Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Amazing Post Navigation For Blogger

Important: All scripts hosted on widcraft.googlecode.com don't work anymore because Google has blocked that SVN repository.

It's already 2014 here in India, so I'd like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Stay safe and don't drink to much ;)

It's still New Year's Eve in most of part of the globe, so let me end the year with a final post on this blog. And this tutorial comes from the Blogger King MBT.

It's a new stylish jQuery post navigation for your blog. It'll appear on in your Blogger posts and it'll definitely catch the attention of your readers. The pagination buttons make no sense when placed at the bottom of comments container.

Add This To Blogger:

First. we will add CSS and some necessary script to our Blogger template.

  • Go To Blogger > Template
  • Click "Edit HTML"
  • Search and add following CSS just above ]]></b:skin>

    /*################MBT Pager ##########################*/

    .mbt-pager { border-top: 2px dashed #ddd; border-bottom: 2px dashed #ddd;  margin-bottom: 10px;   overflow:hidden; padding:0px;}
    .mbt-pager li.next { float: right; padding:0px; background:none; margin:0px;}
    .mbt-pager li.next a { padding-left: 24px; }

    .mbt-pager li.previous { margin:0px -2px 0px 0px; float: left;  border-right:1px solid #ddd; padding:0px; background:none;
    .mbt-pager li.previous a { padding-right: 24px;  }

    .mbt-pager li.next:hover, .mbt-pager li.previous:hover  {background:#333333; }

    .mbt-pager li { width: 50%; display: inline; float: left; text-align: center; }
    .mbt-pager li a { position: relative; min-height: 77px; display: block; padding: 15px 46px 15px; outline:none; text-decoration:none;}

    .mbt-pager li i { color: #ccc; font-size: 18px; }

    .mbt-pager li a strong { display: block; font-size: 20px; color: #ccc; letter-spacing: 0.5px; font-weight: bold; text-transform: uppercase; font-family:oswald, sans-serif, arial; margin-bottom:10px;}

    .mbt-pager li a span { font-size: 15px; color: #666;  font-family:oswald,Helvetica, arial; margin:0px;}
    .mbt-pager li a:hover span,
    .mbt-pager li a:hover i { color: #ffffff; }
    .mbt-pager li.previous i { float:left; margin-top:15%; margin-left:5%; }
    .mbt-pager li.next i { float: right;
    margin-top: 15%;
    margin-right: 5%; }

    .mbt-pager li.next i, .mbt-pager li.previous i ,
    .mbt-pager li.next,  .mbt-pager li.previous{
    -webkit-transition-property: background color; -webkit-transition-duration: 0.4s; -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-out;
    -moz-transition-property: background color; -moz-transition-duration: 0.4s; -moz-transition-timing-function: ease-out;
    -o-transition-property: background color; -o-transition-duration: 0.4s; -o-transition-timing-function: ease-out;
    transition-property: background color; transition-duration: 0.4s; transition-timing-function: ease-out; }

    .fa-chevron-right {padding-right:0px;}

  • Now, we will add fonts from Google Fonts & jQuery support.  Search for <head> and just below it paste the following code:

<script src="http://widcraft.googlecode.com/svn/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'/>

  • Now, it's for the main event. We will add our navigator to the bottom of your post. Search for data:post.body and paste following below it:

    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>

    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'>

    <ul class='mbt-pager'>

            <li class='next'>
    <b:if cond='data:newerPageUrl'>
    <i class='fa fa-chevron-right'/><a class='newer-link' expr:href='data:newerPageUrl' expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + &quot;_blog-pager-newer-link&quot;' rel='next'/>
    <i class='fa fa-chevron-right'/><a rel='next'><strong>Next</strong> <span>You are viewing Most Recent Post</span></a>

        <li class='previous'>
    <b:if cond='data:olderPageUrl'>
    <i class='fa fa-chevron-left'/><a class='older-link' expr:href='data:olderPageUrl' expr:id='data:widget.instanceId + &quot;_blog-pager-older-link&quot;' rel='previous'/>
    <i class='fa fa-chevron-left'/><a rel='previous'><strong>Previous</strong> <span>You are viewing Last Post</span></a>


    <script type='text/javascript'>
        var newerLink = $('a.newer-link');
        var olderLink = $('a.older-link');
        $.get(newerLink.attr('href'), function (data) {
         newerLink.html('<strong>Next</strong> <span>'+$(data).find('.post h3.post-title').text()+'</span>');  
        $.get(olderLink.attr('href'), function (data2) {
         olderLink.html('<strong>Previous</strong> <span>'+$(data2).find('.post h3.post-title').text()+'</span>');  


Save your template, and that's it for this year!

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