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3 Different Popular Posts Styles for Blogger

By Zohaib Liaqat - 5 Comments
Popular posts widget is a widget which shows the popular posts with title means it show the most visited posts of your blog. Blogger provides its default popular posts widget that you can easily add to your blog's sidebar. But today we are going to share that how you can customize blogger popular posts widget and make it more attractive. Today we've 3 Different popular posts styles to customize popular posts. Customizing this widget is easy more than you think. So, guys follow the below steps to Customize popular posts widget in blogger.
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How to Customize Popular Posts widget

Step 1. Add the Default Blogger Popular posts and Configure it in such a way that it shows only post titles as you can see it below :

  • Remove the check marks from Snippet and Image Thumbnails by clicking on them 
Step 2. Hit the Save Button
Step 3. Go to Template and click on Edit HTML Button
Step 4. Search ( Ctrl +F ) for the following tag :

]]></b:skin> 

Step 5. Now copy any one code that you like from the following 3 codes and paste it just above/before it  ( ]]></b:skin> ).

Custom Style 1 :

#PopularPosts1 h2{
position:relative;
padding:8px 10px 6px 10px;
width:100%;
margin-bottom: 5px;
font-size:17px;
color:#757575;
text-align:left;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul{
list-style:none;
counter-reset:li;
padding:10px;
left:-8px;
width:100%;
}
#PopularPosts1 li{
width:100%;
position:relative;
left:0;
margin:0 0 1px 12px;
padding:4px 5px;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li:before{
content: counter(li);
counter-increment: li;
position: absolute;
left: -30px;
top: 50%;
margin-top: -13px;
background: #8E8E8E;
height: 1.9em;
width: 2em;
line-height: 2em;
text-align: center;
font-weight: bold;
color: #fff;
font-size: 14px;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li:after{
position: absolute;
content: '';
left: -2px;
margin-top: -.7em;
top: 50%;
width: 0;
height: 0;
border-top: 8px solid transparent;
border-bottom: 8px solid transparent;
border-left:10px solid #8E8E8E;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li a{
color: #444;
text-decoration: none; 
font-size:15px;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li {
position: relative;
display: block;
padding: .4em .4em .4em .8em;
*padding: .4em;
margin: .5em 0 .5em 0.4em;
background: #ddd;
transition: all .3s ease-out;
text-decoration:none;
transition: all .1s ease-in-out;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li:hover{
background: #eee;

#PopularPosts1 ul li a:hover{
color:#444;
margin-left:3px;
}

Custom Style 2:

#PopularPosts1 h2{
padding:8px 10px 3px 0;
width:100%;
margin:0;
font-size:16px;
position:relative;
left:-20px;
display:block;
border-bottom:2px solid #ccc;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul{
list-style:none;
counter-reset:li;
padding:10px;
width:100%;
}
#PopularPosts1 li{
width:100%;
position:relative;
left:0;
margin:0 0 6px 10px;
padding:4px 5px;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li:before{
content:counter(li);
counter-increment:li;
position:absolute;
top:3px;
left:-39px;
font-size:21px;
width:28px;
height:28px;
border-radius: 50%;
color:#777;
border: 2px solid #ddd;
padding:0;
text-indent:9px;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li a{
display:block;
position:relative;
left:-45px;
width:100%;
margin:0;
min-height:28px;
padding: 5px 3px 3px 39px;
color:#333;
text-decoration:none;
font-size:14px;
font-style: italic;

}
#PopularPosts1 ul li a:hover{
color:#3366ff;
margin-left:3px;
}

Custom Style 3 :

#PopularPosts1 h2{
padding:7px 0 3px 0;
width:100%;
margin-bottom:10px;
font-size:1.3em;
text-indent:-12px;
font-size:18px;
text-align:center;
color: #757575; /* The Color of widget title */
}
#PopularPosts1 ul{
list-style:none;
counter-reset:li;
padding:8px 0px 1px;
left:-7px;
width:290px;
}
#PopularPosts1 li{
position:relative;
margin:0 0 10px 0;
padding: 3px 2px 0 17px;
left:-5px;
width:285px;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li{
background: #eee;
position: relative;
display: block;
padding: .4em .2em .4em 2em;
*padding: .2em;
margin: .5em 0;
background: #ddd;
text-decoration: none;
border-radius: .3em;
transition: all .3s ease-out; 
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li:before{
content: counter(li);
counter-increment: li;
position: absolute;
top: 50%;
margin: -1.3em;
height: 2em;
width: 2em;
line-height: 2em;
font-size: 15px;
color: #fff; /* numbers text color \\ */
background: #FB8835; /* numbrs background color */
border: .2em solid #fff; /* border color */
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 8px 5px -7px #888;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 8px 5px -7px #888;
box-shadow: 0 8px 5px -7px #888;
text-align: center;
font-weight: bold;
border-radius: 2em;
position: absolute; 
left: 0;
transition: all .3s ease-out;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li:hover{
background: #eee;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li:hover:before{
transform: rotate(360deg); 
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li a{
font: 14px Georgia, serif; /* Font size of Post Titles */
text-shadow: 0 -1px 2px #fff;
color: #444;
display:block;
min-height:25px;
text-decoration:none;
text-transform: uppercase;
}
#PopularPosts1 ul li a:hover{
color: #444;
}

Step 6. Hit the Save template Button
Congratulations : You've customized your Popular Posts Successfully.

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