Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Recent Posts Widget Improved

One of the most annoying things of the Blogger Post Feed was that it is sorted by date of post-update. As a consequence, old posts that were updated appeared on the feed as if they were new. Very annoying if the alteration is just a minor one, for example repairing a broken link, or correcting a small mistake.

Well, this problem (if we may call it a problem) has been solved now by Blogger. You can have your post feed sorted by Published date, or by Updated date.

If you have the Recent Posts Widget installed to your Blog, there is a slight modification in the code you have to make. Edit the Page Element, and change the code like this:

<script src="http://beautifulbeta.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=published&alt=json-in-script&callback=showrecentposts"></script>

Notice the orderby-parameter: there are 2 possible values: published and updated. Omitting the parameter is the same as updated.

The Recent Posts Widget Installer has been improved, and now supports the orderby-parameter.