#BloggerRelatedPostWidget | #LinkWithin
Having related posts or articles in your blog could increase engagement s because a set of closely related posts are also displayed which affords your visitor to interact even more with some of your other contents.
Blogger only makes provision for popular posts. And popular posts may be unrelated to a story just read. That’s why related posts are more important than popular posts.
Thought experience coders can successfully ad related posts to blogger, but what about those are have no coding experience?
In this guide we’ll be making use of LinkWithin Related Post Widgets…no coding to technicalities required.
Why LinkWithin Widget?
LinkWithin is a blog widget that appears under each post, linking to related stories from your blog archive.
It indexes all stories from your blog archive, not just recent stories, making them accessible to new or casual readers of your blog who would like to see your other past related stories.
The widget links to stories that are relevant and interesting to readers of a particular post, keeping them engaged with your blog, and increasing your traffic.
LinkWithin widget is minimally styled and blends in with your site design.
Above all, the widget is free. It takes a minute to get the widget up and running on your blog, no signup required!
Step by step guide on how to add related posts to blog posts using LinkWithin
Login your blogger your blogger in a separate window and leave it signed in
Check the right hand side of your device screen, slightly below you’ll see the form: E-mail, Blog Link, Platform, and Width
In the email space use the verified email which you use to access your blogger dashboard.
In the Blog Link, enter your blog URL e.g http://www.powerhopes.com
Under the Platform, click the drop down option to select Blogger, other platforms are also available; select the one applicable to your blog.
In the width section, select the number of related posts you’d like to display at the end of every blog post. For powerhopes, we selected four.
Below the above step is a box “My blog has light text on a dark background” tick the box.
And click on Get Widget! button.
Clicking on the above prompt you to the next page, where you’re required to install LinkWithin widget.
Click on “Install Widget” link, which takes you to blogger Add Page Element, and select a blog if you have multiple blogs.
Provide the title for the related post widget, and click on add widget.
Note: By default, the LinkWithin widget adds related posts to your homepage and blog posts. So, you have the option to show related posts both in your blog homepage and on individual post, or to disable related posts in homepage.
In case you want related posts to show in your homepage and other individual posts, then click on Add Widget and go to your Blogger Layout to drag and drop the LinkWithin Widget under blog post.
In case you want to show related posts ONLY under individual post, do the following:
Still under the Add Page Element, under the Title are:
Edit Content, and Edit Template.
Click on Edit Template and add the below code to disable related posts in your blog homepage
Note: This code is provided by Thirumal Raj Technology Hint. We’ve tried it and it worked perfectly well.
<b:includable id=”main”><b:if cond=”data:blog.pageType == "item"”><data:content /></b:if></b:includable>
And click on “Add Widget” button.
In the “Layout” section of the blog, drag and drop the widget under blog post, which we consider as the appropriate place to have related posts.
Click on Save Arrangements and view your Blogger blog.
View any of your blog post to see related posts appear.
Try it, let’s know in case you need assistance.