As I previously mentioned, I’m certainly no blog expert. But every now and then I magically figure something out, troubleshoot a problem, or improve my blog in some way worth sharing – so I started the #BlogBetter series to pass that random information on to all of you!
Today’s topic – blog signatures. Ever wonder how your favorite blogger got that adorable image at the bottom of every post with her name in script? I did too. And then I turned to my trusty pal Pinterest to help me find out – but was met with many confusing tutorials and conflicting advice. Shouldn’t this be easy? Yes, and here’s how I made it that way:
Design your signature. Don’t get all worked up now, you don’t need a degree or Photoshop to accomplish this goal! Use any software you desire – try PicMonkey if you’re a novice in this area – and create an image with a white background that is no more than 320 pixels wide. For reference, mine is 320×144!
Step 2: Upload the image into your Media library and copy the image URL.
Step 3. Download the Signature Widget for Genesis plugin for WordPress and activate it.
Step 4: Go to Appearance (you’ll see the Signature Widget above your Primary sidebar) and drag over the Image Widget. Paste your image URL, click Save and you’re good to go! Your signature should now appear on all of your existing and new blog posts.
See? Easy! And if you hit a snafu somewhere along the way or your computer just won’t cooperate, shoot me over a message and I’ll be happy to help you troubleshoot. The blogging community is full of fantastic people and great mentors, and I hope someday I can help others the way so many people helped and inspired me! : )
Happy Monday! – If I’m a little MIA this week with comment replies and on social media, it’s because my best friend gets married on Saturday and we have a LOT to do and plenty to celebrate : )