8 beautiful recent post Widgets/Gadgets for blogger

Recent post widget is real important for every blogger and reader.  There can be several benefits of it such as showing your latest posts to the visitors and thus getting more views. Recent post widget is a great way to keep your visitors browsing more and more articles on your blog and thus lowering website bounce rate.  Such great features make it important to add an attractive recent post widget to attract a lot of visitors and make them click.

Although blogger provides its own default recent post widget but its too simple and unattractive  that everyone would consider using third party widget . There are several attractive colorful recent post widgets available on the internet  , you should add which is most suitable to niche of your blog . Some of widget contains third party javascripts  and may reduce loading speed of your blog  so you need to choose the one wisely .

 How to add recent post widget to your blog

  • Log into your blogger dashboard >>  go to Layout >>  and click on Add a gadget

add a widget to blogger

  • A window will pop-up , scroll down and choose HTML/Javascript 

add a widget to blogger

  • A box will open , Copy the code of recent post widget that you want to add to your blog and paste the code into the box
  • Customize the widget according to your requirements and save and you are done.

 

Here are the codes for  8  beautiful and colorful recent posts widgets  and the good thing about these is you can customize color, fonts and every other thing that suits your blog. If you are getting any problem with customization or coding , comment below , I will reply.


1.      recent post widget

<script style="text/javascript"  src="http://makingdifferent.github.io/blogger-widgets/recent-posts-widget2.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>

<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href='//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>

2.

beautiful and colorful recent post widget

<script style="text/javascript"  src="http://makingdifferent.github.io/blogger-widgets/recent-posts-widget2.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>

<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href='//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 {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>

3.beautiful recent post widget

<div class="recentpoststyle">
<script src="http://makingdifferent.github.io/blogger-widgets/recent-posts-widget2.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">

<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>

4. beautiful recent post widget

<script style="text/javascript"  src="http://makingdifferent.github.io/blogger-widgets/recent-posts-widget2.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>

<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href='//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 {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>

5.

recent post widget with thumbnail

 

<script style="text/javascript"  src="http://makingdifferent.github.io/blogger-widgets/recent-posts-widget2.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>

<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
<link href='//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 {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>

6. multicolor recent post widget

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script><div id="recent-posts"><script language="JavaScript">
home_page = "Enter your blog url here";
numposts = 5;

imgr = new Array();showRandomImg = false;boxwidth = 255;cellspacing = 6;borderColor = "#232c35";bgTD = "#000000";thumbwidth = 0;thumbheight = 0;fntsize = 15;acolor = "#666";aBold = true;icon = " ";text = false;showPostDate = false;summaryPost = 0;summaryFontsize = 10;summaryColor = "#666";icon2 = " ";</script><script src="http://24work-new.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/24work-blogspot/recent-posts-t/recent-posts-min-1-ycode.js" type="text/javascript"/></script><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://24work-new.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/24work-blogspot/recent-posts-t/recent-posts-min-1.css" /></div>

Note: Replace the Enter your blog url here with your blog URL


7.

recent post widget

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script><div id="recent-posts"><script language="JavaScript">
home_page = "Enter your blog url here";
numposts = 5;

imgr = new Array();showRandomImg = false;boxwidth = 255;cellspacing = 6;borderColor = "#232c35";bgTD = "#000000";thumbwidth = 0;thumbheight = 0;fntsize = 15;acolor = "#666";aBold = true;icon = " ";text = false;showPostDate = false;summaryPost = 0;summaryFontsize = 10;summaryColor = "#666";icon2 = " ";</script><script src="http://24work-new.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/24work-blogspot/recent-posts-t/recent-posts-min-1-ycode.js" type="text/javascript"/></script><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://24work-new.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/24work-blogspot/recent-posts-t/recent-posts-min-3.css" /></div>

Note: Replace the Enter your blog url here with your blog URL


8.recent post widget

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script><div id="recent-posts"><script language="JavaScript">
home_page = "Enter your blog url here";
numposts = 5;

imgr = new Array();showRandomImg = false;boxwidth = 255;cellspacing = 6;borderColor = "#232c35";bgTD = "#000000";thumbwidth = 0;thumbheight = 0;fntsize = 15;acolor = "#666";aBold = true;icon = " ";text = false;showPostDate = false;summaryPost = 0;summaryFontsize = 10;summaryColor = "#666";icon2 = " ";</script><script src="http://24work-new.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/24work-blogspot/recent-posts-t/recent-posts-min-1-ycode.js" type="text/javascript"/></script><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://24work-new.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/24work-blogspot/recent-posts-t/recent-posts-min-4.css" /></div>

Note: Replace the Enter your blog url here with your blog URL

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