Sunday, 19 September 2010

New and improved related post widget blogger

Displaying related posts is a smart way for keeping your site visitors around and with thumbnails it is even smarter! Mike on More-tech-tips has created easy setup wizard for demos and code generation. Also, to have code copied to your Blogger blog!

New Features

  1. Display related posts with/without thumbnails.
  2. Since, images added to Blogger posts are uploaded to PicasaWeb, you can use many custom thumbnail sizes.
  3. You can use one of 2 CSS styles to help you get started quickly.
  4. Display posts with transition effects or as a fixed list.
  5. Many transition options are available like opacity, width, height, font-size.
  6. Optional timeout technique is used to finish widget loading when one or more feed requests were not completed successfully, instead of waiting indefinitely.
  7. Thumbnails loading is delayed until widget has finished aggregating related posts to avoid loading extra images
  8. You can customize it by placing optional parameters -like custom animation- in a HTML comment or HTML5 data attribute.
  9. You can disable widget if current page is not a post page.
  10. Widget was rewritten as a jQuery plugin, use a typical jQuery call to load it or auto-load any number of div elements with "related-posts-widget" class in the same page.

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