How to customize Popular posts widget - Kingbloggers

In my previous posts we saw how to add the popular posts widgets in your blog and configure it. Those who wants the clarification about popular posts widgets - Click here. Now in this post I am going to explain how to how to customize your Popular posts widget.


how to customize popular posts widget by kingbloggers


We are always fond of make our blog to look catchy and attractive. Hence I hope you would like to see the below customizing options.


Widget customization 1: Thumbnail,numbering and post title
Widget customization 2: Colorful tiles
Widget customization 3: Professional numbering




Before customizing the popular post widget you need to add the below JavaScript in order to resize the image of your posts.

Steps to Add the JavaScript code:

  • Go to Template -> Edit Html option in your blogger Dashboard
  • Press Ctrl+f and type </body>
  • Just above the </body> tag copy and paste the below code.
  • Save template,That's it. Done you are ready for the next step.


<!-- Kingbloggers Popular posts widget -->
<script src='//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js'/>
<script type='text/javascript'>
$(&#39;.popular-posts img&#39;).attr(&#39;src&#39;, function(e, t) {
return t.replace(&#39;/w72-h72-p-nu/&#39;, &#39;/s350-c/&#39;)
});
$(&#39;.popular-posts ul li .item-snippet&#39;).each(function(){
var txt=$(this).text().substr(0,60);
var j=txt.lastIndexOf(&#39; &#39;);
if(j&gt;10)
$(this).text(txt.substr(0,j).replace(/[?,!\.-:;]*$/,&#39;...&#39;));
});
$(&#39;.popular-posts ul li .item-content a&#39;).each(function(){
var txt=$(this).text().substr(0,60);
var j=txt.lastIndexOf(&#39; &#39;);
if(j&gt;=6)
$(this).text(txt.substr(0,j).replace(/[?,!\.-:;]*$/,&#39;...&#39;));
});
</script>
<!-- Kingbloggers Popular posts widget -->

Now its time to Customize our Popular posts widget:

Steps to Add the CSS code to customizing the template:

  • Go to Template -> Edit Html option in your blogger Dashboard
  • Press Ctrl+f and type </head>
  • Just above the </head> tag copy and paste the below desired widget code.
  • Save template,That's it. Done Enjoy it!!!



Widget customization 1: Thumbnail,numbering and post title



<!-- Kingbloggers Popular posts widget 1 -->
<style type='text/css'>
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul {
counter-reset: popularcount;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul li {
width: 100%;
list-style: none !important;
padding: 0 !important;
margin-bottom: 20px;
position: relative;
border: 0;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail a {
clip: auto;
display: block;
height: auto;
height: 120px;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail {
width: 100%;
position: relative;
margin-bottom: 15px;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail::before {
background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) none repeat scroll 0 0;
border-bottom: 29px solid #fff;
border-left: 29px solid transparent;
border-right: 29px solid transparent;
bottom: 0px;
content: &quot;&quot;;
height: 0;
width: 0px;
left: 0px;
right: 0px;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
position: absolute;
z-index: 3;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail:after {
color: #000;
content: counter(popularcount, decimal);
counter-increment: popularcount;
font: 13px &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,FreeSerif,serif;
list-style-type: none;
position: absolute;
bottom: 0;
text-align: center;
margin: 0px auto;
left: 0px;
right: 0px;
z-index: 4;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail img {
position: relative;
width: 100%;
height: 120px;
object-fit: cover;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-title {
font: 15px &#39;Oswald&#39;, sans-serif;
text-transform: uppercase;
text-align: center;
margin: 0px auto;
padding-bottom: 10px;
border-bottom: 1px solid #000;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-title a {
color: #000;
text-decoration: none;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-snippet {
padding: 10px 15px;
font: 13px &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,FreeSerif,serif;
text-align: center;
}
</style>
<!-- Kingbloggers Popular posts widget 1 -->


Widget customization 2: Colorful tiles


<!-- Kingbloggers Popular posts widget 2 -->
<style type='text/css'>
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul {
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail a {
clip: auto;
display: block;
height: auto;
overflow: hidden;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail {
width: 130px;
height: 130px;
border-right: 5px solid #fff;
margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px !important;
position: relative;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail img {
position: relative;
height: 100%;
width: 100%;
object-fit: cover;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul li {
float: left;
margin-bottom: 5px;
max-height: 130px;
min-width: 250px;
overflow: hidden;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul li:first-child {
background: #D9EDF7;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul li:first-child + li{
background: #F2DEDE;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul li:first-child + li + li {
background: #DFF0D8;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul li:first-child + li + li + li {
background: #FFEEBC;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul li:first-child + li + li + li + li{
background: #E0E0E0;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-title {
font: 13px &#39;Oswald&#39;, sans-serif;
text-transform: uppercase;
padding: 10px 5px 10px;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-title a {
color: #000;
text-decoration: none;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-snippet {
font: 13px &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,FreeSerif,serif;
padding-right: 5px;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .widget-content ul li {
padding: 0px 5px 0px 0px!important;
}
</style>
<!-- Kingbloggers Popular posts widget 2 -->


Widget customization 3: Professional numbering



<!-- Kingbloggers Popular posts widget 3 -->
<style type='text/css'>
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul {
counter-reset: popularcount;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts ul li {
float: left;
max-height: 130px;
min-width: 250px;
position: relative;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail::after {
color: rgba(255,255,255, 0.63);
content: counter(popularcount, decimal);
counter-increment: popularcount;
font: 70px &#39;Oswald&#39;, sans-serif;
list-style-type: none;
position: absolute;
left: 5px;
top: -5px;
z-index: 4;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail::before {
background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
bottom: 0px;
content: &quot;&quot;;
height: 100px;
width: 100px;
left: 0px;
right: 0px;
margin: 0px auto;
position: absolute;
z-index: 3;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail a {
clip: auto;
display: block;
height: auto;
overflow: hidden;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail {
width: 100px;
height: 100px;
margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px !important;
position: relative;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail:hover:before {
display: none;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-thumbnail img {
position: relative;
padding-right: 0px !important;
height: 100%;
width: 100%;
object-fit: cover;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-title {
font: 13px &#39;Oswald&#39;, sans-serif;
text-transform: uppercase;
padding: 0px 5px 10px;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-title a {
color: #000;
text-decoration: none;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-snippet {
font: 13px &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,FreeSerif,serif;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .widget-content ul li {
padding: 0px 5px 0px 0px !important;
}
.sidebar .PopularPosts .item-content {
padding: 5px 0px;
border-bottom: 1px dotted #dedede;
overflow: hidden;
height: 100px;
position: relative;
}
</style>


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