Text widget

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  • #157267

    charade
    Member

    I am sorry that this will seem a very basic question, but when someone says for example’
    “put the Image code into a text widget”, could you please tell me how to do that?
    I did follow how to get the image code, but do not know how to get it into a widget! I am at the ABC beginners level!
    thank you!

    #157482

    ellaella
    Member

    This is from the FAQ and will lead you through the process:

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/18/put-an-image-in-your-sidebar/

    #157483

    charade
    Member

    Thanks for your quick reply, but it is the last part that I dont understand,
    How do I get the copy of the URL into a text widget? I see the text widget on the
    widgets page, but how do I enter something into it? I did tell you that I am
    at the ABC level!! Sorry to be so dumb!

    #157484

    jamesewelch
    Member

    There’s a button on the widget that looks like a box with lines on it. Click that and it will open up a place to paste the code.

    #157485

    charade
    Member

    I have actually found it!! I am still doing something wrong.
    I copied the HTML code from Bloglines, opened up a text widget and
    pasted in the code I copied. I clicked on ” save” and then went to my website,
    the blogline feed not showing up and when I went back to widgets, the text widget
    that I entered the code into is not in my sidebar , but back down in the bottom
    of the selection widgets!! HELP!!

    #157486

    ellaella
    Member

    The sidebar is cached so it could take an hour or so to appear. You might try clearing your cache or doing a forced reload.

    ETA: what is the url of your blog? The site attached to your id is not a wordpress.com blog.

    #157487

    charade
    Member
    #157489

    ellaella
    Member

    Thank you. I don’t see it in your sidebar either. This might sound like a dumb (or insulting) question, so please don’t take offense but after you pasted the text in the widget, did you close the widget before hitting Save?

    Can you post the code here between backticks? The backtick key is just to the left of the 1 on your keyboard.

    #157496

    timethief
    Member

    {wave to ellaella}
    Here’s an illustrated reference http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/using-the-text-widget/
    You click the blue and white icon on the right hand corner of a widget to open it and configure it. When you are done you click the “X” on the top right hand corner of the widget to close it. After that, you must also click “Save Changes”.

    #157498

    charade
    Member

    Thank you to all for your help, I have learned something!!

    There is still hope for me!

    #157499

    timethief
    Member

    You are making lots of progress and you are bound to improve by leaps and bounds. Just remember that Rome was not built in a day, okay …*lol*.
    Here’s a link to a Beginner’s Guide that may be worth bookmarking https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=11280

    #157500

    ellaella
    Member

    {wave to timethief}

    @ charade – You’re well on your way. I think you’ll have fun. (cute pup, btw) Happy blogging!

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