Aspire theme Problems

I have been trying to help a lot of people who have been facing problems in Aspire theme.

Now all of you can Post your problems for the blogger version of the theme and I will try to sort it out. Also I will publish first part tomorrow, 13 April 2009 (8:00 PM IST), about code to add a calendar to your blog, like the one I have.

None of the code for the calendar is mine, I have simply copied the code from the net and used it. Thanx to the coder.

I have seen over time that people are facing problem with this theme and as it is a beautiful theme I decided to help those who want to use it. This particular post should be used to put your suggestions and your problems so that I look into those and post the solutions.


  1. my blogspot blog is not pulling the date for the post - that square is stating: UNDEFINED undefined {for the big number and the month name}.
    this might have something to do with the fact i could not find where to edit recent post and recent comment widgets. where do i find those options?

  2. @AllyKatt
    Please go to my post

    Tweak Your Aspire-Show Post Date Correctly

    There you will find the procedure to add the date and it will solve your undefined error problem

  3. Hello Mr. Walia,

    I am using Aspire theme for my blog :

    I want to put scrolling text (which is at the bottom at present in my blog) above the title of blog. (same place where you have put home and give suggestion links) Can you please suggest solution ?

    Also I am unable to make center alignment for Indian flag and namaste image in side bars. Pls. help.

  4. @Prashant Pandya
    You have a very nice blog and I can see that you have put a lot of effort in putting it together. Keep up the good work.
    As for your problem regarding scrolling text.. it will take some time to find a solution. But for center alignment for Indian Flag and namaste image you can do following.

    Search for

    You will see something like
    #sidebar-left {width:170px; float:left; overflow:hidden;}

    Change it to

    #sidebar-left {width:170px; float:left; overflow:hidden; text-align:center;}

    Do the same with #sidebar-right.

    Hope it helps.

    Also please mail me (its in my profile) the procedure you followed to add that scrolling text so that I can test it on my Test blog and give you the solution.

  5. Dear Mr. Walia,

    Thanks for your suggestions and complements. I have done as per your instructions but now the links and all text matter in side bar has also aligned to center. Can I align them to left or justified ? Please visit for scrolling text.



  6. Hello, I'm trying to unzip Aspire, but I've tried several times and I don't get a .xml file? Normally it works fine when I unzip stuff, do you know what I'm doing wrong?



  7. @Eden

    Try to download it from HERE
    It already has date problem fixed

  8. Hi! When I click the title of the first entry nothig happends, it’s not a permanent link to the first entry, it’s just text…
    It only works right when the title of the firs entry have 2 lines, then the second line is a link to that entry..

    How can I fix that?

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  10. I'm having a hard time finding the text that you said to look for. Is there another code I can look for? Is it possible that mine doesn't have that code?

  11. Hi! Your Aspire looks wider than mine, how did you do that?

  12. Sir...thank you very much for your help... i ve used the comment numbering and post comment below posts tweaks from you...

    Can i know how to add that third side bar at the top of the two side bars like you have done...???

    Thanks in advance....

  13. Dear Sir!

    The theme is fantastic! :)
    I've been using Aspire theme in my blogger site since 2008 may, and there was no problem at all. Until now!

    Today the whole design losts from my site! ???

    Take a look at:

    Any suggestions?
    Why is this happened?

    Thank you for your help, and sorry for my bad english!

    Sincerely yours: Botond Springer

  14. Dear Sir!

    The theme is fantastic! :)
    I've been using Aspire theme in my blogger site since 2008 may, and there was no problem at all. Until now!

    Today the whole design losts from my site! ???

    Take a look at:

    Any suggestions?
    Why is this happened?

    Thank you for your help, and sorry for my bad english!

    Sincerely yours: Botond Springer

  15. Oh sorry, it's me again.

    An my e-mail adress:


  16. For some reason Photobucket is having problems serving up images for all templates on this site.

    Please inform me about where did you download your still working ASPIRE theme!
    Because this theme's image hosting site is probably different, not Photobucket.

  17. Hey, Thanks for your help. I followed you all teh way here to see how i can fix the date and it worked!!! THANK YOU!!

    Now,how do i make the Navbar fully visible? I removed the code that had made it invisible, but now i'm left with half of it :-(

  18. Dear Mr. Walia,

    I solved many of my problems by reading comments here. However, I have still 2 more questions.

    Visitor's can't post comments in my blog. I am new to blog and this theme. Can you please tell me how to solve this?

    Another problem is that I don't see the description of my blog completely. I have written few lines about my blog and I used to see that in another blogger template. But this theme just shows one line just below the title of my blog. Other lines are hidden. How can I solve this?

    Thanks a lot.

  19. Jaideep,
    I was finally able to find a workaround solution for adding a Blog Description to my Aspire template for Blogspot. So, you can ignore that now.

    However, I have since lost the "Older Posts" and "Newer Posts" links at the bottom of the page, and I can't seem to get them back! (I did notice that when I use CTRL-F to search for them in Internet Explorer, and they suddenly appear temporarily. Very strange!)

    FYI - My site is located at You can reply there by submitting a comment for any post.

    Please help, and thanks!
    Top Dog Blog

  20. Hi, Jaideep.
    What a great service you are providing fans of the Aspire theme. It is perfect for what I blog about (history) and I have had good success with it so far. I am looking forward to going through your "tricks" and upgrades.

    My problem is with the green boarder around photographs. I want to add some decor and the green boarder just ruins the effect. I tried playing around with the html to no success. Any suggestions?

  21. Hello Sir, I've seen ur blog when i was having trouble to upload the aspire theme on my blog. I've downloaded it but i'm unable to upload it now. So u pls tell me the step by step easier way to upload this theme on my blog.
    Pls give ur reply on my mail id which is given below...

    With lot of Thanks & Regards
    Jaikaran Singh Bhadauriya

  22. Hi. Are you still helping people who are having problems with Aspire? The theme is just what I have been looking for, and I would like to get it to work on my new blog, but when I put it on my blog, the "follow blog" option at the top disappeared, and I would like that back. Also, I would like to have some sort of link back to your site so that people know where I got my cool theme, but I don't know how to do that. Can you help me? Please write me at

  23. I love this layout and design, but I cannot get the comments to work. Can you please help?


  24. Hi,
    i have download the themre....
    but i cant use it...
    cant u give me the link to download it??
    or can u guide me which file i need to use for the template...
    the aspire tgot a lot of file inside the file..

  25. Hi ..
    I have successfully use aspire as the theme for my blogspot...

    here are my link

    what i need now is the navigation bar on the top of my lost..

  26. Hello,

    I really need yor help, pretty please. I had a problem with the date not being showed and the impossibility of posting comments. I've uploaded your variant of template, but it chaged the style of the comments. It doesn't look so nice any more.
    Please help me, cause I've very desperate and sad!
    Thank you!

  27. Dear Oana Monica Nae
    Have your read my post about "adding comment form below post".
    Following is the link. Please read it and then give me feedback.

  28. Dear Walia,

    Firstly I would like to congratulate you for your effort to support this blogspot template.

    Secondly, I would like your help in order to increase the size of the third or second left hand column....
    Also, I can see that you have already add a box(top right side) which is not included in the original template.
    Can you please give me some guidelines how to solve those problems.

    Thank you in advance.

  29. Hopefully you are still checking this. Do reactions work with this template? When I turn them on nothing at all shows.


  30. @Daniel...I come to this blog once in a while... but now I am planning to start writing more frequently about Aspire (this theme) and also about some other stuff.
    About your question, I will check it up and will post the solution soon.

  31. Hi, I was wondering if you can provide this great support for wordpress users too, which are using Aspire? As I am at
    I want add top wide single widget as 3rd sidebar, as you are using at top of widgets for google adsense. Please help if you can, thanks in advance.

  32. @Naeem.... I am so sorry to disappoint you as I have tried my hands only at blogger and have never used wordpress (strange but true)....

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  35. I can't seem to get the date in the small square above the posts to show, also no time & date stamp at the bottom of the posts either: I have tried everything, please help!


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