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  • #157300 Resolve

    Amy Whelan

    Can I add a photo and short (15 word) bio into the right-hand column/sidebar? Also can I add some sort of email list form in the column/sidebar?

    The blog I need help with is amysinklings.com
    #157316

    To add things to the sidebar, you can setup widgets. The text widget would be good for a short bio, and there is a Follow Blog widget that will let visitors subscribe to receive new posts you publish by email automatically.

    Here is a general overview of widgets, check out the list of all the types available on the right:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/

    Regarding adding a form for a third-party email list, that isn’t possible because adding custom form fields are not permitted in the content areas in WordPress.com. However, you could link out to a third-party email service. A link can be added in a text widget.

    #157490

    Amy Hild

    Is there a way to add an HTML code into the side bar? I am apart of a network and I want to be able to put their company badge in the side bar and not just into a blog post.

    #157491

    Amy Hild

    Answered my own question. I saw in that text widget you can had HTML. That is awesome!! :)
    Thanks for posting the link about that widget.

    #157494

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Amy – glad you figured it out! If you have any other questions about Flora and Fauna please start a new thread and we’d be glad to help.

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