How To Add Random Posts Widget to Blogger

Posted by Lasantha Bandara on May 16th, 2009 File Under : gadget, html, post, widget2 Comments

Follow the easy steps below to add Random Posts Widget to your blog.

1.Log in to your dashboard--> layout- ->Page Elements

2.Click on Add a Gadget on the sidebar.

3.Select HTML/Javascript and add the javascript code given below and click save.

<div id="myLuckyPost"></div> <script type="text/javascript"> function showLucky(root){ var feed = root.feed; var entries = feed.entry || []; var entry = feed.entry[0]; for (var j = 0; j < entry.link.length; ++j){if (entry.link[j].rel == 'alternate'){window.location = entry.link[j].href;}}} function fetchLuck(luck){ script = document.createElement('script'); script.src = '/feeds/posts/summary?start-index='+luck+'&max-results=1&alt=json-in-script&callback=showLucky'; script.type = 'text/javascript'; document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script); } function feelingLucky(root){ var feed = root.feed; var total = parseInt(feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t,10); var luckyNumber = Math.floor(Math.random()*total);luckyNumber++; a = document.createElement('a'); a.href = '#random'; a.rel = luckyNumber; a.onclick = function(){fetchLuck(this.rel);}; a.innerHTML = 'Are ya feeling lucky, punk?'; document.getElementById('myLuckyPost').appendChild(a); } </script> <script src="/feeds/posts/summary?max-results=0&alt=json-in-script&callback=feelingLucky"></script>

File Under : gadget, html, post, widget

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2 Responses to “How To Add Random Posts Widget to Blogger”

  1. Rehan Khan says:

    Thanks for sharing this useful script 🙂

  2. GMTreg says:

    Thank you!

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