to serve detention if he is guilty. In Blogger platform, the whole theme relies on a single XML file that allows spammers to clone templates without any hesitation whatsoever. Today we will discuss How to Prevent Blogger Template from Getting Cloned.

Why To Protect Your Blogger Template From Duplicating?

The most idiotic question any one could ask is that why I should defend my personal website template from copying. Every Webmasters admires his site design because he knew that no one else have the same theme. Having a unique theme for your site is something that represents a website’s BRAND. Moreover, it becomes the trademark of a website because the visitors start to resemble a site from its matchless design.

How To Prevent Blogger Templates From Copying:
Since, Blogger is not a robust platform. Therefore, the techniques through which we can prevent our template are pretty much on lesser side. Nevertheless, they are effective and once you will apply them to your site, spammers have to scratch their head to copy your theme. Following are the few unique techniques that will help you to prevent your template from copiers.

1. Upload a Separate CSS Style Sheet File:

The biggest drawback we have in Blogger Platform, it is not flexible.  We cannot upload a separate CSS style sheet in blogger instead it let us attach our all CSS coding within the template, which allows others to copy the styling without facing any stress whatsoever. Therefore, it’s crucial for every Blogger user to paste his all style sheet coding in a separate File and then upload it on either FREE hosting or a Paid Hosting. Lastly, attach the uploaded CSS File to the Blogger template. Now people have to scratch their head in order to find the CSS file in the source code of your website. The Example Below shows you how and Where to insert the CSS Style Sheet in Blogger Template.

  • Go To Blogger >> Template >> Proceed
  • Search For <b:skin><![CDATA[ and copy all the CSS coding till ]]></b:skin>
  • Now Paste the copied code in an Empty notepad and renamed it to Style.css (.css is file extension). Then upload the Style.css to a Free or Paid hosting.
  • Now in your Blogger template search for <head> and above it paste the following coding. Remember to replace Css-link with the Style.css Downloading link i.e.
  1. <link rel="stylesheet" href="Css-link" type="text/css" media="screen" />
  •  Now Save your Template, and that's it.

2. Making CSS Style Sheet Jumbled, Not in an Order:

Try to keep your CSS Style sheet in jumbled form because if you will keep it in a systemic manner, then chances are extremely high that people can easily copy your theme. By making your CSS Coding mixed-up, you are forcing the copiers to work hard to get to your theme. To explain more clearly, Following is the comparison of a Jumbled (Mixed-up) and an ordinary coding.

3. Use Multiple CSS Style Sheet Files:

One of the most prominent ways to prevent your template from duplicators is to distribute them on several pieces. You can distribute you CSS on several sections and can follow the same steps as we have mentioned above to apply it in your Blogger template. In the same way, you can upload more CSS files whenever you want to add more functions to your website. Having multiple CSS files on a blog is a perfect way to fool the template cloners.

Register Your Theme in Creative Common License:

The best way to protect your copyright work whether it is a piece of Coding, Pictures, Music there is only one place, Creative Commons. It enables you to protect your copyrighted work from copiers and etc. You can easily design your own license whether to allow your audience to edit or just read your piece of work. By applying for a Creative Common License, you are confirming that you own a certain product which could be anything. You can easily register a Free License on Creative Common by filling a sign up form. Once you have done with the registration, they will offer a Coding that you have to integrate into your blog. Congratulations, you have positively listed your website on Creative Common (All Right Revised).

From The Editor’s Desk:
We hope these tips would help you in shielding your blogger template from spammers. However, after registering your site in Creative Common you will be one step ahead from template copiers. If we miss out any tip or techniques, then don’t hesitate you leave your comments. Till then, Peace, Blessings and Happy Protecting.

The Editorial Team of MyBloggerLab consists of a group of Professional Blogger geeks Led by Syed Faizan Ali (Founder of MyBloggerLab).

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October 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I always wonder that how simple is it to copy some other template in blogger, But this post is amazing and clears my all doubt.

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October 1, 2012 at 11:53 PM

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October 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I always use Mixed CSS codes in my Blog Template.

October 2, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Nice post very useful post for every blogger

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October 2, 2012 at 7:31 PM

can i use hosting service for blogger blogs?

October 2, 2012 at 7:37 PM

If i copy above code? Then can i delete all code after paste the link on above < head > TAG?

Editorial Team MOD
October 3, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Nopes, You cannot Use Google Hosting Like Google Code to Host Your CSS Files. You can try few FREE Hostings but Google Host Won't work on this thing. Peace

Editorial Team MOD
October 3, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Yes, Once you have Copied the Whole CSS From Template. You can Delete it. Peace

October 3, 2012 at 5:29 AM

Thanks you so much for reply syed faizan ali.

October 3, 2012 at 5:29 AM

But how can i host file for blogger? Can i host blogger?

Editorial Team MOD
October 3, 2012 at 6:34 AM

No, As I have Said in the Article You have to Purchase a PAID Hosting or can use any of the FREE Hosting. You cannot Host Files on Blogger. Peace

October 4, 2012 at 7:27 AM

I think dividing your css in multiple files is not a good idea. it increase your http request which lead to slow down your site. so combine all your css in a single file.

-Natwar singh

Editorial Team MOD
October 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Well We don't think so because you don't edit the SAME CSS File Every time whenever you want to ADD any CSS Style Sheet to your site. Using Multiple CSS Style won't even effect your speed. We use tons of HTTP pages so CSS is something similar to it. Peace

October 7, 2012 at 9:22 AM

@Natwar Singh,
Agreed with your statement, HTTP requests will surely increased if you divided css files.

@Syed Faizan Ali
If some one desperately wants your design, he will GET IT!

Editorial Team MOD
October 7, 2012 at 9:48 AM

I Can Give You About 1000s For Blogs that are using More the 1 CSS Files. Its True that it will Increase HTTP Request but think how many Scripts you usually use I Think Tons of Them. Using 2 to 3 Css Files is not a New Thing Many People are doing and that didn't cause to Much Damage to there site Speed.

:) He Might Copy the Design but he cannot Get the CLASS :)

Peace and Blessing Brother

October 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Nice Idea. But if someone really wants to copy the template and if he is pro on it then he can still copy it easily. :( Forgotten about firebug ?? :) @Syed Faizan Ali

October 8, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Is this really stop copying? A desperate blogger can copy even then now.

Editorial Team MOD
October 8, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Well, He can Still Copy the Blog Style but for that they have to work-hard that will soak their time. If you are ready for giving things without giving them any headache then its the most idiotic thing. Peace

October 16, 2012 at 4:41 AM

nice idea, but... this's cant stop the cloner template.

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December 22, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Nice Post Faizan!
An off-topic question
Do i have to buy a separate hosting for blogger if i want to buy a domain with .com etc?

Editorial Team MOD
December 22, 2012 at 9:17 AM

No You Don't have to buy a Separate hosting. Just a .com Domain would done the Trick. Peace.

October 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Thanks for the post

December 13, 2013 at 4:32 AM

Well explained

February 3, 2014 at 10:12 PM

I just saw mybloggerlab clone blogger template. How they do that if you already knew how to prevent it?

February 27, 2016 at 9:17 AM

Before reading this blog i was asking people how to clone a website but now i am much relaxed by reading this blog so thank you for helping me.

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