Hi bloggy readers,
To keep the visitors stay longer in our blog is every blogger's dream. Therefore, we will need a real effort to do in order to keep visitors stay much longer to explore and read further our blog. By adding a related posts plugin to our blog post can be one of the many efforts that can keep visitors from leaving our blog. Adding related posts plugin is also a great way to encourage readers on reading other articles in our blog that have relevancy with the post they are currently reading, which eventually will also increase the number of pageviews of our blog.
Anyway, related posts plugin is a widget that shows you a group of titles (under the post footer) that has a relevance with the post you are currently reading, depends on the "labels" you've already set on that article.
But if you don't understand with what related posts plugin really is. Look at the picture below.
1. Log in to Blogger
Now visit Blogger.com and sign in to your account.
2. Go to Edit HTML
In the Dashboard page, press Layout/Design > Page Element > Edit HTML.
Anyway, before any attempt to edit your blog template, i think it's a wise decision to save your existing template into your computer. Now click at the link Download Full Template.
In the Edit HTML Page, find a small box over the HTML box called Expand Widget Templates, and then, press it.
4. Find the code
By pressing Ctrl + F, now find the code below in your blog template.
5. Copy the code
Now copy the script of related posts plugin below and then paste it under the code <div class='clear'/> (number 4). By adding this script code into your blog template, you are about to install the widget on the bottom position of blog articles.
6. Save the Change
Now by pressing the Save Template button, save the current change you've just made.As you can in the result directly to your blog, the related posts plugin has been successfully installed into your blog.
Troubleshooting: The related posts plugin cannot be installed on your blog?
If your blog template has been added with the read more code, this related posts plugin will not work on your blog. Therefore, you must firstly find the location where the read more function in your blog template has been placed. Now find the code below by pressing Ctrl + F at the same time:
After that, paste the related posts plugin script code (on number 5 of this tutorial) in the middle of that code above. (Look at the red words)
Hope that related posts plugin works perfectly on your blog and hopefully it can let the readers stay in our blog little bit longer. Okay, that's it for this tutorial. Are you having any trouble on applying this tutorial on your blog? Don't be shy, just leave your question on the comment section below. I'll try my best effort on helping you with your problem.
Good luck bloggy!