I made a Grab This Button Tutorial ages ago, but a commenter on my Reader Feedback Questionnaire brought it to my attention that the tutorial was, well – janky. There – I said it. It didn’t work. Sooo I decided that instead of just updating the old one, it’d be prudent to make a new one so that all my newest readers can benefit from this one as well! This tutorial may be a bit too basic for some experienced Bloggers, but I’m going to go step-by-step for the newbies!
1. If you do not already have a button to use, then you’ll need to create one. I made mine in Photoscape, a great free download, but you can also use Microsoft Paint. You can adjust the size under Image – Attributes.
2. Upload your button to a photo hosting site. I recommend Photobucket. After uploading, grab the link to use for the next step.
5. Paste the code into the Content box. Where it says YOUR IMAGE URL, paste the link from your button on Photobucket. For YOUR SHOP/BLOG URL, type in the url address of the shop or blog that you would like your button to link to. Be sure to leave the quotation marks and replace only the text. Put whatever title you’d like for your widget. Click SAVE, drag the gadget to wherever you want it on your sidebar, and save the layout.
That’s all there is to it! If you need clarification on anything, just leave me a comment, and I’ll try to explain! I also love to know when anybody uses my tutorials, so please do tell me if you put this widget on your blog!!!