Recent Posts Widget with Thumbnails for Blogger/Blogspot

We have already posted a tutorial on how to add a simple recent posts widget that shows a list with the most recent posts if you'd prefer a more minimalist look. This tutorial will show you a different way of displaying the Recent Posts on Blogger. This is specially for users who want to show more info like recent posts excerpt or summary and the posts thumbnails.

To add the Recent Posts widget with thumbnails in Blogger is very easy. Just follow these steps below:

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How to Add the Recent Posts Widget to Blogger

Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, go to Layout > click on Add a Gadget link


Step 2. Once the pop-up window appears, scroll down and choose HTML/JavaScript


Step 3. Inside the empty box, add the following code:
<div class="eggTray">
<script src="https://googledrive.com/host/0B4n9GL3eVuV-bFc4a1RjZ2Zhbjg">{"pipe_id":"1a6640e2a78b2c6e736f2220529daae5","_btype":"list",
"pipe_params":{"URL":"YOUR-BLOG/feeds/posts/default"},
"hideHeader":"false","height":"500","count": 8 }</script>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript></div>
<style type=text/css>
.eggTray {margin:10px 0px;padding:0px;}
.ybr li  {border-bottom:0px #cccccc dotted; padding:0px 0px 10px 0px!important;}
.pipesTitle {padding-top:0px;}
.pipesDescription {display:true;}
.ycdr, .ycdr a {color:#999999;}
.widget .popular-posts ul {padding-left:0;}
</style>

Recent Posts widget settings

- replace YOUR-BLOG with the url of your site or blog (ex: http://helplogger.blogspot.com) and look to have just one forward slash symbol "/" at the end of the url otherwise will not work
- to disable the scroll bar, remove the 500 value
- by default, this widget is set to display a maximum of 8 recent posts. To change this number, replace 8 with the number of posts that you want to show
- to display only the post titles, change true to none and "0" from padding-top:0px with 10

Step 4. Save your widget. And you're done!

143 comments:

  1. How to decrease the Thumbnails size???

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  2. hi. i was able to make the widget appear however the thumbnails are blank. what to do please? thanks...

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  3. Same Here.... Thumbnails not appearing

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  4. Hello, I tried all what you said but it can't show me anything :(
    here is my blog pliztellme.com

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  5. It worked magic in my blog...thank u for the great tool, ure the best!

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  6. nice post I had added this to my blogger.

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  7. hi, how to make it horizontal instead of vertical recent post? thanks..

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    1. I wannt know the horizontal feature too.

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  8. I don't see any thumbnails?

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  9. Thanks this works great - much appreciated

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  10. How to change thumbnail size and summary length?

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  11. Hello, I followed the instructions and everything correctly, but I have a problem.
    The recent posts appeared, but they do not have images(thumbnail), although my original posts have images inside of them.
    this is my blog: http://mylast4.blogspot.com/
    Please I need help ;)
    Thank You

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  12. its blank, why no thumbnail? :'(

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  13. Thanks bro it is handsome i like it

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  14. That's good brother, such a nice post. But, as others complained, how to manage the sumary, thumbnail, title, and even the arrangement? What if i want to show the sumary above the image and title?

    I've published an article due to this matter, maybe some of those who posted the comments above gonna love it. Check it here if you'd like: Recent Post Thumbnail For Blogger.

    Nice to find this blog anyway. Realy a good blog admin, and i love it. :)

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  15. Nice post great man. I made this a few times ago, but no more. Now i use the automic widget for it. Just click and done.

    Sorry for the spam comment a few weeks ago. :)

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  16. Maybe this could help. Thanks!

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  17. Brilliant widget! Thank you! Do you know if there is any way I can change the font colour of the title of each post listed? Also is there a way of selecting different posts to display.

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    info@sardiniababy.com

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  18. Thanks- got it installed, but for some reason the most recent post (first one on list) does not have the text description.
    Nice efforts here! :)

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  19. Thanks! This was the one I was really looking for. Works perfectly at my blog.

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  20. Your site is wonderful. I’m so satisfied to have discovered you.I appreciate to this one.

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  21. Thanks! Its really very nice post

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  22. Thanx a lot for this widget..though the thumbnails of the Posts are not appearing in my blog..see it at..

    http://cosmologistic.blogspot.in/

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  23. How do I post an HTML link to the comments sections of someone else blog on blogger (blog spot)?
    I keep trying post a hot link to another page and when its published in the comments section - it just shows the code I pasted. I know its possible as everyone else on these comments posts links.
    THANKS

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  24. thankyu..informative.. [;)] Great post!.. keep the posts coming & i will keep reading them. thank for help them. Great blog dude! I just linked to this post on my Delicious. Keep it up!

    By:www.batamia.com

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  25. Its wouldn't be better then this because its truly an informative post. Thanks for the great work and keep going!!!

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  26. two questions:

    - how do I "un-bold" the post title font for my recent x?

    - Can I tell the widget to list posts so that the oldest ones show first?

    Great widget btw. I really like it

    If anyone wants to see what it looks like you can go here for a visual:

    whisperingbird.blogspot.com

    WB

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  27. I want my selected posts in thumbnails in the sidebar, how can I do that?

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  28. thank you!!! It worked fine with me!!!!!
    You rock ^__^

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  29. thanks sir for this wonderful widget, i have successfully added it to dailyschoolnews

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  30. is a really nice widget, needs some work....only one thumbnail was displayed :-)

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  31. I`am looking for tumbnail recent post where the tumbnail goes left to right, is there any?

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  32. Nice, but why the few of content isn't appear in my blog http://jemick.blogspot.com . Help me please

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  33. Recent Posts doesn't appear in That gadget!

    My Blog: http://bhejamatpaka.blogspot.in

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  34. I'll test it out. Thank you so much.

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  35. Thanks. I've added it to my blog. Your blog is very resourceful. keep it up

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  36. It is not updating the list in my blog! It was working fine! I don't know what happened! My last two article are not showing up!!

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  37. Is adding this script(to make a list) in blog post is spam?

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  38. thank you so much, bro.
    u make my blog become greater :D

    visit me at vickzkater.blogspot.com

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  39. Is there a way to remove the blogger logo? Also, how to increase the summary length? Thanks

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  40. It worked in my blog,thanks a lot for the great tool

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  41. Also to remove the scrollbar, change "height":"500" to "height":"auto"

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  42. Oops! What happend.. look at me :D

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  43. i am trying to get this for http://www.naziapakistan.blogspot.com but its show like this Recent Posts Thumbnails Blogger Widget
    any suggestion pleas

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  44. Hey its great.
    Working for my nicely!.
    Thank you!

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  45. Thanks very much :)
    http://greek-observatory.blogspot.com/

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  46. Thank you very much I have installed this widget at http://www.findmesimilar.com/ but how to increase the width of this widget.
    Thanks in advance.

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  47. Hi, it looks great but I can only seem to get it to display 20 posts. Ideally I need a widget like this one to display all my posts on a page. Can you help? info@sardiniababy.com

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  48. thats great. this tutorial absolutely working.
    www.smarsia.blogspot.com

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  49. I can't thank you enough for this, it's been so helpful :-)

    -Kirsten
    http://lateforteaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  50. Good work brother now i use this many thanks look!
    http://all-with-all.blogspot.com/

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  51. Thank you- very cool- I appreciate the customization options!

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  52. Is there a way to remove the blogger logo and unbold the post titles?

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  53. How i can do? if i don't need picture thumbnails.

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  54. I've remove the 500, why it's still using scroll ?

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  55. Very useful… now i am understand how to optimize my blog. thanks..

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  56. This post makes my day. I'm going to implement it as soon as I get home. I'm sure that this widget will retain some visitors. Thanks a lot. Already subscribe to your blog and will be back to more useful post.

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  57. this was working great.. it has stopped working for some reason? http://sportsbrothersfam.blogspot.com/

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  58. not working again... http://www.sportsbrothersreport.com/

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  59. Thanks you for this widget, but how can I remove the thumbnails? They're too big.

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  60. thanx for writing the post.
    I've just tried it but the thumbnail 'n excerpts don't appear. what should I do?

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  61. My thumbnails are blank.......Please assist me

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  62. Just what I was looking for.... Thank you.

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  63. Great information i like it you are really smart. thank you..

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  64. I have already installed a recent post with thumbnails on my blog. Now, my blog looks better.

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  65. This is really incredible , I Liked it !

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  66. Hey its great.
    Working for my nicely!.
    Thank you!

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  67. Hi,
    i really like and love this widget.this is what i looking for but i need some help.
    why recent post list only list just 20 post only?
    i already adjust the count number more than 50 but still show only 20 post list.
    how to modify the code to make it list more than 20 post list?
    tq.

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  68. this is nice VERY NICE thank you so much...

    BUT there's a problem. the Title appears as "null" instead of the actual titles from the posts themselves ;[

    Help please!!!

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  69. IF YOU WANT TO REMOVE THE THUMNAILS:

    PUT THIS .pipesThumbnail {display:none;} JUST BELOW .pipesDescription {display:true;}

    YOU CAN SEE EXAMPLE HERE www.nursingclient.com

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  70. Hey its great.
    Working for my nicely!.
    Thank you!
    viec lam

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  71. hi, how to remove image tunmbail.. i just wanna link only..

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  72. Thank you.My blog is http://submitmysites.blogspot.com/ for net solution.But I want to change the thumbnail image size.Please help.

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  73. wow! fantastic widget and great job. it really suited my blog. Thanks a lot!

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  74. Anyone know how to decrease the padding between first post and top? Kind of a little large.

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  75. Is there a way to increase the time it uses to determine "recent"?

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  76. i used your widget for label it is amazing http://lkfunniest.blogspot.com

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  77. Hello Dear,
    Finally I have been capable to set it to my blog Textile Aid .
    Thanks a lot

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  78. I want the image to be big and the post title to appear below the image.. ca u say how to do it?

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  79. Great widget bro, Is there is anyway to increase loading time of this widget? It only loads after loading all widgets on my site.

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  80. Thanks for such an incredible post in easy language..
    I like the way you write to touch the readers.. Appreciatable
    Please check, I've just added this widget:
    http://ethicalsoftwares.blogspot.com

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  81. its not working i am confused with padding "0" with 10 i dont understand this

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  82. This really helps coz my blogger dashboard don't support recent comments. My blog is www.pinoyscoops.com

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  83. its working gr8! thank you...www.praveenkanwar.blogspot.com

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  84. this widget is working smoothly thanks

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  85. This really works, it helps a lot. www.pinoyscoops.com

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  86. this widget is working smoothly thanks http://www.ahmad-web.com

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  87. This widget is working smoothly thanks!
    http://maciku.blogspot.com

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  88. Good job, Thank you very much! But please help me How to change the Thumbnails size???

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  89. how to change its redirecting url for more view

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  90. hey if your having trouble with thumbnails not coming up in a template you downloaded and uploaded. You have to upload your images to blogger you can't use external link images from other sites. It won't work. If you upload image to blogger and add to post it should auto work the thumbnail.

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  91. Great to see this , I ahve applied to my blogs

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  92. amazing you solve my problem really

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  93. Thanks so much for this! Love it :) check out my site at missalysonfaith.blogspot.com

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  94. Thank you. I lost this part in my blog; now I was able to restore it.

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  95. this widget is working smoothly thanks

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  96. Can you please to do displaying 100 articles and with title and 3 lines text ???

    I want for the page here: http://www.osiaefxi.com/

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  97. This was working perfectly on my blog, www.diybeautify.com...now however I am getting "No results". Any idea what to do to fix? I uninstalled and added it back but...nothing :( Help please.

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  98. Great, this is what i looking for.

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  99. Hi, I think this question has been asked, but I don't see the solution. How do I unbold the font titles? Thanks.

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