How To Create Recent Posts Widget | Blogger Tips

Recent Posts Widget helps visitors to quickly find latest posts of your blog or site. You can addthis widget in sidebar or footer of your Blogger blog or any website. There are two ways to create Recent Posts Widget. You can make this from directly Blogger Dashboard or from third parties side such as Feedburner. But in Blogger there is a limitation, you can only show 5 recent posts there. If you want to show more than 5 posts in widget than you have to use feedburner account. I will discuss here both processes.





Making Recent Posts Widget with Blogger Gadget



This is easy and simple process. You just need your blog feed URL here.
1. Login Blogger.com .


2. From Dashboard choose Layout. Then go to Page Elements >> Add a Gadget >> Feed. Now you will see a Feed URL field like this:

Recent Posts Widget
3. Enter your blog feed URL in the box. Normally Blog feed URL is: http://YourBlog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default.

4. Now you will get some options to choose like below image:

add Widget
6. Give a title of your recent posts widget , choose no of recent posts you want to show (maximum 5) , you may show date and authors of post.

7. Now save your widget. You are done .



Creating Recent Posts Widget with Feedburner's BuzzBoost Service :

To get Recent Posts Widget from Feedburner.com you must have an account and you have to burn your blog feed URL there. See my this post on how to burn Blog feed URL using
Feedburner.

1. Login to your Feedburner Account. Select your blog from My Feeds.

2. Click on Publicize Tab from feed menu.

Widgets for blogger
3. Then go to BuzzBoost from left sidebar.


4. Next you have to choose number of recent posts you want to show. You may choose other optional items too. Then Save it.

5. Now copy the widget code:

latest Posts Widget
6. Go to Blogger Blog's Layout >>PageElements>>Add a Gadget>>HTML/Java Script and paste the code there. You may see this post on how to add gadget on Blogger or Blogspot platform. Then save it.

That's it . Now you can see your Recent Posts Widget. Visitors can navigate your recent posts from any pages of your blog. Just same way you can create recent comments widget.

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Phuket Planet - June 10, 2009

Thanks for this post it help a lot...

krod - August 16, 2009

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