Highlighting Recent Bloggers

Highlighting Recent Bloggers

You can use the Recent Bloggers widget to highlight the work of your most recent blog authors. This widget lists each recent author’s name, profile picture, and number of posts.

To configure the widget, click Options (Options icon) → Configuration.

There are different setup options for the Recent Bloggers widget


The Setup tab contains these options:

Selection Method: Set how the widget selects blog authors to highlight. You can choose Users or Scope. If you select Users, the widget aggregates every recent blogger on your system. To refine the aggregation, you can filter the Users by selecting an Organization. If you select Scope, the widget aggregates the recent bloggers in the current scope. This limits the entries to members of the Site or Organization where the widget resides.

Organization: Select the Organization whose recent bloggers you want to aggregate.

Display Style: Select how the widget displays recent bloggers: User Name and Image or User Name.

Maximum Bloggers to Display: Select the maximum number of recent bloggers the widget displays.


Embed the widget instance as a widget on any website, Facebook, Netvibes, or as an OpenSocial Gadget.


Specify the blog instance the widget displays: the current Site’s blog (default), the global blog, or the page’s blog.

When you’re finished setting the options, click Save. Then close the dialog box.