{Blogging DIY Series} How to add clickable links and pictures to side bar

Having clickable images on your side bar has become one of the must do things for bloggers, this is more so now if you have a series (DIY, Personal Confessions, Book Reviews & Goals Link Party) going on your blog and you want your reads to able able to find all the posts under that heading in one place. Searching the blog does help but it’s just that extra hussle that most readers don’t want and some readers are usually not sure of what they want to search for.

At the end of last year I had an opportunity to work with a company that wanted to place clickable links on my blogs and since I was not against the sites the links led to I was happy to work with them. But! I had no clue how to add clickable links to my blog luckily the company did and sent me the instructions and ever since I feel like a pro when adding clickable links to my blog. The idea is so simple that even a new blogger can do it because honestly I didn’t even break a sweat.

Links

1. log into your blogger dashboard and go to layout, dependant on the layout of your blog and widget areas click add widget to the area you want to add the clickable link.

2. Once the widget opens, scroll down to find ‘Link List‘. Click on the name or the plus (+) sign and it opens up the widget.
3. You can add as many links as you want, choose how many to show, sort out the order of display and click save.

**This is usually used when you want to share with your readers links to other websites, links to your favourite bloggers**

Pictures

1. log into your blogger dashboard and go to layout, dependant on the layout of your blog and widget areas click add widget to the area you want to add the clickable picture.

2. Once the widget opens, scroll down to find ‘image‘. Click on the name or the plus (+) sign and it opens up the widget.
3. Add the title of the image, choose from your files the image you want to add, click on shrink (unless image is small already) and click save.

The links you add could be anything you want but if you want to have certain posts appear under a certain image like I have for my book reviews you could go into the post and click on the label for that post then use that link or if you have a labels widget already on the blog you could also click on the required link and this gives you a link you can use.
As you can see adding clickable links and pictures to your sidebar is as easy as pie.
Ciao

Follow:
Share:
  • Great tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing this as a friend of mine is looking for something like this. I will be sharing it to her.

  • What a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

  • Thanks for the helpful information! Figuring out how to do some of these things can be challenging!

  • What a great tutorial on clickable links and adding pictures on the sidebar. I'm sure many would find this helpful.

  • Highly informative post. Thanks for sharing with us… I took notes too. You really made it easy to understand. THANKS BUNCHES! Have a great day!

  • Fantastic guidelines on adding clickable links & pictures to side bar. Even experienced bloggers at times need some helpline to do such tasks & your tutorial with clear description & pictures is great enough & helpful.

  • Great tutorial. I am a very visual person so I need pictures to walk me through things. You do a good job of covering it all.

  • This is great information! I've tried every which ways from Sunday to figure it out and now you've made my life soooo much easier! Thank you!!

  • Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Helped me a lot! 🙂

  • This is a great tutorial! And way to go for being on blogger!! Blogger is way better than wordpress!!

  • I had Blogger for a bit before I switched to WordPress and always found it tricky to add linked images to my sidebar. It's so much easier in WordPress in my opinion.

  • These are wonderful tutorials! I wish I would have had these when I was on Blogger! Thank you so much for sharing them!

  • Awesome tutorial! And it makes sense to have clickable links to help your blog out in the long run.

  • I think these would be a great addition to a website. My husband takes care of this so I don't have to worry about it! 😉

  • Having clickable links can really help organize your site. People will have an easier time searching within the site.

  • I am constantly updating my content in my sidebar so there's alot to click around and see. I also include pictures in all my posts.

  • It is so important to add these features to any kind of blog and this will be a huge help to those that struggle with it! Great picture tutorial!

  • Thanks so much for the picture tutorial. You make it look so easy.

  • I'm about to redesign my blog so this has come at a great time for me. Thanks for sharing! 🙂