How to add a badge to your WordPress blog

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A couple of months ago I invited readers of my blog to join S.M.A.G. Society of Mutual Appreciation and Gratitude and to paste the badge onto their blogs should they wish to do so. Well, invitation isn’t quite the correct word because membership of the group was not conferred in response to an invitation, but automatic through offering other bloggers support and encouragement through positive comments. I’m pleased to say there are a good number of S.M.A.G. members in the blogosphere regardless of whether or not the badge adorns their blog.

A week or two ago Jules Paige, who blogs at Jules in Flashy Fiction (and elsewhere), commented that she wasn’t sure how to go about adding the badge to her blog. I offered to send her instructions, and thought that maybe the information would be useful for others as well.

The following instructions are specific to the S.M.A.G. badge and WordPress blogs. A similar process would be used to add any image to a WordPress blog. However I am unsure how similar the process is for others. Please let me know if you find these instructions useful, or lacking in any way.

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19 thoughts on “How to add a badge to your WordPress blog

          1. Norah Post author

            Lovely! Thank you for sharing. I’ll check it out next time I’m over – won’t be long – I’ve received a couple of emails about your recent posts. 🙂

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  1. Bec

    A very helpful resource, Nor! I am surprised by how (relatively) complicated the process is! Your instructions step through it well and make it nice and clear. Geoff’s point about resizing is really helpful, too.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks Bec. I’m not sure that it’s overly complicated. I just cut it down to minute steps. Geoff’s point is good. I probably should have added that info and maybe will – as soon as I have (make) time! 🙂

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  2. TanGental

    Maybe I can just add a little to this most excellent post Norah! I was adding a picture of the cover of my new book the other day and it was wrongly sized so I had to reset the sizes in the widget box. If anyone experiences a problem with size when they open after attaching the badge then the solution is easy: not to panic! In the widget box you can choose your preferred sizing. I set mine at 200 x 300 but you can play with the sizing to suit.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks for adding that information, Geoff. I probably should have added that. Maybe I will.
      The cover of your book looks great on your site. My copy has arrived into my Kindle. I look forward to reading it – soon. Still another one or two to go first. 🙂

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