Up until now we have tackled some pretty big blogging tasks to get this new blog going.
- decided to start a blog
- found our niche
- bought a domain
- chose the blogging platform
- set up your blog and made it all pretty 🙂
- signed up for and installed Google Analytics
Today we start digging in to all of the smaller, possibly more tedious things that aren’t necessarily things that our readers see or notice, but, nevertheless they are still important.
Often in blogging we have to place code to make things happen. Advertisements usually require code, changes we’d like to make in the look of things or how things behave often require code. One such thing is what we’ll do today: copyright footer code.
Now, there are times when we leave it up to a pro.. and there are times we can dig in and do it ourselves. It’s important to know the difference. When your blog is doing well financially you’ll want to pass some of it off – either because you’re too busy or because it makes your head spin to think about it! lol That’s why I have someone on retainer. I pay her monthly to do the harder more time intensive things – she can often do them faster and I just don’t have to think about it. SO, keep that in mind for a much later date.
Today we’re going to place code in the website footer area of the blog – as well as learn how to put a link in a post at the same time. You’ll need to add copyright info and keep it updated yearly. Such as this:
You’ll notice the copyright symbol and the year in the very beginning (now, although this site is new, I have been blogging for over 10 years at GroceryShopForFREE.com and a few others I own, so, don’t worry about the date on this new one 🙂 ) This is the wording my attorney drew up for me to add in the footer area of my sites.
When you add something to the header or website footer design areas it shows up (in some cases it’s invisible) on all pages, and posts on the site. So, one placement for all. Super easy, too.
Let’s get started:
To add this bit to the bottom of your site you’ll need to “code” it the way your site can read it to display it properly. Here’s what that looks like:
Does that look scary? No need to worry about that – here’s how you do it easily.
Go to a new post in your dashboard and type in what you want it to say. Then highlight your site name and click on the link button in the top of your post:
@2017 Your Site (replace with your site name) All Rights Reserved. No content on this site may be copied and reused in any form or fashion without express written permission.
Pop in your new blog’s web address (or URL – same thing) and click on the “Enter Arrow” and it will apply your changes:
Now when you click on that it will open the homepage of your new blog.
Once you have it looking the way you want it to look in your footer, you’ll just go up to the top right of your editor and click on Text:
Now, we’re going to place the code. Go to your homepage and click on the customizer:
Be sure to read all of the posts in this How To Start Your Own Blog series. Don’t miss any of them or you could be setting yourself up for failure. Each one is as important as the next. Remember, you’re skipping all of the mistakes I have made over the years.