Monday, June 30, 2008

How to post and link a Blinkie

I was recently asked by one of the ladies in a Cafe Mom group a question on posting blinkies. I thought I would write a quick tutorial on the subject... hope it helps someone out there!!
T
hese are the codes for MY blinkie, saved on my PC….

This one is linked to my GingerScraps site- store- forum etc...
Photobucket

This info is the codes for this blinkie. Linked to GingerScraps.net

http://gingerscraps.net

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/gingerlooper/Fan.gif

Here is what the completed code will look like. You can use this code as an out line for any blinkie.... you can also grab this code as is and put it on you blog or in a sigi just because you love me hehehe :)

<a href="http://www.gingerscraps.net/" target="_blank"><img border="0" alt="Photobucket" src="http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/gingerlooper/Fan.gif"/></a>


To make it easy, and to save the info.. copy and past this code outline to a note pad or word document and save it on your computer. Then you will know where it is, and you can easily change it by copying and pasting codes for any blinkie.

Here are two ways-

You can right click on any blinkie and save the image, upload it to photobucket (or whichever one you choose) and then copy the HTML code. Then change the first "http://…photobucket…" to your blog address to make the blinkie link to your blog. The second "http://…" is the actual photobucket image code.

One other way is to right click on any blinkie, and at the bottom of the pop out menu you will see properties. Click properties. A box will open with “Address” and “Image Location”. If Blog Address is empty or you can tell that it is not the proper address then go up in you address bar and copy and paste the address from it (assuming you are at the address you want the blinkie to link to.)

You can take this code (which is for my blinkie) and change the blog address (first http://) and the image location (second http://) to your own.

Again, this is what it will look like with my info codes for GingerScraps.

<a href="http://www.gingerscraps.net/" target="_blank"><img border="0" alt="Photobucket" src="http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/gingerlooper/Fan.gif"/></a>


To post them on your blog, in blogger (which is what I use) You need to go to edit your Layout. Select to add page element. Then from the menu of options select
"HTML/JavaScript Add third-party functionality or other code to your blog." Then copy and paste any codes for blinkies there. I have my long list of codes each separated by a few spaces so if I ever need to change any of them I know where one starts and another begins...
You can also use this code for putting your blinkie in your signature in galleries and fourms.
(depending on the rules of the site you may or may not be allowed to link the to another site).
So go have some fun adding blinkies to your blog and or in your sigi's.
Happy Scrapping!

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24 comments:

marcie said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Thanks for the details. I had tried and failed the first go round. But I've added you to mine. Thanks for all your help.

Julie (It is.) said...

I'm totally cracking up, because I was trying to figure out how to put your blinkie on my blog, and it wasn't going well... so I googled for a tutorial, and it brought me HERE. How ironic IS that? LOL!

Alicia said...

Thank you!! I have always wanted to know this. Took me a few goes at reading what to do LOL, I was so confused. But then it came to me :) Thanks again!!

Shelley said...

Thank you! Great tut; very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

I just asked you about this in an email! I should have looked first! Thanks!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Thank you so much! That was an easy to use tutorial!

drdigiscrap said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I was trying to figure out how to do it, and this was definitely helpful!!!!

Sunday said...

Great tutorial, thanks ever so much... I now have blinkies on my blog!
http://www.scrapbooking-layout-inspiration.blogspot.com/

Sharron said...

Thanks so much for this tut!
I have been looking for a way to post a blinkie on my blog when the html code is not listed & now.....thanks to YOU.....I know how!
You Rock!

Toni said...

you TOTALLY saved my computer from being thrown out the window. Bless your socks!

Shannon (and Ross) said...

Thank you so much. I was struggling to get blinkies on my blog and now I finally can! Thanks again!

Memories By You said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the valuable information. I don't know if I'll be able to figure it out but I do appreciate the help!
:) Lucy

Anna said...

Thank you for that tutorial! It worked!! Great description :)

Isabella said...

Thanks so much, I've been trying to figure this out for a while!

Nanne said...

OMG.I could so hug you...Thank you so much for this information..been ripping my hair out for days trying to figure it all out..LOL
hugs
Nanné

GingerScraps said...

You are so very welcome :)

Scrapin KN said...

Thanks so much. I could have spent hours trying to figure this out. You made it so easy

CricutLvr!! said...

how would you add the second box that has your code for your followers to copy and paste on their blogs?

GingerScraps said...

I think I know how to do that... let me try than I will report back :)

GingerScraps said...

ok I just wrote up a tutorial :)check out todays post- 11-24-10

kitty said...

Fab Tutorial, I have been trying to add blinkies for weeks thanks so much for sharing.

Melanie Tregenza said...

Thank you so much, was well explained and everything worked first try.

PicPerfect said...

Incredible tutorial!! I was so proud of myself when I finally got it! :)

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