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  1. I am Lunglord.com go ahead and visit.
    I am a writer. I saw an effective, visual way of selling books. I want to do this.

    I want to put anchor tabs down the right side of my into my home page without having to rebuild it from the ground up. Each anchor tab would herald a book that, when the person clicked on it, would take them to a page about that book AND would have links on it where they could buy the book on Kindle, Nook and Kobo.

    Example?

    If you go to owningpink.com you will see an anchor tab on the right mid section of the page which shows the cover of her latest book cover about women's health issues. This is WordPress format.

    If you click on that GYN anchor tab it takes you to a synopsis and an purchase icon.

    That is so cool.

    OH YE GREAT KNIGHTS OF THE WORDPRESS REALM- can you do this with our program? If not can I insert it from a purchase site? Which one?

    If I can do it through wordpress- please direct me to the exact location of WordPress instructions.

    Gratitude always!

    Thanks.

    remembering 9/11 on 9/12

    Lunglord.com

    The blog I need help with is lunglord.com.

  2. I am on WordPress.com not org.

  3. In a nutshell no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM

    The advertising exceptions noted in support documentation are for high traffic blogs that qualify for and are accepted into the Ad Control program, and for extremely high traffic blogs that qualify and are accepted into the paid VIP hosting program.
    http://vip.wordpress.com/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from http://wordpress.org Refer to > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  4. Let me be sure I understand. The book is mine. The art on the cover of the book and on the anchor tab is mine and mine alone. Are you saying I must pay the 119 dollars and go to WordPress,org to insert an anchor tab?? Then I can plug in other software at that point from other companies? Does WP have this software that I could use once my website was embedded into WordPress.org? Would I then be Lunglord.org?

  5. Are you saying I must pay the 119 dollars and go to WordPress,org to insert an anchor tab??

    No I did not say that. I provided links to the relevant support documentation. If you wish to contact Staff you can do that. Here’s the link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ After you use the searchbox, under the search results, at the bottom of the page there will be a section that says “Have you found the answer to your question?” You can choose either “Yes I found the answer to my question.” or “No I didn’t find the answer to my question and I would like to contact support for help.” The no option will reveal the contact form.

  6. TT,
    Thank you for your fast response. Youre awesome. I will investigate those links. Maintain an eye on this forum. I may ask further questions of relevance soon.
    Again,
    with appreciation,
    Thank you
    Frank

  7. Then I can plug in other software at that point from other companies? Does WP have this software that I could use once my website was embedded into WordPress.org?

    Just a brief follow-up here.You mention software above and I want to let you know that there is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins into them. Plugins can only be installed on self hosted WordPress.org blogs.

  8. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    Now, to answer your actual question:
    a) For each book, create an image in the right dimensions (for the theme you're using, maximum 187px wide).
    b) Go to Media > Add New, upload the image from your computer, copy the URL you'll get.
    c) Go to Appearance > Widgets, drag an Image widget to Sidebar, paste the Image URL, paste the URL of the page it should link to, Save.

  9. Amazing Thank you.

    Here is what I am trying to do a little more specifically.
    I want that anchor tab to take you to a page on WordPress where I will have the cover art, a teaser and at the bottom of the page the links to purchase which you showed me how to do.

    How do I link my anchor tab to one of my pages?
    Lunglord.com visit and see my kewl icon......

    Frank

  10. One more question--where do I change the words at the very top of my home page?

  11. You can change the Blog Title and/or Tagline at any time on this page > Settings > General. Don't forget to click "Save Changes" after you do that.

  12. I want that anchor tab to take you to a page on WordPress where I will have the cover art, a teaser and at the bottom of the page the links to purchase which you showed me how to do.

    How do I link my anchor tab to one of my pages?

    You can create a custom menu and include custom links in it. A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and custom links in your custom menu as well. You choose the order in which to display the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide.

    Staff have provided help for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/
    Custom menu

    What’s critical is:
    (1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. But we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.

  13. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    "I want that anchor tab to take you to a page on WordPress".

    By anchor tab you mean the image you have added to your sidebar, right? If so, then I had already replied to your question (under "c" in my original reply above). You copy the URL of the page, go to Appearance>Widgets, open the Image widget, paste the URL of the page in the "Link URL" field, click Save.

  14. I am getting you. You are very helpful....

    Three more questions.

    Is there a widget to make a left side bar to match my right one now? I want to stack things in there.

    Second, I asked before but didnt see the answrr, my fdault probably---how do I change the words at the very very top of my home page under the title of the site?

    Can I put advertising in the sidebar?

    Thanks Frank

  15. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    1. Widgets are added to your existing sidebar or sidebars, they don't create new sidebars. If you need two sidebars, you must select a theme that has two sidebars. See here, under "Two or three sidebars" and "Sidebar(s) plus bottom and/or header":
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/sidebars-and-other-widget-areas/

    2. That's your tagline. You edit it in Settings > General.

    3. Advertising is not allowed in wp.com blogs.

  16. Is there a widget to make a left side bar to match my right one now? I want to stack things in there.

    No you are using Twenty Eleven and it is not coded to provide two sidebars.

    The Twenty Eleven theme features three default layouts for your blog. Two of those layouts feature a typical sidebar, either on the left or right of your content. The third layout does away with the sidebar altogether turning Twenty Eleven into a tumblelog theme.

    how do I change the words at the very very top of my home page under the title of the site?

    You can change your Blog title and tagline at any time on this page > Settings > General "save changes"

    Can I put advertising in the sidebar?

    In a nutshell no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM

    The advertising exceptions noted in support documentation are for high traffic blogs that qualify for and are accepted into the Ad Control program, and for extremely high traffic blogs that qualify and are accepted into the paid VIP hosting program.
    http://vip.wordpress.com/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

  17. ~~Panos
    Good morning to you. :)

  18. I will need to move my website to wordpress .org and this costs 119 dollars for total assistance. Im good. Go to my website here. LUNGLORD.COM I have two books as anchor tabs off to the left side. When you click on them you see the artwork
    They are listed at the top of the page as . and .. I wish they weren't listed there at all, I wish they were hidden from the top bar, that the only way you could see them is to click the anchor.

    How do I do that?

    Second. I like Coraline, but I want 14 widgets 7 left 7 right just like the two I have on the left now. I do not want bottom widgets. No one goes that far down the page. Pointless. How do I find a platform that has what I want because I want to place advertising and also all my books on the site. I need 14.

    I want a Coraline like platform--- just as she stands with 14 widgets. Surely someone else out there needs this app too. Simple with powerful widget capability

    ...youre my only hope...... help me obionetimethief your my only hope....hellp me obi

    Frank

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