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Mathias Amodu

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The Random Thumbnail Posts Widget is one of the best post widget I have ever discovered so far because it changes after every page reload.
Do why don’t you give it a try by add this wonderful gadget to your blog ……

 Random Thumbnail Posts




Just follow the step below.






Step 1
First you need to Sign In to Blogger Dashboard and select your preferred blog from the list.

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Step 2
Then scroll your mouse down and click “Layout”  >> Click on “Add a Gadget”.

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Step 3
Now choose “HTML/Javascript” from the list add a Title and Copy the below code to it and Save.

<style>
#random-posts img {
    float: left;
    margin-right: 10px;
    width: 65px;
    height: 65px;
    background-color: #F5F5F5;
    padding: 3px;
}
ul#random-posts {    list-style-type: none;}

#random-posts li {
    margin-bottom: 10px;
}

.random-summary {
    display: block;
}
</style>

<ul id=’random-posts’>
<script type=’text/javaScript’>
var randomposts_number = 10;
var randomposts_chars = 60;
var randomposts_details = ‘yes’;
randomposts_details2 = ‘no’;
var randomposts_comments = ‘Comments’;
var randomposts_commentsd = ‘Comments Disabled’;
var randomposts_current = [];
var total_randomposts = 0;
var randomposts_current = new Array(randomposts_number);

function randomposts(json) {    total_randomposts = json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t
}
document.write(‘<script type=”text/javascript” src=”/feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&max-results=0&callback=randomposts”></script>’);

function getvalue() {
    for (var i = 0; i < randomposts_number; i++) {
        var found = false;
        var rndValue = get_random();
        for (var j = 0; j < randomposts_current.length; j++) {
            if (randomposts_current[j] == rndValue) {
                found = true;
                break
            }
        };
        if (found) {
            i–
        } else {
            randomposts_current[i] = rndValue
        }
    }
};

function get_random() {
    var ranNum = 1 + Math.round(Math.random() * (total_randomposts – 1));
    return ranNum
};
</script>
<script type=’text/javaScript’>
function random_posts(json) {
    for (var i = 0; i < randomposts_number; i++) {
        var entry = json.feed.entry[i] ;
        var randompoststitle = entry.title.$t;
        if (‘content’ in entry) {
            var randompostsnippet = entry.content.$t
        } else {
            if (‘summary’ in entry) {
                var randompostsnippet = entry.summary.$t
            } else {
                var randompostsnippet = “”;
            }
        };
        randompostsnippet = randompostsnippet.replace(/<[^>] *>/g, “”);
        if (randompostsnippet.length < randomposts_chars) {
            var randomposts_snippet = randompostsnippet
        } else {
            randompostsnippet = randompostsnippet.substring(0, randomposts_chars);
            var whitespace = randompostsnippet.lastIndexOf(” “);
            randomposts_snippet = randompostsnippet.substring(0, whitespace) + “&#133;”;
        };
        for (var j = 0; j < entry.link.length; j++) {
            if (‘thr$total’ in entry) {
                var randomposts_commentsnum = entry.thr$total.$t + ‘ ‘ + randomposts_comments
            } else {
                randomposts_commentsnum = randomposts_commentsd
            }; if (entry.link[j] .rel == ‘alternate’) {
                var randompostsurl = entry.link[j] .href;
                var randomposts_date = entry.published.$t;
                if (‘media$thumbnail’ in entry) {
                    var randompoststhumb = entry.media$thumbnail.url
                } else {
                    randompoststhumb = “http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5SoVe1K6JSk/Utl0OOmucAI/AAAAAAAAF6E/hQghgD_EJdQ/s1600/no_thumb.png”
                }
            }
        };
        document.write(‘<li>’);
        document.write(‘<img alt=”‘ + randompoststitle + ‘” src=”‘ + randompoststhumb + ‘”/>’);
        document.write(‘<div><a href=”‘ + randompostsurl + ‘” rel=”nofollow”>’ + randompoststitle + ‘</a></div>’);
        if (randomposts_details == ‘yes’) {            document.write(‘<span>’ + randomposts_date.substring(8, 10) + ‘.’ + randomposts_date.substring(5, 7) + ‘.’ + randomposts_date.substring(0, 4) + ‘ – ‘ + randomposts_commentsnum) + ‘</span>’
        }
        if (randomposts_details2 == ‘yes’) {            document.write(‘<span class=”random-summary”>’ + randomposts_snippet) + ‘</span>’
        }
        document.write(‘<div style=”clear:both”></div></li>’)
    }
};getvalue();
for (var i = 0; i < randomposts_number; i++) {    document.write(‘<script type=”text/javascript” src=”/feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&start-index=’ + randomposts_current[i] + ‘&max-results=1&callback=random_posts”></script>’)
};
</script>
</ul>

<div style=”font-size: 10px; float: right;”><a href=”http://www.zealmat.com/2016/06/how-to-add-random-thumbnail-posts.html” rel=”nofollow”>Random Posts Widget</a></div>

Step 4
Finally click on the “save” button below and that’s all you need to do.

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If you have any complain feel free to drop it in the comment box below.