How To Add An Easy Recent Posts Widget To Blogger




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In this post i will show you how to use the 'feed' recent post widget by Blogger to your blog.I have noticed in the Help Forum a lot of people having trouble with the recent post widgets they are using so this is another option.The widget can be added in a few clicks with no changes needed to your blogs html.

Add the widget to your blog:

How To Add An Easy Recent Posts Widget To  Blogger

1.Click 'Layout' ->'Add a Gadget' for your blog:

add a gadget blogger

2.In the pop up menu scroll down to 'Feed' and click the + as shown below:

Feed recent posts widget

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3.Now add your blogs Feed URL to the area provided as shown below :

recent post blogger

  • How to get Feed URL





  • If you have a feedburner feed you can use that.

    If you don't you can use the default feed..

    All blogs have a default feed here's how to add yours:
    http://XXXXXX.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

    Change The XXXXXX.blogspot.com to your blog address.

    Example my default feed is:
    http://spiceyourblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

    Once you have added your feed URL click 'Continue'.

    4.Now you will go to the preview page as shown below:

    feed widget blog

    5.You can make the following changes to the widgets appearance :

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    Title=Give the widget a title like 'Recent Posts'
    Show X items = How many recent posts to display.
    Item Dates=Choose to show date of post on widget.
    Item source/authors=Show the post Author on widget.

    6.Once your happy with the look of your widget click save.

    Your new recent posts widget has been added to your blog.


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