Blogger Template

Header Font: Holland


Unzip the file and upload the XML file with the name parallel-xml to Blogger dashboard – Backup/Restore.

Edit the Pages widget, select the pages you need and save it.

Drop Down Menus

Edit the Pages widgets and click to add an external link

Type in the name of the drop down menu followed by # as the link

Add another external link to add the drop down menu items.

Make every title start with an underscore.

The result will look like this in Layout:

And on the blog it will look like this:

Social Media

Edit the Social Media gadget in the menubar.

Type the name of the social media and add in the link.

Notes: All the social media icons available for this theme are listed in the preview.

When you add Bloglovin’ link make sure to use Bloglovin as the title instead of Bloglovin’.


You can upload a header image if you want and add a description.

If you upload a header image, you can customize the image size to fit the menu bar better.

Posts Date

Change the dates format in the Blog Posts gadget’s settings


If a post has 4 images or more in total, on the homepage it will show the first 4 images in a grid gallery. Same for posts with maximum 2 or 3 images. If your post has more image and you only want to show a certain number of images, then add a jump break.

For example, I’m adding a jump break to this post to only show the first two images:

On the homepage:

Shop Widget

Currently there are two popular websites where you can generate “shop this” widget:

Both of these websites will allow you to monetize the traffic you get, but Reward Style will require you apply before you’re accepted to create an account with them.

Edit the featured post gadget at the footer of the blog and choose a post to feature.

You can change the image size title font with these settings:

Instagram Feed

Visit to generate an access token for your Instagram account. Make sure you’re logged into your Instagram account in order for it to work.

Edit the Instagram widget and add the code in the widget’s body:

Note: if the feed stops working generate a new token and replace the old one.

Other Widgets

Share Buttons

the share buttons will also only work when the blog is public and have the buttons enabled.

Number of posts per page

Edit the Blog Posts gadget to choose how many post.

Note: This may not always work due to auto-pagination, so make sure to use Jump Breaks for lengthy posts.


You can customize the colors and fonts of different widgets on the template.

In Theme -> Customize -> Advanced, change colors and fonts according to your need and then press Apply to Blog button.

Mobile Template

The theme is already responsive, so feel free to disable the mobile template if interested.

Note: The preview blog has the mobile template disabled.

Click the gear button at the bottom of mobile template to disable.


Choose custom from the drop down menu if you want to enabled it.