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Are you tired of paying a graphic designer to do small tasks for you? Maybe you’ve thought about adding a blog button to your sidebar, but weren’t sure where to start?
Good news! Creating a blog button in PicMonkey is an easy task that anyone can do, no design skills necessary. Knowing how to create a blog button can help you customize your site and posts.
Whether you want to create a blog button, link up button or a button to promote something you have going on, you can do it using PicMonkey.
How to Create a Blog Button in PicMonkey
Creating and installing your own blog button has never been easier thanks to services like PicMonkey. By following these simple steps and watching the video below, you’ll be well on your way to designing your own blog buttons.
Head on over to PicMonkey and select the design tab, then custom, enter the size 125×125 and lastly select make it. Once you have completed these steps you will be brought to a screen that has your blank blog button on it.
Now it’s time to design your blog button. You can really get creative during this step or keep it simple and basic. There really aren’t any rules here, just make sure it reflects your blog and your style. You will want to utilize the overlays tab and select predesigned templates that PicMonkey offers or upload your own graphic. Once you have the color and graphic you want to use you’ll want to add text. Head on over to the text icon and select the text you want to use. You’ll also need to select the size of your text and color. When you are all done make sure to save your image as a png.
You’ve designed your blog button! Now it’s time to add your blog button to your sidebar with a grab it button. Head on over to a photo hosting service like Photobucket or Flickr and upload your photo. Keep this page open as there is a link you’ll need from the photo hosting site you used.
Go to the backend of your site and upload your blog button to your media library. Keep this window open as there is a link you will need in order to get your blog button on your side bar.
In the backend of your site open up a text or html widget and copy in the following code:
<center><div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.YOURURL.com” target=”_blank”><img src=URLTOTHEPHOTOINYOURMEDIALIBRARY></a></div>
<div align=”center”><form><textarea rows=”3″ cols=”19″ readonly=”readonly”><a href=”http://momsrbomb.com” target=”_blank”><img src=URLTOTHEPHOTOHOSTINGPIC></textarea></form></div> </center>
This is how the code in the exact code in the video looked:
<center><div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.momsrbomb.com” target=”_blank”><img src=http://momsrbomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/blogbutton1.png.png></a></div>
<div align=”center”><form><textarea rows=”3″ cols=”19″ readonly=”readonly”><a href=”http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/kristijohn143/Blog%20Pics/blogbutton1png_zps89896616.png></textarea></form></div> </center>
To see these steps in action make sure to watch the video tutorial below on creating a blog button using PicMonkey.
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For some reason my link will not track back to my blog. Any thoughts?
Thanks for the tutorial. I am having a hard time with the link back from the button. I want it to direct to a page on my blog but cannot get it to work. Thoughts? Thanks!!
[email protected] says
I love picmonkey! I use it to edit photos for my blog! But I didn’t realize yet how to make the button with it. WOW Thank you so much for the info!
Thank you! I have been wondering how to do this, but haven’t gotten around to researching it yet!
Elena's travelgram says
Fantastic filters and fonts! Awesome app, thanks much for sharing!
Awesome! Pinning this one for when I’m ready to do this.
Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says
Very helpful article and video. I’ve been wanting to learn this myself. Thanks a bunch!
Gary Kerr says
Good article!Explained well to your tips and mainly highlights the important topics that need to be focus are very help to making blog button easier.This was so inspirational. Thanking you for this valuable post.
Xiomara @ Parkesdale says
You gals are awesome! I’ve been trying to make one for a while and didn’t know how. Thank you so much!
Yulunda G. says
Never knew! Thanks for sharing and I would like to personally thank you for the video resource!
emily doughty says
Great tutorial and thanks for posting! ♡♥♡♥♡♥
Susie (The Esthetic Goddess) says
PicMonkey is the best! Thanks for the tutorial!
[email protected] says
Awesome. I just used PicMonkey for the first time! Thanks for being such a positive influence for my blog, SITS 🙂
I was thinking to make a blog button few days back but was stuck how to, thanx for sharing this.
Danita @O Taste And See says
Thanks so much for sharing! I feel totally computer illiterate most of the time and need all the help I can get. Pinned and working on this sometime this week!
Thanks for the tutorial!! 🙂
Why do I need a photo hosting service for my button? Can I not save it on my own WP site like I do other things like printables, etc.?
And why do I save it as a png file rather than jpg?
Kristi Corrigan says
You probably could, it’s just the way I’ve always done it.
Monica @ The Yogi Movement says
Sweet! I love picmonkey, and just yesterday I was thinking about making a button for a twitter chat! It’s like the universe heard me!