Fixed: Blogger Dynamic Views Fails to Load Properly
Update on 2017-09-19: Google has included our fix to the Dynamic Views theme so it is no longer necessary to manually patch it. However, if you want search engines to be able to index your website, we suggest not using Dynamic Views, as it does not offer any basic elements that are necessary for successfully indexing websites.
We switched to Contempo theme and started a new project to fix its SEO issues. The fixed theme is applied to this blog. We are releasing all the new fixes, programs and instructions on our open and free discussion forum and web design for hotels and hostels website.
The original post
June 9, 2013 (updated on March 25, 2015)
We fixed the problem with the dynamic views that Blogger failed to fix for over six months. In about every tenth page load, custom CSS fails to load properly, there is no menu, and the dock is empty. This makes websites look ugly and leaves users stranded without navigation. When the bug happens, user has to reload the page with [ctrl]-R or [shift]-[ctrl]-R once or twice before the website gets back to normal.
To access and edit Blogger template, go to Dashboard, select Template from the pulldown menu, and Edit HTML. Then scroll down until you see the following lines at the bottom of the template:
Change the setTimeout function to window.onload so that the template looks like this:
Press Save template. After that, go to your website and make sure everything works. If you get your dynamic views fixed, please share this page to others. There are still over 2 million bloggers using the dynamic views version that does not work properly. In case something goes wrong, leave us a comment telling what happened, so we can figure out together how to fix that. Thank you.
A similar incident happened in 2009. Is Google planning to shut down Blogger? Does this imply that the dynamic views template will soon be discontinued? Why Google fails to react to the complaints they have received from angry bloggers? In any case, this is exactly the same kind of customer service that made us ditch Google Books permanently in 2007.