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How To Add Related Posts Widget On A Blogger Blog

Related post widget is very important and needed widget for blogs on blogger. Why?
Related posts widget helps in increasing engagement on ones site. Related posts widget works according to the label.

What do I mean?
Related posts widget displays related posts according to categories or labels of such page. Now, to add such widget on your blogger blog, follow through this procedures.

Note: We are going to show you on how to add it both on mobile and pc view of your blog.

How To Add Related Posts To Blogger Blogs
• Log in to your blogger dashboard and locate theme. Back up your current theme.

• Then click on edit html.

• Use the Ctrl + F and search for this line of code </head>.

• Now copy and paste this code right above the </head>

<!–Related Post Widget By BloggingSeries–>
<style>
#related-posts {
float : left;
width : 350px;
margin-top:20px;
margin-left : 5px;
margin-bottom:20px;
font : 11px Verdana;
margin-bottom:10px;
}
#related-posts .widget {
list-style-type : none;
margin : 5px 0 5px 0;
padding : 0;
}
#related-posts .widget h2, #related-posts h2 {
font-size : 20px;
font-weight : normal;
margin : 5px 7px 0;
padding : 0 0 5px;
}
#related-posts a {
text-decoration : none;
}
#related-posts a:hover {
text-decoration : none;
}
#related-posts ul {
border : medium none;
margin : 10px;
padding : 0;
}
#related-posts ul li {
display : block;
background : url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_u4gySN2ZgqE/SnZhv_C6bTI/AAAAAAAAAl4/Rozt7UhvgOo/s200/greentickbullet.png) no-repeat 0 0;
margin : 0;
padding-top : 0;
padding-right : 0;
padding-bottom : 1px;
padding-left : 21px;
margin-bottom : 5px;
line-height : 2em;
border-bottom:1px dotted #cccccc;
}
</style>

<script type=’text/javascript’>
//<![CDATA[
var relatedTitles = new Array();
var relatedTitlesNum = 0;
var relatedUrls = new Array();
function related_results_labels(json) {
for (var i = 0; i < json.feed.entry.length; i++) {
var entry = json.feed.entry[i];
relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum] = entry.title.$t;
for (var k = 0; k < entry.link.length; k++) {
if (entry.link[k].rel == ‘alternate’) {
relatedUrls[relatedTitlesNum] = entry.link[k].href;
relatedTitlesNum++;
break;
}
}
}
}
function removeRelatedDuplicates() {
var tmp = new Array(0);
var tmp2 = new Array(0);
for(var i = 0; i < relatedUrls.length; i++) {
if(!contains(tmp, relatedUrls[i])) {
tmp.length += 1;
tmp[tmp.length – 1] = relatedUrls[i];
tmp2.length += 1;
tmp2[tmp2.length – 1] = relatedTitles[i];
}
}
relatedTitles = tmp2;
relatedUrls = tmp;
}
function contains(a, e) {
for(var j = 0; j < a.length; j++) if (a[j]==e) return true;
return false;
}
function printRelatedLabels() {
var r = Math.floor((relatedTitles.length – 1) * Math.random());
var i = 0;
document.write(‘<ul>’);
while (i < relatedTitles.length && i < 20) {
document.write(‘<li><a href=”‘ + relatedUrls[r] + ‘”>’ + relatedTitles[r] + ‘</a></li>’);
if (r < relatedTitles.length – 1) {
r++;
} else {
r = 0;
}
i++;
}
document.write(‘</ul>’);
document.write(‘<a href=”https://www.bloggingseries.com” target=”_blank” rel=”DOfollow”><font size=”1″ color=”black”>[Get Related Posts Widget for Your Blog]</font></a>’);
}
//]]>
</script>

<!–Related Posts Scripts and Styles By Blogging Series End–>

•  Now save for the mean time.

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• Press Ctrl + F again and search for this line of code class=’post-footer-line post-footer-line 1′>.

• Press enter, once you get to this line of code “<div class=’post-footer-line post-footer-line-1′> ” paste this code immediately after it:

<!– Related Posts with Thumbnails Code Start–>
<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’>
<div id=’related-posts’>
<font face=’Arial’ size=’3′><b>Related Posts: </b></font><font color=’#FFFFFF’><b:loop values=’data:post.labels’ var=’label’><data:label.name/><b:if cond=’data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;’>,</b:if><b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;’>
<script expr:src=’&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + data:label.name + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=related_results_labels&amp;max-results=10&quot;’ type=’text/javascript’/></b:if></b:loop> </font>
<script type=’text/javascript’> removeRelatedDuplicates(); printRelatedLabels();
</script>
</div>
</b:if>
<!– Related Posts with Thumbnails Code End–>

This will display your related post on just mobile view.

• Press enter again to get to this line of code ” <p class=’post-footer-line post-footer-line-1′> then paste the same code above right after the line of code and save. This will also display related post on your pc view.

Any issue should be dropped on the comment section.

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