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Tutorial: Displaying list of labels on your blog

Blogged by: Kitty on Tuesday, September 13, 2011  
Commentators: Blogger Chris, Blogger Chris, Blogger Tamara, Blogger Kitty, Blogger Tamara, Blogger Kitty, Anonymous Anonymous, Blogger Michelle, Blogger Love Rain Admin, Blogger David Orozco, Blogger Kitty, Blogger David Orozco,
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In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to display your all the labels (or tags) in your blog. The technique will be making use of Javascript and the labels will be displayed as a list..

Note: Always, always remember to backup your HTML codes before making any changes to it.


Step 1
Open up your Blogger Dashboard and go to where the HTML editor is.

Step 2
Copy the following codes and paste them where you want them to appear.


<div id="labelList"></div> <script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[
function listLabels(root){
var baseURL = '/search/label/';
var baseHeading = "Categories";
var isFTP = false;
var llDiv = document.getElementById('labelList');
var entry = root.entry;
var h1 = document.createElement('h1');
h1.className = 'sidebar-title';
var h1t = document.createTextNode(baseHeading);
h1.appendChild(h1t);
llDiv.appendChild(h1);
var ul = document.createElement('ul');
ul.id = 'label-list';
var category = entry.category;
labelSort = new Array();
for(p in category){
labelSort[labelSort.length] = [category[p].term];
}
labelSort.sort();
for (var r=0; r < labelSort.length; r++){
var li = document.createElement('li');
var a = document.createElement('a');
if(isFTP){
a.href = baseURL + encodeURIComponent(labelSort[r])+'.html';
}
else {
a.href = baseURL + encodeURIComponent(labelSort[r]);
}
a.innerHTML = labelSort[r] + ' ';
li.appendChild(a);
ul.appendChild(li);
abnk = document.createTextNode(' ');
ul.appendChild(abnk);
}
llDiv.appendChild(ul);
}
//]]>
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/USERID/blogs/BLOGID?alt=json-in-script&callback=listLabels" ></script>


Now, there are things that you need to take note of. Let's take a look at them one by one.

Look for the h1 tags in the codes. They are the tags for the heading and in the codes above, you can find them occurring a few times. You can replace the h1 tags with h2 or h3, etc.

Then look for this piece of code:

var baseHeading = "Categories";

You can change the word Categories to any text you like. For example you can change it to labels, tags, etc.

Next, watch out for this code:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/USERID/blogs/BLOGID?alt=json-in-script&callback=listLabels" ></script>

You will need to replace the words USERID and BLOGID with your own userID and blogID.

Save your progress and it's done.

Labels: ,


Comments to Tutorial: Displaying list of labels on your blog:


I posted this code in a page on my blog. It works great when viewed by PC, but will not show when viewed via mobile. Any idea why?

It seems to be something to do with the callback script not running its function. It runs fine on my PC & Mac, but not the iPhone.

If I swap out the

script src="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/USERID/blogs/BLOGID?alt=json-in-script&callback=listLabels"

with the actual source of the script found at that URL, it all works fine, but is of course now static and relies on me manually updating when I add new labels.

Any thoughts as to why this might be happening?

how to know the userID ?

@Tamara, you can find your userID in your profile page. Look at the address bar in that page which looks something.
Example: http://www.blogger.com/profile/00729941953368466792

The numbers 00729941953368466792 would be the userID.

got it, thanks :D

"Look for the h1 tags in the codes. They are the tags for the heading and in the codes above, you can find them occurring a few times. You can replace the h1 tags with h2 or h3, etc."

>> when I replace the h1 tags, the labels don't appear. they only appear if I put h1 tags. why and how to fix this?

Make sure you have changed all h1 tags in the codes. They appear in these lines:
var h1 = document.createElement('h1');
h1.className = 'sidebar-title';
var h1t = document.createTextNode(baseHeading);
h1.appendChild(h1t);
llDiv.appendChild(h1);

Anonymous Anonymous said on October 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Hi kitty, I followed your instructions but it worked not quite well. The Labels appear only when I'm signed in. Thus, they disappear when I'm signed out, and it probably won't appear publicly. This there's any solution to this?

Hi Kitty, I have the same problem as anonymous. The labels show up fine when I'm signed in. However, they disappear when I'm signed out and others can't see them either.

Hello, i have the same problem as above.
Only can view the labels when signed in. But unable to view the labels after signing out :( any idea how to solve it?

Hi there Kitty, here is a better straight way to do it:

http://jsfiddle.net/tovic/4sm4R/

thanks for your help

@David, thank you for the link. Indeed it's a better and shorter way to do it. :)

Hun you really should think on updating your post with that one, since you are one of the top ranked in google when looking for that solution.

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Tutorial: Displaying list of labels on your blog

Blogged by: Kitty on Tuesday, September 13, 2011  
Commentators: Blogger Chris, Blogger Chris, Blogger Tamara, Blogger Kitty, Blogger Tamara, Blogger Kitty, Anonymous Anonymous, Blogger Michelle, Blogger Love Rain Admin, Blogger David Orozco, Blogger Kitty, Blogger David Orozco,
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In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to display your all the labels (or tags) in your blog. The technique will be making use of Javascript and the labels will be displayed as a list..

Note: Always, always remember to backup your HTML codes before making any changes to it.


Step 1
Open up your Blogger Dashboard and go to where the HTML editor is.

Step 2
Copy the following codes and paste them where you want them to appear.


<div id="labelList"></div> <script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[
function listLabels(root){
var baseURL = '/search/label/';
var baseHeading = "Categories";
var isFTP = false;
var llDiv = document.getElementById('labelList');
var entry = root.entry;
var h1 = document.createElement('h1');
h1.className = 'sidebar-title';
var h1t = document.createTextNode(baseHeading);
h1.appendChild(h1t);
llDiv.appendChild(h1);
var ul = document.createElement('ul');
ul.id = 'label-list';
var category = entry.category;
labelSort = new Array();
for(p in category){
labelSort[labelSort.length] = [category[p].term];
}
labelSort.sort();
for (var r=0; r < labelSort.length; r++){
var li = document.createElement('li');
var a = document.createElement('a');
if(isFTP){
a.href = baseURL + encodeURIComponent(labelSort[r])+'.html';
}
else {
a.href = baseURL + encodeURIComponent(labelSort[r]);
}
a.innerHTML = labelSort[r] + ' ';
li.appendChild(a);
ul.appendChild(li);
abnk = document.createTextNode(' ');
ul.appendChild(abnk);
}
llDiv.appendChild(ul);
}
//]]>
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/USERID/blogs/BLOGID?alt=json-in-script&callback=listLabels" ></script>


Now, there are things that you need to take note of. Let's take a look at them one by one.

Look for the h1 tags in the codes. They are the tags for the heading and in the codes above, you can find them occurring a few times. You can replace the h1 tags with h2 or h3, etc.

Then look for this piece of code:

var baseHeading = "Categories";

You can change the word Categories to any text you like. For example you can change it to labels, tags, etc.

Next, watch out for this code:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/USERID/blogs/BLOGID?alt=json-in-script&callback=listLabels" ></script>

You will need to replace the words USERID and BLOGID with your own userID and blogID.

Save your progress and it's done.

Labels: ,



Comments to Tutorial: Displaying list of labels on your blog:


I posted this code in a page on my blog. It works great when viewed by PC, but will not show when viewed via mobile. Any idea why?

It seems to be something to do with the callback script not running its function. It runs fine on my PC & Mac, but not the iPhone.

If I swap out the

script src="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/USERID/blogs/BLOGID?alt=json-in-script&callback=listLabels"

with the actual source of the script found at that URL, it all works fine, but is of course now static and relies on me manually updating when I add new labels.

Any thoughts as to why this might be happening?

how to know the userID ?

@Tamara, you can find your userID in your profile page. Look at the address bar in that page which looks something.
Example: http://www.blogger.com/profile/00729941953368466792

The numbers 00729941953368466792 would be the userID.

got it, thanks :D

"Look for the h1 tags in the codes. They are the tags for the heading and in the codes above, you can find them occurring a few times. You can replace the h1 tags with h2 or h3, etc."

>> when I replace the h1 tags, the labels don't appear. they only appear if I put h1 tags. why and how to fix this?

Make sure you have changed all h1 tags in the codes. They appear in these lines:
var h1 = document.createElement('h1');
h1.className = 'sidebar-title';
var h1t = document.createTextNode(baseHeading);
h1.appendChild(h1t);
llDiv.appendChild(h1);

Anonymous Anonymous said on October 5, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Hi kitty, I followed your instructions but it worked not quite well. The Labels appear only when I'm signed in. Thus, they disappear when I'm signed out, and it probably won't appear publicly. This there's any solution to this?

Hi Kitty, I have the same problem as anonymous. The labels show up fine when I'm signed in. However, they disappear when I'm signed out and others can't see them either.

Hello, i have the same problem as above.
Only can view the labels when signed in. But unable to view the labels after signing out :( any idea how to solve it?

Hi there Kitty, here is a better straight way to do it:

http://jsfiddle.net/tovic/4sm4R/

thanks for your help

@David, thank you for the link. Indeed it's a better and shorter way to do it. :)

Hun you really should think on updating your post with that one, since you are one of the top ranked in google when looking for that solution.

Post a Comment

Commenting policy:
1. Please leave comments that are relevant to the blog post.
2. Comments on posts that are more than 14 days old will be moderated.
3. Do not post advertisements to your own site/products here.
4. Do not post private information, it will be deleted.
5. Refrain from using abusive/vulgar words, if you have personal issues with me, contact me directly through the contact form or my email instead.

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