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Adding a Signature to Your Posts

There are several sites out there in which you can get a free signature for your blog posts. My Live Signature is my favorite. Check here to check it out! They make it very simple to make and install personalized signatures, like the top signature at the bottom of this post.

*These signatures work best with a light colored background, preferably white. *

When you have created your signature and have reached the 'Finished! The signature is ready.' page:

1. Click on 'Want to use this signature?' at the bottom above the ads.
2. Click on 'Generate HTML code'.
3. Click on 'Generate a code for my handwritten signature'
4. Highlight the code in the box and press CTRL+C on your keyboard.
5. Open your blog's layout page in a new tab or window.
6. Click on Settings--->Formatting.
7. Scroll down to where you see the Post Template box and paste the code (CTRL+V) into it.
8. Click on Save Settings.

When you create a new post, you should see your new signature sitting all nice and pretty up at the top. Make sure you write your post ABOVE the signature.

There are two signatures at the bottom of this post. The one on top was made by following this tip. The one on bottom is built into my template and was custom created on PSE7. I can create a built-in, custom signature using a font from Kevin and Amanda for you for $5. Leave a comment with your request and your email address and I will contact you soon.

Happy Blogging!

18 comments:

Dee said...

I just found your blog and this is amazing! I'm horrible at HTML and your blog looks like it can help! My next project is to add a navigation bar to the top of my blog....I hope I'm able to do it without messing everything up!

Housewife Savant said...

I'm gonna do this, and a lot of other things you've explained so nicely.
I posted a Thumbs UP to you, with a link that opens in a seperate window even!
Thanks for that.


http://housewifesavant.blogspot.com/2009/03/happy-thumbs-day.html

Farmgirl Paints said...

You are just the best. I did it and it works...YEAH! My signature will officially post tomorrow...I'm so excited. I've tried to do this before, but the "Live Signature" instruction to actually get it into your post never made sense to me. Thanks for making it actually doable!!!

Whitney said...

Thank you so so much!

Shelli said...

Did it! Yay! Thanks once again!

AStolenMomentPhotography said...

Sooooo helpful! Huge fan! Will be checking back for updates!!! GO SMB!!!! :)

Devon said...

i have a border around my siggy and around my pictures in my postings. i want it around my pics but not signature -- anyway to do this?

thanks!

Rochelle said...

I LOVE this!!! Thank you so much!

I have been wondering how to do this for ages and just did it. Thanks! :)

(Can't remember how I found your blog, but I love it!!!!)

Mommy2aQT said...

THANKS! Worked wonderfully!

Momma Hopes said...

thanks for your help! i have a signature now - BUT it shows up at the top of my post instead of the bottom?? how can fix this? i've googled til i'm blue! (i can't even write anything before the signature....)

Mindy said...

HI! I was wondering if you could help me out.....I am trying to center my header image that I uploaded off of my computer (My friend made the header image for me).
Is that possible?
Thanks
Mindy
mindymc5@gmail.com

Chloe & Co. said...

You are the best! Thank you so much for helping me pretty up my blog. So far I've used your tips for adding signatures, fancying up my font titles, and creating a header. They were easy to follow and thorough instructions.

If you ever do a tutorial on creating a navigation bar, that would be great. Also, a problem I'm having is with the blogger template I chose (Minima, I think), the width is fixed in the middle. I noticed your blog, for example, goes all the way to the left and right margins. Here's my blog (http://chloeandcompany.blogspot.com/) if you want to see what I'm talking about. It would be nice if I could do something with the left and right margin, even if it's just having a bar of color on each side (or like the way yours). Here's a blog I found that has a background border on the left and right margin and that would be really nice to add a feature like that (http://mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com/).

My e-mail is decats5@aol.com. THANK YOU again for your wonderful tips and info!

Rena said...

Bless you! I just found your site and THANK you for the beginner portion. I think you are the only one I have found that talks on my level. Kudos to you for your varying levels. WOW. You ROCK!

veronking2003 said...

So helpful! Thanks!

Renee said...

thank you so much. Donna at Funky Junk suggested that I check our your blog. Sooooo glad she did. I'm learning lots of things as I'm very very new to this blogging experience. :)
THANK YOU for all you do.

Renee

Ryan Snyder said...

thank you! my signature is so cute!!!!!!!! I am kind of slow so if i can follow this, then you have mastered the art of explaining it. lol. :)

Marilyn Jo McLeod said...

I'm going to try this. I've watched some UTube videos to do this but yours sounds so clear. One other question.... is there any way I can make my "tabs" at the top be bigger and with a different font? They are there because I used "categories". It's the only way I could figure out how to have some tabs across the top. I notice yours are a nice script font and how did you get that little flower there? I would love to be able to add some little scrolly thing or something. Someone told me I should use "pages" instead, but I can't figure out how to put the tabs across the top with pages! My blog is http://www.pinkpapercottage.blogspot.com.
Thanks!

Jill @ Sneaky Momma said...

Hi Marilyn! I create the wording/images for my tabs in Photoshop Elements, then upload them to Photobucket and install the html codes into an html gadget. It's a bit of a process! This might help: http://www.sneakymommablogdesign.com/2010/04/navigation-bars-advanced.html. :)