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Adding a "Follow Blog" button to sidebar (14 posts)

  1. CGAyling
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As supplied the sidebar is very plain, many of my users ask how they can follow my blog, even though the "subscribe" meta tag is in plain sight.

    Is there an attractive "Follow Blog" button option available? Or perhaps a sidebar plugin that allows me to create my own visual buttons and place them in the sidebar?

    Another sidebar option I'd like to to be able to display clickable images to take visitors to a register form, or perhaps even to another site.

    Any suggestions?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What theme are you using? Where did you download it from? What kind of Follow link were you looking for? Have you tried searching https://wordpress.org/plugins/

  3. CGAyling
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using Twenty Ten. Mainly because I really like the woodland image that came with it. The theme is unmodified.

    I have searched plugins - but there are an enormous number of sidebar plugins and I can't figure out how to narrow down the search to just sidebar image plugins.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What kind of Follow link were you looking for?

  5. CGAyling
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The follow link I want should just be a clickable button (I can make the image for the button) that says "Follow Blog". Nothing sophisticated at all, in fact I'd be happy if I could just replace the words "Entries RSS" with an image they can click.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So you want people to be able to follow your RSS feed?

  7. CGAyling
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is your site's address?

  9. CGAyling
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  10. CGAyling
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A "Subscribe by Email" options might also be nice. You know, send an email when new posts happen. Instead of just an RSS reader.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you want a "Subscribe by Email" forum, install the Jetpack plugin.

  12. CGAyling
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, in fact it is already installed but is disabled. Does it allow me to place the kind of visual buttons I'm talking about in the sidebar area?

    I appreciate your patience. Thanks!

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It can be used to place a subscription widget in your sidebar similar to the one at http://make.wordpress.org/support/

  14. CGAyling
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, that is perfect. Thank you again!

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