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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 16, 2009

Someone please help with an answer...

I don't mean to be dumb....but....could someone point the way for me....to figure out how to do blog buttons? You know on your sidebar...when a blogger has labels, or posts, or photos...and you hover your mouse over their button and then it takes you to all the labels, or photos, or whatever. I am researching and have learned a lot but I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!
I've learned so many computer skills by blogging! But I'm at a loss on this one! Please someone direct my car in the right direction (big smile) and I will end up at the right direction...maybe hitting a few pot-holes along the way! But I will get there!

Thank you
Thank you


Diva Kreszl said...

Oh Debbie, there are no dumb question! I'm waiting for the answers you receive because I too have been unable to add a button to my sidebar either!

Dawn said...

Hi Debbie. I don't know if this is THE way to do it but it works for me.

Start by copying the bloggers address at the top of the sceen. You'll paste it in later. Then do the following

1. right click on the picture for the button and choose save as JPEG. this will save the pic on your computer. Make sure you see where it's going or set up a file in your pictures folder so you can find it later.

2. Go to you dashboard
3. click layout
4. choose add a gadget
5. choose picture

A screen will pop up that gives you a place to put a title or caption if you want one. And a place to add the picture.

It also has a place to paste in the link you copied earlier.

6. After putting in the info you want click save in that box, then click save on the layout page. It automatically goes at the top but you can arrange it just like you do the other things on the side bar.

Hope I didn't leave anything out. I think the boxes that show a code under some buttons gives you a link to the picture so you don't have to save it on your computer. You just put that code in the gadget instead where it asks for the picture.

Have fun!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Dawn explained it the way I do it too. Good luck. Hugs, Marty

Darlene said...

Dawn explained it very well. That is how I do it too.

Gail said...

I'm glad I stopped by for a visit. I'm new to blogging and still learning all about it. Every little piece of info I can get is a BIG help to me.

Loved my visit. I'll be sure to come back.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Debbie! Me too! I do hope..wait ..I SEE DIRECTIONS! MY DAWN has the answers!! I LOVE YOU DAWN!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear...nope. I wanted to learn HOW to make a button. Ah well. I'll keep trying. :)

Lulu said...

everything looks so beautiful and inviting..
stay cool..