Mar 28, 2010

How to add Recent Posts and Recent Comments in Blogger

Well, this is a question asked by majority of the non-technical bloggers. I am shocked to see certain websites provide their own implementation of this Widget by adding unnecessary scripts and perform malicious tracking of your browsing history.
So without making any use of those third-party widget providers, i am going to tell you one simple, step-by-step process to add these widgets. At the End, you will see two widgets, listing out the recent posts and recent comments in your blog (or even some other blog too, can be listed).

Step 1: Log in to blogger. Click on the Layout tab of the blog you are going to work on.



Step 2: In the blog's edit page, click on Layout -> Page Elements section. The Blog template will be shown below.



Step 3: Click on Add a Gadget button. A List of Gadgets will be displayed.



Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom until you find the Feed gadget as shown below. Click on the + button on top-right of the page as shown below.



Step 5: In the window that pops out, Enter the below URL.
http://abcd.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
Note: Insted of abcd, you have to replace it with your blog name.


Step 6: This is the last step. Here you can configure the widget like, the number of posts to be displayed etc. Choose as you wish, click on Save button.



Step 7: That's all. You are done. Here comes your new Recent Posts section.

Step 8: To get Recent Comments, You have to do only one change. Repeat all those steps from 1 to 7. In Step 5 alone, specify the below URL to get the comments.
http://abcd.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default
Note: Instead of abcd, you have to replace it with your blog name like we did for Recent Posts. 

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