Wordpress / Button Installation Instructions

Installing your Contact Button on your WordPress blog is easy.

This step by step guide will take you through the installation process. Be sure to create your button code before you start.

If you have not previously installed any Widgets on your WordPress blog, before proceeding, please first read the note at the bottom of this page labelled “Restoring Your Default Sidebar Properties”.

See our demonstration Button on our example WordPress blog here -
http://iamjohnsmith.WordPress.com/

Install on the Sidebar of WordPress

  • Step 1

    Log in to your WordPress blog (you may then need to click on My Dashboard if you aren’t already there).

  • Step 2

    Click on Appearance in the left hand menu.

  • Step 3

    Then click on Widgets.

  • Step 4

    Under Available Widgets locate the box that says Text and then drag it into the sidebar on the right..

    (For WordPress.org users - Under Available Widgets look for Text on the left hand side of the page and click Add. Then under Current Widgets, on the right side of the page, look for Text and click Edit).

  • Step 5

    In the first text field, type "Contact Me Here".

  • Step 6

    In the second text field, copy and paste the button code you have created.

  • Step 7

    Click Save and you're finished!

Restoring Your Default Sidebar Properties (if required).

If you have not used Widgets on your WordPress blog before, you should note that on first use that WordPress will remove all your existing Sidebar properties by default, and you will then need to reinstall them. This is very easy and only takes a few seconds. This is also absolutely normal and you can read more about it if desired in this WordPress forum -
http://en.forums.WordPress.com/topic/lost-default-sidebar-when-adding-text-widget?replies=7.

Reinstalling them is very simple and it is explained in the steps below - they have also been reinstalled on our example blog, so you have a note of which ones they are.

Steps for Restoring Defaults

When you have completed the Text Widget for your Contact Button in Step 6, you can then add back your old Sidebar properties which are also listed on the same Available Widgets page. You add these back onto your Sidebar in exactly the same way as you added the Text Widget for your Contact Button (simply click and drag). If you find the Widget dropdowns (which open automatically as you drop them into your Sidebar list) are getting in your way as you add them back, simply click Close on each dropdown – this only closes them, it does not remove them.

The default order of the WordPress Sidebar properties is Search, Pages, Archives, Categories, Links (aka Blogroll) & Meta.