Monday, 12 August 2013

Handmade Harbour - Adding a button to your blog sidebar (and a free digi stamp!)

Hi all!

You know how much I love stamps. Well, my new favourite place to get digital stamps online is Handmade Harbour. Well, Wendy over at HH has produced a shiny new blog badge for her online shop. If you like Handmade Harbour and are kind enough to want to help spread the work and would like a shiny new badge on your blog (and a free digi stamp), this is what to do (if you already know what to do, just scroll down to find out how to get your free digital stamp):

Handmade Harbour digi stamps

Click on the code box under the blog button above and scroll down until you've highlighted all the code. Right click and select Copy.

On your blog's main page (the one viewable to the public), click on Design in the top right corner, then Layout. Or, if you are already on the dashboard, just click on Layout.

Depending on the layout of your blog, you probably have a few places showing up saying Add gadget. One of these will be where you can add your button. Click on Add gadget.

In the box that pops up, scroll down until you find the one that says HTML/Javascript. When you click on that, another box comes up. In the larger of the two boxes showing, paste the code you copied earliler (right click in the box and select Paste). In the smaller box, you can type a heading if you choose to, such as Buy Digi Stamps, or I love... or you could leave it blank. It is easier to organise your gadgets if you have a heading though.

Clilck Save

After you've saved it, you'll be back to the layout screen. If you choose, you can move around your buttons just by dragging them. You'll need to click Save Arrangement to finalise it.

Check it's all working fine by clicking on View Blog

And you're done! 

If you need to adjust your blog column widths to accommodate your new badge, just go to Templates then Adjust Widths

Have you added the Handmade Harbour blog badge to your blog? Email wendy to tell her about it (remembering to include your blog link): and she'll send you a digi stamp to say thank you. Please be patient - unlike the stamps you buy, this one will be sent manually. She'll be as quick as she can though!

Here's a disclaimer in case Wendy gets overwhelmed: This free digital stamp offer is a temporary one and may be removed at any time. It only applies to the Handmade Harbour shop badge and NOT to the Handmade Monday badge.

Take care and ciao for now,

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