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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 Setting up and using blogs.

Recent blog posts gadget settings

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

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For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for recent blog posts gadgets:

Setting

Description

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.

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.

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 Advanced 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.

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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:

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Gadget titleTitle 
H4
Gadgets/Gadget styles (Blueprint, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, and White Space themes)
General formatting or Typography 
Blog title/link

Text/Normal
Link

General formatting or Typography
Author

Author

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

Blog dateDate and time 

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

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

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