Q – I wanted to put The Versatile Blogger Award button in my sidebar. The Versatile Blogger Award site was less than helpful in giving the code. It was easy to put the picture in a post, but I want more permanence! So, I wrote the code for the button. (I taught webpage design.) For those all of my blogging buddies who would like the button in their sidebar do this:
1. Add a new text widget.
2. Copy and paste the following code into the text box, it all has to be copied:
<a href=”http://versatilebloggeraward.files.wordpress.com”><img src=”http://versatilebloggeraward.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/versatileblogger113.png” alt=”The Versatile Blogger Award” /></a>
3. Save. This should put the award button in your sidebar.
I’ve been told there are problems. I’m not sure why, but I’ve had html problems with my wordpress blog in the past. When I look at the html code (notice the visual tag and the html tag upper right of your post box), wordpress is adding other text in for the < and the >. Copy and paste might not work, but hand-typing in the code above will. Since I made the code, I hand-typed it, that’s probably why I didn’t have problems.
Let me know if it works for you. It worked on my page.