RECENT POSTS WIDGET FOR BLOGGER

How To Add Recent Posts Widget to your Blogger (blogspot) Blog

Here’s how you can make a simple Recent Posts widget for your Blogger blog:

[box type=”info”]UPDATE: If you’re looking for a more customizable Recent Posts Widget, you may want to try this Recent Posts Widget for Blogger (v2). It allows you to change the number of posts, the number of characters of the post summary (excerpt), and show the post dates. You also have the option to display post titles only (without the post excerpts). Or if you want it with post images, grab the Recent Posts with Thumbnails Widget instead.[/box]

1. Login to your Blogger Dashboard
2. go to your blog’s Layout, and click Add a Page Element
3. add a Feed (click “add to blog” under the page element Feed)
4. Configure Feed:

A. Enter your blog’s feed URL in the box. Use the URL below..
Just replace the text indicated in blue with your own blog address.

http://YourAwesomeBlogHere.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

or

http://www.YourAwesomeBlogHere.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
(for blogs using custom domain)

B. Click Continue.

C. Change the Title to “Recent Posts” or “Recent Entries” or whatever you prefer to call it. You can also choose to show the item dates and author.

5. SAVE CHANGES. That’s it!

65 thoughts on “How To Add Recent Posts Widget to your Blogger (blogspot) Blog”

  1. Dang. I totally lost contact with you, dude! Where’d I go? Where’d you go? Anyhoo, love the post. So glad I stopped by.

    I followed the instructions. All went well. Hope I didn’t make too much noise and wake you. It’s late you see. Now I want to do the most recent comments one. They’re usually nice, so to display them will be nice.

    Hope you’re having a gr8 weekend. Rock ~n roll…speaking of. You played the band meme? LInky love, linky love. Come on by if ya have time. Grab a cup’a joe or someth’n-someth’n. We’ll hang.

    ‘nuf said. *huggies*

  2. great stuff! thanx,

    but what about the old blogger which does not have that option of adding a feed as a module ?

    i.e. is there a way to utilize this described method on the old blogger templates ?

  3. That doesn’t even answer my question. I might not have asked it in the right way. Let me try this….

    Is there a way to get the code that the widget produces so I can then delete the widget and paste that code into my own hand-designed widget?

  4. Found a much easier (and workable) method for getting your recent posts. Just log into Feedburner and go to Publicize > BuzzBoost. Adjust the settings to your liking and then ‘Save’. Then just simply go to Layout > Page Elements, click ‘Add a Gadget’ in your sidebar, choose ‘HTML/JavaScript’, and then copy/paste the code from Feedburner. You now have a feed to your recent posts, which will update every time you write a new one.

  5. Thank you. Super easy. I installed as a side bar widget, then hacked the code so that it will appear after every blog post (like I see on WordPress).

    Muchas gracias :)

  6. hi, this is very nice, I found it from ny brother’s blog, but if I may ask, can it be like a headline new?, so people can view the title and also a little of the article, then people will know some sentences in the article opening so they can continue clicking it and view the complete article.
    thank you mad tomato!!!

  7. friend .. i used this hack to show recent post.. but it is showing only last 5 posts.. plz i want to show my posts last 15-20 posts… plz help me for this…

  8. Awesome, because I was looking for a simple text widget that didn’t mess up my layout. (Some widgets make the bulleted list double-spaced, which I don’t like.)

    Is there any way to display more than 5 items though???

    1. There’s no way to display more than 5 items using this widget. This widget uses Blogger’s Feed Widget to fetch recent entries, and the Feed Widget is capable to display only 5 items.

      If you want a Recent Posts widget that can display more than 5 items, go to this post: Recent Posts Widget 2.

      The post will show you two options. The first code will display recent posts with excerpts, while the second code will display titles only.

      Please let me know if this answers your question.

      Cheers!

    1. The post title will not change color. I’ve tried a tag and it changes all of the text EXCEPT the post title.

      Any ideas??

  9. I set up a feed from another blog page to show recent posts. Did it months ago. But when I went to edit it today, it simply wouldn’t do anything when I clicked Save. So I decided to try and create a new recent posts feed. Same thing. Wouldn’t save when I clicked Save. So I tried it using a different browser. Then a different computer. No dice. It works fine till I click Save then just sits there. No error message. It just never saves it. I’ve tried going for coffee for half an hour and when I come back the window is still sitting there. I just can’t figure it out!

    1. Hmm.. that’s weird..
      How about the other gadgets, could you try editing one and see if you can save it. If the same thing happens, then there must be something in your template or in one of your gadgets that’s causing the problem.

  10. I have the recent posts widget on my blog, but is there a way to change which posts it starts with. I don’t want it to show the ones I already have up on my main page, I just want it to show the ones posted after that. (make sense?) Is there a way to customize that?

  11. I got difficult times just to get rid ridiculous css from third party widget.

    Thanks to this post, you give me the clue how to solve things. Pretty simple but unthinkable before.

    Thanks again

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