How to Add Related Post Widget with Thumbnails on Blogger


Related post widget with thumbnails is a good widget all bloggers ought to have on their blog since it increases page views & readership while your blog traffic bounce rate will decrease gradually.

Related-Posts-with-Thumbnails-for-blogger

This widget will show beneath every post(s) on your blog. Go through the steps below to make this widget work on your blogger blog.

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Related Posts Widget with Thumbnails for Blogger

1.Log in to your Blogger Dashboard and Navigate to Template. Then use (CTRL+F) to find </head> in your templates.

2.Paste the code below before the closing </head> tag.


<!--Related Posts with thumbnails Scripts www.justnaira.com-->
<!-- remove --><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type="text/css">
#related-posts {
float:center;
text-transform:none;
height:100%;
min-height:100%;
padding-top:5px;
padding-left:5px;
}

#related-posts h2{
font-size: 1.6em;
font-weight: bold;
color: black;
font-family: Georgia, &#8220;Times New Roman&#8221;, Times, serif;
margin-bottom: 0.75em;
margin-top: 0em;
padding-top: 0em;
}
#related-posts a{
color:black;
}
#related-posts a:hover{
color:black;
}

#related-posts  a:hover {
background-color:#d4eaf2;
}
</style>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var defaultnoimage="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jM8-wHc3NKY/TPyEXEv34II/AAAAAAAAADE/pgs7crFJ_D4/s1600/no+Image+1.png";

var maxresults=5;

var splittercolor="#d4eaf2";

var relatedpoststitle="Related Posts";

</script>
<script src='http://olusegun-fapohunda-calculator.googlecode.com/svn/wiki/related-post-with-thumbnails.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<!-- remove --></b:if>
<!--Related Posts with thumbnails Scripts www.justnaira.com-->

3.Now find any of this code in your template:


<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>
Or
<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>
or
<div class='footer'>

Now immediately after any of these lines (whichever you could find) place the code snippet below


<!-- Related Posts with Thumbnails Code Start www.justnaira.com-->
<!-- remove --><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<div id='related-posts'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<b:if cond='data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;'>
</b:if>
<script expr:src='&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + data:label.name + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=related_results_labels_thumbs&amp;max-results=5&quot;' type='text/javascript'/></b:loop>
<script type='text/javascript'>
removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs();
printRelatedLabels_thumbs(&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;);
</script>
</div><div style='clear:both'/>
<!-- remove --></b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'><b:if cond='data:post.isFirstPost'>
<a href='http://www.justnaira.com/2012/07/how-to-add-related-post-widget-with.html'><img style="border: 0" alt="Related Posts Widget For Blogger with Thumbnails" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jM8-wHc3NKY/TPyFOT4CmhI/AAAAAAAAADM/MvlLp1fyfoM/s1600/blogger-widgets.png" /></a><a href='http://www.justnaira.com' ><img style="border: 0" alt="Blogger Templates" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jM8-wHc3NKY/TPyE7xQNQxI/AAAAAAAAADI/GzCRDLFH7s0/s1600/blogger-templates.png" /></a>
</b:if></b:if>
<!-- Related Posts with Thumbnails Code End www.justnaira.com-->

4. Now Save your template.

Widget Configuration

1. To change the total no of posts displayed in your blog posts, Edit the following line of code.

var maxresults=5;

2. To Edit the title of the widget, change the following line of code.

var relatedpoststitle="Related Posts";

That’s all.


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Comments

  1. I followed all the instruction, I have also a label on my post.. why it is not working for me..

  2. @lilacglasses, you can hire me to implement the code on your blog. Contact me through admin(at)justnaira(dot)com

  3. Nothing that i do seems to work. It has driven me crazy!!!! i have done this many times, tried different codes that i found on the internet, tried linkwithin but nothing works! what can i do? what is wrong?

  4. Worked perfectly well for me. One thing I like about the related posts widget is the default “No image” image. But the bottom line is I like everything about the related posts widget. Thanks Fapohunda.

  5. thank you for this widget

  6. Gul Ahmed @Earn Money Online says:

    Great Tutorial Thanks For It..

  7. thanks very nice post

  8. @Gurpreet singh guri, you’re welcome

    @Mireille, the codes must be in your templates. May be you don’t tick the Expand Widget Templates.

  9. hi! I’m pretty new at this and kinda clueless… I tried following your steps . I founde the head but I can’t find the other 2 codes..what am I doing wrong?

  10. Gurpreet singh guri says:

    thanx for posting it

  11. @jayr, you’re welcome

  12. Thanks!

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