Blogger Greet Box – Blogger version of WP Greet Box

WordPress has a lot of snazzy features like the ability to add plugins. Due to this reason wordpress is considered a better platform than blogger. But Blogger lovers try to convert the wordpress plugins to code which can be simply added to the template of the blog.

I always liked the amazing plugin that greets every user if it is redirected from google, digg or any other popular website which is popularly known as WP Greet Box.

Classic Tutorials has made a blogger version of this plugin: Blogger Greet box

Features of the Blogger Plugin:

1. Shows a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer URL.
2. Greeting message can be inserted any where but better to use on the top as shown in classic
tutorials.
3. Shows a default greeting message if the user hits the URL directly or comes from a referrer.
which is not specified.
4. Ability to remove the message when the user navigates within the same site so we do not keep
nagging them with greeting messages.
5. Currently the following referrers are installed:

  1. Google
  2. Yahoo
  3. Digg
  4. Stumbleupon

Here are some snapshots of the plugin:

Stumbleupon greet -Blogger Greet Box
Stumbleupon Greet Message


Google Greet - Blogger Greet Box

Google Greet Message

Here is how you can add the Plugin to your blog:

1. Go to Template > Edit Html
2. Download Full Template (For Backup Purposes)
3. Copy the following code

<script src=”http://kaushik259106.googlepages.com/TextToBeDisplayedDiv.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<div id=”mainDisplayDiv” style=”background:#F8F8FF;border:1px solid #B6AFA9;display:none”><div id=”dynamicContentDisplayed”>
</div><script type=”text/javascript”>

// Give your feed url here
var feedURL = “http://feeds2.feedburner.com/blogspot/VMpK“;var dynamicHTMLText = displayRequiredText(feedURL);
document.getElementById(“dynamicContentDisplayed”).innerHTML = dynamicHTMLText;</script>
</div><script src=”http://kaushik259106.googlepages.com/HideShowDiv.js”
type=”text/javascript”></script><script type=”text/javascript”>

//List your domains where you dont want to show up. Suppose
//when people navigate within your site and you dont want to
// show up. This is , seperated
var myRestrictedDomainList = “bloggodown.com”;showHideDiv(myRestrictedDomainList);</script>

Make sure that you replace the Feed link in BOLD with your own feed.
You can also restrict the domains where you don’t want to show via the Restricted Domain List.

4. Paste the code preferably at the top of each post i.e above <post.body> but you can paste it anywhere in the post if you like.

5. Save the Template and it’s done. πŸ™‚

Do you like this plugin for Blogger? Tell me!!

  • DiTesco

    Very interesting plugin and I might just give it a try on my other blogs just to play it safe for a while. I just love the community that keeps on developing great plugins for blogger users. After all, there are millions out there.

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  • gautam

    I also love the community first there was the < a href="http://www.bloggodown.com/2009/05/sexy-share-social-bookmarking-widget.html">Sexy Share Social Bookmarking Widget and now the Blogger Greet Box. If all the wordpress get converted, nobody will leave blogger platform

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  • bbrian017

    Hey sorry I may have made a mistake in my last comment. I just noticed you added the blog engage image very nice! People who add that tend to get more votes it's pretty neat!

    I see many people using this plugin and I'm considering using it myself. I think it’s a nice warm welcome feeling when you say hello to a visitor mentioning where they cam from. The first time I seen it was at blazingminds blog and I liked it right away. it said welcome and thanks for visiting blogengage member. Something along that line anyways.

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  • gautam

    I thing i have started using it recently, i think it will increase the number of votes. I think the script needs to have an option to specify the url and title, it is needed for blogger users. I would also like some other variations to this script

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  • Kaushik

    Thanks guys for loving the pluging. Am working on a ramped up version for it. You should see soon on my blog.

    http://classictutorials.com

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  • gautam

    I think it would be really good if you add facebook and other social bookmarking sites to it so that it can be a complete plugin. I hope that i will a great tool for my readers

  • Anonymous

    Hi Gautam, I tried installing this but the messages are not being displayed…Pls help…

  • gautam

    I think if the problem is still there, you should contact the person who converted this plugin @ http://classictutorials.com/2009/04/19/wp-greet-box-plugin-for-blogger-blogger-greet-box-is-live/

  • short term rental new york

    I Love to write blogs and i find this Bloggers Plugin so much interesting .Thanks for wrinting this blog

  • Hesham

    This is a good news for bloggers, i personally don't use it anymore but I imagine how bloggers will be happy to know that they can use it now!

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  • gautam

    Bloggers would love to use this feature. And this just shows that blogger as a blog platform, is not far behind.

  • PurpleHazard

    Sounds like a nice plugin, never used it before. What's the current options in the WordPress plugin version?

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  • Suppose you don’t have the in your HTML …. because I don’t.

    Any advice, please advise.

    Thanks. πŸ˜‰
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  • Its a nice plugin for blogger.I was searching for one of this kind.

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  • rndtechnologies786

    Good blog.