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You can add content from another blog to your sidebar using RSS feeds. This is better than adding a Feed Widget to the blog. Using this method enables you to add a customized amount of your post also. A Feed Widget adds only post titles.

A reader wants to know how to add bullet points to his feed element. This can be done by styling the Feed element.............

The various areas in the Feed element are shown in the diagram below :

As seen from the diagram above the following class shows the feed items :

.rss_item a: variant for the item title and link style

After adding your Javascript code to a Html page element in the sidebar and saving it click on Edit Html subtab of Template tab and scroll down in template code box to the code in your sidebar. Select the code line for the widget which represents the Html widget. It will look something like this :

<b:widget id='HTML1' locked='false' title='FEED ELEMENT' type='HTML'>

Look for the Widget ID Number and note it down. In this case it is "HTML1". In the CSS part of the template ( which lies between the <b:skin> and </b:skin> tags add this code :

#HTML14 .rss_items {
list-style-type: none;
list-style-image: url("LINK OF BULLET IMAGE");

Replace the number '14' in above code with number of your HTML widget. You can omit the padding line if you want to. Replace 'LINK OF BULLET IMAGE' with the actual link of your bullet image after uploading to a host like Save Template. Here is what it will look like :

Have Fun!


Mihaela Lica said...

This is a very good tip, but I doubt that many bloggers will be able to implement your advice because, let's face it, they'd need at least basic knowledge of html. Widgets make it easy for everyone to add more information to a blog. Maybe it would be better that you follow up the entry with a short how to tutorial?

vin said...

Mihaela Lica,

For a guide to add content with RSS feeds see :

Add Content with RSS feeds.

For some knowledge of HTML see :


For some tips on CSS see :


Hope this helps.

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Mihaela Lica said...

Well, it does help for blogger blogs. I was not talking about me though. I work pretty good with both blogger and wordpress. I meant your readers.
Maybe it is better to include the links in your entry?
Btw, I forgot to mention last time how much I enjoy this blog. I think you do a great job teaching people how to use the tricky blogspot.


vin said...


Have a look at :

How to Increase Google Page Rank


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