Top Recent Post Widget For Your Blog

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Adding a ‘recent post widget has got an immense value. A recent post widget always gets automatically updated whenever you make a post and presents them to the viewers in an attractive style. The viewers do not have to put in a hard labour and search the blog to find all other posts instead they can just click the most attractive post in the side bar and go through it.

It not only saves their time but also reduces the bounce rate considerably. The recent post widgets may be of various designs suitable for use in various themes. They are very easy to add to your blog and may be done in minutes. A superb recent post widget can enhance the beauty of your blog many times. It also establishes that you are a seasoned blogger and have sufficient knowledge of blogging. Follow the steps shown below :-

#1) Log in to Blogger Dashboard

                                                        

#2) Click layout from the drop down menu of the blog where you want to add the widget
                                                     



                                                                  




#3) Now, click ‘Add a gadget’ either at the left or right sidebar

                                               


#4) In the small box that opens click ‘HTML/Java Script’

                                             


#5) Now copy any one from the following sets of codes given below and paste it into ‘content’ box. In title write ‘Recent Posts’

                                           

Design #1) 
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<script type=”text/javascript”>
function showlatestpostswiththumbs(t){document.write(‘<ul class=”recent-posts-container”>’);for(var e=0;e<posts_no;e++){var r,n=t.feed.entry[e],i=n.title.$t;if(e==t.feed.entry.length)break;for(var o=0;o<n.link.length;o++){if(“replies”==n.link[o].rel&&”text/html”==n.link[o].type)var l=n.link[o].title,m=n.link[o].href;if(“alternate”==n.link[o].rel){r=n.link[o].href;break}}var u;try{u=n.media$thumbnail.url}catch(p){s=n.content.$t,a=s.indexOf(“<img”),b=s.indexOf(‘src=”‘,a),c=s.indexOf(‘”‘,b+5),d=s.substr(b+5,c-b-5),u=-1!=a&&-1!=b&&-1!=c&&””!=d?d:”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C3Mo0iKKiSw/VGdK808U7rI/AAAAAAAAAmI/W7Ae_dsEVAE/s1600/no-thumb.png”}var h=n.published.$t,f=h.substring(0,4),w=h.substring(5,7),v=h.substring(8,10),A=new Array;A[1]=”Jan”,A[2]=”Feb”,A[3]=”Mar”,A[4]=”Apr”,A[5]=”May”,A[6]=”Jun”,A[7]=”Jul”,A[8]=”Aug”,A[9]=”Sep”,A[10]=”Oct”,A[11]=”Nov”,A[12]=”Dec”,document.write(‘<li class=”recent-posts-list”>’),1==posts_date&&document.write(‘<div class=”post-date”>’+A[parseInt(w,10)]+” “+v+” “+f+”</div>”),1==showpoststhumbs&&document.write(‘<a href=”‘+r+'”><img class=”recent-post-thumb” src=”‘+u+'”/></a>’),document.write(‘<div class=”recent-post-title”><a href=”‘+r+'” target =”_top”>’+i+”</a></div>”);var g=””,k=0;document.write(‘<div class=”recent-posts-details”>’),1==showcommentslink&&(1==k&&(g+=” <br> “),”1 Comments”==l&&(l=”1 Comment”),”0 Comments”==l&&(l=”No Comments”),l='<a href=”‘+m+'” target =”_top”>’+l+”</a>”,g+=l,k=1),1==readmorelink&&(1==k&&(g+=” | “),g=g+'<a class=”readmorelink” href=”‘+r+'” class=”url” target =”_top”>Read more</a>’,k=1),document.write(g),document.write(“</div>”),document.write(“</li>”)}document.write(“</ul>”)}
</script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var posts_no = 5;
var showpoststhumbs = true;
var readmorelink = true;
var showcommentslink = true;
var posts_date = true;
</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showlatestpostswiththumbs” rel=”nofollow”></script>
<a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; float: right; margin-top: 5px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-cool-recent-post-widgets-for-blogger.html” rel=”nofollow”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lobster|Gloria+Hallelujah’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’ />
<style type=”text/css”>
img.recent-post-thumb {width:50px;height:50px;float:right;margin: -4px -35px 0px 0px; border: 4px solid #FCD6CB; border-radius: 100%;}
.recent-posts-container {font-family: ‘Gloria Hallelujah’, cursive;  float: left;width: 100%;min-height: 55px;margin: 5px 0px 5px 0px;padding: 0;font-size:12px;}
ul.recent-posts-container {counter-reset: countposts;list-style-type: none; background: #fff; }
ul.recent-posts-container li:before {content: counter(countposts,decimal);counter-increment: countposts;z-index: 2;position:absolute; left: -20px; font-size: 16px;color: #616662;background: #FCD6CB;padding: 9px 14px; border-radius: 100%; margin-top: 15px;}
ul.recent-posts-container li {padding:5px 0px;min-height:50px; list-style-type: none; margin: -2px 5px 5px 5px;  border-top: 2px solid #FCD6CB;}
ul.recent-posts-container {border: 2px solid #FCD6CB; }
.recent-posts-container a { text-decoration:none; }
.recent-posts-container a:hover { color: #222;}
.post-date {color:#e0c0c6; font-size: 11px; }
.recent-post-title a {font-size: 14px;color: #616662;}
.recent-post-title {padding: 6px 0px;}
.recent-posts-details a{ color: #888;}
.recent-posts-details {padding-bottom: 5px;}
a.readmorelink {color: #4DACE3;}
</style>

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Design #2) 

————————————————–Code to be copied——————————————————–<script type=”text/javascript”>function showlatestpostswiththumbs(t){document.write(‘<ul class=”recent-posts-container”>’);for(var e=0;e<posts_no;e++){var r,n=t.feed.entry[e],i=n.title.$t;if(e==t.feed.entry.length)break;for(var o=0;o<n.link.length;o++){if(“replies”==n.link[o].rel&&”text/html”==n.link[o].type)var l=n.link[o].title,m=n.link[o].href;if(“alternate”==n.link[o].rel){r=n.link[o].href;break}}var u;try{u=n.media$thumbnail.url}catch(h){s=n.content.$t,a=s.indexOf(“<img”),b=s.indexOf(‘src=”‘,a),c=s.indexOf(‘”‘,b+5),d=s.substr(b+5,c-b-5),u=-1!=a&&-1!=b&&-1!=c&&””!=d?d:”https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C3Mo0iKKiSw/VGdK808U7rI/AAAAAAAAAmI/W7Ae_dsEVAE/s1600/no-thumb.png”}var p=n.published.$t,f=p.substring(0,4),g=p.substring(5,7),v=p.substring(8,10),w=new Array;if(w[1]=”Jan”,w[2]=”Feb”,w[3]=”Mar”,w[4]=”Apr”,w[5]=”May”,w[6]=”Jun”,w[7]=”Jul”,w[8]=”Aug”,w[9]=”Sep”,w[10]=”Oct”,w[11]=”Nov”,w[12]=”Dec”,document.write(‘<li class=”recent-posts-list”>’),1==showpoststhumbs&&document.write(‘<a href=”‘+r+'”><img class=”recent-post-thumb” src=”‘+u+'”/></a>’),document.write(‘<div class=”recent-post-title”><a href=”‘+r+'” target =”_top”>’+i+”</a></div>”),”content”in n)var A=n.content.$t;else if(“summary”in n)var A=n.summary.$t;else var A=””;var k=/<S[^>]*>/g;if(A=A.replace(k,””),1==post_summary)if(A.length<summary_chars)document.write(A);else{A=A.substring(0,summary_chars);var y=A.lastIndexOf(” “);A=A.substring(0,y),document.write(A+”…”)}var _=””,$=0;document.write(‘<br><div class=”recent-posts-details”>’),1==posts_date&&(_=_+w[parseInt(g,10)]+” “+v+” “+f,$=1),1==readmorelink&&(1==$&&(_+=” | “),_=_+'<a href=”‘+r+'” class=”url” target =”_top”>Read more</a>’,$=1),1==showcommentslink&&(1==$&&(_+=” <br> “),”1 Comments”==l&&(l=”1 Comment”),”0 Comments”==l&&(l=”No Comments”),l='<a href=”‘+m+'” target =”_top”>’+l+”</a>”,_+=l,$=1),document.write(_),document.write(“</div>”),document.write(“</li>”)}document.write(“</ul>”)}</script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var posts_no = 5;
var showpoststhumbs = true;
var readmorelink = true;
var showcommentslink = true;
var posts_date = true;
var post_summary = true;
var summary_chars = 40;</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showlatestpostswiththumbs”></script>
<a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; margin-top: 10px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-cool-recent-post-widgets-for-blogger.html” rel=”nofollow”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’/>
<style type=”text/css”>
img.recent-post-thumb{padding:2px;width:65px;height:65px;float:left;margin:0px 10px 10px;border: 1px solid #69B7E2;}
.recent-posts-container {font-family:’Oswald’, sans-serif;font-size:12px;}
ul.recent-posts-container li{list-style-type: none; margin-bottom: 10px;font-size:12px;float:left;width:100%}
ul.recent-posts-container {counter-reset: countposts;list-style-type:none;padding:0;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:before {content: counter(countposts,decimal);counter-increment: countposts;z-index: 1;position:absolute; left: 0px; font-size: 13px;font-weight: bold;color: #fff;background: #69B7E2;line-height:25px;height:25px;width:25px;text-align:center;-webkit-border-radius: 50%;-moz-border-radius: 50%;border-radius: 50%;}
.recent-posts-container a{text-decoration:none;}
.recent-post-title {margin-bottom:5px;}
.recent-post-title a {font-size:12px; text-transform: uppercase; color: #2aace3;}
.recent-posts-details {margin: 5px 0px 0px 92px;font-size:11px;}
.recent-posts-details a{color: #777;}
</style>

Design #3) 

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<script type=”text/javascript”>
function showlatestpostswiththumbs(t){document.write(‘<ul class=”recent-posts-container”>’);for(var e=0;e<posts_no;e++){var r,n=t.feed.entry[e],i=n.title.$t;if(e==t.feed.entry.length)break;for(var o=0;o<n.link.length;o++){if(“replies”==n.link[o].rel&&”text/html”==n.link[o].type)var l=n.link[o].title,m=n.link[o].href;if(“alternate”==n.link[o].rel){r=n.link[o].href;break}}var u;try{u=n.media$thumbnail.url}catch(h){s=n.content.$t,a=s.indexOf(“<img”),b=s.indexOf(‘src=”‘,a),c=s.indexOf(‘”‘,b+5),d=s.substr(b+5,c-b-5),u=-1!=a&&-1!=b&&-1!=c&&””!=d?d:”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C3Mo0iKKiSw/VGdK808U7rI/AAAAAAAAAmI/W7Ae_dsEVAE/s1600/no-thumb.png”}var p=n.published.$t,f=p.substring(0,4),g=p.substring(5,7),v=p.substring(8,10),w=new Array;if(w[1]=”Jan”,w[2]=”Feb”,w[3]=”Mar”,w[4]=”Apr”,w[5]=”May”,w[6]=”Jun”,w[7]=”Jul”,w[8]=”Aug”,w[9]=”Sep”,w[10]=”Oct”,w[11]=”Nov”,w[12]=”Dec”,document.write(‘<li class=”recent-posts-list”>’),1==showpoststhumbs&&document.write(‘<a href=”‘+r+'”><img class=”recent-post-thumb” src=”‘+u+'”/></a>’),document.write(‘<div class=”recent-post-title”><a href=”‘+r+'” target =”_top”>’+i+”</a></div>”),”content”in n)var A=n.content.$t;else if(“summary”in n)var A=n.summary.$t;else var A=””;var k=/<S[^>]*>/g;if(A=A.replace(k,””),1==post_summary)if(A.length<summary_chars)document.write(A);else{A=A.substring(0,summary_chars);var y=A.lastIndexOf(” “);A=A.substring(0,y),document.write(A+”…”)}var _=””,$=0;document.write(‘<br><div class=”recent-posts-details”>’),1==posts_date&&(_=_+w[parseInt(g,10)]+” “+v+” “+f,$=1),1==readmorelink&&(1==$&&(_+=” | “),_=_+'<a href=”‘+r+'” class=”url” target =”_top”>Read more</a>’,$=1),1==showcommentslink&&(1==$&&(_+=” <br> “),”1 Comments”==l&&(l=”1 Comment”),”0 Comments”==l&&(l=”No Comments”),l='<a href=”‘+m+'” target =”_top”>’+l+”</a>”,_+=l,$=1),document.write(_),document.write(“</div>”),document.write(“</li>”)}document.write(“</ul>”)}
</script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var posts_no = 5;
var showpoststhumbs = true;
var readmorelink = true;
var showcommentslink = false;
var posts_date = true;
var post_summary = true;
var summary_chars = 70;
</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showlatestpostswiththumbs”></script>
<a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; margin-top: 10px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-cool-recent-post-widgets-for-blogger.html” rel=”nofollow”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Ubuntu+Condensed’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’ />
<style type=”text/css”>
img.recent-post-thumb{width:50px;height:50px;float:right;margin:5px -5px 0px 0px;-webkit-border-radius:50%;-moz-border-radius:50%;border-radius:50%;padding:3px;background: #fff}
ul.recent-posts-container {list-style-type: none; background: #fff;padding: 0px;font:12px ‘Ubuntu Condensed’, sans-serif;margin: 5px 0px 5px 0px;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(1n+0) {background: #F49A9A; width: 100%}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(2n+0) {background: #FCD092; width: 95%}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(3n+0) {background: #FFF59E; width: 90%;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(4n+0) {background: #E1EFA0; width: 85%;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(5n+0) {background: #B1DAEF; width: 80%;}
ul.recent-posts-container li {padding:5px 10px;list-style-type: none; margin: 0 0 -5px; color: #777;}
.recent-posts-container a { text-decoration:none; }
.recent-posts-container a:hover { color: #222;}
.post-date {color:#e0c0c6; font-size: 11px; }
.recent-post-title a {font-size: 14px;color: #444; font-weight: bold;}
.recent-post-title {padding: 6px 0px;}
.recent-posts-details a{ color: #222;}
.recent-posts-details {padding: 5px 0px 5px; }
</style>

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Design #4)

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<script type=”text/javascript”>
function showlatestpostswiththumbs(t){document.write(‘<ul class=”recent-posts-container”>’);for(var e=0;e<posts_no;e++){var r,n=t.feed.entry[e],i=n.title.$t;if(e==t.feed.entry.length)break;for(var o=0;o<n.link.length;o++){if(“replies”==n.link[o].rel&&”text/html”==n.link[o].type)var l=n.link[o].title,m=n.link[o].href;if(“alternate”==n.link[o].rel){r=n.link[o].href;break}}var u;try{u=n.media$thumbnail.url}catch(p){s=n.content.$t,a=s.indexOf(“<img”),b=s.indexOf(‘src=”‘,a),c=s.indexOf(‘”‘,b+5),d=s.substr(b+5,c-b-5),u=-1!=a&&-1!=b&&-1!=c&&””!=d?d:”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C3Mo0iKKiSw/VGdK808U7rI/AAAAAAAAAmI/W7Ae_dsEVAE/s1600/no-thumb.png”}var h=n.published.$t,f=h.substring(0,4),w=h.substring(5,7),v=h.substring(8,10),A=new Array;A[1]=”Jan”,A[2]=”Feb”,A[3]=”Mar”,A[4]=”Apr”,A[5]=”May”,A[6]=”Jun”,A[7]=”Jul”,A[8]=”Aug”,A[9]=”Sep”,A[10]=”Oct”,A[11]=”Nov”,A[12]=”Dec”,document.write(‘<li class=”recent-posts-list”>’),1==posts_date&&document.write(‘<div class=”post-date”>’+A[parseInt(w,10)]+” “+v+” “+f+”</div>”),1==showpoststhumbs&&document.write(‘<a href=”‘+r+'”><img class=”recent-post-thumb” src=”‘+u+'”/></a>’),document.write(‘<div class=”recent-post-title”><a href=”‘+r+'” target =”_top”>’+i+”</a></div>”);var g=””,k=0;document.write(‘<div class=”recent-posts-details”>’),1==showcommentslink&&(1==k&&(g+=” <br> “),”1 Comments”==l&&(l=”1 Comment”),”0 Comments”==l&&(l=”No Comments”),l='<a href=”‘+m+'” target =”_top”>’+l+”</a>”,g+=l,k=1),1==readmorelink&&(1==k&&(g+=” | “),g=g+'<a class=”readmorelink” href=”‘+r+'” class=”url” target =”_top”>Read more</a>’,k=1),document.write(g),document.write(“</div>”),document.write(“</li>”)}document.write(“</ul>”)}
</script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var posts_no = 5;
var showpoststhumbs = false;
var readmorelink = true;
var showcommentslink = true;
var posts_date = true;
</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showlatestpostswiththumbs”></script>
<a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; float: right; margin-top: 5px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-cool-recent-post-widgets-for-blogger.html”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’/>
<style type=”text/css”>
img.recent-post-thumb {padding: 2px; width:35px;height:35px;float:right;margin: -14px 0px 0px 5px; border: 1px solid #cea5ac; border-radius: 10%;}
.recent-posts-container {font-family: ‘Oswald’, sans-serif;  float: left;width: 100%;min-height: 70px;margin: 5px 0px 5px 0px;padding: 0;font-size:12px;}
ul.recent-posts-container li {padding:5px 0px;min-height:65px; list-style-type: none; margin: 0px 10px 5px 35px;}
ul.recent-posts-container {counter-reset: countposts;list-style-type: none;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:before {content: counter(countposts,decimal);counter-increment: countposts;z-index: 2;position:absolute; left: 5px; font-size: 16px;color: #4D4D4D;background: #F7F7F7;padding: 9px 14px; border: 1px solid #efefef;}
.recent-posts-container a { text-decoration:none; }
.recent-posts-container a:hover{color: #4DACE3;}
.post-date {color:#e0c0c6; font-size: 11px; }
.recent-post-title a {font-size: 13px; text-transform: uppercase; color: #5C4D4D;}
.recent-post-title { margin: 5px 0px; }
.recent-posts-details {border-top: 4px solid #AC707A; margin-top: 5px; padding-top: 5px;}
.recent-posts-details a{ color: #888;}
a.readmorelink {color: #4DACE3;}
</style>


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You can change the number of posts to be shown easily by changing the number “var posts_no=5;”


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