26th May 2017

Add Related Articles – Blogger Help

By now you must have rightly concluded that I struggle with html scripting and releated endeavors. Therefore, whenever I need to get something done, I do what anyone would: I Google it.
This time, I was looking for some fun widgets and badges for my blog. I came across this write up that explained how can you add related posts widget to your blog. So, here is the simple tutorial for you to do just that:

  1. Go to Template >Edit HTML in your Blogger Dashboard.
  2. Back up your existing Template before making any changes!
  3. Make sure to check the “Expand Widget Templates” box.
  4. Search for the </head> tag.
  5. Add the following code just before the </head> tag.
  6. <style> #related-posts { float : left; width : 540px; margin-top:20px; margin-left : 5px; margin-bottom:20px; font : 11px Verdana; margin-bottom:10px; } #related-posts .widget { list-style-type : none; margin : 5px 0 5px 0; padding : 0; } #related-posts .widget h2, #related-posts h2 { font-size : 20px; font-weight : normal; margin : 5px 7px 0; padding : 0 0 5px; } #related-posts a { text-decoration : none; } #related-posts a:hover { text-decoration : none; } #related-posts ul { border : medium none; margin : 10px; padding : 0; } #related-posts ul li { display : block; background : url(“http://lh3.ggpht.com/_cNpXRtRph18/S76dASm3WGI/AAAAAAAAEJg/AVmw4HhRdsk/rss.png”) no-repeat 0 0; margin : 0; padding-top : 0; padding-right : 0; padding-bottom : 1px; padding-left : 21px; margin-bottom : 5px; line-height : 2em; border-bottom:1px dotted #cccccc; } </style> <script src=’https://sites.google.com/site/widgetsforfree/scripts/Related_posts_hack.js’ type=’text/javascript’/>

  7. Now search for <data:post.body/>. In some of the templates this code may look like this
    <div class=’post-body>
    or
    <data:post.body/>
  8. Add the following code just beneath the code you just searched for.

    <b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == “item”‘>
    <div id=”related-posts”>
    <font face=’Arial’ size=’3′><b>Related Posts : </b></font><font color=’#FFFFFF’><b:loop values=’data:post.labels’ var=’label’><data:label.name/><b:if cond=’data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;’>,</b:if><b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’>
    <script expr:src=’&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + data:label.name + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=related_results_labels&amp;max-results=5&quot;’ type=’text/javascript’/></b:if></b:loop> </font>
    <script type=’text/javascript’> removeRelatedDuplicates(); printRelatedLabels();
    </script>
    </div></b:if>

  9. Now Save your Template and you’re done!

Customization

  • In order to change the number of maximum related posts being displayed for each label, search for the code below (within the code given in step 7) and change the number “5” to any desired number.
  • max-results=5

     There are more tips and tutorials coming up…so stay tuned!

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