Thanks for the help so far!
I understand the way of using the templates.
What I don't understand is how I can override the logic of getting the blogdata etc. as I would do that inside SF3.x.
The solution you offered is also being achieved through the designer, right?
So, I could create a whole new control and get the data through the API and do all by hand, but something tells me that there should be a more easier way?
In the end, what I want to achieve is to replace the pager on the blog view with my own. Since I cannot get the pager to work and styled as required, I'm a bit lost in how to do this. So that is why I was thinking of the SF3.x approach.
I need the pager to appear at the top and the bottom and to be styled in a different way.
Actually, I did the same thing recently in SF3.x by inheriting the ContentView class.
This is what I want to achieve: http://redmatters.com/goedezakengids/website/v4/pagina2.html