Need Help With Editing Blog

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  • #1645617

    I need to change a link for a medical fundraiser on my page. The current link was added a year ago and is incorrect. I have tried to change it but don’t know how to do it. I am NOT proficient at wordpress or coding. You can see the current (broken) link on the right sidebar and it currently goes to nowhere…Can anybody take some time and help me out. It is critical to get this link working. Would be so grateful. I am standing by hoping for help…Jeanne

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

    #1645705

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    That is a text widget and you can edit it in Dashboard>Appearance>Widgets. Click the very top text widget to edit it and then add the correct link following these instructions: http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/text-widget-links/

    If you need a bit of extra help, please post the website you want to link to here between backticks (which are to the left of the number 1 on most keyboards).

    #1645708

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    You have given the URL in another forum thread you started, but have noted it as a short URL using shar.es. (shar.es/Qw013)

    Let me give you my honest opinion. If I were a visitor to your site and you wanted me to donate to a cause, I would be hesitant about clicking on a short URL. That’s just the way people are. Give the full URL instead. It’s a matter of trust.

    Also, it seems you wrote about this exact same issue a year ago?
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/cant-figure-out-how-or-where-i-can-add-a-widget-code-for-a-fundraiser?replies=9#post-879826

    In order to find your previous forum posts, you can click on your username at the top right corner of any forum page where it says “Welcome, yourusername” That will bring you to your forum profile page where all the threads you’ve posted into will appear.

    #1645709

    Just Jennifer,
    Oh perfect, so sorry, I am really a novice at this. It is time crucial to get the link added since we are trying to raise money for my partners lung transplant. I am a little stressed and exhausted…caregiver burnout. So sorry about the repeat post. :-)

    Yes, I do need a little extra help.

    I had hoped to say DONATE HERE and they could click the link. Here is the link I need with: http://Here is the link I need with the widget

    To be honest I don’t know if I need the http:// with it or if just the shar.es/QwgFw is enough.

    #1645711

    Sorry , this is the link I got form HelpHopeLive.

    http://shar.es/QwpHD

    #1645712

    Yes, I did write about it a year ago when we were using another fundraising site. Unfortunately due to his health issues my partner was turned down at that center and we have to start over…so it is a different link…which I TRIED to edit on my own yesterday – before I asked for help – and managed to mess up.

    I apologize, I am not trying to clog up the forum but I really need help and advice. Any advice and help would be appreciated.

    #1645714

    Yes, I did write about it a year ago when we were using another fundraising site. Unfortunately due to his health issues my partner was turned down at that center and we have to start over…so it is a different link…which I TRIED to edit on my own yesterday – before I asked for help – and managed to mess up.

    I apologize, I am not trying to clog up the forum but I really need help and advice. Any advice and help would be appreciated.

    This is the link provided by the organization (HelpHopeLve) that is helping with the fundraising <http://shar.es/QwpHD&gt;

    #1645716

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    The link may be different, but the instructions for adding it is the same as last time. Just substitute the new URL after the HREF part and in between the quotation marks. I’ve done it for you. Copy this and paste it in the Text Widget, replacing what is already there:

    `DONATE HERE

    It would still be a good idea to read the support doc I linked to above so that you know how to do it yourself. :) But post back here if you need more help.

    Best wishes for a happy outcome.

    #1645718

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Oh silly forum!

    <a style="color: #4577b3; font-size: 12px;" href="http://shar.es/QwpHD" target="_blank">DONATE HERE</a>

    If it doesn’t come out this time…

    #1645722

    It worked! Woohoo!!

    I can’t tell you how much your help means. I have been trying for days to figure this out. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    And hopefully I will be able to figure it out next time. :-)

    #1645725

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Welcome!

    But go bookmark your Profile page? :)

    #1645756

    Hmmm, how do I do that?

    #1645778

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    In order to find your previous forum posts, you can click on your username at the top right corner of any forum page where it says “Welcome, yourusername” That will bring you to your forum profile page where all the threads you’ve posted into will appear.

    In short:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/profile/thejourneybacktolife

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