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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Best Related Posts Widget / Plugin for Blogger.com (Blogspot)

Looking for a Related Posts solution for your Blogspot blog on Blogger.com? Here I'd like to recommend one of the best Related Posts widget (my personal view) for Blogger- a free widget that is very easy to install without modifying the blog template, and yet powerful enough.

Related Posts feature is a must for bloggers,  if you want to keep your blog visitors onsite and around. It can greatly increase the pageview of your site and benefit the visitors as well.

This best Related Posts widget was created by Mike at More Tech Tips. Currently he gets 2 versions, the first version, V1.0, will display a list of 5 related post titles (by default)  for every posts you published, right under the post itself. It's clean and nice. I'm using this version on my site.You can take a look the end of this post, that's how it looks like. 

The newer version V2.0, can display thumbnails from the posts instead of title list.

Both version are looks for the related posts base on the labels you assigned to the posts. So remember to add labels when creating the post !

Here I'll show you how to install the V1.0 widget. If you'd like to use V2.0 thumbnails, visit Mike's post here to get the details.

The codes for Related Posts for Blogger.com V1.0:

You will need to copy following codes to your Text/JavaScript widget in Blogger.

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://blogger-related-posts.googlecode.com/files/related-posts-widget-1.0.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
relatedPostsWidget({
   'containerSelector':'div.post-body'
   ,'loadingText':'loading...'
});</script>

How and where to add the codes

To add the above codes is simple, just create a new Text/Javascripts widget, copy and past the above codes in, save. That's it.

Here's the detail steps if you prefer:

1. From your blogger dashboard, click on 'Layout'
2. At the right side widget area, click on "add a gadget"



3. You will see a new window pop up. In the new window, scroll down, until you see option  HTML/JavaScript. click on it.


4. Now the Configure HTML/JavaScript window opens, ask you to add the codes. You copy the codes listed in this post  (the green background  windows), and past them into the Content section in the Configure HTML/JavaScript window, and click on Save !


You done.

Now go back to your blog site, click on any post, do you see the related posts at the bottom?

Note

When you create posts, remember to add Labels for the posts. That's how the related posts can be found.




26 comments

  1. This scripts actually returns RECENT POSTS, not related posts!

    Cheers

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    1. HI Francis,

      Did you try? I'm actually using this script. You can take a look at under my post- it's truly Related Posts !

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    2. using it on my blog topshopmedia.com and it does fine. thanks

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  2. thanks this the most simple script I got. I've tried many its doesn't appear after I installed intense debate. feel free to visit me later :)

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  3. I would like to see some pictures besides the relates post links. Is that possible?

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  4. good work done my friend.. Keep posting like this..

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  5. great work dude...thanks
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  6. Thank you for this simple solution that actually works!! :)

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  8. That's great widget for bloggers! Big thanks. :)

    And thanks for the nice tutorial :)

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    nice post and nice blog

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  10. It there a way to change the "Related Posts" wording? I need to write something else for my french blog.

    Great widget, great tutorial, Thx!
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  11. good post i use it
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  12. thanks for help. great work

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  13. Good post...nice..... I use in my blog..http://teachersbadi.blogspot.in/

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  14. Thanks i believe that related post widget plays an important role in engaging the user and also to increase traffic.even those posts that did not get good amount of traffic gets clicked because of the same labels and hence hardwork of admins and writer gets rewarded.so i will say it is like a traffic booster.Related post widget for blogger

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  15. i heard that such widget also helps in reducing the bounce rate so i think that recent post widget should be more attractive so that it can engage the user and we can get more pageviews.and i think your widget will do this job for me.thanks for sharing.ringtones

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  16. great tip for new bloggers like me. It will be very useful to me to improve my blogging profession.... Keep continuing sharing new ideas...... FREE PROFESSIONAL BLOGGING TIPS




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  17. oh ... Thank you very much. Its very simple tips, but good for my blog

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