Automatic Recent Posts Slider With jQuery For Blogger

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Recent posts slider is a best way to show of you blog's recent posts as a slide show.You may see the slider such slider in many wordpress blogs but when coming to blogger it is certainly not much seen.This widget is shared by Abu-Farhan and using my own tricks further I customized this plugin to works perfect with your blog.If you are thinking that customization's will be hard then you are wrong,this gadget is very easy to customize and very easy to add.You don't need to add images,text or any links like other sliders all is Automatic :D.  Here I am giving a tutorial about adding recent post slider to blogger.

How to add this slider to Blogger?

Step 1. In your dashboard click 'Design' > 'Edit Html' > Tick the 'Expand Widget Templates' Box.



Step 2. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to help find the code):

]]></b:skin>

Step 3. Now add the code below Directly Before / Above ]]></b:skin> (Make Sure Your Get All the Code)

/* START EasySlider By createtheblogger.blogspot.com */ #slide-container { height: 360px; position: relative; width: 480px; } #slider { height: 360px; left: 25px; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; position: relative; width: 480px; font-family: calibri; } .slide-desc { background: transparent url(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z105/dantearaujo/darkbg.png) repeat scroll 0 0; color: #FFFFFF; padding: 10px; position: absolute; right: 0px; text-align: left; top: 0; width: 200px; z-index: 99999; } .slide-desc h2 { display: block; } .crosscol .widget-content { position: relative; } #slider ul, #slider li, #slider2 ul, #slider2 li { margin: 0; padding: 0; list-style: none; } #slider2 { margin-top: 1em; } #slider li, #slider2 li { /* define width and height of list item (slide) entire slider area will adjust according to the parameters provided here */ width: 480px; height: 360px; overflow: hidden; } #prevBtn, #nextBtn, #slider1next, #slider1prev { display: block; width: 30px; height: 77px; position: absolute; left: -30px; text-indent: -9999px; top: 71px; z-index: 1000; } #nextBtn, #slider1next { left: 520px !important; } #prevBtn, #nextBtn, #slider1next, #slider1prev { display: block; height: 77px; left: 0; position: absolute; top: 132px; width: 30px; z-index: 1000; } #prevBtn a, #nextBtn a, #slider1next a, #slider1prev a { display: block; position: relative; width: 30px; height: 77px; background: url(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z105/dantearaujo/prev.png) no-repeat 0 0; } #nextBtn a, #slider1next a { background: url(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z105/dantearaujo/next.png) no-repeat 0 0; } /* numeric controls */ ol#controls { margin: 1em 0; padding: 0; height: 28px; } ol#controls li { margin: 0 10px 0 0; padding: 0; float: left; list-style: none; height: 28px; line-height: 28px; } ol#controls li a { float: left; height: 28px; line-height: 28px; border: 1px solid #ccc; background: #DAF3F8; color: #555; padding: 0 10px; text-decoration: none; } ol#controls li.current a { background: #5DC9E1; color: #fff; } ol#controls li a:focus, #prevBtn a:focus, #nextBtn a:focus { outline: none; } /* END EasySlider By createtheblogger.blogspot.com */

Step 4. Find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click Ctrl and F for a search bar to help find the code):

</body>

Step 5. Now add the code below Directly after/below </body> (Make Sure Your Get All the Code)

<!-- Start easy content slider by createtheblogger.blogspot.com --> <script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'></script> <script src='http://accordion-template.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/easySlider1.7.js' type='text/javascript'></script> <script type='text/javascript'> //<![CDATA[ $(document).ready(function(){ $("#slider").easySlider({ auto: true, continuous: true }); }); //]]> </script> <!-- End easy content slider by createtheblogger.blogspot.com -->

Step 6. Save your template.


Adding the gadget


Step 1. In your Blogger dashboard click Design > Add A Gadget > Choose Html/Javascript.






Step 2. Copy and paste the code below into the Html/Javascript gadget :

<div id="slider"> <script style="text/javascript" src="http://code.helperblogger.com/easySlider.min.js"></script> <script style="text/javascript"> var numposts_gal = 6; var numchars_gal = 150; var random_posts = false; // random posts </script> <script src="http://yourblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showgalleryposts&max-results=999999"></script> </div>

Note - Now replace yourblog.blogspot.com (in red) with your own blog url. (Only change blog URL don't change any other things.
To change number of post find this 6 (in blue)in above code. 
If you want to change number of characters to show in description find this piece of code 150 (in green)

Step 3. Save the gadget and drag and drop into the desired position.

Drop Your Comments Below.

3 comments:

Netmediablog said... For Bloggers

This is great indeed thanks for the tutorial.

Admin said... For Bloggers

;)

Anonymous said... For Bloggers

Hey I'm trying to put this on my blog but it doesn't work. Can you please help me with it :( I'm going crazy putting this on my blog.

Kindly email me please. ( tech3lper@gmail.com )

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