24 June 2010

Featured Content Slider for Blogger Blog with Read More Link.

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Featured Content Slider is now a popular widget with bloggers. In my previous Simple jQuery Featured Content Slider for Blogger you can not go to the link of title of post given in slider. Now we have Featured content slider with post link plus read more link.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_tbHfaj1A058/TCMmDCT7ODI/AAAAAAAALUM/_3X8LbKcReM/s1600/Featured+Content+Slider+for+Blogger.JPG
DEMO of Content Slider

I found it on amatullah83.blogspot.com. But it will be complicated for you. So I present it in simpler form with some modifications.


Instllation:


Step 1
Go to Blogger Dashboard - Design - Edit HTML and press CTRL F and look for http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js. If it is present then go to Step 2. If it is not present then add following code BEFORE </head>

<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>

Step 2
Add following code BEFORE </head>

<!-- Featured Gallery script -->

<script type='text/javascript'>
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* jQuery Cycle Plugin (with Transition Definitions)
* Examples and documentation at: http://jquery.malsup.com/cycle/
* Copyright (c) 2007-2009 M. Alsup
* Version: 2.63 (17-MAR-2009)
* Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses:
* http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
* http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
* Requires: jQuery v1.2.6 or later
*
* Originally based on the work of:
* 1) Matt Oakes
* 2) Torsten Baldes (http://medienfreunde.com/lab/innerfade/)
* 3) Benjamin Sterling (http://www.benjaminsterling.com/experiments/jqShuffle/)
*/
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/*
* jQuery Cycle Plugin Transition Definitions
* This script is a plugin for the jQuery Cycle Plugin
* Examples and documentation at: http://malsup.com/jquery/cycle/
* Copyright (c) 2007-2008 M. Alsup
* Version: 2.52
* Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses:
* http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
* http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
*/
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w=$cont.css("overflow","hidden").width();opts.before.push(function(curr,next,opts){$.fn.cycle.commonReset(curr,next,opts);opts.animIn.width=next.cycleW;opts.animOut.left=curr.cycleW;});opts.cssBefore={left:w,top:0};opts.animIn={left:0};opts.animOut={left:w};};$.fn.cycle.transitions.blindY=function($cont,$slides,opts){var h=$cont.css("overflow","hidden").height();opts.before.push(function(curr,next,opts){$.fn.cycle.commonReset(curr,next,opts);opts.animIn.height=next.cycleH;opts.animOut.top=curr.cycleH;});opts.cssBefore={top:h,left:0};opts.animIn={top:0};opts.animOut={top:h};};$.fn.cycle.transitions.blindZ=function($cont,$slides,opts){var h=$cont.css("overflow","hidden").height();var 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</script>

<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
function showVideo(id) {
document.write("<object width="291" height="225"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/"+id+">&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/"+id+"&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="291" height="225"></embed></object>");
}

$(function() {
$('#featured').cycle({
fx: 'scrollLeft',
speed: 700,
timeout: 5000
});
});

$(document).ready(function(){
$(".click").click(function(){
$("#panel").slideToggle("medium");
$(this).toggleClass("active"); return false;
});
});
//]]>
</script>

<!-- End Featured Gallery script -->

Step 3
Now we are adding CSS style. Add following code just BEFORE ]]></b:skin>

/* Features */
#featured {height: 290px; overflow: hidden; background: url() no-repeat top center; clear: both; font-size: 0.85em; margin-bottom: 5px;}
#featured .post {padding: 20px;}
#featured .post .featured-thumb {background: url('http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tbHfaj1A058/TCMfeBmw1-I/AAAAAAAALUE/X_f6v-VruaA/s1600/nothumb.png') no-repeat center; float: left; border: 3px solid #444B4C; overflow: hidden; height: 120px; width: 200px; margin-right: 15px;}
#featured .post .featured-thumb img {width: 200px;}
#featured .post .featured-text {padding-bottom: 10px;}
#featured .post .featured-title {font: normal 1.1em Georgia, Times, Serif; line-height: 1.1em;}
#featured .post .featured-comment {background: url('http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_j82W7u9kZbs/SywtHFyKYKI/AAAAAAAAAa4/zOTWVu6RdII/s400/entry-comment.png') no-repeat left center; padding: 5px 0px 5px 20px;margin-right: 20px;}
#featured .post .featured-date {background: url('http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j82W7u9kZbs/SywtGvlFNpI/AAAAAAAAAao/jO6vscdLAzc/s400/entry-date.gif') no-repeat left center; padding: 5px 0px 5px 20px;margin-right: 20px;}
#featured .post .featured-meta {color: #999; clear: both; padding: 10px 0px; overflow: hidden; font-size: 0.9em;}
#featured .post .featured-read {display: block; float: right; background: #050707; width: 80px; color: #fff !important; padding: 5px 0px; text-align: center;-moz-border-radius-topleft:5px;-moz-border-radius-topright:5px;-moz-border-radius-bottomleft:5px;-moz-border-radius-bottomright:5px;-webkit-border-bottom-left-radius:5px;-webkit-border-bottom-right-radius:5px;-webkit-border-top-left-radius:5px;-webkit-border-top-right-radius:5px;}


Save your Template.

Step 4
Go to Design - Page Elements - Add a Gadget - HTML/JavaScript and add following code there

<!-- begin featured -->
<div id="featured">

<div class="post">
<div class="featured-text"><h1><a href="http://wpboxedtech1.blogspot.com/2010/05/tomb-raider-underworld.html" class="featured-title">Tomb Raider Underworld </a></h1></div>
<div class="featured-thumb"><img src="http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc88/emre-gs/01/WVG45GMF4w-1.jpg" /></div>
<p>Designed specifically to take advantage of the latest technologies Tomb Raider: Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible .....</p>
<div class="featured-meta">
<a href="http://wpboxedtech1.blogspot.com/2010/05/tomb-raider-underworld.html" class="featured-read">Read More</a>
</div>
</div>

<div class="post">
<div class="featured-text"><h1><a href="http://wpboxedtech1.blogspot.com/2010/05/fallout-3.html" class="featured-title">Fallout 3 </a></h1></div>
<div class="featured-thumb"><img src="http://static.gamecrazy.com/images/games/boxart/12387.jpg" /></div>
<p>Vault 101 – Jewel of the Wastes. For 200 years, Vault 101 has faithfully served the surviving residents of Washington DC and its environs, now known as the Capital Wasteland. Though the global atomic war of 2077 left the US all but destroyed, the residents of Vault 101 enjoy a life free from the constant stress of the outside world. ....</p>
<div class="featured-meta">
<a href="http://wpboxedtech1.blogspot.com/2010/05/fallout-3.html" class="featured-read">Read More</a>
</div>
</div>

<div class="post">
<div class="featured-text"><h1><a href="http://wpboxedtech1.blogspot.com/2010/05/prince-of-persia-3-two-thrones.html" class="featured-title">Prince of Persia 3: Two Thrones </a></h1></div>
<div class="featured-thumb"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Pop3.jpg" /></div>
<p>The Prince of Persia, a seasoned warrior, returns from the Island of Time to Babylon with his love, Kaileena. Instead of the peace that he longs for, he finds his homeland ravaged by war and the kingdom turned against him. The Prince is rapidly captured and Kaileena has no .....</p>
<div class="featured-meta">
<a href="http://wpboxedtech1.blogspot.com/2010/05/prince-of-persia-3-two-thrones.html" class="featured-read">Read More</a>
</div>
</div>


</div>
<!-- end featured -->

<!-- more -->

Before saving this you have to add your links and images. If you study above code then you will know it is for 3 posts. You can increase more posts by adding

<div class="post">
<div class="featured-text"><h1><a href="http://wpboxedtech1.blogspot.com/2010/05/prince-of-persia-3-two-thrones.html" class="featured-title">Prince of Persia 3: Two Thrones </a></h1></div>
<div class="featured-thumb"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Pop3.jpg" /></div>
<p>The Prince of Persia, a seasoned warrior, returns from the Island of Time to Babylon with his love, Kaileena. Instead of the peace that he longs for, he finds his homeland ravaged by war and the kingdom turned against him. The Prince is rapidly captured and Kaileena has no .....</p>
<div class="featured-meta">
<a href="http://wpboxedtech1.blogspot.com/2010/05/prince-of-persia-3-two-thrones.html" class="featured-read">Read More</a>
</div>
</div>

before

</div>
<!-- end featured -->

<!-- more -->

in code given in Step 4.

The Red text is the Link of your post.
Blue text is the Title of your post.
Green is the Image URL of image in your post.
Pink text is the description of your post.
Again Red text is the Link of your post.

Is not it simple?

Other Versions of Featured Content Slider

  1. Simple jQuery Featured Content Slider (with numbers to navigate)
  2. Tabs based Featured Content Slider

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3 comments

September 13, 2010 at 10:52 AM

work very greatly on my page!


thanks!

March 2, 2011 at 1:19 PM

will it work on custom domains?

March 3, 2011 at 12:09 AM

yes it will work

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