Older Posts Gadget: Blogger

Ever worry that your blog readers stop at the end of your current page? Do they click on the OLDER POSTS link at the very bottom? I realized my blog page was loading pretty slowly for some readers because I have too many posts per page, but worried that if I shortened to only 15 posts per page that they wouldn’t go any further once they’d scrolled to the bottom. And there’s just so much more to see! So I put on my designer hat and went to work on a fun gadget for the very bottom of my page. I made extras for you and instructions on placing one- here’s how:

  1. Choose an image you want and either drag it off as is (small) or click to enlarge and drag or copy to your desktop or a file folder. (The pointer images are designed to point right at the words “Older Posts” when enlarged. Scroll to the bottom of my page to see what I mean.)
  2. Go to CUSTOMIZE on your blog.
  3. Choose ADD A GADGET on the very most bottom center of the page, (I have a standard blogger template, so it’s the very short and wide gadget box at the bottom.)
  4. Choose PICTURE.
  5. Leave the Title and Caption area blank.
  6. Un-click “Shrink to fit”.
  7. In the LINK area, paste the file or link to the image you chose.
  8. Step 7: For the image, BROWSE to the image you want to use.
  9. Step 8: Click SHRINK TO FIT and SAVE.
  10. Back on your CUSTOMIZE page, make sure it is the very top gadget of any other bottom-page gadgets you might have if using a gadget image with a pointing finger.
  11. Comment here and I will visit your blog and check out your new gadget, and of course, I’ll click on your older posts link!! freegadgets

For more FREE blog gadgets and buttons, CLICK HERE!

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96 Responses to Older Posts Gadget: Blogger

  1. #1 - The Soladay Family says:

    Thanks so much for the “button”! Love it, and I love your creative blog!!!

  2. #2 - tidymom says:

    once again…………..YOU ROCK!! LOL Thanks!! going to add one to my blog!!


  3. #3 - lmerie says:

    Great button’s!! So kind and thank you!

  4. #4 - Pfeiffer Photos says:

    You’re brillant–love this, thanks!!

  5. #5 - Tea says:

    On this is brilliant! I know some people don’t notice the little link at the bottom. this is one I’ll add to my blog!

  6. #6 - tidymom says:

    I can’t get mine in the center, it’s over to the left (and yes, I used the gadget at the bottom, not to the left)


  7. #7 - Sandy Toes says:

    So very cute!
    sandy toe

  8. #8 - Mytutorlist.com says:

    What a clever idea! I like the images.

  9. #9 - Mrsfatface says:

    Very neat idea. Thanks for sharing.


  10. #10 - kate says:

    I LOVE your free graphics.. Thanks!

  11. #11 - LolaRox says:

    So great! Thanks a million! I don’t have many older posts yet, but I will someday!

  12. #12 - Jen says:

    Thank you! Love the buttons. I added it. Any idea how to get rid of the text that says “older posts”?

  13. #13 - Cathe Holden says:

    Jen, the graphic will not link to older posts, so keeping the words OLDER POSTS on your blog is important, not to mention, I doubt there’s even a way to remove that from a blogger blog. (I’m wrong a lot, though! lol)

    THANKS everyone for all the great comments, they keep me going!

    One note, if you do not have a standard blogger template that is centered, two column, your graphic may fall to the left or right. I don’t know enough about html to fix that…(ok, I don’t know ANYTHING about html!)

  14. #14 - Beverly says:

    You make such wonderful things! I love all your creations and thanks so much!

  15. #15 - Teresa says:

    So great!! I want to try it in Typepad, but not sure how I would do that just yet. Love this though!

  16. #16 - Cottage Lifestyle says:

    Love these. I appreciate all your gadgets. Any chance I can talk you into making a red version of the older post gadget?


  17. #17 - Robin says:

    Thanks so much for the button!

    Take Care – Robin

  18. #18 - Catholic Runner says:

    What a great idea! Thank you so much!

  19. #19 - J. Leigh Designz says:

    Great idea!

  20. #20 - sassyglassdesigns says:

    I love your buttons and your creativity.

  21. #21 - Kelly says:

    Very cool~
    Thanks for making & sharing!!

  22. #22 - ElegantSnobbery says:

    Very cute and I love your buttons! I just added one 🙂

    Something I did to highlight my favorite posts, is added picture saying: “A few of my favorite posts” and then below it, I added pictures with links, of some of my favorites.

    I’ve had more comments and page views since doing that, and its nice that ones I loved the best aren’t just getting lost in my blog.

  23. #23 - Amy @ Living Locurto says:

    Cute buttons! I wanted to tell you about a little trick… it’s a plugin called LinkWithin. It shows 3 related past posts with photos at the bottom of your post.

    I personally haven’t gotten it to work, but I’ve seen it on several Blogger blogs. I think because i use WordPress, it’s acting up. You’ll have to try it out…


  24. #24 - HeatherBabe says:

    I love the button!! I have used so many from you!! LOL Thanks!!

  25. #25 - Sarah says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your buttons!!

  26. #26 - Sara says:

    Thanks so much! I posted it on my blog. I love your design “style”.

  27. #27 - Kori says:

    I did it! 🙂 Thanks for the ‘button’!

  28. #28 - daisy says:

    Fab idea, especially for those visitors who are not familiar with the inner workings of blogs :o)

  29. #29 - xashee's corner says:

    You are AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing! Soo CREATIVE! i LOVE it! 🙂 Have a FANTASTIC day!

  30. #30 - Laura says:

    This is such a great idea!
    & it's so generous for you to share all your adorable gadgets & buttons.
    Thanks so much!

  31. #31 - Coco says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are so sweet & generous to share such great creations of yours . I added it to my blog, I hope I did it right…

  32. #32 - Irish3 says:

    Cool stuff! I just used the first of your buttons.. here’s a link to see your handiwork in action! Thanks so much for sharing.



  33. #33 - Stacie says:

    those are great, I am going to use one…

  34. #34 - kiko says:

    Hello! I just added this as well as “email me” button to my blog. Thank you!

  35. #35 - PJ says:

    Your blog is great! Where have you been? How did I miss it until now? Once I figure out how to use this type of button, I will be doing so. Thanks so much!

  36. #36 - PJ says:

    Great blog! Great button! Thanks for both!

  37. #37 - kindredmamma says:

    I enjoy your blog a lot. Can you do some custom buttons? I want to make two. Let me know or if you know a place were I can get one made. Just not that techy myself not do I have the software that I am aware of.

  38. #38 - Prpldy says:

    Awesome blog! Great buttons! Thanks I love it, but why won’t mine point correctly…yours is, but mine’s not! Hmmmmm….


  39. #39 - Jen says:

    Thanks for replying. Duh – I just realized it wasn’t meant to be a clickable button. I fixed it. Thanks again for sharing your creativity.

  40. #40 - Chloe says:

    OK, I just did it and I love the graphic! It fits in perfectly to the look of my blog. What a great idea! Thank you!!!

  41. #41 - Junie Moon says:

    You are sooooo good! You have the best ideas and implement them beautifully. Thanks yet again!

  42. #42 - Wendy says:

    Okay, that is just the coolest thing ever!!! Thanks so much for helping us all out like that!

  43. #43 - Urbanek Design says:

    I’m gonna give it a try!

  44. #44 - Jennie says:

    You are such a generous and talented soul! I’ve added it and I love it- thank you!

  45. #45 - The World's Dresser says:

    Dude – seriously, this is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Love’s it and adding to my page as we speak. Rock on! “Older Posts Gadget” for the WIN!!

  46. #46 - Doreen says:

    So cute! Thank you for these! I used one on my blog!

  47. #47 - Princess of Everything (and then some) says:

    You are so awesome! thank you so much for taking the time to do this for us and for sharing!

  48. #48 - Kim says:

    I’m so glad Lesley featured your wonderful blog – I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and must warn you – I need one of everything where your gadgets are concerned , lol! They are very cool – every one of them 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents so generously!

  49. #49 - Amy Bradstreet says:

    Oh wow, thanks so much for sharing your creativity! Very generous of you. Your blog (and badges) are beautiful. Many thanks!

  50. #50 - Christie says:

    Thank you so much for generously sharing your awesome buttons! They are fantastic!

  51. #51 - SueLovesCherries says:

    I hope you’re still reading these, ‘cuz I used the red “Don’t Stop Here” gadget, tweaked it a little, and I’d love for you to see it!

  52. #52 - Heather Cutting-Rayl says:

    Thanks so much! I just added your older posts and your e-mail gadgets to my blog! I really appreciate your hard work and especially the great instructions on how to do it! WOW!

  53. #53 - Kaye Prince says:

    Thanks so much for the great gadgets! I added a couple to my blog and today did a little write-up about where I found them and how much I enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work; it’s beautiful!

  54. #54 - Kathy says:

    Love, Love, Love the button for older posts, Love how she’s pointing to the sign, excellently done….Thank You. I JUST took the jump into blogging and am learning soooo much. Big Fun!!


  55. #55 - Princess Of Pink says:

    Oh wow, I have just found your blog and LOVE it. I have added a few of your gadgets and ofcourse the “read my older posts”one too.

  56. #56 - shelia says:

    so helpful. i’m a bit of a technitard…ok maybe a lot of one…and i get this! thanks

  57. #57 - Jan says:

    Wow this is soo generous – thank you!

  58. #58 - The Stylish House says:

    Great little tool, thank you so much for sharing! ~Cathy~

  59. #59 - Vivienne says:

    I did it! I did it! My first crafty blog thing! Yay and thanks a bunch!

  60. #60 - Cori G. says:

    Hello! I’m not sure how I got here, but I love all your cute buttons and added one to the bottom of my blog…THANK YOU!!!!!

    xoxox Cori

  61. #61 - Janelle says:

    thank you thank you!!!

  62. #62 - Mel says:

    Oh my goodness you are creative and so generous!! OK, I added a lovely light blue ‘Older Posts’ button to my blog, http://www.melsownplace.blogspot.com

    Thanks so much!

  63. #63 - Jen says:

    I am having such fun exploring your blog! Love it love it love it!!! What a generous person you are to share your superb sense of style with the world.

  64. #64 - Shrimp Salad Circus says:

    Hey there! I sniped a couple of your buttons! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  65. #65 - msartist says:

    Button,button whose got the button?
    Thanks for sharing all your creative works. Your blog is amazing!!

  66. #66 - msartist says:

    Button,button, whose got the button?
    Thanks so much for sharing all your creative works!!

  67. #67 - Karen- The Graphics Fairy says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the buttons Cathe, these are great! I used this one and the Twitter button.

  68. #68 - artsyamy says:

    Your design aesthetic is just lovely. I feel like a really lucky girl to have happened upon your blog with such fabulous freebies!

  69. #69 - Westside Wedding says:

    You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing the buttons the are amazing!!!

  70. #70 - Joy says:

    I grabbed one of these too! Such a great idea.

  71. #71 - Lenna Andrews says:

    dear cathe,
    thank you so much for your free blog buttons -how absolutely nice of you! I have added some to my blog and i truly thank you. they look great! Lenna –

  72. #72 - Korkalot says:

    Another gadget fave! I love the old style!


  73. #73 - Katie Bug says:

    Thank you for the button. You are so clever!

  74. #74 - Nicole Shelby says:

    I just discovered you. And now? I've been having way too much fun going through all of your past posts. Thanks for the inspiration. I've pasted your older posts design on the bottom of my blog. Looks good!



  75. #75 - wine-fueled narcissism says:

    WOW! Thank you so much! 🙂


  76. #76 - vegkat says:

    You have one of the coolest damn blogs EVER! I borrowed a "older polst" button and a twitter button. THANKS for all your work!!

  77. #77 - Kitty says:

    Cathe, thanks so much for the rockin' "older posts" button! I have installed them on my website, which is going to launch soon. Love them! You are awesome!

  78. #78 - Kitty says:

    Cathe, thanks so much for the rockin' "older posts" button! I have installed them on my website, which is going to launch soon. Love them! You are awesome!

  79. #79 - {Diamond} says:

    This is great! Just what I was looking for! Thanks :-).

  80. #80 - Mary says:

    Well, I grabbed 3 more of your button freebies…comments, email, and older posts. Thanks again 🙂

  81. #81 - Filipino Recipes says:

    unfortunately, im stuck with the classic template, and dont have the Layout tab in my blogger.
    would have wanted that older post button very much.
    thanks for the post though.

    ms. holden, can we do an exchange link?
    My keyword is "Filipino recipes".
    What's yours?

  82. #82 - Liza says:

    Hi. I love your blog, which I just discovered through Paris apartment.

    I've tried out the "older Post" gadget on a few of my posts on my blog. thanks so much.

  83. #83 - nbellish says:

    Thanks so much for the button!

  84. #84 - Suzanna says:

    Thank you so much for your help! 🙂

  85. #85 - Anna says:

    Worry no more, I just discovered your blog yesterday and I've been working my way back to the beginning. Such a great idea to have a button to encourage readers to flip back. Thank you for sharing!

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  87. #86 - misty says:

    thank you fro all the lovely freebies and tutuorials! so useful. I made my own buttons but used your tutorials for adding them. Love your buttons though.
    I added some links to you on my “blogging how to” page. I hope thats ok!

  88. #87 - Carmen says:

    AWESOME! Thank you so much!!

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  90. #88 - Shannon says:


    Just found your website as I was looking specifically for an older posts graphic! Thank you so much.

  91. #89 - george says:

    can you something with numbers plz?

  92. #90 - Piera says:

    grazie mille! Bellissimo blog il tuo..

  93. #91 - Marisa Rios says:

    Love love LOVE your buttons! Thank you ever so much!

  94. #92 - Pam says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful button. I love that people who are newer to blogs will know what to do!

  95. #94 - Paul Rodericks says:

    Very good stuff. Thanks