How to Create a Sitemap or Table of Contents in Blogger

One of the limitations of a blog is that it doesn’t have an index or sitemap of the site to make it easier for readers to find the content that they are searching for. While the blog archive and labels have all the information about the published post, these do not appear on a single page completely, so searching for more posts is not always easy.

Luckily, this gadget will help you to add a table of contents or sitemap on Blogger showing the index of all posts separated by categories that have been published. It will also show the latest posts with a text saying New!

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Demo: You can see it in action by clicking here.

How To Add a Sitemap with a List of Posts to Blogger

To implement it on your blog, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Login to your Blogger Dashboard and select your blog

Step 2. Go to “Pages” > click the “New Page” button.

Step 3. Click on the HTML tab and paste the following code inside the empty box:

<style>
p.labels a{color: #242424; text-transform: uppercase;font-size: 15px;}
a.post-titles {color: #0000FF;}
ol li{list-style-type:decimal;line-height:25px;}
</style>
<script>
//<![CDATA[
var postTitle=new Array();var postUrl=new Array();var postPublished=new Array();var postDate=new Array();var postLabels=new Array();var postRecent=new Array();var sortBy=”titleasc”;var tocLoaded=false;var numChars=250;var postFilter=””;var numberfeed=0;function bloggersitemap(a){function b(){if(“entry” in a.feed){var d=a.feed.entry.length;numberfeed=d;ii=0;for(var h=0;h<d;h++){var n=a.feed.entry[h];var e=n.title.$t;var m=n.published.$t.substring(0,10);var j;for(var g=0;g<n.link.length;g++){if(n.link[g].rel==”alternate”){j=n.link[g].href;break}}var o=””;for(var g=0;g<n.link.length;g++){if(n.link[g].rel==”enclosure”){o=n.link[g].href;break}}var c=””;if(“category” in n){for(var g=0;g<n.category.length;g++){c=n.category[g].term;var f=c.lastIndexOf(“;”);if(f!=-1){c=c.substring(0,f)}postLabels[ii]=c;postTitle[ii]=e;postDate[ii]=m;postUrl[ii]=j;postPublished[ii]=o;if(h<10){postRecent[ii]=true}else{postRecent[ii]=false}ii=ii+1}}}}}b();sortBy=”titleasc”;sortPosts(sortBy);sortlabel();tocLoaded=true;displayToc2();document.write(‘</br><div class=”sitemap-link”><a href=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/2013/12/add-sitemap-table-of-contents-to-blogger.html” style=”font-size: 10px; text-decoration:none; color: #5146CD;”>Get This Widget</a></div>’)}function filterPosts(a){scroll(0,0);postFilter=a;displayToc(postFilter)}function allPosts(){sortlabel();postFilter=””;displayToc(postFilter)}function sortPosts(d){function c(e,g){var f=postTitle[e];postTitle[e]=postTitle[g];postTitle[g]=f;var f=postDate[e];postDate[e]=postDate[g];postDate[g]=f;var f=postUrl[e];postUrl[e]=postUrl[g];postUrl[g]=f;var f=postLabels[e];postLabels[e]=postLabels[g];postLabels[g]=f;var f=postPublished[e];postPublished[e]=postPublished[g];postPublished[g]=f;var f=postRecent[e];postRecent[e]=postRecent[g];postRecent[g]=f}for(var b=0;b<postTitle.length-1;b++){for(var a=b+1;a<postTitle.length;a++){if(d==”titleasc”){if(postTitle[b]>postTitle[a]){c(b,a)}}if(d==”titledesc”){if(postTitle[b]<postTitle[a]){c(b,a)}}if(d==”dateoldest”){if(postDate[b]>postDate[a]){c(b,a)}}if(d==”datenewest”){if(postDate[b]<postDate[a]){c(b,a)}}if(d==”orderlabel”){if(postLabels[b]>postLabels[a]){c(b,a)}}}}}function sortlabel(){sortBy=”orderlabel”;sortPosts(sortBy);var a=0;var b=0;while(b<postTitle.length){temp1=postLabels[b];firsti=a;do{a=a+1}while(postLabels[a]==temp1);b=a;sortPosts2(firsti,a);if(b>postTitle.length){break}}}function sortPosts2(d,c){function e(f,h){var g=postTitle[f];postTitle[f]=postTitle[h];postTitle[h]=g;var g=postDate[f];postDate[f]=postDate[h];postDate[h]=g;var g=postUrl[f];postUrl[f]=postUrl[h];postUrl[h]=g;var g=postLabels[f];postLabels[f]=postLabels[h];postLabels[h]=g;var g=postPublished[f];postPublished[f]=postPublished[h];postPublished[h]=g;var g=postRecent[f];postRecent[f]=postRecent[h];postRecent[h]=g}for(var b=d;b<c-1;b++){for(var a=b+1;a<c;a++){if(postTitle[b]>postTitle[a]){e(b,a)}}}}function displayToc(a){var l=0;var h=””;var e=”Post Title”;var m=”Click to sort by title”;var d=”Date”;var k=”Click to sort by date”;var c=”Category”;var j=””;if(sortBy==”titleasc”){m+=” (descending)”;k+=” (newest first)”}if(sortBy==”titledesc”){m+=” (ascending)”;k+=” (newest first)”}if(sortBy==”dateoldest”){m+=” (ascending)”;k+=” (newest first)”}if(sortBy==”datenewest”){m+=” (ascending)”;k+=” (oldest first)”}if(postFilter!=””){j=”Click to view all”}h+=”<table>”;h+=”<tr>”;h+='<td class=”header1″>’;h+='<a href=”javascript:toggleTitleSort();” title=”‘+m+'”>’+e+”</a>”;h+=”</td>”;h+='<td class=”header2″>’;h+='<a href=”javascript:toggleDateSort();” title=”‘+k+'”>’+d+”</a>”;h+=”</td>”;h+='<td class=”header3″>’;h+='<a href=”javascript:allPosts();” title=”‘+j+'”>’+c+”</a>”;h+=”</td>”;h+='<td class=”header4″>’;h+=”Read all”;h+=”</td>”;h+=”</tr>”;for(var g=0;g<postTitle.length;g++){if(a==””){h+='<tr><td class=”entry1″><a href=”‘+postUrl[g]+'”>’+postTitle[g]+'</a></td><td class=”entry2″>’+postDate[g]+'</td><td class=”entry3″>’+postLabels[g]+'</td><td class=”entry4″><a href=”‘+postPublished[g]+'”>Read</a></td></tr>’;l++}else{z=postLabels[g].lastIndexOf(a);if(z!=-1){h+='<tr><td class=”entry1″><a href=”‘+postUrl[g]+'”>’+postTitle[g]+'</a></td><td class=”entry2″>’+postDate[g]+'</td><td class=”entry3″>’+postLabels[g]+'</td><td class=”entry4″><a href=”‘+postPublished[g]+'”>Read</a></td></tr>’;l++}}}h+=”</table>”;if(l==postTitle.length){var f='<span class=”toc-note”>Show All ‘+postTitle.length+” Posts<br/></span>”}else{var f='<span class=”toc-note”>Show ‘+l+” posts by category ‘”;f+=postFilter+”‘ the “+postTitle.length+” Total Posts<br/></span>”}var b=document.getElementById(“toc”);b.innerHTML=f+h}function displayToc2(){var a=0;var b=0;while(b<postTitle.length){temp1=postLabels[b];document.write(“<p/>”);document.write(‘<p class=”labels”><a href=”/search/label/’+temp1+'”>’+temp1+”</a></p><ol>”);firsti=a;do{document.write(“<li>”);document.write(‘<a class=”post-titles” href=”‘+postUrl[a]+'”>’+postTitle[a]+”</a>”);if(postRecent[a]==true){document.write(‘ – <strong><span style=”color: rgb(255, 0, 0);”>New!</span></strong>’)}document.write(“</li>”);a=a+1}while(postLabels[a]==temp1);b=a;document.write(“</ol>”);sortPosts2(firsti,a);if(b>postTitle.length){break}}}function toggleTitleSort(){if(sortBy==”titleasc”){sortBy=”titledesc”}else{sortBy=”titleasc”}sortPosts(sortBy);displayToc(postFilter)}function toggleDateSort(){if(sortBy==”datenewest”){sortBy=”dateoldest”}else{sortBy=”datenewest”}sortPosts(sortBy);displayToc(postFilter)}function showToc(){if(tocLoaded){displayToc(postFilter);var a=document.getElementById(“toclink”)}else{alert(“Just wait… TOC is loading”)}}function hideToc(){var a=document.getElementById(“toc”);a.innerHTML=””;var b=document.getElementById(“toclink”);b.innerHTML='<a href=”#” onclick=”scroll(0,0); showToc(); Effect.toggle(‘toc-result’,’blind’);”>?? Display Table of Contents</a> <img src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_VZwBpHw_SI/UrXvLbFxacI/AAAAAAAAFiQ/ZGqWZUZesCI/s1600/new_icon.gif”/>’}function looptemp2(){for(var a=0;a<numberfeed;a++){document.write(“<br>”);document.write(‘Post Link : <a href=”‘+postUrl[a]+'”>’+postTitle[a]+”</a><br>”);document.write(‘Read all : <a href=”‘+postPublished[a]+'”>’+postTitle[a]+”</a><br>”);document.write(“<br>”)}};
//]]>
</script>
<script src=”http://helplogger.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?max-results=9999&amp;alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=bloggersitemap”></script>

After adding the above code, replace http://helplogger.blogspot.com with the address of your blog.

How to Customize the Sitemap for Blogger

  • to change the color and font size of categories title, replace the values in red
  • to change the color of the links, replace the value in green

Step 4. Click “Options” on the right side of the post editor and select “Don’t allow, hide existing” for the Reader comments.

Step 5. Finally, click the “Publish” button and see the page. That’s it!

The index of the posts is sorted alphabetically and is updated automatically each time a new post is published.

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