Blogger have officially announced and added another the much-awaited gadget – Featured Post on its existing list of gadgets. It’s a good news for people having blogs in blogspot. We don’t have to add this feature manually now. We can just select it from a list of free gadgets.
Bloggers who wanted this feature in their blogs have been adding manually which often reduced loading speed of a blog. We know what are the negative impacts of adding third party gadgets.
But this problem will be solved to some extent now. Bloggers who aren’t techno-savvy don’t have to worry. You too can add this feature with few clicks from your blogger dashboard.
I would request you to add this feature in your blog and see how wonderful it looks.
The advantages of adding the Featured Post in your blog will be:
- Makes readers’ navigation easier
- Helps archived posts to get clicks
- Helps to share important posts
We don’t have to remain stuck featuring only one post. You can change based on posts labels and also time they were published – if you want to re-promote past posts.
How to add the ‘Featured Post’ Gadget?
This is very easy. It’s just like how we usually add gadgets from a list of gadgets presented to us by blogger.
- Login to your blog
- Choose the blog (if you have many)
- Click on Layout
- Click on Add Gadget
- In basics, click on Featured Post
- Select the post label
- The preview will be given
- Click Save
- Re-position where you want it
- Click on Save Arrangement
But this gadget supports only one post at a time. We want at least two-three posts to be supported with Jquery sliding feature. Yet something is better than nothing. Hope Blogger will improve it and bring it up to the level where it can support at least two-three posts at a time configured with some post sliding characters.
Therefore, until we can have such featured post gadget, let us add what blogger has released. By the way, this gadget will appear professional only if its title is hidden. Read here to hide the gadget title. I am quite optimistic that it will prove helpful for you. Happy Blogging!