Monday, June 24, 2013
Blog Therapy | How to Add a Post Footer
A post footer is a useful thing. It's a great place to market your social media accounts, redirect readers to current giveaways or popular posts, encourage new visitors to subscribe, etc. Some people also use it to insert a signature at the end of each post.
It's super easy to install a post footer (and update it periodically, if you'd like):
Go to your Dashboard > Settings > Posts and comments. In the "Post Template" box add in your footer code.
Anything in this box will have to be formatted with HTML. I give you permission to use the cheater way- write out what you want in the "compose" window of a new blog post then click over to the "HTML" tab and copy the HTML. Easy Peasy. Alternatively, you can use W3 Schools to look up code snippets if you're feeling adventurous and would like to write your own.
Here's what I've got in my template box:
I like to include a break <br /> at the very top so I've got wiggle room to start my post above my footer. I follow that with a line (in HTML language it's called a horizontal rule <hr />). Then, I've got a list <li> < /li> of all my social media accounts.
This is what my code looks like:
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When I go to create a new post, it looks like this-
I could type that in every time I create a post...but why? Also, you could get fancy and create an image map of your social media or whatever. It's on my to-do list, but...oh look, something shiny!
Questions? Leave 'em in the comments.
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