Recent Posts

posted Aug 24, 2009, 9:55 AM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Sep 3, 2010, 5:02 AM ]

Google Sites supports a robust gadget for displaying recent posts to any of your site's Announcements (blog) pages.  To make use of this gadget, your site must have at least one active page that was built using the Announcements page template.

Using the Recent Announcements Gadget

To use the Recent Announcements gadget, add it to your page by selecting Insert >> Recent Posts while in edit mode of any page in your site.  Once added, you can configure the gadget based on the following options:
  • Show Posts From - This option provides a drop-down list of all Announcements pages on your site.  Select the one that is most appropriate for your needs.
  • Post Length- The Post Length section allows you to select what to display for each post.
    • Short Snippet (approx 2 lines)
    • Medium Snippet (approx 6 lines)
    • Full Post
  • Include Thumbnail of first image in post
  • Number of Posts to Display
  • Add an Intro Post to your Announcements - This option enables you to add an intro to the top of the Recent Posts gadget.  Any content added here will appear below the gadget title, and above the first post.
  • Display
    • Include border around Recent Announcements - Places a border around the gadget, if selected.
    • Include Title - Adds a title to the top of the gadget, if selected.