How To Show Post Titles Only On Your Blogs Homepage


One of the most popular Blogger tips ever was the 'Read More' or 'Post Summary's' hack.Before Blogger made the read more function standard you had to add a large amount of code to your template to achieve the effect of having only the first paragraph displayed on the homepage with a link to read the full post.The trick i will show you in this post goes a step further and only displays the post title on the home page which can be clicked to lead to the full post.You could show 20-30 posts on your homepage and they will appear like a recent posts list.This is a very useful trick and quiet easy to implement.By displaying only the post titles on your blogs home page you can have more posts listed, make the page load time faster and make your blog easier to navigate for readers.

Also Blogger have controversially started 'Auto Pagination' which limits the amount of content you can have on your home page.Unless you have a lot of full posts on your homepage you should not be effected but it's worth noting.I'm currently using this format on another blog and it fits perfect with the topic and theme of the blog.Only a small piece of code needs to be added to your template so lets walk through the steps.

blogger post titles only homepage

Post Titles Only On Homepage

Step 1. In your dashboard click 'Layout' > 'Edit Html' > Tick the 'Expand Widget Templates' Box :

Blogger layout

edit html blogger

Expand widget templates blogger

Step 2. Find the following code in your blogs Html :
(Click Ctrl and for a search bar to find the code - More Info)

<b:include data='post' name='post'/>

Step 3. Replace the code you found with the following code :

<!--Post Titles Only Trick-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>
<h3 class='title-only'><a expr:href='data:post.url'><data:post.title/></a></h3>
<b:include data='post' name='post'/>

Step 4. Save Your Template.

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Once you template is saved you can check out your new style homepage.If your not happy with the post titles only style you can easily reverse the change.

Lets us know if your using this new format, the read more format or listing full posts on your homepage.

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  1. Your posts have been so helpful. I have a question. I used the above format because I wanted to have the post titles only show on my homepage, however now my stand alone pages will only display the post title. How can I change it so that the post titles show *only* on home page, but other pages wouldn't be affected?

  2. it cannot work
    i cannot find the code

  3. hello thanks for the tips

    please how to show the date and label of the post using this code : )

  4. This is very intresting. Wonderful informational blog

  5. Nice tips as always. I would like to ask a question. What code need to be used for displaying only in 'label' pages. I know that to display in homepage, we need to use homepageurl, in both homepage and label, we need to use 'index', to display in posts only, we need to use 'item'. But I couldn't find anywhere how to display in 'label' pages only i.e. 'showing posts with label blah blah' page only. Your reply will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

  6. Nice. Been looking for this. Works like a charm.

  7. I have used your code above, it worked but contents on static pages are not shown. Anyway Thanks.

  8. Woowww! Can't believe it worked.

    Thanks for this great tip

  9. how do i customize and make the posts titles nicer with bullets and stuff!??

  10. How can i show only post title with less distance in blogger

  11. Sir Please will you tell me how can i change style and color of font and how can i use ul tag in titles so that it can show bullets at begining of the post........ please reply me as early as possible.........

  12. thank, I have been looking for this very long time. keep it up :)


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