When you join the Alliance of Independent Authors, we send you a snippet of code to put on your website, so you can tell the world you belong to an organization that values ethics and excellence in self-publishing. Your website developer can do this for you or if you run a Wordpress or Blogger site, here’s how to do it yourself.
Step by Step for WordPress:
Whether you are using WordPress.com (free blog) or a self hosted WordPress blog, the process should be more or less the same. Look at the front end of your blog and get an idea where you are going to put your badge – most likely in one of the sidebars, probably on the right. When you’ve had a look at the front of your blog, go to the back end to the Dashboard.
Go to Appearance >Widgets.
Once you are in Widgets you want to look to the right of the page to see how your widgets are set up.
(You can put the code for your badge in a footer if you like – just open the footer, copy and paste the code. Save and that is done.)
If you want to put your badge in one of the sidebars you will have to drag a Text widget into the sidebar where you want it. Then open the text widget and paste your code. Save and Close.
Check the front end of your blog and click your new badge to see where it takes you. If you end up at the ALLi website, you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
Step by Step for Blogger
Go to Layout
Decide where you want your badge to appear, if it is the sidebar, go to the top of the sidebar and click “Add a gadget”
Scroll down until you come to HTML/Java Script and click the plus sign in the top right corner.
Copy the line of code we sent you, paste it in the text box and SAVE.
You know you can move the stacked “bricks” around to make your badge appear where you want it to appear.
Remember, you don’t need to do anything with the image of the badge – just cut and paste the code into your blog or website.