Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Premium Social Subscription Widget for blogger-v1




Hello Readers, in this article I am going to share a premium style social subscription widget. Unziptech has already shared many useful articles featuring premium blogger widgets, plugins, tricks etc and this post focuses on the same category. This social subscription will enable users to like/follow you on the social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and subscribe your feeds using the built-in feedburner email subscription widget. Social networks are playing a vital role in blogging these days. The count of followers, fans and subscribers shows the popularity of your blog/website. They also allow you to connect with your online readers and share your content with them. You can see the preview of this social subscription widget in the screenshot given below. Later in this article I am going to tell you how you can add this widget to your blog.
social-subscription-widget
This widget is purely coded in HTML/CSS and there is no flash content, so it will be fast loading widget. This widget contains premium blue square style social icons with cool CSS effects and feedburner email subscription form. Now let us see the procedure to add this premium looking social subscription widget to your blog.

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Add Social Subscription widget to Blogger

  • Login in to your Blogger account.
  • Now navigate to the Layout section from your dashboard.
  • Click to add a HTML/JavaScript gadget where you want this widget to appear.
  • Copy and paste the following code in to it.
<style>
.UT-Social-Icons
{
    height:45px;
    width:45px;
}
.UT-Social-Icons:hover
{
    opacity: .7;
    filter:alpha(opacity=70);
    height:45px;
    width:45px;
    cursor:pointer;
}
#UT-wrap
{
    height:250px;
    width:250px;
    background:#EBEBEB;
    border:1px solid transparent;
    box-shadow:0px 0px 1px 2px #009;
}
#UT-header
{
    height:30px;
    background-color:#0F4794;
    color:#FFF;
    text-align:center;
    padding-top:5px;
    font-weight:bold;
}
#UT-wrap a
{
    text-decoration:none;
}
#UT-SI-wrap
{
    margin-top:15px;
    text-align:center;
}
.UT-margin
{
    margin-left:10px;
}
.UT-label
{
    color:#0F4794;
    font-weight:800;
    text-align:center;
    margin-top:10px;
}
.UT-left
{
    float:left;
    margin-left:5px;
}
.UT-inputs
{
    height:2.5em;
    border-radius:2px 2px 2px 2px;
}
#UT-subs
{
    margin-left:30px;
    background-color:#0F4794;
    color:#FFF;
}
</style>
<div id="UT-wrap">
    <div id="UT-header">
        Follow us on Social Media !
    </div>
    <div id="UT-SI-wrap">
        <a href="https://www.facebook.com/uniptech" rel="nofollow" title="Like us">
            <img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UVBdtc4H7dE/UZoKV6IcPxI/AAAAAAAAAjM/4eEjKW0doqU/s1600/facebook-bs.png" class="UT-Social-Icons"/>
        </a>
        <a href="https://www.twitter.com/unziptech" rel="nofollow" title="Follow Us">
        <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-T0bbdULbrT4/UZoKXFGb3cI/AAAAAAAAAjc/rAMHKhJATxg/s1600/twitter-bs.png" class="UT-Social-Icons UT-margin"/>
        </a>
        <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/102111280721002623355" rel="nofollow" rel="Follow us">
        <img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_qBJVgAxEbo/UZoKVuUCwaI/AAAAAAAAAjE/lNCevc0tuIA/s1600/Googleplus-bs.png" class="UT-Social-Icons UT-margin"/>
        </a>
        <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/unziptech">
        <img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TZMaBiooQxU/UZoKV2_vHdI/AAAAAAAAAjI/teSxXGB4VtU/s1600/RSS-bs.png" class="UT-Social-Icons UT-margin"/>
        </a>                       
    </div>
    <div class="UT-label">
        Subscribe to our RSS Feeds
    </div>
    <form action="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify" method="post" target="popupwindow" onsubmit="window.open('http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=Unziptech', 'popupwindow', 'scrollbars=yes,width=550,height=520');return true">   
     <div>
        <div class="UT-left" style="margin-top:30px;">
                <div>
                <input type="text" name="email" placeholder="Get Updates Via Email" class="UT-inputs" style="width:150px;">
                <input type="hidden" value="Unziptech" name="uri"/>
                <input type="hidden" name="loc" value="en_US"/>
                </div>
        </div>
        <div class="UT-left">
            <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ci6P54Gtvvg/UZoKW26sbeI/AAAAAAAAAjg/eRhopwvs8xo/s1600/sub-rss.png" height="80" width="80" style="margin-top:8px;"/>
        </div>
        <div clear:both;></div>
    </div>
    <div style="margin-top:-10px;">
        <input type="submit" value="Subscribe" class="UT-inputs" id="UT-subs"/>  
    </div>   
    </form>
</div>
  • Now before saving, we need to change the social networks and feedburner usernames.
  • Replace my usernames highlighted in red color with yours.
  • After you have changed the usernames, click on save.
  • Now Click the View Blog button at the top and see this widget in action.

You have added a social subscription widget in your blogger blog. You may also customize the look and feel of this widget. The CSS style rules are given with the code above enclosed in the <style></style> tag. But if you don't have proper knowledge of HTML/CSS then I strongly recommend you to stick with the same code and do not try to modify it.

If you face any problem adding this widget in your blog, you can comment here, I will be Glad to help you. You can also checkout our Blogging and SEO optimization section for more cool Blogger tips and tricks.

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Author: Mohammad Zafar Ahmad
Zafar Ahmad is PHP/Java Developer and a Passionate Blogger. He likes to write about Blogging tips, SEO tips, Blogger Widgets, Smart phones, Tablets and Online Earnings. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+

6 comments:

  1. Hello Zafar,
    Thanks alot for this article. This is what I exactly wanted. But after I click on Add a gadget, its directing me to more gadgets, I couldnt understand where I ahve to paste this code. Pls help me with that.

    Bunny Sunny

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    1. Hello Sunny, You need to select a HTML/JavaScript gadget from the gadget list and paste the code in that..I have mentioned it in the article as well..check point no. 3

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  2. Hello,
    thank you. got that. i added all the links and everything is working except facebook. When I click it its showing page not found.Twitter, google+ and feed are working. What to do now. Pls let me know.

    Bunny Sunny

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    1. if its showing page not found error, then there must be an error in the facebook page url. Double-check the URL you mentioned..

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  3. Thanks alot Zafar,
    Its working now :)

    Bunny Sunny

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    1. Great, you can also suggest improvements so that we can create more user friendly widgets..
      Stay tuned..a lot more to come..Subscribe us for instant updates..

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