Using widgets

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    Hi there,

    so I’ve started a page, and am only just realising how little I know about everything to do with running a blog.

    I’d like people to view my page, and so need followers – and apparently you can use widgets to make this happen.

    So – what is a widget? And how can I use widgets to get people to follow me?

    Thank you, and sorry for what must be a really elementary couple of questions.

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

    #1415544

    timethief
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    You can set up email subscriptions here > Appearance > Widgets > Follow Blog Widgets by using this guide > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/follow-blog-widget/

    If you would like a follow button to appear on the bottom right hand corner of your site for those who do not have WordPress.com accounts go to > Settings > Reading and scroll down to Follower Settings:

    These settings change emails sent from your blog to followers.
    Logged out users __ Show follow button to logged out users.

    Checking this will present a follow button to logged out users in the bottom corner of their screen.

    Find Friends Who Use WordPress > http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/find-friends/

    You can customize the contact form with multiple fields, change the email address where you’ll be notified, and mark feedbacks as spam from your dashboard. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

    See also Inviting Contributors, Followers, and Viewers http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/
    Note: As a spammer prevention you are limited to sending out 10 invitations at one point in time. Then wait and send out 10 more.

    #1415545

    timethief
    Member

    See here for all the widgets WordPress.com provides > http://en.support.wordpress.com/category/widgets-sidebars/

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