Related Post Widget With Thumbnails and Summary for Blogger

Hello and Welcome to GetWebInfo.Com. Here on this post you can learn about Related Posts widget that How to add Related Post Widget With Thumbnails and Summary for Blogger.This is a very important part of any blogger theme to add related posts widget in to your blogger post. This is a really awesome related post widget with thumbnail and posts snippets that will appear in the footer of all your blogger posts.



Adding Related Posts widget in to your Blogger Post



Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, Go to Template and just click on Edit HTML.

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and then press CTRL+F to open the Blogger search Box.

Step 3. Type or paste this tag inside the search box and hit enter to find it out.
</head>
After you found it, paste this script just above it.
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
var relatedTitles = new Array();
var relatedUrls = new Array();
var relatedpSummary = new Array();
var relatedThumb = new Array();
var relatedTitlesNum = 0;
var relatedPostsNum = 4; // number of entries to be shown
var relatedmaxnum = 75; // the number of characters of summary
var relatednoimage = "https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PpjfsStySz0/UF91FE7rxfI/AAAAAAAACl8/092MmUHSFQ0/s1600/no_image.jpg"; // default picture for entries with no image
function readpostlabels(e){for(var t,r,l,a=0;a<e.feed.entry.length&&(t=e.feed.entry[a],a!=e.feed.entry.length);a++){relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum]=t.title.$t,l="","content"in t?l=t.content.$t:"summary"in t&&(l=t.summary.$t),relatedpSummary[relatedTitlesNum]=removetags(l,relatedmaxnum),r="media$thumbnail"in t?t.media$thumbnail.url:relatednoimage,relatedThumb[relatedTitlesNum]=r;for(var d=0;d<t.link.length;d++)if("alternate"==t.link[d].rel){relatedUrls[relatedTitlesNum]=t.link[d].href;break}relatedTitlesNum++}}function showrelated(){for(var e=new Array(0),t=new Array(0),r=new Array(0),l=new Array(0),a=0;a<relatedUrls.length;a++)contains(e,relatedUrls[a])||(e.length+=1,e[e.length-1]=relatedUrls[a],t.length+=1,t[t.length-1]=relatedTitles[a],r.length+=1,r[r.length-1]=relatedpSummary[a],l.length+=1,l[l.length-1]=relatedThumb[a]);relatedTitles=t,relatedUrls=e,relatedpSummary=r,relatedThumb=l;for(var a=0;a<relatedTitles.length;a++){var d=Math.floor((relatedTitles.length-1)*Math.random()),n=relatedTitles[a],s=relatedUrls[a],m=relatedpSummary[a],i=relatedThumb[a];relatedTitles[a]=relatedTitles[d],relatedUrls[a]=relatedUrls[d],relatedpSummary[a]=relatedpSummary[d],relatedThumb[a]=relatedThumb[d],relatedTitles[d]=n,relatedUrls[d]=s,relatedpSummary[d]=m,relatedThumb[d]=i}for(var u,h=0,o=Math.floor((relatedTitles.length-1)*Math.random()),g=o,f=document.URL;h<relatedPostsNum&&(relatedUrls[o]==f||(u="<div class='relatedsumposts'>",u+="<a href='"+relatedUrls[o]+"' title='"+relatedTitles[o]+"'><img src='"+relatedThumb[o]+"' /></a>",u+="<h6><a href='"+relatedUrls[o]+"' target='_self'>"+relatedTitles[o]+"</a></h6>",u+="<p>"+relatedpSummary[o]+" ... </p>",u+="</div>",document.write(u),h++,h!=relatedPostsNum))&&(o<relatedTitles.length-1?o++:o=0,o!=g););}function removetags(e,t){for(var r=e.split("<"),l=0;l<r.length;l++)-1!=r[l].indexOf(">")&&(r[l]=r[l].substring(r[l].indexOf(">")+1,r[l].length));return r=r.join(""),r=r.substring(0,t-1)}function contains(e,t){for(var r=0;r<e.length;r++)if(e[r]==t)return!0;return!1}
//]]>
</script>

Note

  • To Change the number posts that are being displayed, modify the value in red (4) 
  •  To change the number of characters to be shown in posts summary modify the value in red (75)
  • To change the default pic for posts with no images, add your URL instead of the one marked in blue



Step 4. Now that we added the script, we will need to add the CSS style. Just paste the following code above the same </head> tag:

<style>
.relatedsumposts {
padding: 0px 10px;
text-align: center;
/* width of the related posts area */
width: 120px;
float:left;margin-bottom:15px;
border-right: 1px dotted #E5E5E5;
display: inline-block;
}
.relatedsumposts h6 {
margin: 5px 0;
}
.relatedsumposts h6 a {
/* link properties */
color: #linkcolor;
text-transform: uppercase;
font-size:12px;
}
.relatedsumposts img {
/* thumbnail properties */
height: 82px;
width: 82px;
-webkit-border-radius: 50%;
-moz-border-radius: 50%;
border-radius: 50%;
}
.relatedsumposts p {
/* summary properties */
border-top: 1px dotted #E5E5E5;
border-bottom: 1px dotted #E5E5E5;
color: #summarycolor;
font-size: 10px;
height: 4em;
line-height: 1;
margin: 5px 0 0;
padding: 5px 0 15px 0;
}
#relatedpostssum {
width: 100%;
}
.relatedpoststitle {
font-size: 19px;
margin-bottom:15px;
}
</style>

You can Customize the Related Posts Widget 


  • Modify the value in red (120px) to adjust the width of the widget area.
  • Replace #linkcolor with the hex value of your color to change the color of the post titles 
  • If you want to change the size of thumbnail, modify the values marked in violet (82px)
  • To determine the border roundness, modify the values in orange (50%)
  • To change the color of the post snippet, change #summarycolor with color hex value.
Step 5. Next search CTRL+F for the following code snippet
<b:includable id='postQuickEdit' var='post'>

When you find it, click the sideways arrow to expand the code and scroll down until you find </b:includable> see the screenshot for more help.


Step 6. Just Above the </b:includable> tag add the following HTNL code.
<!-- Related Posts with Thumbnails Code Start-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<b:if cond='data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;'>
</b:if>
<script expr:src='&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + data:label.name + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=readpostlabels&amp;max-results=50&quot;' type='text/javascript'/>
</b:loop>
  <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-4'>
   <div class='relatedpoststitle'>RELATED POSTS</div>
<div id='relatedpostssum'>
      <script type='text/javascript'>showrelated();</script>
    </div>
    <div style='clear:both;'/>
  </div>
</b:if>
<!-- Related Posts with Thumbnails Code End-->
Step 7. Click on the "Save Template" button to save the changes and you're done!

Note. In case you see the undefined message, make sure that you have added the appropriate labels to your posts - which can be found in at least one more post, otherwise the script might not be able to find any related posts for that entry.

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