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Can I customize the blog template pages in SharePoint 2010 Foundations? I found some articles online about editing the schema located in the 14Hive folder. I'd rather not do this, can it be done through SharePoint Designer?

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Create a site definition based off the blog template:

or a better way is to utilize feature stapling, where you can inject your customization for just about anything, including changing master pages.

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