Adding Related post widget to blogger

With adding "Related Posts" at the end of each and every post in your blog is the best way to let your readers remain on your blog for some extra period of time...
I will show you how to add these related posts

Steps for Adding:
  1. Go to Layout >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.
    <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 {
    color : #940f04;
    font-size : 20px;
    font-weight : normal;
    margin : 5px 7px 0;
    padding : 0 0 5px;
    }
    #related-posts a {
    color : #054474;
    font-size : 11px;
    text-decoration : none;
    }
    #related-posts a:hover {
    color : #054474;
    text-decoration : none;
    }
    #related-posts ul {
    border : medium none;
    margin : 10px;
    padding : 0;
    }
    #related-posts ul li {
    display : block;
    background : url("http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm297/zozuglogger/weed-bullet.gif") no-repeat 0 0;
    margin : 0;
    padding-top : 0;
    padding-right : 0;
    padding-bottom : 1px;
    padding-left : 16px;
    margin-bottom : 5px;
    line-height : 2em;
    border-bottom:1px dotted #cccccc;
    }
    </style>
    <script src='http://torrentmoon.com/javascripts/Related_posts_hack.js' type='text/javascript'/>

  6. Now search for <p><data:post.body/></p>. In some of the templates this code may look like this
    <div class='post-body>
    or
    <p><data:post.body/></p>
  7. 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 != "true"'>,</b:if><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
    <script expr:src='"/feeds/posts/default/-/" + data:label.name + "?alt=json-in-script&callback=related_results_labels&max-results=5"' type='text/javascript'/></b:if></b:loop> </font>
    <script type='text/javascript'> removeRelatedDuplicates(); printRelatedLabels();
    </script>
    </div></b:if>

  8. Now Save your Template and you're done!
Editing/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

1 comment:

  1. Hi friends ask if you have any questions thanks....

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