How to Add related Posts with Thumbnail in Blog-spot? - Blogger


Related Posts with thumbnails in a blog is very helpful in Blogger Post. Moreover, the benefits of related posts in blogger post is to increase your pages view in your blog or website. Also, help in SEO strategy.

Normally in a free blogger, there are no recent post gadgets in bloggers. But, in paid or premium templates you may get recent post gadgets.

So, let's see how to add a recent post in free blog templates,

Step 1: Edit in HTML

Go to the Blogger Dashboard, then go to Templates > Edit Html



Step 2: Add Style to Related Post

Copy the given code, then go to html and click (Ctrl + f) then paste
</head> the in the search box and find. Then copy and paste the given code BEFORE head close tag

First Code:
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<!--Related Posts with thumbnails Scripts and Styles Start-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type='text/css'>
#related-posts { 
    float:left;
    width:auto; 
}
#related-posts h2 { 
    margin-top: 10px;
    background:none;padding:3px; 
}
#related-posts .related_img { 
    margin:5px;
    border:4px solid #f2f2f2;
    width:105px;height:105px;
    transition:all 300ms ease-in-out;
    -webkit-transition:all 300ms ease-in-out;
    -moz-transition:all 300ms ease-in-out;
    -o-transition:all 300ms ease-in-out;
    -ms-transition:all 300ms ease-in-out; 
}
#related-title {
    color: #222;
    line-height: 16px;
    padding: 0 10px;
    text-align: center;
    text-shadow: 0 2px 2px #fff;
    width: 100px;
}
#related-posts .related_img:hover{ 
    opacity:.7;
    filter:alpha(opacity=70);
    -moz-opacity:.7;
    -khtml-opacity:.7
}
#related-title:hover { 
    text-decoration: underline; 
}
</style>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
imgr=new Array();imgr[0]="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ex3V86fj4dQ/UrCQQa4cLsI/AAAAAAAAFdA/j2FCTmGOrog/s1600/no-thumbnail.png";showRandomImg=true;aBold=true;summaryPost=400;summaryTitle=20;numposts1=12;numposts2=4;function removeHtmlTag(strx,chop){var s=strx.split("<");for(var i=0;i<s.length;i++){if(s[i].indexOf(">")!=-1){s[i]=s[i].substring(s[i].indexOf(">")+1,s[i].length)}}s=s.join("");s=s.substring(0,chop-1);return s}
  function showrecentposts1(json){j=(showRandomImg)?Math.floor((imgr.length+1)*Math.random()):0;img=new Array();if(numposts2<=json.feed.entry.length){maxpost=numposts2}else{maxpost=json.feed.entry.length}for(var i=0;i<maxpost;i++){var entry=json.feed.entry[i];var posttitle=entry.title.$t;var pcm;var posturl;if(i==json.feed.entry.length)break;for(var k=0;k<entry.link.length;k++){if(entry.link[k].rel=='alternate'){posturl=entry.link[k].href;break}}for(var k=0;k<entry.link.length;k++){if(entry.link[k].rel=='replies'&&entry.link[k].type=='text/html'){pcm=entry.link[k].title.split(" ")[0];break}}if("content"in entry){var postcontent=entry.content.$t}else if("summary"in entry){var postcontent=entry.summary.$t}else var postcontent="";postdate=entry.published.$t;if(j>imgr.length-1)j=0;img[i]=imgr[j];s=postcontent;a=s.indexOf("<img");b=s.indexOf("src=\"",a);c=s.indexOf("\"",b+5);d=s.substr(b+5,c-b-5);if((a!=-1)&&(b!=-1)&&(c!=-1)&&(d!=""))img[i]=d;var month=[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12];var month2=["Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec"];var day=postdate.split("-")[2].substring(0,2);var m=postdate.split("-")[1];var y=postdate.split("-")[0];for(var u2=0;u2<month.length;u2++){if(parseInt(m)==month[u2]){m=month2[u2];break}}var daystr=day+' '+m+' '+y;pcm='<a href="'+posturl+'">'+pcm+' comments</a>';var trtd='<div class="col_maskolis"><h2 class="posttitle"><a href="'+posturl+'">'+posttitle+'</a></h2><a href="'+posturl+'"><img class="related_img" src="'+img[i]+'"/></a><div class="clear"></div></div>';document.write(trtd);j++}}var relatedTitles=new Array();var relatedTitlesNum=0;var relatedUrls=new Array();var thumburl=new Array();function related_results_labels_thumbs(json){for(var i=0;i<json.feed.entry.length;i++){var entry=json.feed.entry[i];relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum]=entry.title.$t;try{thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]=entry.gform_foot.url}catch(error){s=entry.content.$t;a=s.indexOf("<img");b=s.indexOf("src=\"",a);c=s.indexOf("\"",b+5);d=s.substr(b+5,c-b-5);if((a!=-1)&&(b!=-1)&&(c!=-1)&&(d!="")){thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]=d}else thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ex3V86fj4dQ/UrCQQa4cLsI/AAAAAAAAFdA/j2FCTmGOrog/s1600/no-thumbnail.png'}for(var k=0;k<entry.link.length;k++){if(entry.link[k].rel=='alternate'){relatedUrls[relatedTitlesNum]=entry.link[k].href;relatedTitlesNum++}}}}function removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs(){var tmp=new Array(0);var tmp2=new Array(0);var tmp3=new Array(0);for(var i=0;i<relatedUrls.length;i++){if(!contains_thumbs(tmp,relatedUrls[i])){tmp.length+=1;tmp[tmp.length-1]=relatedUrls[i];tmp2.length+=1;tmp3.length+=1;tmp2[tmp2.length-1]=relatedTitles[i];tmp3[tmp3.length-1]=thumburl[i]}}relatedTitles=tmp2;relatedUrls=tmp;thumburl=tmp3}function contains_thumbs(a,e){for(var j=0;j<a.length;j++)if(a[j]==e)return true;return false}function printRelatedLabels_thumbs(){for(var i=0;i<relatedUrls.length;i++){if((relatedUrls[i]==currentposturl)||(!(relatedTitles[i]))){relatedUrls.splice(i,1);relatedTitles.splice(i,1);thumburl.splice(i,1);i--}}var r=Math.floor((relatedTitles.length-1)*Math.random());var i=0;if(relatedTitles.length>0)document.write('<h2>'+relatedpoststitle+'</h2>');document.write('<div style="clear: both;"/>');while(i<relatedTitles.length&&i<20&&i<maxresults){document.write('<a style="text-decoration:none;margin:0 4px 10px 0;float:left;');if(i!=0)document.write('"');else document.write('"');document.write(' href="'+relatedUrls[r]+'"><img class="related_img" src="'+thumburl[r]+'"/><br/><div id="related-title">'+relatedTitles[r]+'</div></a>');if(r<relatedTitles.length-1){r++}else{r=0}i++}document.write('</div>');relatedUrls.splice(0,relatedUrls.length);thumburl.splice(0,thumburl.length);relatedTitles.splice(0,relatedTitles.length)}
//]]>
</script>
</b:if>
<!--Related Posts with thumbnails Scripts and Styles End-->

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Step 3: Add Related Post with thumbnail

Again go the Html, click (Ctrl + f) then paste this <div class='comments' id='comments'> and search. 
Find the 2 "div comment tag" and paste the code below BEFORE of that "div comment tag", so you should paste twice. 


Second Code:
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<!-- Related Posts with Thumbnails Code Start-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
    <div id='related-posts'>
        <b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
            <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_thumbs&amp;max-results=6&quot;' type='text/javascript'/></b:if></b:loop>
        <script type='text/javascript'>
            var currentposturl=&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;;
            var maxresults=6;
            var relatedpoststitle=&quot;<b>Related Posts:</b>&quot;;
            removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs();
            printRelatedLabels_thumbs();
        </script>
    </div>
</b:if>
<!-- Related Posts with Thumbnails Code End-->

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Now, done you can see the related post thumbnail on your blog post. Thanks for reading this. 

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