How To Add Random Thumbnail Posts Widget on Blogger Blog


Adding Widgets to your blogger blog makes your blog looks attractive and might increase your audience. There are many kind of widgets you can add to your blogger blog. Automatically, you can add widget to your blog via "Layout" section in blogger.

Random post widget is a blogger widget that displays random posts on your blogger blog. There are many types of random post thumbnail widget online but the one here is the best i have ever used. Random post widget will always show different posts once the page where it is installed is refreshed.


To add this related post widget to your blogger blog, follow the steps below.


How To Get Started

Step 1 : Sign in to your Blogger Dashboard, in the left menu, click "Layout"
Step 2 : Locate the "Sidebar" and click "Add a Gadget"
Step 3 : Choose "HTML/Javascript" and paste below code in the box.



<style>
#random-posts img {
    float: left;
    margin-right: 10px;
    width: 65px;
    height: 65px;
    background-color: #F5F5F5;
    padding: 3px;
}
ul#random-posts {    list-style-type: none;}
#random-posts li {
    margin-bottom: 10px;
}
.random-summary {
    display: block;
}
</style>
<ul id='random-posts'>
<script type='text/javaScript'>
var randomposts_number = 10;
var randomposts_chars = 60;
var randomposts_details = 'yes';
randomposts_details2 = 'no';
var randomposts_comments = 'Comments';
var randomposts_commentsd = 'Comments Disabled';
var randomposts_current = [];
var total_randomposts = 0;
var randomposts_current = new Array(randomposts_number);
function randomposts(json) {    total_randomposts = json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t
}
document.write('<script type=\"text/javascript\" src=\"/feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&max-results=0&callback=randomposts\"><\/script>');
function getvalue() {
    for (var i = 0; i < randomposts_number; i++) {
        var found = false;
        var rndValue = get_random();
        for (var j = 0; j < randomposts_current.length; j++) {
            if (randomposts_current[j] == rndValue) {
                found = true;
                break
            }
        };
        if (found) {
            i--
        } else {
            randomposts_current[i] = rndValue
        }
    }
};
function get_random() {
    var ranNum = 1 + Math.round(Math.random() * (total_randomposts - 1));
    return ranNum
};
</script>
<script type='text/javaScript'>
function random_posts(json) {
    for (var i = 0; i < randomposts_number; i++) {
        var entry = json.feed.entry[i];
        var randompoststitle = entry.title.$t;
        if ('content' in entry) {
            var randompostsnippet = entry.content.$t
        } else {
            if ('summary' in entry) {
                var randompostsnippet = entry.summary.$t
            } else {
                var randompostsnippet = "";
            }
        };
        randompostsnippet = randompostsnippet.replace(/<[^>]*>/g, "");
        if (randompostsnippet.length < randomposts_chars) {
            var randomposts_snippet = randompostsnippet
        } else {
            randompostsnippet = randompostsnippet.substring(0, randomposts_chars);
            var whitespace = randompostsnippet.lastIndexOf(" ");
            randomposts_snippet = randompostsnippet.substring(0, whitespace) + "&#133;";
        };
        for (var j = 0; j < entry.link.length; j++) {
            if ('thr$total' in entry) {
                var randomposts_commentsnum = entry.thr$total.$t + ' ' + randomposts_comments
            } else {
                randomposts_commentsnum = randomposts_commentsd
            }; if (entry.link[j].rel == 'alternate') {
                var randompostsurl = entry.link[j].href;
                var randomposts_date = entry.published.$t;
                if ('media$thumbnail' in entry) {
                    var randompoststhumb = entry.media$thumbnail.url
                } else {
                    randompoststhumb = "http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5SoVe1K6JSk/Utl0OOmucAI/AAAAAAAAF6E/hQghgD_EJdQ/s1600/no_thumb.png"
                }
            }
        };
        document.write('<li>');
        document.write('<img alt="' + randompoststitle + '" src="' + randompoststhumb + '"/>');
        document.write('<div><a href="' + randompostsurl + '" rel="nofollow">' + randompoststitle + '</a></div>');
        if (randomposts_details == 'yes') {            document.write('<span>' + randomposts_date.substring(8, 10) + '.' + randomposts_date.substring(5, 7) + '.' + randomposts_date.substring(0, 4) + ' - ' + randomposts_commentsnum) + '</span>'
        }
        if (randomposts_details2 == 'yes') {            document.write('<span class="random-summary">' + randomposts_snippet) + '</span>'
        }
        document.write('<div style="clear:both"></div></li>')
    }
};getvalue();
for (var i = 0; i < randomposts_number; i++) {    document.write('<script type=\"text/javascript\" src=\"/feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&start-index=' + randomposts_current[i] + '&max-results=1&callback=random_posts\"><\/script>')
};
</script>
</ul>
<div style="font-size: 10px; float: right;"><a href="http://www.ogbongetechs.com/2016/06/how-to-add-random-thumbnail-posts-to-blogger-blog.html" rel="nofollow">Random Posts Widget</a></div>

Step 4 : Finally click "Save" to keep your widget.

NB : If you add related post widget to your blogger blog using Emporio Theme, the widget will display on both mobile and desktop view. But if it is added to the old blogger custom theme or template, it will only display on desktop view. To make it display on Mobile view, you have to add mobile='yes' to your blogger blog theme.


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