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How To Add Recent Post Widget In Blogger

How To Add Recent Post Widget In Blogger

Recent post a great way to make your blog visitor and readers find topics that are published recently by you.

In order to get your recent blog post with default Latest Post Widget, this can be put together to your latest entries sorted by category or label.

So, follow these simple steps and you will be able to show your latest post for each of your labels or category that you want to display with thumbnails for your blog readers.

Step 1. Login to your Blogger blog and click on Theme or Template.

How To Add Recent Post Widget In Blogger

Step 2. Select Edit HTML and by pressing Control + ‘F’ find ]]></b:skin&gt; code.

How To Add Recent Post Widget In Blogger

Step 3. Paste the below CSS style code just above the ]]></b:skin&gt; code. 




 margin-right:10px !important;  

 height:65px; /* Thumbnail height */  

 width:65px; /* Thumbnail width */  

 border: 1px solid #fff;  

 -webkit-border-radius: 10px;  

 -moz-border-radius: 10px;  

 border-radius: 10px;  

 -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .4);  

 -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .4);  

 box-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .4);  


 #label_with_thumbs {  

 float: left;  

 width: 100%;  

 min-height: 70px;  

 margin: 0px 10px 2px 0px;  

 padding: 0;  


 ul#label_with_thumbs li {  

 padding:8px 0;  



 border-bottom: 1px dotted #999999;  


 #label_with_thumbs li{  

 list-style: none ;  

 padding-left:0px !important;  


 #label_with_thumbs a { text-transform: uppercase;}  

 #label_with_thumbs strong {padding-left:0px; }  

Step 4. Again pressing Control + ‘F’ find the 

</head&gt; tag.

How To Add Recent Post Widget In Blogger

Step 5. Now, paste the below code just above the  </head&gt; tag.


 <script type='text/javascript'>  


 function labelthumbs(json){document.write('<ul id="label_with_thumbs">');for(var i=0;i<numposts;i++){var entry=json.feed.entry[i];var posttitle=entry.title.$t;var posturl;if(i==json.feed.entry.length)break;for(var k=0;k<;k++){if([k].rel=='replies'&&[k].type=='text/html'){var[k].title;var[k].href;}  

 if([k].rel=='alternate'){[k].href;break;}}var thumburl;try{$thumbnail.url;}catch(error)  

 {s=entry.content.$t;a=s.indexOf("<img");b=s.indexOf("src=\"",a);c=s.indexOf("\"",b+5);d=s.substr(b+5,c-b-5);if((a!=-1)&&(b!=-1)&&(c!=-1)&&(d!="")){thumburl=d;}else thumburl=''


 var postdate=entry.published.$t;var cdyear=postdate.substring(0,4);var cdmonth=postdate.substring(5,7);var cdday=postdate.substring(8,10);var monthnames=new Array();monthnames[1]="Jan";monthnames[2]="Feb";monthnames[3]="Mar";monthnames[4]="Apr";monthnames[5]="May";monthnames[6]="June";monthnames[7]="July";monthnames[8]="Aug";monthnames[9]="Sept";monthnames[10]="Oct";monthnames[11]="Nov";monthnames[12]="Dec";document.write('<li class="clearfix">');if(showpostthumbnails==true)  

 document.write('<a href="'+posturl+'" target ="_top"><img class="label_thumb" src="'+thumburl+'"/></a>');document.write('<strong><a href="'+posturl+'" target ="_top">'+posttitle+'</a></strong><br>');if("content"in entry){var postcontent=entry.content.$t;}  


 if("summary"in entry){var postcontent=entry.summary.$t;}  

 else var postcontent="";var re=/<\S[^>]*>/g;postcontent=postcontent.replace(re,"");if(showpostsummary==true){if(postcontent.length<numchars){document.write('');document.write(postcontent);document.write('');}  

 else{document.write('');postcontent=postcontent.substring(0,numchars);var quoteEnd=postcontent.lastIndexOf(" ");postcontent=postcontent.substring(0,quoteEnd);document.write(postcontent+'...');document.write('');}}  

 var towrite='';var flag=0;document.write('<br>');if(showpostdate==true){towrite=towrite+monthnames[parseInt(cdmonth,10)]+'-'+cdday+' - '+cdyear;flag=1;}  


 {if(flag==1){towrite=towrite+' | ';}  

 if(commenttext=='1 Comments')commenttext='1 Comment';if(commenttext=='0 Comments')commenttext='No Comments';commenttext='<a href="'+commenturl+'" target ="_top">'+commenttext+'</a>';towrite=towrite+commenttext;flag=1;;}  


 {if(flag==1)towrite=towrite+' | ';towrite=towrite+'<a href="'+posturl+'" class="url" target ="_top">More »</a>';flag=1;;}  






Note: In order to add your own image, replace the image URL that is highlighted by red color with your own image URL.

Extra shots: To get a better image resolution, find by pressing control + ‘F’ together and add the below script just above the 

</body&gt; tag.


 <script type='text/javascript'>            

 function changeThumbSize(id,size){  

 var blogGadget = document.getElementById(id);  

 var replacement = blogGadget.innerHTML;  

 blogGadget.innerHTML = replacement.replace(/s72-c/g,"s"+size+"-c");  

 var thumbnails = blogGadget.getElementsByTagName("img");  

 for(var i=0;i&lt;thumbnails.length;i++){   

 thumbnails[i].width = size;   

 thumbnails[i].height = size;   





Step 6. Click on Save to save the changes that you have made.

So far, we have added the CSS style code and the script and now, we have to add the actual magic code to your blogger.

Follow the steps.

Step 7. Go to Layout and click on Add a Gadget and select HTML/JavaScript

How To Add Recent Post Widget In Blogger

How To Add Recent Post Widget In Blogger

Step 8. Now in the pop-up menu and paste the below code and Save.

How To Add Recent Post Widget In Blogger


 <script type='text/javascript'>var numposts = 3;var showpostthumbnails = true;var displaymore = false;var displayseparator = true;var showcommentnum = false;var showpostdate = false;var showpostsummary = true;var numchars = 100;</script>   

 <script type="text/javascript" src="/feeds/posts/default/-/Name-of-the-label?published&alt=json-in-script&callback=labelthumbs"></script>  

Change the highlighted with red Name of the label with your own label name.

Within the last code, there are some codes which you can make your own customization like you can change from true to false or vice versa.


var numposts ← Number of posts to display  

var showpostthumbnails ← Show/hide thumbnails  

var displaymore ← Show or hide the read more link  

var displayseparator ← Show/hide separator  

var showcommentnum ← Show/hide the number of comments  

var showpostdate ← Show/hide the posts dates  

var showpostsummary ← Show or not the posts summaries  

var numchars ← Number of posts characters (here you have to change the 100 value)  

Remember that your Widget will display your latest post only from a particular label that you have added.

Var numposts - Add the number to posts you want to appear in your recent post widget.

Var showpostthumbnails - You can show or hide the images of your post by simply typing true, to show and false, obviously not to show.

Therefore, if you want to display your latest posts from other labels or categories, repeat step 8 to show recent posts from other categories as well.