How to add recent posts slider in homepage

Step 1 – Applying Styles

  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard > Design > Edit HTML. (In new User Interface It Is – Dashboard > Template)
  2. As always download a copy of your template first.
  3. Now find for ]]></b:skin>
  4. Add below code just before ]]></b:skin>
/* START EasySlider */

#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 */

Step 2 – Adding JavaScript

  • Now find for </body> tag
  • Add below code just after/below </body> tag.


<!-- Start easy content slider -->
<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  -->

Now save your template.

Adding The Gadget

  • Now go to Page Layout
  • Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript
  • Paste below piece of code and save it.
 
    <div id="slider">
<script style="text/javascript" >
var showpostthumbnails_gal  = true;
    var showpostsummary_gal   = true;
 var random_posts         = false;
 var numchars_gal   = 150;
 var numposts_gal   = 10;
function showgalleryposts(json) {
    var numPosts = json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t;
    var indexPosts = new Array();
 document.write('<ul>');
    for (var i = 0; i < numPosts; ++i) {
        indexPosts[i] = i;
    }
 if (random_posts == true){
    indexPosts.sort(function() {return 0.5 - Math.random()});
 }
    if (numposts_gal > numPosts) {
        numposts_gal = numPosts;
    }
    for (i = 0; i < numposts_gal; ++i) {
        var entry_gal = json.feed.entry[indexPosts[i]];
  var posttitle_gal =  entry_gal.title.$t;
        for (var k = 0; k <  entry_gal.link.length; k++) {
            if ( entry_gal.link[k].rel == 'alternate') {
                posturl_gal =  entry_gal.link[k].href;
                break;
            }
        }
  if ("content" in entry_gal) {
            var postcontent_gal = entry_gal.content.$t
        }
        s = postcontent_gal;
        a = s.indexOf("<img");
        b = s.indexOf("src="", a);
        c = s.indexOf(""", b + 5);
        d = s.substr(b + 5, c - b - 5);
        if ((a != -1) && (b != -1) && (c != -1) && (d != "")) {
            var thumburl_gal = d
        } else var thumburl_gal = 'http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m596/abu-farhan/Images_no_image.gif';
        document.write('<li><div id="slide-container"><span class="slide-desc"><h2 style="margin:10px 0px;">');
        document.write(posttitle_gal + '</h2>');
        var re = /<S[^>]*>/g;
        postcontent_gal = postcontent_gal.replace(re, "");
        if (showpostsummary_gal == true) {
            if (postcontent_gal.length < numchars_gal) {
                document.write(postcontent_gal);
                document.write('</span>')
            } else {
                postcontent_gal = postcontent_gal.substring(0, numchars_gal);
                var quoteEnd_gal = postcontent_gal.lastIndexOf(" ");
                postcontent_gal = postcontent_gal.substring(0, quoteEnd_gal);
                document.write(postcontent_gal + '...');
                document.write('</span>')
            }
        }
   document.write('<a href="' + posturl_gal + '"><img src="' + thumburl_gal + '" width="480px" height="360"/></a></div>');
        document.write('</li>');
    }
 document.write('</ul>');
 
}
</script>
<script style="text/javascript">
 var numposts_gal = 6;
 var numchars_gal = 150;
 var random_posts = false; // random posts
</script>
<!-- replace with your web address (marked with red color) -->
<script src="http://yourblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showgalleryposts&max-results=999999"></script>
</div>
  • Now replace yourblog.blogspot.com with your own blog url.[Code Line – 10] (Only change blog URL don’t change any other things.
  • To change number of post find this var numposts_gal = 6; line in above code. (Code Line – 4)
  • If you want to change number of characters to show in description find this piece of code var numchars_gal = 150; (Code Line – 5)
Now save your all the changes and you are done.Visit your blog to see this beautiful slide.
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