Thursday, 1 May 2014

How to Add Random Post Button in Blogger?

A worthy approach to keep your readers busy, and enable them to spend more time on your blog or website is the “Random Post” button. Recently, one one my visitor asked me to post a tutorial on how to Add Random Post button in Blogger. This button may be placed anywhere as part of your website, providing your visitors the flexibleness that when clicked it may need the visitors with a complete random published post. It will show random posts, each time the button is clicked. This is actually easy to accomplish, so in this post we will highlight the post How to Add a Random Post button in Blogger.

Prior to starting check out the actual live demo on this "Random Post" widget. You can play from it, and it will need you to the actual random post on each hit.




How to Add Random Post Button in Blogger :

Follow the below simple steps to add Random Post Button in your Blogger blog.

Go to Blog Title → Layout → Add Widget → HTML/JavaScript. Paste the below code.

<style>
#mbb-random a {
background-color:#3bb3e0;
padding:10px;
position:relative;
font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
font-size:12px;
text-decoration:none;
color:#fff;
border: solid 1px #186f8f;
background-image: linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(44,160,202) 0%, rgb(62,184,229) 100%);
background-image: -o-linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(44,160,202) 0%, rgb(62,184,229) 100%);
background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(44,160,202) 0%, rgb(62,184,229) 100%);
background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(44,160,202) 0%, rgb(62,184,229) 100%);
background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(44,160,202) 0%, rgb(62,184,229) 100%);
background-image: -webkit-gradient(
linear,
left bottom,
left top,
color-stop(0, rgb(44,160,202)),
color-stop(1, rgb(62,184,229))
);
-webkit-box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 0px #7fd2f1, 0px 1px 0px #fff;
-moz-box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 0px #7fd2f1, 0px 1px 0px #fff;
box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 0px #7fd2f1, 0px 1px 0px #fff;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-o-border-radius: 5px;
border-radius: 5px;
}
#mbb-random a::before {
background-color:#ccd0d5;
content:"";
display:block;
position:absolute;
width:100%;
height:100%;
padding:8px;
left:-8px;
top:-8px;
z-index:-1;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-o-border-radius: 5px;
border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 1px #909193, 0px 1px 0px #fff;
-moz-box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 1px #909193, 0px 1px 0px #fff;
-o-box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 1px #909193, 0px 1px 0px #fff;
box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 1px #909193, 0px 1px 0px #fff;
}
#mbb-random a:active {
padding-bottom:9px;
padding-left:10px;
padding-right:10px;
padding-top:11px;
top:1px;
background-image: linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(62,184,229) 0%, rgb(44,160,202) 100%);
background-image: -o-linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(62,184,229) 0%, rgb(44,160,202) 100%);
background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(62,184,229) 0%, rgb(44,160,202) 100%);
background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(62,184,229) 0%, rgb(44,160,202) 100%);
background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(bottom, rgb(62,184,229) 0%, rgb(44,160,202) 100%);
background-image: -webkit-gradient(
linear,
left bottom,
left top,
color-stop(0, rgb(62,184,229)),
color-stop(1, rgb(44,160,202))
);
}
</style>

<center><div id="mbb-random"></div></center>
<script type="text/javascript">
function showLucky(root){ var feed = root.feed; var entries = feed.entry || []; var entry = feed.entry[0]; for (var j = 0; j < entry.link.length; ++j){if (entry.link[j].rel == 'alternate'){window.location = entry.link[j].href;}}} function fetchLuck(luck){ script = document.createElement('script'); script.src = '/feeds/posts/summary?start-index='+luck+'&max-results=1&alt=json-in-script&callback=showLucky'; script.type = 'text/javascript'; document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script); } function feelingLucky(root){ var feed = root.feed; var total = parseInt(feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t,10); var luckyNumber = Math.floor(Math.random()*total);luckyNumber++; a = document.createElement('a'); a.href = '#random'; a.rel = luckyNumber; a.onclick = function(){fetchLuck(this.rel);}; a.innerHTML = 'Random Post'; document.getElementById('mbb-random').appendChild(a); } </script><script src="/feeds/posts/summary?max-results=0&alt=json-in-script&callback=feelingLucky">
</script>

After adding the code save the widget and finally save the template. You are done now. Now you and your visitors can see and use this Random Post Button Widget for Blogger.

You can also place this button in any page or post of your blog, just paste the code in the HTML Tab of Post Editor.

Final Words:

So this is an easy post to add random post button in blogger. Now It's your turn to share this post with your friends and write your views in comments till then Peace, Blessings and Happy Posting.

1 comment:

  1. This widget button works exactly as stated - and then some. I was looking for one that would work inside a page in mobile version of blogger. This button does that, and looks good on the page too. Easy to install - No Problems. Thanks a million.

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