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How To Show Related Posts/Articles in Blogger

When people are engaged on your site, it means that your bounce rate would go down which is indeed a great sign for those site owners who always complain about high bounce rate.

Yet, these are the few perks of displaying related articles below your posts because it really makes your site looks professional plus provide great engagement possibilities.

Now, we are going to look closely at this article to help you add sweet related posts to your blogger template.

Lets get started:

The First thing you need to do is to login into your Blogger account and go to >> Templates >> Edit HTML and search for the ending </head> tag and just above it paste the following code.

<style> #related-posts { float: left; width: 650px; border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; height: 290px; } #related-posts h2 { margin-top: 50px; border-bottom: 0px; border-top: 1px solid #ddd; padding-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 3px; color: #666; font-size: 16px; } </style> <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'> <script type='text/javascript'> var defaultnoimage=&quot;;; var maxresults=3; var splittercolor=&quot;#fff&quot;; var relatedpoststitle=&quot;Related Articles:&quot;; </script> <script type='text/javascript'> //<![CDATA[ var relatedTitles = new Array(); var relatedTitlesNum = 0; var relatedUrls = new Array(); var thumburl = new Array(); function related_results_labels_thumbs(json) { for (var i = 0; i < json.feed.entry.length; i++) { var entry = json.feed.entry[i]; relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum] = entry.title.$t; try {thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]$thumbnail.url;} catch (error){ s=entry.content.$t;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!="")) {thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]=d;} else {if(typeof(defaultnoimage) !== 'undefined') thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]=defaultnoimage; else thumburl[relatedTitlesNum]="";} } if(relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum].length>35) relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum]=relatedTitles[relatedTitlesNum].substring(0, 35)+"..."; for (var k = 0; k <; k++) { if ([k].rel == 'alternate') { relatedUrls[relatedTitlesNum] =[k].href; relatedTitlesNum++; } } } } function removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs() { var tmp = new Array(0); var tmp2 = new Array(0); var tmp3 = new Array(0); for(var i = 0; i < relatedUrls.length; i++) { if(!contains_thumbs(tmp, relatedUrls[i])) { tmp.length += 1; tmp[tmp.length - 1] = relatedUrls[i]; tmp2.length += 1; tmp3.length += 1; tmp2[tmp2.length - 1] = relatedTitles[i]; tmp3[tmp3.length - 1] = thumburl[i]; } } relatedTitles = tmp2; relatedUrls = tmp; thumburl=tmp3; } function contains_thumbs(a, e) { for(var j = 0; j < a.length; j++) if (a[j]==e) return true; return false; } function printRelatedLabels_thumbs(current) { var splitbarcolor; if(typeof(splittercolor) !== 'undefined') splitbarcolor=splittercolor; else splitbarcolor="#DDDDDD"; for(var i = 0; i < relatedUrls.length; i++) { if((relatedUrls[i]==current)||(!relatedTitles[i])) { relatedUrls.splice(i,1); relatedTitles.splice(i,1); thumburl.splice(i,1); i--; } } var r = Math.floor((relatedTitles.length - 1) * Math.random()); var i = 0; if(relatedTitles.length>0) document.write('<h2>'+relatedpoststitle+'</h2>'); document.write('<div style="clear: both;"/>'); while (i < relatedTitles.length && i < 20 && i<maxresults) { document.write('<a style="text-decoration:none;padding:5px;float:left;'); if(i!=0) document.write('border-left:solid 0.5px '+splitbarcolor+';"'); else document.write('"'); document.write(' href="' + relatedUrls[r] + '"><img style="width:200px;height:120px;border:0px;" src="'+thumburl[r]+'"/><br/><div style="padding-left:3px;height:65px;border: 0pt none ; margin: 3px 0pt 0pt; padding: 0pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">'+relatedTitles[r]+'</div></a>'); i++; if (r < relatedTitles.length - 1) { r++; } else { r = 0; } } document.write('</div>'); relatedUrls.splice(0,relatedUrls.length); thumburl.splice(0,thumburl.length); relatedTitles.splice(0,relatedTitles.length); } //]]> </script> </b:if>

In the template, search for the tag and just below it paste the following HTML Coding. In case, you are unable to find , then you can paste it just below

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'> <div id='related-posts'> <b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'> <b:if cond='data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;'> </b:if> <script expr:src='&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=related_results_labels_thumbs&amp;max-results=6&quot;' type='text/javascript'/></b:loop> <script type='text/javascript'> removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs(); printRelatedLabels_thumbs(&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;); </script> </div></b:if>

Congratulations: You have successfully learned how to display related Articles below posts in blogger. Go and preview your posts to see everything is working in an order or not. 

Have any questions? Feel free to ask me via the comments section! Remember to share this tutorial with others on Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus.

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