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Recent blog posts gadget

Using this gadget, you can display a list of the most recent blog posts, with links to the full posts. The list will include the date of each post and the name of the poster – with the name linking to their profile if available.

Posts from multiple blogs will be combined into a single list.

You can insert a blog gadget into a page onto your site, or into a page template so that all pages that use that template will automatically display the gadget. For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.

For more information on blogs, see Blog gadgets.

Recent blog posts gadget settings

Using the gadget's settings, you can control its appearance and content.

For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for recent blog posts gadgets:

Show last x posts
Choose the number of recent blog posts that you want to display on the gadget.

Blogs to include
Choose the blogs to be included in the list. Blogs are identified using the blog name you entered as part of the blog gadget settings. If you check the All blogs option then all blogs – including any blogs added in the future – will be selected.

Text to show when there are no articles
Specify the text to be displayed when there are no blog posts to be listed.

Gadget title
If you specify a gadget title, the title will appear specially formatted within the gadget. Depending on the gadget style you choose, the title may appear in a heading box.

For Kaleidoscope themes, use a Headline gadget instead of specifying a gadget title.

Gadget style
The gadget style determines the physical appearance of the gadget. The style you choose will determine the color and format of the gadget title, the gadget content, and the gadget border. You can choose from theme-specific styles and styles that are common to all themes. For Terra and Firma themes, the Opacity 60% style results in a semi-transparent gadget background.

Margins
The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.

Padding
(Kaleidoscope themes only) The amount of space – in pixels – that appears between the content of the gadget and the outer limits of the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right padding separately. If you have set a fixed height for the gadget, the bottom padding will be ignored.

Advanced
Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Gadget settings.

Changing colors and fonts

You can change the colors, text styles, and backgrounds used in your website from the Colors and styles screen.

For more advanced fine-tuning, you can use CSS customization and theme overrides.

For recent blog posts gadgets, you can modify the following elements from the Colors and styles screen:

Gadget title

  • Gadgets/Gadget styles > Title
    (Blueprint, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, and White Space themes)
  • General formatting or Typography > H4

Blog title/link

  • General formatting or Typography > Text/Normal, Link

Author

  • Blog > Author
    (Bookshelf, Building Blocks, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Kaleidoscope, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Whiteboard, and White Space themes)
  • Gadgets/Gadget styles > Author
    (for Blueprint, Homestead themes)

Blog date

  • Blog > Date and time
    (Bookshelf, Building Blocks, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Kaleidoscope, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Whiteboard, and White Space themes)
  • Gadgets/Gadget styles > Date and time
    (for Blueprint, Homestead themes)

Any changes you make will be applied to other gadgets that use the same settings.

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