A reader asked for a hack for RECENT POSTS for the New Blogger (formerly beta). Have a look at this list of posts in this blog Natural Remedies. The RECENT POSTS is at the second from the bottom of the right sidebar, just above the "Contact Me" link.
You will have to enter the feed URL for your blog which will take the form of
(substituting "yourblog" with the actual URL of your blog and respond to a number of choices as shown in the screenshot below (click to enlarge):
If you select the number of items to display to zero, then all the posts will be listed. I have limited it to 8 as showing all posts will give a very long list. Putting "Show item descriptions?" as 0 will give no description, 1 will give full description, and n>1 will display the first n characters of the description. The rest are self-explanatory.
for Natural Remedies and tested adding a new post. When I view the blog after publishing the new post, I could not see the latest post in the list of "Recent Posts", so I tried again with another blog Medical Matters using
and also this time chose "Show title and description"
(the "Recent Posts" is at the second from the bottom of the right sidebar, just above the Profile. I published a new
Just a little note. Whenever you add a script into a Page Element, it is good to add a comment (not seen on the web) which tells what the script is for. This is so that when you know what the script is for. In my case, I have added the comment
<!-- list of posts hack --> at the top of the script so that I will know what the script is for. Comments are not displayed on the Webs, and are good to document codes so that one will not forget what it is for.
UPDATE: This hack does not seem to be working. Using the above feed URL, a List of Post is produced which does not show new posts added. I tried another URL, in this case, http://food-drinks-and-recipe.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/full. The first time, it was added, it showed a list of post. The moment a new post is added, all the post titles disappeared.
UPDATE 23 January 2007: Someone commented in this post about using JSON. Did a Google search for "JSON blogger beta" and found this: JSON on New Blogger and a backlink to Blogger Hack for recent comments and posts. Added what I found in that blog, changed "comment" to "post" and got a list of post but with the title RECENT COMMENTS". Anyone knows how to change that to RECENT POSTS?
UPDATE 23 January 2007: Found another hack at Beautiful Beta: Widget Installation and download page. The result of the hack is at the bottom of the left sidebar at Food, Drinks and Recipe. So now, you have 3 methods of adding List of Recent Posts.
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