Sunday, July 29, 2012

Social Media Buttons

I posted an image on instagram of my new social media buttons and got a comment and two emails asking me how to do it and I thought I'd share.

I've been getting more and more daring in my blog layout. I still don't have the time to do my own header, etc. so I still hire out for that (I use Sweetie Baby's Design and am super happy with her services). But I really wanted Social Media Buttons and didn't want to pay money for something I thought I could do myself.

This was SOO easy that once I found the right tutorial (that's the key part...because, for me, finding the right tutorial took me another 30 minutes), it only took me about 20 minutes.
So, first, you'll need to google "free social media icons" to find pictures of the ones you like. I used Her New Leaf's freebie Friday set and downloaded the cobalt ones. I only downloaded the facebook, pinterest, email, and instagram ones because I don't have a twitter or any of the other things.

The next step is to follow THIS tutorial. Honestly, once I had the icons I wanted to use, this step only took me about 10 minutes. In this tutorial, Sylvia has you upload the icons to photobucket, copy the html code, change out the link to the actual link of your facebook/pinterest/etc. and then upload it to blogger by adding an HTML gadget. So easy!

A few helpful tips:
If you create social media buttons on your blog, I'd love to know! Good luck!


Tickled Pink said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thx for posting this- I tried it and it took me forever- I'm a little computer-slow!! haha.. I did have a question about the email button though- What did you put in the "red" part of the code for your email?? I tried my email addy and that didn't work!! Thanks!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Mandy, I emailed you and updated the post with that information! I can't believe I forgot to post it!! =)

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