Add Related Post Widget to Blogger-For Modified Templates

Posted by Lasantha Bandara on May 3rd, 2009 File Under : background, change template, gadget, post, widget8 Comments

1.Log in to your dashboard--> layout- -> Edit HTML

2.Click on "Expand Widget Templates"

3.Scroll down to where you see this:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<style>.fullpost{display:inline;}</style>
<p><data:post.body/></p>

<b:else/>
<style>.fullpost{display:none;}</style>
<p><data:post.body/>
<a expr:href='data:post.url'><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p>
</b:if>

4.Copy Below code.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<div class='similiar'>

<div class='widget-content'>
<h3>Related Posts :</h3>
<div id='data2007'/><br/><br/>
<script type='text/javascript'>

var homeUrl3 = &quot;<data:blog.homepageUrl/>&quot;;
var maxNumberOfPostsPerLabel = 4;
var maxNumberOfLabels = 10;

maxNumberOfPostsPerLabel = 100;
maxNumberOfLabels = 3;

function listEntries10(json) {
var ul = document.createElement(&#39;ul&#39;);
var maxPosts = (json.feed.entry.length &lt;= maxNumberOfPostsPerLabel) ?
json.feed.entry.length : maxNumberOfPostsPerLabel;
for (var i = 0; i &lt; maxPosts; i++) {
var entry = json.feed.entry[i];
var alturl;

for (var k = 0; k &lt; entry.link.length; k++) {
if (entry.link[k].rel == &#39;alternate&#39;) {
alturl = entry.link[k].href;
break;
}
}
var li = document.createElement(&#39;li&#39;);
var a = document.createElement(&#39;a&#39;);
a.href = alturl;

if(a.href!=location.href) {
var txt = document.createTextNode(entry.title.$t);
a.appendChild(txt);
li.appendChild(a);
ul.appendChild(li);
}
}
for (var l = 0; l &lt; json.feed.link.length; l++) {
if (json.feed.link[l].rel == &#39;alternate&#39;) {
var raw = json.feed.link[l].href;
var label = raw.substr(homeUrl3.length+13);
var k;
for (k=0; k&lt;20; k++) label = label.replace(&quot;%20&quot;, &quot; &quot;);
var txt = document.createTextNode(label);
var h = document.createElement(&#39;b&#39;);
h.appendChild(txt);
var div1 = document.createElement(&#39;div&#39;);
div1.appendChild(h);
div1.appendChild(ul);
document.getElementById(&#39;data2007&#39;).appendChild(div1);
}
}
}
function search10(query, label) {

var script = document.createElement(&#39;script&#39;);
script.setAttribute(&#39;src&#39;, query + &#39;feeds/posts/default/-/&#39;
+ label +
&#39;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=listEntries10&#39;);
script.setAttribute(&#39;type&#39;, &#39;text/javascript&#39;);
document.documentElement.firstChild.appendChild(script);
}

var labelArray = new Array();
var numLabel = 0;

<b:loop values='data:posts' var='post'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
textLabel = &quot;<data:label.name/>&quot;;

var test = 0;
for (var i = 0; i &lt; labelArray.length; i++)
if (labelArray[i] == textLabel) test = 1;
if (test == 0) {
labelArray.push(textLabel);
var maxLabels = (labelArray.length &lt;= maxNumberOfLabels) ?
labelArray.length : maxNumberOfLabels;
if (numLabel &lt; maxLabels) {
search10(homeUrl3, textLabel);
numLabel++;
}
}
</b:loop>
</b:loop>
</script>
</div>

</div>
</b:if>

5.Now Paste it like the example below.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<style>.fullpost{display:inline;}</style>
<p><data:post.body/></p>

Paste Your Code here

<b:else/>
<style>.fullpost{display:none;}</style>
<p><data:post.body/>
<a expr:href='data:post.url'><strong>Read more...</strong></a></p>
</b:if>

6.Click on "Save Templates" and refresh your site.

File Under : background, change template, gadget, post, widget

8 Responses to “Add Related Post Widget to Blogger-For Modified Templates”

  1. Hine Sial says:

    any demo plz?

  2. Waheed Mughal says:

    hi dear any demo plz yar show something http://mast-dunya.co.cc.

  3. eBook2PDF says:

    @ Hine

    yes....its work. i added to my blog. go to this link, click on a post and see the demo.

    http://ebook2pdf.blogspot.com/

  4. Aiman says:

    thanx for this tutorial!

  5. chetan says:

    Hey its working its really nice thanks lot yar...

    see related post gadget at my website

    http://www.entrancenotification.com

  6. jasmine says:

    hi dear

    its working for me ..but one problem it shows like this

    Related post:

    label 1

    *post title 1
    *post title 2

    label 2

    *post title 1
    *post title 2

    I want to hide/remove the label tittle from related post...please help me...

    ie
    I want it like

    Related post:

    *post title 1
    *post title 2
    *post title 3
    *post title 4

    I would be grateful if you could help me out.

  7. pravin says:

    I cant find the code mentioned in step 3 in my HTML editor even after i clicked on Expand widget button. I am using Awesome Inc theme. Please help.

  8. Mike says:

    Thanks for this awesome tutorial

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