How To Add An Easy Recent Posts Widget To Blogger

Posted : Saturday, December 05, 2009 |  Post Author : Paul Crowe |  0 comments

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

 

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.