Sunday, April 3, 2011

How to add an email button to your sidebar.

I've gotten quite a few questions on how to add a “email me” picture and link to your sidebar such as I have on the right of my blog.

You can do that easily in the design area of your blog by "Adding a gadget".

Go to your Dashboard.

Then go to Design.

Then for a sidebar gadget click on Add a gadget on the right hand side, or left hand respectively, where ever you wish to add it. A new box will open.

For a picture, such as a "email me" picture, click, Picture.

In the html area add "mail to: and then your email. "

Mine says: "mailto:"

Make sure you remove the quotations and use your own email. Not mine, LOL!

Next use the browse button to find the picture of the "email me" picture you want to use. There are many out there. Just copy and save one you like an reuse it as long as it's not copywritted.

Add the picture. Leave the shrink to fit box checked and click Save.

The gadget will then show on your sidebar.
Click Save on your blogger design page and you are done.

Now go to your page and make sure it's there.

Click on it and you computers email program will open with your email in the send to area. If you don't' have a computer email program this link won't work. It will only work for those who have a working email program.

Simple as that!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Thanks Carmen,
Some of us appreciate these little tidbits.
Thanks for helping me with mine.
It Works!
Thanks Again & Prim Blessings!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

apparently I am an idiot..cause I can't figure this out..I went to picture clicked on the photo I wanted..but where is the html button to add my can't go to 2 different least I have never been able I am stuck as to where the html button is..

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

My goodness...I told two people how to do this today! Eeeerrreeeee!