Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tutorial: How To Add A Permanent Signature in Blogger

Sometimes I create signatures for people who want to upload them to blogger themselves. If you are willing to play with your blogger dashboard - try uploading your signature permanently using the following steps:


Step one - have me create you a signature (LOL!) Just kidding - make sure it is the same background color as your blog or get one with a transparent background (ie. PNG file)

Step two - Create a post and upload your signature as a photo to a post in your COMPOSE tab

Step three - click on the EDIT HTML tab and copy the HTML code of that photo

Step four - DO NOT PUBLISH YOUR POST (you can add a title to the post ~ for example - DO NOT DELETE - BLOG SIGNATURE). Save your post, just do not publish it.

Step five - go to the SETTINGS Tab in your dashboard.

Step six - click on FORMATTING tab and scroll ALL the way to the bottom of the Formatting page. You will see a POST TEMPLATE box.

Step seven - paste your HTML code (from your signature) in the Post Template box.

Step eight - save your settings

Now each time you create a post, your signature will automatically pop up in the compose portion of your post.

Variations: Since I upload so many cards and I was tried of writing "Supplies" - I created a custom Supplies graphic which atomatically uploads each time I post - if I don't want to use the supplies graphic (ie. if I am not posting something with a supply list), I just click on the graphic and delete it!

Hope this helps!








13 comments:

Stefanie Staniak said...

I don't think I have told you lately that you are a genius!! :)

Jessica said...

This is awesome! Thank you - I've always wondered how to do that!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh that is fabulous. I was so tired of cutting and pasting the code. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sarah's Stampin said...

What a great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing! Now. . . to figure out what I want on my signature . . .

Stefanie said...

Thank you so much for posting this Beth! I have been thinking I should be able to do this, but hadn't figured it out yet.

Debbie said...

Good Lord Woman! This is FABULOUS Your Ingenuity and Pure GENIUS blows me away!

Why don't I just pick this stuff up from osmosis or something? DANG IT!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Hi Beth! Nice to "see" you! You're so super to do this to help people out! I'm laughing though, at how many accidental blog posts we might see with title "DO NOT DELETE - BLOG SIGNATURE" I would be one of them, if I had Blogger!

Robin said...

wow, thank you for sharing this!

cmluvs2stamp said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone! It's great and I did it and I'm so proud of myself cause it worked!Lol You are super sweet to teach others like this. Keep up the beautiful work.

Abby said...

I've been searching for a tutorial this perfect FOR-E-VER!! Thanks for your simple, concise, wonderful instructions! I've been copying and pasting my signatures in since I first started blogging---now I don't have to do that anymore!!!! Thanks SO MUCH!
Abby

Miami Landscaping Designs said...

I did some google and found your tutorial, thank you.

Kate said...

Thanks a bundle! This really is one of the simpler ways that I have come across!! Yay for that.
I am still running into a glitch that I can't seem to get away from...the thin little border that is around my signature...
I have tried border="0" and such but to no avail...do you have any thoughts??

Emu Up A Gum Tree said...

Thanks a bunch for this, I was just searching how to do this, and found it straight away via your blog. So Thanks!

 

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