So, You Want to Put Your Pic In Your Sidebar?

March 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm 4 comments

Well, I put a pic up in my sidebar.  Frankly, I hate it.  I hate looking at my own self when I go to read  my blog.  It’s a little scary to look at myself.  It’s like talking and looking in the mirror at the same time, which I don’t make a habit of doing.

However, many people do not know who is who locally, some are confused, I thought it may help.  Some days, I think I’d rather them not know who is writing, but I’ll try it for a while and see if I grow into it!

I am me, after all…not much hiding from that fact.

If you want to join me in this endeavor of boldness, putting your picture in your sidebar, here’s what you do:

  1. Upload a pic of yourself to wordpress in a post like  you are going to post…but, don’t post. 
  2. Grab the little sizing handles on your picture in the post , size it down to about the size you think would be about right for the sidebar. 
  3. Click the “code” tab there by the “visual” tab.  Copy and paste that line of info (your picture in code) and paste it into a widget text box under “Presentation”. 

There you go!  Any pictures or text you can do this way to add things to your sidebar as well.

Tip:  If you are unsure about the size, open a second wordpress browser window to instal your picture to widget, leaving your pretend post open so that you can play with the sizing/test it on your blog.

I know, I know, that flew over your head and sounds like Greek.  The good news is:  this is a Greek lesson!!!  What a perk, eh?  Tackle it slowly.  Print it off, do each step one at a time, crossing off each step as you go.  Once you learn it, you’ll know how forever!  Have fun! 

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dori  |  March 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    You are just a WEALTH of information!! 🙂


  • 2. mamarosi  |  March 10, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I DID IT !!!! I’m so excited about this new information, Maggie, thank you!!

  • 3. graceisenough  |  March 10, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Well, I felt like this post was directed at me, because yes, you were right, it flew right over my head. I was pleased last week….a tech person from Boston was here doing the kitchen installation of the Room Service software and he asked me if someone came to do my training or if I had phone training. I told him I had the phone training and he asked how many times I had to call back for help. When I told him none, he said ” I am impressed, you must be smart”. Made me fell pretty good! Considering I’m computer illiterate!

  • 4. Forever Free with Beverley Aron  |  January 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    thank you! it worked! been wanting to do this for a while!

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