To configure your blog with Dynamic Views, click on the Template tab. In the Template Designer, select a default view for your blog from one of the seven available views. Note that by choosing a default view, your readers will still have the option to select another view if they have a preference. Setting a default view simply establishes which Dynamic View your blog will display when a reader visits it.
If you have customized your blog and wish to experiment with Dynamic Views, you can rest assured that your gadgets and other custom settings are preserved and will be restored if you switch back to a traditional template. If you’d like to revert to your previous template with all the layout customizations intact, just click “Revert to previous template.” Choosing a new template when going back to the traditional look will not preserve the customizations you’ve made to your layout, so we suggest making a backup of your traditional template by going to Template, and clicking on “Backup/Restore.” If you’re using the old user interface, you can find this option under Design | Edit HTML.
If you have Pages enabled, the alternative views can be found in a drop-down menu like the one in the image below.
Dynamic Views will work on your blog if the following are true:
- Your blog is public. Your readers don’t need to sign in to view your blog.
- Your blog has feeds fully enabled. In the Settings | Other tab, you have chosen “Full” for Allow Blog Feed. If you’re using our old interface, you can find the option under Settings | Site feed.
Dynamic Views will continue to support any AdSense ads that you have hosted on your blog. We’ve optimized all seven views for the “leaderboard” (header) and “skyscraper” (sidebar) style ads. Learn about Stats for Dynamic Views, and Dynamic Views for Readers.