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How to Setup Your Recent Posts and Recent Comments Blogger Page Elements

In order to enable the Recent Posts and Recent Comments page elements in your recently downloaded Blogger template, you need to follow a couple simple steps.

These lists aren’t going to show up when you first install the template so we’re going to bring them to life now. They are actually both RSS Feed widgets so we’ll need to paste in your feed and comment rss feeds to make them work.

Let’s start with the Recent Posts page element so click to edit it. Then paste in your RSS feed url which will most likely be in this format https://YOURSITE.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default . Make sure to replace “YOURSITE” with your actual blog url.


There’s no need to change the title (unless you want to call it something else) so then hit “Save Changes”. Then save your blogger layout and go over to your other browser window, refresh and see the Recent Posts appear in your blog’s sidebar.

Now you’re going to do the exact same thing with the “Recent Comments” page element but you’ll instead use this feed format https://YOURSITE.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default . Again, make sure to replace “YOURSITE” with your actual blog url. Save and make sure it’s working properly. If it doesn’t appear on your blog, chances are you don’t have the correct feed url or you might not have any comments yet.

If you really want to fine tune your Recent Posts and Comments settings like increasing the max number displayed to 10 you can. Go read our advanced recent posts settings article and take your widgets to another level.

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175 Responses to “How to Setup Your Recent Posts and Recent Comments Blogger Page Elements”

ankara nakliyat on Mar 29, 2010, 12:51 am  

jayko, sorry I was not able to answer you at once. Enjot your blogging…

橡膠 on Apr 30, 2010, 1:07 am  

the fields to enter feeds address. Anyone know what

Ovais on May 25, 2010, 2:09 am  

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mutuelle on Jun 21, 2010, 2:01 am  

nice idea indeed, please keep it up

alizee67 on Jul 16, 2010, 6:25 am  

I want to replace my adbrite 468*60 ads with the default adsense ads at the top of the first post.
What should I do?
Thanks in advance

alizee67 on Jul 16, 2010, 6:26 am  

sorry, I wanted to comment under the “Ads Theme”.

Alex@nd3r972 on Jul 19, 2010, 3:58 am  

Using this method you can`t optimize very well the widget. Try out this one: http://www.codingmix.com/2010/07/recent-comments-widget-for-blogger.html
This is a very good widget, it`s fully customizable

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Car Broker on Aug 31, 2010, 11:17 pm  

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Aratina Cage on Sep 30, 2010, 3:08 pm  

I have also created a new recent comments listing gadget for Blogger blogs. My gadget is called Last Comments and is capable of showing the author’s name, comment preview, title of post the comment was left on, time of comment, and date of comment, and it allows you to link any of those to 1) the author’s website or blogger profile, 2) the actual comment, or 3) the post itself. Last Comments also can be put in horizontal spaces as well as vertical spaces. You can find a demonstration, instructions for configuration and the link to add it to your blog at: <a href="last-comments.blogspot.com.

BLOG404 on Nov 5, 2010, 9:28 pm  

It works gr8 in blogger , any idea for wp ? Without plugin and css tweaks ?

Rajiv Kohli on Feb 5, 2011, 9:55 pm  

Thanks for this wonderful tip. I was going to do it manually using Link Gadget. Thanks anyway.

Land Developer in Nagpur on Feb 15, 2011, 3:49 am  

Great information. I’m really glad that its useful to me. Thanks

Currentnews4u on Apr 23, 2011, 4:00 am  

Nice…working for my site…

Ifat on Apr 26, 2011, 11:05 pm  

very thanks!
this is what exactly i’m looking for!!

power cord on Aug 26, 2011, 6:09 pm  

It works GR8 in blogger , any idea for wp ? Without plugin and css tweaks ?

Radko Aleksandrov on Sep 30, 2011, 4:58 am  

Good job. Thanks a lot for helping me.

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Thanks for this wonderful tip.

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Harsh on May 7, 2013, 4:40 am  

i heard that such widget also helps in reducing the bounce rate so i think that recent post widget should be more attractive so that it can engage the user and we can get more pageviews.and i think your widget will do this job for me.thanks for sharing.ringtones

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