How To Add Related Post Widget to Blogger

Posted by Lasantha Bandara on May 17th, 2009 File Under : background, gadget, post, widget2 Comments

There some advantages of adding the related post widget in your blog ; the reader will be able to find more articles that related to the article they are reading and Reader can stay longer in your blog .

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

2.Click on "Expand Widget Templates"

3.Scroll down to where you see this:

<data:post.body/>

4.After the above code , copy and paste the code below:

<!--Related Post javascripts start from here-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<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>
<!--Related Post javascripts End here-->

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

File Under : background, gadget, post, widget

2 Responses to “How To Add Related Post Widget to Blogger”

  1. Azman Roslan says:

    thanks.. its really help me..

  2. Rajesh Jayant Namase. says:

    I don't find in my blog's HTML

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