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Top 5 Cool Recent Posts Widget for Blogger Platform

For bloggers that pride themselves on always staying up-to-date with fresh content, a recent post widget can be an amazing tool. A recent post widget is helpful in many ways as it is similar to a ‘breaking news alert’ that journalists use for providing the most recent and relevant news that they have to offer.

Recent posts or say latest post widget helps reader to easily locate the latest published posts on the website.

There are plenty of wordpress plugins to show latest blog post on your blog. But, it is difficult to find cool recent posts widget for blogger platform.

In order to help you with this problem, I have come up with a post which shows you the Top 5 recent post widgets for blogger.

But, before you start using these blogger widgets, you need to keep a few things in mind.

All the widgets listed below are based on JavaScript which affects your loading time and that directly or indirectly might affect your blog in the Google SERPs.

So, it’s completely up to you, if you want to add these top 5 recent posts widget for blogspot blogs.

5 Cool Recent Post Widgets for Blogger

Here, I’m giving you 5 scripts to place recent post widget on your blogger blog.

Style #1

Recent Blogger Posts Widget Style 1

At the number 1, we’ve the design visible in the image. This is a colorful blogger recent posts widget with post title, post summary, circular image at the right and date stamp & Read more link at the bottom.

<script style=”text/javascript” src=”http://helplogger.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/helplogger/recentpoststhumbs.js”></script>
<script style=”text/javascript”>
var posts_no = 5;
var showpoststhumbs = true;
var readmorelink = true;
var showcommentslink = false;
var posts_date = true;
var post_summary = true;
var summary_chars = 70;
</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showlatestpostswiththumbs”></script>
<a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; float: right; margin: 5px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-cool-recent-post-widgets-for-blogger.html” rel=”nofollow”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Ubuntu+Condensed’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’ />
<style type=”text/css”>
img.recent-post-thumb {width:50px;height:50px;float:right;margin: 5px -5px 0px 0px; border-radius: 100%; padding: 3px;background: #fff}
.recent-posts-container {font-family: ‘Ubuntu Condensed’, sans-serif; float: left;width: 100%;min-height: 55px;margin: 5px 0px 5px 0px;padding: 0;font-size:12px;}
ul.recent-posts-container {list-style-type: none; background: #fff;padding: 0px; }
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(1n+0) {background: #F49A9A; width: 100%}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(2n+0) {background: #FCD092; width: 95%}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(3n+0) {background: #FFF59E; width: 90%;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(4n+0) {background: #E1EFA0; width: 85%;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:nth-child(5n+0) {background: #B1DAEF; width: 80%;}
ul.recent-posts-container li {padding:5px 10px;min-height:50px; list-style-type: none; margin: 0px 5px -5px 5px; color: #777;}
.recent-posts-container a { text-decoration:none; }
.recent-posts-container a:hover { color: #222;}
.post-date {color:#e0c0c6; font-size: 11px; }
.recent-post-title a {font-size: 14px;color: #444; font-weight: bold;}
.recent-post-title {padding: 6px 0px;}
.recent-posts-details a{ color: #222;}
.recent-posts-details {padding: 5px 0px 5px; }
</style>

Style #2

Recent Blogger Posts Widget Style 1

<div class=”recentpoststyle”>
<script src=”http://helplogger.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/helplogger/recentposts.js”></script>
<script>
var posts_no = 5;var posts_date = true;var post_summary = true;var summary_chars = 80;</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&amp;alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=showlatestposts”>
</script><a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; float: right; margin: 5px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-cool-recent-post-widgets-for-blogger.html” rel=”nofollow”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<style type=”text/css”>
.recentpoststyle {counter-reset: countposts;list-style-type: none;}
.recentpoststyle a {text-decoration: none; color: #49A8D1;}
.recentpoststyle a:hover {color: #000;}
.recentpoststyle li:before {content: counter(countposts,decimal);counter-increment: countposts;float: left;z-index: 2;position:relative;font-size: 20px;font-weight: bold;color: #fff;background: #69B7E2; margin: 15px 5px 0px -6px; padding: 0px 10px; border-radius: 100%;}
li.recent-post-title { padding: 5px 0px;}
.recent-post-title { font-family: “Avant Garde”,Avantgarde,”Century Gothic”,CenturyGothic,AppleGothic,sans-serif;}
.recent-post-title a {color: #444;font-size: 13px; text-decoration: none; padding: 2px; font-weight: bold;}
.post-date {padding: 5px 2px 5px 30px; font-size: 11px; color: #999; margin-bottom: 5px;}
.recent-post-summ { border-left: 1px solid #69B7E2; color: #777; padding: 0px 5px 0px 20px; margin-left: 11px; font-family: Garamond,Baskerville,”Baskerville Old Face”,”Hoefler Text”,”Times New Roman”,serif; font-size: 15px;}
</style></div>

 

Style #3

Recent Blogger Posts Widget Style 3

<script style=”text/javascript” src=”http://helplogger.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/helplogger/recentpoststhumbs.js”></script>
<script style=”text/javascript”>
var posts_no = 5;
var showpoststhumbs = true;
var readmorelink = true;
var showcommentslink = true;
var posts_date = true;
var post_summary = true;
var summary_chars = 70;</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showlatestpostswiththumbs”></script>
<a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; float: right; margin: 5px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com” rel=”nofollow”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’/>
<style type=”text/css”>
img.recent-post-thumb {padding:2px;width:65px;height:65px;float:left;margin: 0px 10px 10px; background: #fff; border: 1px solid #69B7E2;}
.recent-posts-container {font-family: ‘Oswald’, sans-serif;  float: left;width: 100%;min-height: 70px;margin: 5px 0px 5px 0px;padding: 0;font-size:12px;}
ul.recent-posts-container li {position:relative;padding:5px 0px;min-height:65px; list-style-type: none; margin-bottom: 5px;}
ul.recent-posts-container {counter-reset: countposts;list-style-type: none;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:before {content: counter(countposts,decimal);counter-increment: countposts;z-index: 2;position:absolute; left: 15px; font-size: 13px;font-weight: bold;color: #fff;background: #69B7E2;padding: 4px 10px; border-radius: 100%;}
.recent-posts-container a { text-decoration:none; }
.recent-post-title a {font-size: 13px; text-transform: uppercase; color: #2aace3;}
.recent-posts-details {margin: 5px 0px 0px 92px; }
.recent-posts-details a{ color: #777;}
</style>

Style #4

Recent Blogger Posts Widget Style 4

<script style=”text/javascript” src=”http://helplogger.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/helplogger/recentposts2.js”></script>
<script style=”text/javascript”>
var posts_no = 5;
var showpoststhumbs = false;
var readmorelink = true;
var showcommentslink = true;
var posts_date = true;
</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showlatestpostswiththumbs”></script>
<a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; float: right; margin: 5px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’/>
<style type=”text/css”>
img.recent-post-thumb {padding: 2px; width:35px;height:35px;float:right;margin: -14px 0px 0px 5px; border: 1px solid #cea5ac; border-radius: 10%;}
.recent-posts-container {font-family: ‘Oswald’, sans-serif;  float: left;width: 100%;min-height: 70px;margin: 5px 0px 5px 0px;padding: 0;font-size:12px;}
ul.recent-posts-container li {position:relative;padding:5px 0px;min-height:65px; list-style-type: none; margin: 0px 10px 5px 35px;}
ul.recent-posts-container {counter-reset: countposts;list-style-type: none;}
ul.recent-posts-container li:before {content: counter(countposts,decimal);counter-increment: countposts;z-index: 2;position:absolute; left: 5px; font-size: 16px;color: #4D4D4D;background: #F7F7F7;padding: 9px 14px; border: 1px solid #efefef;}
.recent-posts-container a { text-decoration:none; }
.recent-posts-container a:hover{color: #4DACE3;}
.post-date {color:#e0c0c6; font-size: 11px; }
.recent-post-title a {font-size: 13px; text-transform: uppercase; color: #5C4D4D;}
.recent-post-title { margin: 5px 0px; }
.recent-posts-details {border-top: 4px solid #AC707A; margin-top: 5px; padding-top: 5px;}
.recent-posts-details a{ color: #888;}
a.readmorelink {color: #4DACE3;}
</style>

Style #5

Recent Blogger Posts Widget Style 5

<script style=”text/javascript” src=”https://helplogger.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/helplogger/recentposts2.js”></script>
<script style=”text/javascript”>
var posts_no = 5;
var showpoststhumbs = true;
var readmorelink = true;
var showcommentslink = true;
var posts_date = true;
</script>
<script src=”/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showlatestpostswiththumbs” rel=”nofollow”></script>
<a style=”font-size: 9px; color: #CECECE; float: right; margin: 5px;” href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-cool-recent-post-widgets-for-blogger.html” rel=”nofollow”>Recent Posts Widget</a>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lobster|Gloria+Hallelujah’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’ />
<style type=”text/css”>
img.recent-post-thumb {width:50px;height:50px;float:right;margin: -4px -35px 0px 0px; border: 4px solid #FCD6CB; border-radius: 100%;}
.recent-posts-container {font-family: ‘Gloria Hallelujah’, cursive;  float: left;width: 100%;min-height: 55px;margin: 5px 0px 5px 0px;padding: 0;font-size:12px;}
ul.recent-posts-container {counter-reset: countposts;list-style-type: none; background: #fff; }
ul.recent-posts-container li:before {content: counter(countposts,decimal);counter-increment: countposts;z-index: 2;position:absolute; left: -20px; font-size: 16px;color: #616662;background: #FCD6CB;padding: 9px 14px; border-radius: 100%; margin-top: 15px;}
ul.recent-posts-container li {position:relative;padding:5px 0px;min-height:50px; list-style-type: none; margin: -2px 5px 5px 5px;  border-top: 2px solid #FCD6CB;}
ul.recent-posts-container {border: 2px solid #FCD6CB; }
.recent-posts-container a { text-decoration:none; }
.recent-posts-container a:hover { color: #222;}
.post-date {color:#e0c0c6; font-size: 11px; }
.recent-post-title a {font-size: 14px;color: #616662;}
.recent-post-title {padding: 6px 0px;}
.recent-posts-details a{ color: #888;}
.recent-posts-details {padding-bottom: 5px;}
a.readmorelink {color: #4DACE3;}
</style>

 

How to Add Recent Posts Widget on Blogger

Now, it’s time to add the above style codes on your blog. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1. Log in to your Blogger Account

Step 2. Now, Go to the Layout option.

Step 3. Click on the “Add a Gadget” option.

Step 4. From the pop-up window, scroll down and choose “HTML/Javascript” gadget.

Step 5. Hit the “Save” button.. That’s it!

 

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