Went on a treasure hunt a couple of days ago for a Table of Contents or Sitemap widget for Blogger and after exploring for hours through various potential sites and experimented them unsuccessfully, I finally came across some awesome widgets (scripts) created by Abu Farhan that worked like a charm and were instant successes!
Just inserting his script for the Table of Contents for archived posts with only 2 lines of code in a Blogger Page, was able to automatically generate a list of the entire collection of all my posts, with titles neatly linked and sorted or archived by dates. A picture below to illustrate the impressive result!
Isn't that marvelous and it's so simple and quick to install to any Blogger blog! Thank you so much, Abu Farhan, I'm most grateful!
An Archives Page like this with the complete contents presented together in a single page will definitely make our blog posts easily accessible and navigable, providing more options not only to readers and search engines alike, but also as a reference to blog owners ourselves, to recall whatever were published and enable easy addition of internal links to new posts, when needed.
Here's how to create a Table of Contents in an Archives Page, sorted by dates :
- Create a Page first - go to Dashboard | Edit Posts, which will then open the Posting tab in Blogger. Select Edit Pages, click on the New Page button and type in the Page title, e.g Archives, Table of Contents or Sitemap, or whatever that you fancy. Ideally, the title should be short as that will also serve as the page tab's name in your blog.
- Next, select the Edit HTML mode to prepare your post. Copy and paste the following code into the post box :
Then, change the code in red (jacqsbloggertips.blogspot.com) to the URL of your Blogger blog.
- You can add extra content, such as an introductory/explanatory paragraph above or below the script code, if you wish. Do this while in the Edit HTML mode. Then click Publish Page and you're done. Once your Archives Page is published, its tab will appear under your blog's header.
(Tip: the Page tabs are linked to the Pages widget (gadget) at Layouts | Page Elements where you can configure the page list).
For those with Wordpress-powered website, you can learn to install the WP-Archives plugin to create an Archives Page...refer to my tutorial at jaycjayc.com, if you're interested.