Code free Blogger Widgets

Hello fellow bloggers, welcome to our blog, our goal is to improve the old fashioned Blogger blogging platform by adding some widgets that are essential tools that every blogger should use. In blogging technology Blogger platform is little outdated compared to other blog platforms,considering they have some cool widgets,tools and plugins ,but the bright thing is that Blogger is very easy to use.We will keep going "easy way" with all widgets that are available for you to use to get more professional and updated blog.And by "easy way" we mean that there will be no widgets that will require for you to change your template or code anything!! So check out our blog for some cool widgets that your blog is lacking!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Post Ratings and related post in one widget!

This widget is little tricky to customize because there is no option to disable related posts part of widget.So if you really want ratings below your posts badly you can install this very well designed widget. If you already installed related post widget from service like LinkWithin you can delete it and replace it with Outbrain Post Ratings and related post so you have only one widget instead of two related posts widget.

Note:This Widget will display will show related stories form other sites other then yours, if someone click on one of these stories you will be paid for that.

This widget is really nice because you have full control over stats,when you install Outbrain widget on your blog,you will have option to create account at and link it with you widget so you can have insight in detail stats like :

- Click-through Rate -
The total number of clicks, both organic and paid, on Outbrain recommendations divided by the total number of pageviews where Outbrain displayed. Click-through rate represents overall user engagement with the Outbrain service on your site.

-PVs with Outbrain-
The number of pageviews on your site serving Outbrain. Views of pages on your site where Outbrain is not installed are not counted in this number.

-Clicks-The total number of clicks, both organic and paid, on Outbrain recommendations divided by the total number of pageviews where Outbrain displayed. Click-through rate represents overall user engagement with the Outbrain service on your site.

Best of all is option to customize it for other languages then English.

Here is preview of Outbrain Post Ratings and related post widget on live blog:

For installation tutorial and other informations visit
Note: It can take up to one hour for widget to be visible on your blog so be patient!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Consider using Numbered Page Navigation on your blog!

Number page navigation is very usefull way of blog navigation for blog owners. This is especially usefull for blog owners that have hundreds of posts on their blog. When you have so much blog posts on your blog it becomes very untidy and very hard for users to navigate to some older posts. It would be really silly to put hudreds of posts on your blogs homepage for users to actually start reading them. This widget is very usefull when you combine it with Bloggers Blog Archive widget.Current way to view older posts on blogger platform is to click on link "Older posts" in the bottom of page which is very unpractical for user so every serious blogger should consider using Numbered Page Navigation,we will compare two ways so you can decide whether to stick with default navigation or to install Numbered Page Navigation widget :

 Numbered Page Navigation:

Default Blogger Post navigation :

Widget will automaticlly blend your template,for installation go to Blogger Plugins.

How to add tag cloud to your Blog

Tag cloud is very usefull thing when it comes to blogging,if you want your users to stick around longer you can point out some interesting sections/labels/tags in your tag cloud, main advantage with tag cloud over list of labels is that is more easlly noticable  and it marks the lables that are more used with bigger font,this is done automaticly so you can just set it up and leave it.

Label cloud is official Blogger widget written by
Wiktor Gworek, Software Engineer, Blogger (Krakow, Poland).

Here is example how label cloud for Blogger looks like :

There is no special setup just go to your blogger blog design page -> Click add gadget where you would like the widget to appear -> From the list of widgets choose Labels and you should get few options like this :

Choose cloud instead of list and setup other options as you wish and click save button.

For original post click here.

Better Comment system for Blogger!

This little widget is perfect for bloggers that want better control over their post comments ,if you find Blogger default system over complicated,or you think that default system is lacking of some nice functions, here is nice improved comment system for blogger, and best of all you don't have to know any code or make manul changes to the template.  So why would consider using this comment system, here a few pros :

-Reply-By-Email: Respond to and moderate comments via email.
-Email Notifications: Receive alerts for replies and new comments.
-Threading: Reply directly to a specific comment with nested replies.
-Commenter Profiles: Give your readers' voices an identity!
-Reputation Scores: Get a quick overview of a commenter's history.
-Comment Voting:Multiple Admins illustration Bring the best comments to the front.
-Comment History: Keep track of all of your comments.
-Moderation: Auto-filter comments by keyword, email and IP addresses.
-Blacklisting: Auto-delete comments by keyword, email and IP addresses, or ban users from posting.
-Spam Filters: Akismet keeps the spam at bay.
-Multiple Admins:Multiple Admins illustration Assign additional admins to manage the same blog/website.
-Facebook Connect: Comment using your Facebook profile.
-Twitter Sign-In: Post with your Twitter account and tweet your comments.
-OpenID: No need to create another account. Use your OpenID!
-Gravatar: Full integration with your Gravatar profile.
-Online Identity:Online Identity example screenshot Get to know your readers and let them connect with each other.
-Guest Commenting: Post without an account.

Here is an example image on how this comment system looks like when you install it on your Blogger blog :

The installation is really easy,Go to IntenseDebate website and register account,while registering choose the option to install comment widget on blog instead of just registering an account.This will take you to following screen :

Enter your blog web address in box as shown in photo,next choose your platform - Blogger and click nex step this will take you to step 3. :

Select checkboxes as shown above and follow directions in scroll box.

 If you like this widget go to IntenseDebate to get it.

Related posts widget for blogger!

As sucessfull blogger you should always want for your users to stick around on your blog as long as possible, you can give your users good idea on what should they read next with realted post widget. If your users is reading some post on your blog that they find interesting this widget will automaticlly scan your blog for similar posts and display it wherever you want on your blog.You don't need to register to be able to use this widget or edit any kind of code.

This widget is provided to you by LinkWithin, here is picture example of how the widget looks like:
If you would like to found out more about this widget or put this on your blog visit LinkWithin.

ShareThis widget for your blog!

This great sharing widget is everything that a blogger needs to make their blog popular on many social networks.Share this is a widget that combines different social networks like buttons into one widget so your users can feature or like your blog.Share this widget has really nice user friendly interface for your custom widget setup.Here are some button style choices :

Except Twitter,Facebook and Google +1, you can add many other social netowrk buttons to this widget,some of services are:
-Reddit and so much more..

If you like this widget and you would like to have this on your blog go to Share This and follow widget customizations steps.