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Recent Rotating Post Gadget with Excerpt For Blogger

The Recent Rotating Post Gadget with Excerpt For Blogger is a very important widget for bloggers who want to make their blog’s beautiful and more interactive. Looking how user’s engagement with blogs in the recent years most people spend more time navigating when the find interesting content using the Recent Rotating Post Gadget with Excerpt For Blogger.

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How to Add Recent Rotating Posts Widget to Blogger

Step 1
First you need to Go to Layout > click on Add a Gadget link.

Recent Rotating Post Gadget with Excerpt For Blogger

Step 2
From the pop-up windows, choose the HTML/Javascript gadget.

Recent Rotating Post Gadget with Excerpt For Blogger

Step 3
Paste this code inside the empty box:

<style>
.gfg-root {
width: 100%;
height : auto;
position : relative;
overflow : hidden;
margin: 0 auto;
text-align : center;
font-size: 12px;
border: 2px solid #CAD4E7;
}
.gfg-title {
font-size: 16px;
font-weight : bold;
color : #3D5A99;
background-color: #ECEEF5;
line-height : 1.4em;
overflow : hidden;
white-space : nowrap;
}
.gfg-entry {
background-color : white;
width : 100%;
height : 9.2em;
position : relative;
overflow : hidden;
text-align : left;
margin-top : 3px;
}
.gf-title a {
font-weight: bold;
color: #3F86C6;
}
.gfg-subtitle {
display: none;
}
.gfg-list {
position : relative;
overflow : hidden;
text-align : left;
}
.gfg-listentry {
line-height : 1.5em;
overflow : hidden;
white-space : nowrap;
text-overflow : ellipsis;
padding-left : 15px;
padding-right : 5px;
}
.gfg-listentry-odd {
background-color : #eeeeee;
}
.gfg-listentry-even {
background-color : #fefefe;
}
.gfg-listentry-highlight {
background: #748BB7;
}
.gfg-listentry-highlight:before {
position: absolute;
left: 0;
content: ‘\25BA ‘;
font-size: 14px;
color: #eee;
}
.gfg-listentry-highlight a {
color: #eee;
}
.gfg-root .gfg-entry .gf-result {
position : relative;
background-color : white;
width : auto;
height : 100%;
padding-left : 20px;
padding-right : 5px;
}
.gfg-root .gfg-entry .gf-result .gf-title {
font-size: 14px;
line-height : 1.2em;
overflow : hidden;
white-space : nowrap;
text-overflow : ellipsis;
margin-bottom : 2px;
}
.gfg-root .gfg-entry .gf-result .gf-snippet {
height : 3.8em;
color: #000000;
margin-top : 3px;
}
.clearFloat {
clear : both;
}
</style>
<script src=”http://www.google.com/jsapi” type=”text/javascript”></script><script src=”http://www.google.com/uds/solutions/dynamicfeed/gfdynamicfeedcontrol.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
function showGadget() {var feeds = [{title:’List’,url:’https://geeksblogger.com/feeds/posts/default?redirect=false&start-index=5&max-results=10′},];
new GFdynamicFeedControl(feeds, ‘feedGadget’,{title: ‘Latest Posts’, numResults : 10, displayTime : 5000, hoverTime : 500});} google.load(“feeds”, “1”);
google.setOnLoadCallback(showGadget);
</script>
<div id=”feedGadget”>Loading…</div>

To Customize the code above:

First is the feed address to display. The url https://geeksblogger.com obviously, should be replaced with yours.

Next is start-index=5. This number indicates from which post we want to begin to show.

max-results=10 indicates the maximum number of posts that we will be reading from the feed, which is indicated in the start-index=5. This number always needs to be equal or greater to which we should see later and serves to set the number of posts that will be shown in the gadget. The easy thing would be to put 500 in order not to fail, but the higher the number is, the longer the gadget will take to load, so it’s better to adjust to what we need to show.

Finally there are some parameters of the script:

Your title: ‘Latest Posts’, is the title which goes on top.
numResults: 10, number of posts that actually will be in the list
displayTime: 5000, the delay time between posts in the rotator (in milliseconds)
hoverTime: 500, minimum time for a item in the list to be displayed at the top.

If we want to hide the list and show only the posts, then change this part:

.gfg-list {
position : relative;
overflow : hidden;
text-align : left;
}
to :
.gfg-list {
display:none;
}
and if we want to display only the list, then change this part:
.gfg-entry {
background-color : white;
width : 100%;
height : 9.2em;
position : relative;
overflow : hidden;
text-align : left;
margin-top : 3px;
}
to:
.gfg-entry {
display: none; }

Step 4
Lastly you just have to save the gadget and we’re done. Enjoy!

About the author

Mathias Amodu

A Web Developer, 018 NIRA Award winner for Youth Development, Quickteller Ambassador, A Web Specialist, Blogger, Student, Son and a business Man.

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