Though many blog user used different custom recent post widget but most of them are very lazy to load. Specially for those who use heavy widget that affect template loading time. However Google blogger has an amazing option where you can display recent post of your blog by using blogger RSS or Atom feed. Showing recent post from feed is very easy and it load faster than any other custom recent post widget. So in this tutorial I will show you how to display recent post widget in your blogger sidebar. Just follow the below steps-
Step 1 Sign in to your blogger account and go to Blogger Dashboard.
Step 2 On Blogger Dashboard Click ->Layout -> Add a Gadget
Step 3 Scroll down through popup window and Select ->Feed Gadget.
Step 4 Now copy the below code and paste it on Feed URL field and Click on Continue button.
- For example: http://bloggerspice.com/feeds/posts/default
Though I am using custom domain so I have omit .blogspot but if you are using blogger without custom domain then you have to use it. Also don't give any space or gap between any letter. Because if you use any space or gap then feed will not work.
- Replace yoursitename.blogspot.com with your blog URL.
Step 5 Now change the Title with Recent Post and under Show option select how many post you want to display. And see the preview below.
Step 6 If you want to display Post publishing day and author name then put tick on check box. In
addition, you can select option that the link will be open in new window by putting tick on check box.
Step 7 Finally hit the Save button. And now check the Recent post widget in your blog.
Remember that Blogger will able to display maximum 5 Post from feed so you have to display within 5 post. You can move your Recent post widget from feed to Sidebar or Footer section of your blogger template. But the Ideal place is Sidebar or in Sidebar tab section. If you have any query regard this then feel free to leave a comment below.