A loyal reader of my blog asked me yesterday how I added the license widget to my sidebar. Since there might be others who are eventually interested in how to do that, I decided to take the time and publish a step-by-step guide.
Now: Please remember that you might have chosen another theme for your blog. Therefore don’t count on the image dimension or font size that’s given within this guide. These dimensions are for my blog and picture size to match the theme.
All right: Let’s get started:
1. Download the license .jpg to your computer picture library.
2. Go to your WordPress “Admin” Page and click “Appearance”.
3. Then pick “Widgets” and scroll down to “Image”.
4. Click on the “Image” button and drag it up to the sidebar. Place it where you want the license to appear.
5. Click onto the “Image” button to open the widget, by using the “arrow” on the right side.
6. Download the “license” image to your media file and add its URL to the sidebar.
7. After downloading it, you got the “dimension” there which you can change by clicking the “Edit image” button.
8. The URL of the picture you can find direction underneath the “dimensions” on the right side. Copy and paste it into the widget.
9. Add the license text to the “caption” of the sidebar. Adjust it where necessary, insert your name, your blog name and the year.
The works on this blog are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. ©…………………………………..(add your name) and ………………………………. (add your blog name), 20XX and following years. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited and violates copyright laws in the country you are reading this work in as well as in the country you are trying to re-publish this work in. Re-blogs are accepted if they are clearly linked to this blog and its respective post. ………………………………………(Add your name), 20XX
10. Change the picture size in the widget if necessary. You want it to fit into your blog theme. If you leave it empty, WordPress will adjust the image size and it might be over dimensionally blown up.
11. As soon as you’re done and completed the widget, don’t forget to SAVE your work and close it.
12. Last but not least: Go to your WordPress blog and open it. If done everything right, your Sidebar widget should look similar to this now:
I hope this guide is of any use for new bloggers. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them, either in the comment section or by using the form widget in my sidebar, which will contact my email.
Have a fun and exciting “widget”-time!
A. J. Alexander