How can I add a featured post slider to my Blogspot blog?

Mehar Gupta September 27, 2010
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I have seen many blogs having a featured post widget. It shows featured post at the top and the posts keep rotating.

I want to add it on my Blogspot blog, but couldn’t find any tutorial on the net for it. Can you please help?

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  1. aferpress
    April 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Difficult to find a one. Slide shows and comment forms are the weakest parts of blogger.

  2. vincent
    November 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    same problem here guys. i have a content slider which comes with my blog template. it works perfectly fine before i added in the lightbox script. after adding in the lightbox script, lightbox ran smoothly but my content slider became static n stopped working.

    here's my address : http://fortress8.blogspot.com/

    btw, still an amateur here in the coding stuff.

    please help. thank you.

    • Tina
      November 25, 2010 at 8:12 pm

      Vincent,

      please submit a new question. Click the 'Ask A Question' button in the top right to load the question form.

      • vincent
        November 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm

        ok. posted. thanks for replying.

  3. Caren
    November 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I have the same question too~
    Guys~
    Check this blog out~
    http://hilary-gio.blogspot.com/
    I wan the READ IT in her blog~
    I can't find any tutorials in youtube neither here~
    So~
    Can you guys please HELP??

    • Aibek
      November 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      I think you should ask this as a new question.

  4. Anshul Dixit
    September 29, 2010 at 10:25 am

    So you are on blogspot platform and you want slider for your blog. Interesting problem you have there. For it is easy to have a featured post widget using CSS, but making it work as an automatic slider is challenging.I can think of a solution for your problem. Use the steps as mentioned in one of the blogs posted by ha14 http://www.bloggertipandtrick.net/2010/01/featured-post-content-slider-blogger.htmlNow to make the featured posts work as a slide show, we need to have a script that does that for us. For this use the following script. Put it immediately after $(document).ready(function(){$("#featured").tabs({fx:{opacity: "toggle"}}).tabs("rotate", 5000, true);$("#featured").hover(function() {$("#featured").tabs("rotate",0,true);},function() {$("#featured").tabs("rotate",5000,true);});});For this script to work, you should have jQuery installed on your template. For doing that put the following code after

    NOTE: There is some problem with the comment form here. It is not showing the jQuery code in the way I'm trying to write. Basically what you have to do is write down the first line of the code above ( the one that has jquery/1.3.2 in it) as is. Now again copy the first line and replace "jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js" with "jqueryui/1.5.3/jquery-ui.min.js"

    Hope the steps are clear to you. In case of any problem leave a comment here.

  5. Anshul Dixit
    September 29, 2010 at 10:25 am

    So you are on blogspot platform and you want slider for your blog. Interesting problem you have there. For it is easy to have a featured post widget using CSS, but making it work as an automatic slider is challenging.

    I can think of a solution for your problem. Use the steps as mentioned in one of the blogs posted by ha14
    http://www.bloggertipandtrick.net/2010/01/featured-post-content-slider-blogger.html

    Now to make the featured posts work as a slide show, we need to have a script that does that for us. For this use the following script. Put it immediately after

    For this script to work, you should have jQuery installed on your template. For doing that put the following code after

    • Mehar Gupta
      September 30, 2010 at 4:27 am

      Hey thanks a lot for providing detailed explanation!! This worked for me. :)

      If I change the number 5000 in the first script, that will change the time interval between the slides, isn't it? I'll try doing that too.

      Thanks again

  6. Mehar Gupta
    September 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Well I am on Blogspot platform so these WordPress plugins are of no use to me :(

  7. Anonymous
    September 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Hi

    Featured Content Slider For WordPress
    Featured Content Slider provides a powerfull and nice javascript Slideshow/Slider for WordPress. It can be integrated anywhere on your Blog/Website. This Featured Content Slider shows your chosen Blog Posts from a specific Category. It also Display your images next to the excerpt of your Blog Post. This is the perfect solution for everybody who wants a nice flewing Slideshow under their navigation bar, for example:

    ?Posts with excerpts
    ?Title with Link to Posts
    ?Nice Image next to the Text
    ?Administration Setting for Category and Post Items
    ?Javascript Effect when sliding to another Post
    ?Arrows for navigating through the Posts
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-featured-content-slider/

    what it seems The Featured Content Gallery is from a russian company and it is not compatible with other plugins. E.g. Light Box, Collapsed Categories, etc

    Featurific For WordPress
    Unlike traditional slideshows, Featurific imitates the behavior seen on the home pages of sites like time.com and msn.com, displaying summaries of featured articles on the site. The idea is to increase conversion and user satisfaction by funneling your readers to your strongest, most engaging content. If you believe that big budget companies like Time, MSN, and Walmart might be on to something, then give this plugin a shot
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/featurific-for-wordpress/

    FeaturedContentGallery
    based on Mootools framework which have an automated and customizable rotating image gallery for the wordpress blogs. You can post the featured contents any where in your blog template by simply calling the php codes. Plugins based on Mootools frameworks often creates problems while working with Jquery. WordPress is geared (mostly) towards jQuery and most plugins created for WP use jQuery, so to have both frameworks at the same time is overkill, furthermore, the FCG plugin conflicts with many other jQ plugins.

    Use it only if you don’t use any jQuery in your WordPress site or if you use plugins that use Mootools.
    http://www.featuredcontentgallery.com/

    Smooth Slider
    Smooth Slider adds a smooth content and image slideshow with customizable background and slide intervals to any location of your blog, where you can have thumbnail image, Post Title, Excerpt,custom content or content part etc. It is a search engine optimized plugin which is lighter in weight but looks very professional on a blog.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smooth-slider/stats/

    Is this can help you
    http://www.bloggertipandtrick.net/2010/01/featured-post-content-slider-blogger.html
    http://fsadvisor.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-add-featured-posts-gadget-in-you.html

    • Mehar Gupta
      September 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

      Ohh I noticed you have linked to two tutorials for blogspot too in the end.

      This looks an alternative, but is not what I am looking for. The featured post is static and does not change on its own. One has to click on the slider to see the next post.

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