New AJAX Navigation Menu Widget for Blogger

After so long time almost two months, i am here with awesome new blogger widget. It is very hard to manage the works and blogs simultaneously. But still love to give the new blogger widgets and tips.

AJAX Navigation menu for blogger is very new widget created by Me in Blogger platform that uses Blogger JSON feed API and AJAX. This navigation menu is inspired from old site. I coded this widget some months ago, but there is no time for publishing this article. And now i recoded and improved this widget and added customizable features.

How it Works ?

Well, this widget is works based on jQuery library and Blogger JSON feed API. Your blog must be for Public visitors. other wise the Blogger JSON Feed API won’t works.
The menu is works just like normal drop-down menu when javascript is disabled, And it will turns to AJAX powered drop-down menu when javascript is enabled.

AJAX Navigation Menu For Blogger Banner

View Demo

How to Install this Widget?

  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard > Select the Blog > Go to Template page of the Blog
  2. Click Edit HTML button


Add the Following CSS Code before ]]></b:skin>

/* Menu Stylings */
.w2bmenu *{margin: 0;padding: 0;}
ul.w2bmenu {list-style: none;line-height: 1;overflow: visible !important;}
ul.w2bmenu:after{margin: 0;padding: 0;content: ' ';display: block;height: 0px;clear: both;}
ul.w2bmenu li{list-style: none;position:relative;float: left;margin: 0 !important;padding: 0 !important;}
ul.w2bmenu li a{margin: 0;padding: 12px 16px !important;font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif !important;color: #6b6b6b !important;text-shadow: 0 1px 0 #fff;font-weight: 700 !important;text-transform: uppercase !important;font-size: 12px !important;display: block !important;border: 0 none !important;}
ul.w2bmenu li a:hover,ul.w2bmenu li a.hoverover{background: #f5f5f5 !important;}
ul.w2bmenu ul{position: absolute;display: none;top: 100%;border:1px solid #ccc;}
ul.w2bmenu li:hover > ul{display: block;}
ul.w2bmenu ul li{float: none;min-width: 160px;background:#f5f5f5;text-shadow: none;}
ul.w2bmenu ul li a{padding: 12px 14px;text-transform: none;font-weight: normal;}
ul.w2bmenu ul li a:hover,ul.w2bajaxmenu ul li a.hoverover{background: #fff !important;}
ul.w2bmenu ul ul{display: none;left: 100%;top: 0;}
/* AJAX Menu Stylings */
ul.w2bajaxmenu li div.submenu {display: none;position: absolute;width: 600px;z-index: 90;left: -1px;top: 100%;overflow: hidden;min-height: 150px;background: #fff;border:1px solid #cccccc;border-top: 0 none;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu li:hover div.submenu {display: block;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul ,ul.w2bajaxmenu ul li{display: block !important;border: 0 none !important;margin: 0 !important;padding:0 !important;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul li{background: none !important;float: none !important;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul.verticlemenu{position: absolute;width: 33%;left:0;top:0;bottom: 0;background: #f5f5f5;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul.postslist {position: relative;display: block;width:65%;float: right;margin: 8px 0 !important;background: none;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul.postslist li{display: block;overflow: hidden;border-bottom: 1px #eee solid;position: relative;min-height: 60px;padding: 8px 8px 8px 110px !important;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul.postslist li:last-child{border-bottom: none 0;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul.postslist li .imgCont{position: absolute;left: 0;top:8px;width: 100px;height: 60px;overflow: hidden;border:1px solid #dcdcdc;font-size: 0;line-height: 0;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul.postslist li .imgCont img{position: relative;top:-20px;padding: 0;width: 100px;height: 100px;display: block;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu ul.postslist li a{display: block;line-height: 1.4;padding: 0 !important;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu .loader{background:url('') no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;width:22px;height:22px;position: absolute;top:50%;margin-top: -11px;right:5px;}
ul.w2bajaxmenu .menuArrow {border-bottom: 4px solid transparent;border-top: 4px solid transparent;border-left: 4px solid #999999;display: block;height: 0;margin-top: -4px;position: absolute;right: 11px;top: 50%;width: 0;}
#w2bajaxmenu {background: #ededed;background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ededed 0%, #e0e0e0 100%);background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#ededed), color-stop(100%,#e0e0e0));background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #ededed 0%,#e0e0e0 100%);background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #ededed 0%,#e0e0e0 100%);background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #ededed 0%,#e0e0e0 100%);background: linear-gradient(to bottom, #ededed 0%,#e0e0e0 100%);filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#ededed', endColorstr='#e0e0e0',GradientType=0 );border: 1px solid #cccccc;}

The JavaScript

If your Blog has jQuery plugin, then don’t add this plugin in your blog template,
Otherwise add the below line of code before  </head> tag

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Add the following Javascript code before  </head> tag

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
		numPosts : 4, // Number of Posts to show
		defaultImg : '' // Default thumbnail Image


In this section you should be carefully add the HTML, otherwise it won’t works.
The AJAX Menu accepts three types of urls. You must use this urls only in the menu. They are Label, Search Query and Label w/ Search Query.

Label URL
Search Query
Label w/ Search Query

Note:- Search Query must be Url encoded. You can use this tool to encode your search query.

Use this MENU Example code and add it in HTML/JavaScript gadget.

<ul id="w2bajaxmenu" class="w2bmenu">
		<a href="#">Home</a>
		<a href="#">Example 1</a>
			<li><a href="">Sample Label</a></li>
			<li><a href="">Label w/ Search</a></li>
			<li><a href="">Search Query</a></li>
			<li><a href=",+so+try+others">Unknown Search</a>
		<a href="#">Example 2</a>
			<li><a href="">Design</a></li>
			<li><a href="">Facebook</a></li>
			<li><a href="">Templates</a></li>
			<li><a href="">Guest Posts</a></li>
	<li><a href="">Normal Link</a></li>

Final Words!

I hope you enjoyed with this widget. I am really sorry for not posting new gadgets and templates regularly. I hope i will continue release new templates, widgets and tips. :)
Suggest new features, your feedback and your thoughts on this widget by leaving a comment and don’t forget to share this widget. and…………. Advanced HAPPY NEW YEAR! :D


  1. says

    Harish again have problem!!!
    plz fix this:

    and here u can see this is not working,i sure!

    • says

      You didn’t added the jQuery plugin. Make sure that you followed all the steps mention above. Please don’t bring your mistakes as the problem.

        • says

          Yes! the menu is working fine! but the css conflicts w/ blogger template css and menu css, which makes the menu is not showing. However, i updated the some parts of css. and now hopefully it works without conflicts.

  2. Bhaskar Bharti says

    Hi can I customize it further.

    1. Do not want the font to be bold as well as a background grey color. What to do.
    2. The drop down is going behind my slider. What can be the reason.

    Please advise. This is the page:
    Love you tuts they are damn simple to learn and implement. Keep it up.

    • says

      Yes, you can!
      Right now it is there is some conflicts with the AJAX menu styles and template menu styles. remove the css with id #nav2
      You can make changes with css id #w2bajaxmenu. Don’t make changed to the CSS i provided.

  3. Igor says

    Got to say I’m really disappointed by this.

    I love the work you do, and have most of your widgets on my blog, but this time you really didn’t give enough time for this one to work properly. I guess you’ve been preoccupied with some other projects.

    Not only you messed up with the script, which BTW you didn’t correct as you said you will, but also your html code has an tag missing.

    Basically, the widget is not working. And I have say it’s a shame. Guess you lost your touch, as you have not been working with widgets for quite some time.

    Sorry for non constructive comment, but I have to give this one a thumbs down.

    You just lost one loyal reader.

    • says

      So sad to hear from you! :) As i said in previous comments it is CSS Conflicts! I am so sorry! i updated the css and fixed some css conflict errors.

      • Igor says

        I love you man!

        I thought to give up on you, but you responded in a fashionably manner and corrected the code.

        It works perfectly now.

        I apologies if my previous comment was in any kind offensive.

        You got your loyal reader back :)

        Please take more time to make us more of these awesome widgets, if it is possible :)

        Thank you once again.

        • says

          No apologies please!
          In Open source code, You are responsible to report issues and bugs. I am responsable to fix them ASAP. :)
          B/W Thank You!

          • Igor says

            Harish, is there maybe a possibility that you could enlighten us on Google AdSense.

            May write a post on best tricks how to get a higher CTR and CPC, where to set our ads, what ad types, ad sizes, more or less ads, link ad units etc…

            Maybe something that has worked best for your blog.

            I’m sure we all read official Google’s manual on ad positioning and ad types and sizes, but it would be really great if some problogger like yourself would write his experience with AdSense.

            I’m of the opinion that this kind of post would interest lot of your readers, myself included.

  4. Anon says

    I took the liberty of checking the code of the drop down menu from the demo page, and it doesn’t remotely resemble to the code you presented us here.

    Good part of code is missing.

    Please don’t share unfinished widgets just so you could get cheap backlinks to your site, or I’ll be forced to take your site down.

    Either repair this, or face the consequences.

    • says

      Dear Anon, I am not making the widgets for backlinks. you can not find backlinks in any of my recent widgets. Any Open Source code comes without Warranty, if you find any errors and bugs let me know, i will fix them ASAP.
      Make sure before posting such type of comments.

  5. says

    im happy ,in last u found bug and fixed this “Navigation Menu”
    Yea,now working 101%,Thanks…