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How to Put a Copyright Symbol on Your Blog

Since publishing the tip on how to add recurring words to a post (like my copyright blurb), I have had several requests for how to make the little copyright symbol. Of course, I am more than happy to share how I do it!

All you have to do is copy the symbol and paste it into your post. It really is that easy! Here's one that you can copy. Go ahead. I don't mind!

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To copy the symbol on a PC, highlight it with your mouse. Then right click on it and select 'copy'. Position your mouse where ever you want to paste it. Click to make the flashing cursor appear. Right click and select 'paste'. That should do it! You can also use the shortcuts ctrl+c to copy and ctrl+v to paste. 

Click here to learn how to do make a copyright symbol the hard way. :)

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Adding Recurring Words/Images to Posts

Updated: I have had several requests for a tip on how to make the copyright symbol. It's super easy! Click here to check it out!

Did you know that you can add recurring words to your posts? The copyright blurb at the bottom of my recent posts was added this way. It appears automatically every time I write something new. It's already built in, so all I have to do is change the link and I'm done!

This is an intermediate tip. There is no risk to your template, but it can be quite nerve wracking to get everything 'just so'. 

How to add recurring words to your posts:

1. Figure out what you want to put in every post.

2. Open a new post in compose mode. Write the words that you would like to automatically appear every time you write something new. Do not put anything else in the post.


3. Delete the spacing above and below the wording. Preview and make sure it looks like you want it to.

4. Click on the edit html tab (under pink arrow below) and copy the entire code that appears in the big box:


5. Go to the formatting section of your blog. (dashboard-->settings-->formatting)

6. Scroll all the way down to the Post Template section.

7. Paste the code from step 4 into the box and save. If your signature code is already in this box, you will need to choose whether you want your new words above or below your signature. Then paste the new code in the desired place. Use <p> and <br> to help with spacing.



8. Check your work.

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To check your work:

1. Create a test post.

2. You'll see your wording at the top of the box. If you want the wording to appear at the bottom of the post, write above it. If you want it to appear at the top, write below it.

3. Publish.

4. Click on 'View Post' so that you can see what the finished product looks like. If you are unhappy with the way it looks, go back into the post and repeat the above steps until you get it looking exactly like you want it.

Sometimes what appears in the compose mode and preview is not always what shows up in the actual post. This is why it is important to check your work. It may take several attempts (and a big headache!) before you are completely satisfied. To be honest, you may never be completely satisfied with it. I have to make one minor change to my copyright paragraph before I publish it. Sure beats typing out the entire thing, though!

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To remove the wording:

1. Go to your formatting section.

2. Delete the code that you put in the Post Template box. Save.

This will not remove the words from previous posts, but it will remove it from future posts.

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Facebook Symbols

Okay, so this tip has nothing to do with blogging, but I just had to share! I stumbled upon this site a few weeks ago when I wanted to put a music note on my Facebook status. I already knew how to make a heart using the < sign followed by the 3. I knew that there had to be a code for the music note, as I had seen it on a friend's status. I wanted it and was determined to find out how to do it!

This site does not give you the codes for the symbols, rather it displays them for you to copy and paste. This is SO easy! You don't have to download anything, you don't have to type in special codes. All you have to do is copy and paste! Too cool! Click here to search for all sorts of symbols, including an airplane (my favorite).

To copy a symbol, highlight it and type CTRL and C at the same time or right click and select 'copy'. To paste, position your cursor where you want it to go and type CTRL and V at the same time or right click and select 'paste'.

Go forth and make your wall a prettier place! :)

Updated: Click here for more neat symbols! Thanks, Micael!

Check these out, too! Thanks, Calamityanne!

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Modifying Photobucket Codes for Post Photos

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I used to use Photobucket for all of the photos on my personal blog. After I had used it a few times and became acclimated to it, I found it to be a big time saver.

My only problem with it was that when people clicked on my photos, they were directed to my Photobucket album. Not cool. I didn't want my readers to see everything in my PB account. Not that there was anything to hide, I just didn't want all of my family photos out there for the whole world to see.

I figured out that I could change my Photobucket account settings so that my photos would not automatically link back to my album. Here's how you can do the same thing:

1. Log into your Photobucket account.
2. Click on 'My Home' (at the very top)
3. Click on 'Account Settings'
4. Scroll down until you find this section (under Album Settings):
5. Uncheck the boxes labeled 'Images Link Back To Album' and 'Allow others to see image location'. While you're in there, go ahead and uncheck the other boxes that you didn't know where there that make you uncomfortable.

6. Scroll down to the bottom and click 'Save' when you're finished.

If you would like to keep your current Photobucket settings, you can manually remove the link back to your album for each photo. Here's how:

Click on any of the html code images below for a larger view. Use the back button to return back to this post.

1. Locate the html code for the photo that you would like to change.

2. Delete the link to your Photobucket album, along with the words target='blank'. Keep the quotation marks. Only delete the blue section above. DO NOT DELETE THE DIRECT LINK TO THE PHOTO (after src=), as this will delete the photo. Of course, your blue section will look differently because it will have your info in it. When your readers click on the photo, they will be taken back to the top of the post.

3. Sometimes, photos uploaded via PB can be slow to load on your blog. When this happens, you'll see the word Photobucket in the photo's place. You can change this word by deleting it from the html code and replacing it with whatever you'd like. You can even delete it entirely if you'd prefer there not be a word in the photos place while it is loading. Whatever you do, keep the quotation marks! I used to replace the word Photobucket with a description of the photo so that my readers would know what was in the photo that they were waiting on.

This is what the html code looks like for the photo at the top of this post:

Have fun!

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