How to Install Related Posts Widget for Blogger (Blogspot)

Friday, September 23, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 6 Comments

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to install the Related Posts widget for my Blogger (Blogspot) blog. I’ve been scouring the Internet for html code, but because of my customized template, I found step by step instructions for HTML code changes to be ineffective. Fortunately, I found a Related Posts Widget that requires no HTML tweaking at all!

This is how a Related Posts widget will look on your blog (the pic below is a screenshot of my own website with the widget installed):

related posts

Having a Related Posts widget allows your readers to stay longer on your page as they browse through past blog posts with a similar topic. If you want to install a Related Posts widget for your Blogger or Blogspot blog, follow the steps below:

  1. Log on to your Blogger account.
  2. Go to this Related Posts widget website.
  3. Fill up the fields with your email address, the URL of your blog, the platform (Blogger), and the number of related posts you want (I chose four because five no longer fits the width of my blog’s body):
    related posts widget
  4. If your blog has a dark background and your text is light in color, check the box beside this statement: “My blog has light text on a dark background.”
  5. Then, click the “Get Widget"!” button.
  6. You will then find yourself on another page. Click the “Install Widget” Link. On another tab, you will be brought to a Blogger window. To install the Related Posts widget, click on the “Add Widget” button:

    related posts widget blogger
  7. You will find yourself in your blog’s dashboard under the Designs tab. You will see the new widget installed here:

    related posts widget blogspot
  8. Drag the Related Posts widget over to the “body” part of your blog for it to install properly:related posts widget for blogger
  9. Save the changes by clicking on the orange “Save” button on the upper right corner.
  10. That’s it! You are now ready to view the newly installed Related Widgets post on your Blogspot blog! Rolling on the floor laughing

If you are having any problems on how to install the Related Posts widget on your Blogger/ Blogspot blog, leave a comment below with the URL of your blog and I’ll see what I can do to help.

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.

6 comments:

  1. i did these steps before but my problem is that the related stories didn't show up. the words "you might also like:" appear but no stories. i wonder how long before they appear.

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  2. Do you label your posts? It works if you label them. :) It should appear ASAP.

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  3. Stef, tried it, it works just fine! Tnx for sharing! =)

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  4. Sure, no problem! :) Glad to be of service.

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