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Random Posts widget shows random posts from you blog. Your visitors don't have time to go through all the posts that are published on your blog. Adding this random posts widget to your blog will show random posts from your blog and will help your visitors to surf more on your blog. It comes with new posts every time when the page is refreshed. This widget will also make your visitors to get more interested in your blog. Today, in this article we are going to share a Stylish random posts widget for Blogger with image thumbnails and summary.

Stylish Random Posts Widget for Blogger

Step 1. Log in to your Blogger Account
Step 2. Go to Layout >> Click on Add a Gadget
Step 3. A popup window will open containing widgets, scroll down and select HTML/JavaScript widget from the list of widgets
Step 4. Copy the below code and paste it in the Empty widget box

<style>
#random-posts img{border-radius: 10px;float:left;margin-right:5px;
width:75px;height:75px;background-color: #F5F5F5;padding: 3px;transition: all 0.2s linear 0s;}
#random-posts img:hover{opacity: 0.6;}
ul#random-posts {list-style-type: none;padding: 0px;}
#random-posts a {font-size: 12px;text-transform:uppercase; padding: 0px auto 5px;}
#random-posts a:hover {text-decoration: none;}
.rp-snippet {font-size: 11px;background: none; padding: 5px; margin-right: 8px;}
#random-posts span {}
#random-posts li {margin-bottom: 10px;border-bottom: 1px solid #EEEEEE; padding: 4px;}
</style>
<ul id='random-posts'>
<script type='text/javaScript'>
var rdp_numposts=8;
var rdp_snippet_length=120;
var rdp_info='yes';
var rdp_comment='Comments';
var rdp_disable='Comments Disabled';
var rdp_current=[];var rdp_total_posts=0;var rdp_current=new Array(rdp_numposts);function totalposts(json){rdp_total_posts=json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t}document.write('<script type=\"text/javascript\" src=\"/feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&max-results=0&callback=totalposts\"><\/script>');function getvalue(){for(var i=0;i<rdp_numposts;i++){var found=false;var rndValue=get_random();for(var j=0;j<rdp_current.length;j++){if(rdp_current[j]==rndValue){found=true;break}};if(found){i--}else{rdp_current[i]=rndValue}}};function get_random(){var ranNum=1+Math.round(Math.random()*(rdp_total_posts-1));return ranNum};
</script>
<script type='text/javaScript'>
function random_posts(json){for(var i=0;i<rdp_numposts;i++){var entry=json.feed.entry[i];var rdp_posttitle=entry.title.$t;if('content'in entry){var rdp_get_snippet=entry.content.$t}else{if('summary'in entry){var rdp_get_snippet=entry.summary.$t}else{var rdp_get_snippet="";}};rdp_get_snippet=rdp_get_snippet.replace(/<[^>]*>/g,"");if(rdp_get_snippet.length<rdp_snippet_length){var rdp_snippet=rdp_get_snippet}else{rdp_get_snippet=rdp_get_snippet.substring(0,rdp_snippet_length);var space=rdp_get_snippet.lastIndexOf(" ");rdp_snippet=rdp_get_snippet.substring(0,space)+"&#133;";};for(var j=0;j<entry.link.length;j++){if('thr$total'in entry){var rdp_commentsNum=entry.thr$total.$t+' '+rdp_comment}else{rdp_commentsNum=rdp_disable};if(entry.link[j].rel=='alternate'){var rdp_posturl=entry.link[j].href;var rdp_postdate=entry.published.$t;if('media$thumbnail'in entry){var rdp_thumb=entry.media$thumbnail.url}else{rdp_thumb="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XQt2v4x5dl8/T1zdpFh392I/AAAAAAAABUU/xMJZDedw38k/s1600/default.jpg"}}};document.write('<li>');document.write('<a href="'+rdp_posturl+'" rel="nofollow"><img alt="'+rdp_posttitle+'" src="'+rdp_thumb+'"/></a>');document.write('<div><a href="'+rdp_posturl+'" rel="nofollow" title="'+rdp_snippet+'">'+rdp_posttitle+'</a></div>');if(rdp_info=='yes'){document.write('<span><div  class="rp-info">'+rdp_postdate.substring(8,10)+'/'+rdp_postdate.substring(5,7)+'/'+rdp_postdate.substring(0,4)+' - '+rdp_commentsNum)+'</div></span>'};document.write('<br/><div class="rp-snippet">'+rdp_snippet+'</div><div style="clear:both"></div></li>')}};getvalue();for(var i=0;i<rdp_numposts;i++){document.write('<script type=\"text/javascript\" src=\"/feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&start-index='+rdp_current[i]+'&max-results=1&callback=random_posts\"><\/script>')};
</script>
</ul>

Customization:
  • To change the size of thumbnails replace both 75px with your dimensions for height and widget
  • Replace 8 with the number of posts you want to show
  • Replace 120 with the number of characters you want to show in summary
  • To hide the comments count and date change yes to no
Step 5. Hit the Save Button
And you're done

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  1. Thank you for Random Post Widget Post. I need this and I have added in my blog to view random post.

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