Wednesday, May 9, 2007

How to Add a Signature to Your Posts, for Blogger

If you like the look and personalization of having a signature like this: at the end of your posts, try this:

Go to My Live Signature. Click on "proceed" and "create signature".

You can then either click on creating a new signature, or uploading a scanned image of your real signature. Let My Live Signature walk you through the steps to create a signature you are happy with. If you create one with their fonts, you can chose the look, size, slant, etc. (You also can waste way too much time and also feel a little crazy at the end because after seeing your name 120 times in different fonts it ceases to have any meaning, lol! That is the fun part. ;-) )

You can save the final product as an image to your hard drive by right clicking on the signature and choosing "save image as", naming it and placing it on your computer where you see fit. Or you can click on "Want to use this signature?" at the end of your process and it will create HTML code for you to place on your blog.

If you decide to use their HTML, copy it, then go into blogger. Click on "Settings" in your blog dashboard, and then "formatting". Scroll down to the bottom where it says "post template." Paste the code you just copied into that template. When you next go to make a new post, that code will already be in it. Just make sure you type your post *above* the code, or your signature will come first in your post.

If you would rather host your own image in a place like Photobucket, right click on the signature image provided by My Live Signature like I described above, save it to your computer, then upload to your hosting place. Copy the HTML they give you, then place this code in the "post template" section under "settings" in blogger like described in the last paragraph: (replace parenthesis with <> )

(img src="http://theURLyoujustcopied.png")

and save. Have fun!

99 comments:

Crimson Wife said...

Thanks so much for posting this!

Kristen Laurence said...

Thank you, Amy. That is just too fun. One question. Is it possible to remove my name from the "Posted by Kristen Laurence at 3:00pm", to make it read "Posted at 3:00pm"? This way my signature wouldn't seem redundant.

Amy said...

Yes Kristen! I just figured out how to do that too, if you have the new blogger. Go into your layout page, where you are able to add page elements, etc. Click on "edit" on the big box that says "blog posts" You'll see a checklist of items. Uncheck "Posted by" and it should disappear. You can also change whatever else you want at this point, of course. HTH!

Kristen Laurence said...

Wonderful! Thanks again Amy!

Cheryl M. said...

This is fun and informative! thanks a bunch!

stef said...

Thanks, Amy! I've been meaning to make one using my graphics software, but THIS is so much easier!

Angie said...

Thanks -- I'll have to give it a try!

Amy Caroline said...

Thank you so much! This blog is such a great asset!

Silvia said...

Fun! Thanks for the tip.

Ribbonwiz said...

Thank you.
After hours of trying I googled and your blog came up with this great help..
Thank you

Cara said...

Thank you!! I'm having so much fun learning all kinds of things from this fun blog!!! I'm posting a link on my blog so others can find you and learn too!

Amelia said...

I tried it and it works - great -

but

I wasn't able to type my post above it...where did I go wrong?

Amelia said...

This is me (amelia) again - see previous comment. Well, I figured out answer to that question - but now I have new question.

Signature looked great when I was creating my post...but after it was posted and printed out the signature was blurry and in a box. How can I correct it?

Momma 2 5 said...

Thanks so much! It was a great help!

Katie said...

Yay! Thanks so much! I kept seeing cute little signatures on people's blogs and wanted one of my own, nice to know it was so much simpler than I would have made it!!

Country Girl said...

Hello. I have the same question as Amelia, although it's over a year later. I found you through a google search.

My live signature appears on my post with a border around it. Any clue as to how to correct this?

I want to tell you how informative this post is. So much more information than that which I got from Live Signature!

My e-mail is katydid56@gmail.com. Thanks.

Aparna said...

Thank you, Amy.
Its up and working on my blog.

Nettie said...

Hi Amy,
thanks for all the great info, just one thing: do you know how to get rid of the box that LS creates which shows up on coloured backgrounds?
Thanks!
Nettie

Heidi Marlowe said...

Thank you so much. I had been trying all day to make a signature with my gimp application and just couldn't figure out how to make it work so I finally googled "adding a signature to blogs" and up came your site!! So easy and so fun--can't wait to post with my new sig!!

nellbe said...

This post is fantastic, thanks so much for explaining so easily!

AmbitiousB said...

Thanks so much for this post. The signatures are so cute!

Raelene said...

Thank you for posting this!

Enkay said...

I'm new to blogsville and been looking for fun ways to 'upgrade' my blog. Your post was of real great help. Thanks!

Lily said...

Thanks for posting this! I was trying to figure out how to do this, and I just couldn't. Yay!

Ellisa said...

Two years later, this post is still helping people! THANKS!!
Subbing to your blog! Can't wait to learn more. :)

Momma said...

Thank you!! Easy and Fast!

riverbend said...

I put a signature on my blog but cannot get the BORDER around it to disappear! See http://www.athomeatriverbend.blogspot.com/ Any solution?

Christen said...

you just really helped the wrinkle in between my eyebrows from increasing tremenously because i've spent hours frowning and struggling with this!! amazing, thanks so much!

susanwalkergirl said...

Thank you so much...your instructions were easy to follow. Appreciate your help!

Buck Rogers said...

Super helpful, Thank you

unfocused said...

Haha, cute. Thanks.

"Tillymint" said...

This is great very helpful I have now got my signature I chose to save it as a photo (so far) and just enter it as a photo at the end of my blog but it has a box around it!!!!! I will try to add it in the template see if that makes a difference - otherwise what am I doing wroNg PLEASE.

"Tillymint" said...

Ohhhhh I've got it thanks so much I now have my signature at the bottom of my posts.
Sue (Tillymint)

Josie said...

Thank you soooooo much for posting this you don't know how long I've tried doing this on my own. Thanks again.

Buck Family said...

Thanks! I was on another website and they did not explain how to actually get the code. Duh, click on the "use this signature". That's all I needed to know! Thank you for being thorough!

Sarah said...

thanx just done it now and helped loads

Mel ~ said...

Those who can't get the border to go away - look in your HTML on blogger for:
.post img {
padding:0px;
border:0px solid

Make sure that border:0 and not some other number.

HTH! Thanks for the great post, Amy!

Helen Dooley said...

Please help me I have been trying to get it to post. Found you and now it posts but I cant get it to move. Can you tell me how. PLEASE.

i_sofia said...

hi. thanks for your link. i have my own signature now. :D

Sannydrops said...

Gee thanks! I've just added my signature! Yay!

Melissa said...

Thank you so much!!!

Amanda said...

Thank you so much! I Googled my question and your post came up. So helpful! Thank you!

natalie said...

Thanks, this totally helped!

Nilesh said...

Thanks you very much.. it's really works.

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Dani said...

Thanks so much!
And thanks to Mel~ for the border comment!

Melissa said...

Yes, thanks to Mel for the border comment! It worked perfectly

Lerwill Mommy said...

I have been searching for an easy way to do this! Thank you so much. Can i Link to you for the info from my blog? It would be most greatful!

--Lerwill Mommy!

Lerwill Mommy said...

Thanks!

Giving credit to your blog

McFadden Family said...

I copied the HTML into where you told me, but I use livewriter and for some reason it isn't posting the siggy.

Ailatane said...

thank's a lot for the tips !

TattingChic said...

Thanks! I've already done this on my blog quite a while ago, but someone just emails me asking how to do it and I googled "How to add a signature to blogger" and this blog post came up first...I read it and it had all the info on there so I didn't have to write it all down for my friend, I just sent her the link, LOL!

The signatures are just fun to have on the blog and add that personal touch.

Have a fabulous time during the rest of your weekend!

~TattingChic ♥

TheClassy Woman said...

Hi Amy, thanks so much for sharing with everyone! I looked at a couple sites and yours was the easiest to understand and I got it done quickly. I posted a link to your blogs from mine with the name of your blog so even more women can get their signature too. Here is the post:

http://theclassywoman.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-add-signature-to-blog-posts.html

Tanya.Lou said...

Thank you for posting this :) x

Karen Jensen - Stacey's Mom said...

Thanks for the great help with adding a signature to my blog. It is there but it is blurry and doesn't look great. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Karen

Rifat Mursalin said...

Thank you so much. This really helped me. I tried to post my signature a while ago, but didn't know how to.

Please check out my blog: www.rifatmursalin.blogspot.com

Thanks.

Let me know your e-mail if you want to read my blog so that I can add you to my readers list. :)

vickii said...

Thank you so much, it was so easy, I love your blog keep up the good work.

GoddessDionna said...

Excellent post Amy. I really needed this!

Amanda said...

Perfect! I was just looking for this! you are right, you do go insane and blurried eyed, but it was fun!

seriouslyright? said...

yeah, i tried doing this and no matter what i did I couldn't paste it anywhere!! still not sure what I'm doing wrong :(

mel u said...

I just followed your tips and it worked perfectly-I now follow your blog.

Fe said...

thanks for sharing, useful information

Miss Always Carried Away said...

wow!!! that was SO easy!!! thank you so much for your help!!!

gigiofca said...

Awe.Some! Thank you so much! :-)

Marty said...

Thanks! I googled "how to put signature on blogger" and your site came up first.
I went to My Live Signature, and it worked great. I created an account so I can get back the exact siggys that I created. Now my daughters and I can post our own signature on each post!
I made mine the default on blogger under settings and formatting, and will paste their code in when THEY post a recipe.
This is great!

Marty said...

I was reading some comments, and had a few ideas.
Just a suggestion, I'm not an expert!

If your siggy has a box around it, try this. When you get to the part on My Live Signature that tells you to choose the color, check the box that says "transparent". (hope that works)

Second, if your sig is blurry, it may be because you have a colored background. I have another blog that has a pink background, and my sig was blurry there, but not on the one w/ white or light cream.
I have no suggestions to help w/ that, except choose a thicker font?
ugh, sorry!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Just found this link on Yahoo search. Thanks! I'm going to give it a try now and see how it works. Thanks SO much! :)

author 101 said...

Thanks Amy, wanted to do this for a long time!

Laura@Cowboy Boot & Baby Booties said...

woohoo! thanks....saw the date of ur original post on this! wow glad to know it's still helping others!

Melody said...

Thanks so much! There are so many fun things to add to my blog and this one was so easy. I found you through Google Search. You were right though, my name stopped looking familiar to me after seeing it so many times. I actually had to spell it out in my head to make sure it was right. :)

kathleen said...

just found this and THANK YOU!!!!

Kristi at Spend Less and Save More said...

Thanks, worked like a charm!

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Calibelle said...

THANK YOU. I was feeling a little confused with the directions from the site. Yours made all so very simple!

Kimberly Washer said...

Amy thank you so much for posting that on your blog!! It was extremely helpful and easy!

lady elle said...

uhoh! nice infomation.. thanks ya (o,0)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

hi - i have a "bordered" around my signiture - and it links to photobucket .. can you tell me how to get the 'border' around the signiture to disappear and also for it NOT to be a link?

erikaf@glen.com (if easier to email)

Nancy said...

Thank you so much! Your tutorial was so easy to follow. I am new at this, so I almost need to be hand held throught he process.
Thank you so much!
Nancy

stovergal said...

Thank You! This was very helpful.

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much, you have made it so easy! It all seemed so complicated until I read your blog.

Stacie said...

Yay!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you posted this. . .now off to creat a signature!

dionisia said...

thank yoU!!!!! So helpful!!!!!!

Sandy said...

thank you! i will use it on my next post !

Caroline said...

Thank you!! It worked first time around!!

sarah said...

amy, i could't do it..
well, i managed to do everything but then in the end,
there are white colour for the background.. eventho i'd tick the transparent box :(

SunnyLovesRain said...

thank u so much, this is by far the simplest way to insert signature by not having me to disturb any of those complicated edit template HTML!

kbos2hm said...

its getting pretty popular and i have decided to do my signature to question do i use my real signature of is that a security risk

Baby Diaper Cakes and beyond by LaTersa said...

this is awesome,

Xe said...

help, i did it your way and that didn't work, i'm having to add it in manually each time... i need help!
xe aka meagan

Abby Rogers said...

Thank you! This is great.

thecraftyelfworkshop said...

Thank You very much for this information. I actually did it!!!
I'm fairly new to blogging and it's blogs like this that make a difference!

angie said...

thanks so much for the info!

TanishaLynne said...

Thanks so much for posting this. Very helpful.

ashleysweigh said...

Thanks for taking the time to post that! Was very helpful!

CPaware said...

THANK YOU!!!

Tin said...

Your post has been very helpful! Thank you! Tin from http://kristina-my2cents.blogspot.com/

Lemy Lockhart said...

thanks amy for ur kind....can u show me how to change navbar looks like navbar for tumblr in blogger.??

R4Biz said...

Thanks.

Shaz said...

Well i thought i done everything correct, but just tried it out and i get the code on my post and not the signature. Dont know what i'm doing wrong.

Becky Jane said...

This worked great, only there is a white box around it, can you tell me how to get rid of it?

Becky Jane
http://riseaboveyourlimits.blogspot.com/