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  1. In some of my blog posts I use non-WP smilies and I'd like to credit the maker without having to write something like "Smilies are either WordPress defaults or from _____" in every post. Also, in the future, I might make myself a new header using pictures or graphics that require credit and a link on every page they used. I think the solution to my credit/link issues is the text widget. (That, or find a way to change the name of the Blogroll to Credits.)

    My problem is that I can't put the link in the text. I can't, for example, make it so you can click on the words Teal Deer's Dollhouse and go to that site. The best I can do is "Teal Deer's Dollhouse at http://www.2longdidntreed.com/index". Even then you have to copy and paste the URL because it shows up as text, not a link.

    Is there a solution to this? Keep in mind, I stink at code, so if it involves code, please keep it simple. Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is arizonad.wordpress.com.

  2. Is this the blog in question ? http://arizonad.wordpress.com

    "Smilies are either WordPress defaults or from _____" in every post.

    Returning readers are not likely to be impressed with reading that on every post every time they visit. Also note that smilies are standard features on WordPress.com blogs and most serious bloggers do not even enable therm here > Settings > Writing

    I might make myself a new header using pictures or graphics that require credit and a link on every page they used.

    You can place a text widget at the top of your sidebar with credit links in it.

    Links in text widgets > If you would like to add a link in your sidebar and don’t know how to write HTML code, it is easiest to start a new post (make sure it is empty) and use the editor to create your link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/ > http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/text-widget-links/

  3. It worked. Thanks, timethief!

    "Returning readers are not likely to be impressed with reading that on every post every time they visit."
    I thought so, too. It looks awkward to boot.

    "Also note that smilies are standard features on WordPress.com blogs and most serious bloggers do not even enable therm here > Settings > Writing"
    I'll keep that in mind, though I can't say my blog is serious. As for WP's smilies, sometimes I need an expression they don't have.

  4. Hi again,
    Thanks for letting me know my answer helped you. :) As you are new I can recommend a comprehensive tutorial. The Learn WordPress.com tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series: http://learn.wordpress.com/
    Happy blogging! :)

  5. Thanks again! I'm not really new, but it probably wouldn't hurt for me to review some of this stuff.

  6. No insult intended. Best wishes. :)

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