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Today, we are gonna learn how to add related posts widgets at the bottom of every blog post. This widget comes with Thumbnails and Summary features.

Tutorial Highlights:

  • Related Posts Widgets with Thumbnails & Summary
  • How to Add CSS for the Widget in Blogger Template
  • How to Add the Fragment
  • Saving changes on Template

You are going to learn how to implement a Related Posts widget that comes along with Thumbnails and Posts Snippets, as well. Its gonna be a long tutorial; tighten up your seatbelt, buckle up and lets mean business here. Make sure you follow the steps below meticulously:

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Step 1: From your Blogger Dashboard, go to Template and click on Edit HTML

Step 2: Tick the "Expand Widget Templates" checkbox:

 Step 3. Find

tag using keyboard shortcut (CTRL + F).
Paste the following code just above the

  • To change the number of posts that are being displayed, modify the value in red (4)
  • To change the number of characters to be shown in posts summary, modify the value in green (75)
  • To change the default pic for posts with no images, add your Image URL to replace the one marked in blue.

Step 4: With your keyboard. press (CTRL + F) to search for the following fragment: 

Copy code below and search in your template.

... and add this code just below it:




Step 6: Now, we are going to add some styling to it using the following CSS code snipets.

1. Search for this tag:

2. Paste the below code just ABOVE it:
.relatedsumposts {
  float: left;
  margin: 0px 5px;
  overflow: hidden;
  text-align: center;
/* width and height of the related posts area */
  width: 120px;
  height: 210px;

.relatedsumposts:hover {
background-color: #F3F3F3; -webkit-border-radius: 10px;
-moz-border-radius: 10px;
border-radius: 10px;

.relatedsumposts img:hover {

.relatedsumposts a {
/* link properties */
color: #linkcolor;
  display: inline;
  font-size: 10px;
  line-height: 1;
.relatedsumposts img {
/* thumbnail properties */
margin-top: 2px;
  height: 82px;
  padding: 5px;
  width: 82px;
border: 1px solid #fff;
-webkit-border-radius: 100px;
-moz-border-radius: 100px;
border-radius: 100px;

-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, .4);
-moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, .4);
box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, .4);
.relatedsumposts h6 {
/* title properties */
  display: table-cell;
  height: 5em;
  margin: 5px 0 0;
  overflow: hidden;
  padding-bottom: 2px;
  vertical-align: middle;
  width: 130px;

.relatedsumposts p {
/* summary properties */
border-top: 1px dotted #777777;
border-bottom: 1px dotted #777777;
color: #summarycolor;
  font-size: 10px;
  height: 4em;
  line-height: 1;
  margin: 5px 0 0;
  overflow: hidden;
  padding: 5px 0 15px 0;
  text-align: left;

  • Modify the values in yellow to adjust the width (120) and height (210) of the widget area
  • Replace #linkcolor with the hex value of your color to change the color of post titles
  • To change the size of thumbnails, modify the values marked in violet (82)
  • To determine the border roundness, modify the values in red (100)
  • To change the color of the post snippet, change #summarycolor with color hex value

Step 7: Save your Template

Yuppie!  You are done, view your blog. You are gonna see the widget adoring the end of every post.

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