Monday, February 26, 2007

When disaster strikes

I tried to make upgrades to this site and was promised by Blogger that my template would be saved. I cannot find the location where it was supposedly saved and now I lost my blogroll and all the other information on the left margin.

Sometimes it is better to leave well enough alone.


scol_11 said...

Just type "Instructivist" in Google, and open the cached version of your page.

At the bottom, you will find all your links.

Instructivist said...

I really appreciate that advice.

I did as you suggested, went to source and was able to rescue the code. I saved it in a file. So that's a giant first step.

Now template won't accept the old code I put in.

It says: 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 markup in the document following the root element must be well-formed.

I hope to be able to tweak it enough to make it accept the code. Of course, I am no code genius.

rightwingprof said...

Ah. Find all instances of [/tag] and replace them with [tag /]. That should do it. (Change those brackets to angle brackets.)

Instructivist said...

RW prof

"(Change those brackets to angle brackets.)"

You mean greater than and less than?

I can't find those slash tags either.

Can I e-mail you my original template file?