24 thoughts on “How to add a ‘Grab my Button’ sidebar widget to your free WordPress account

  1. Allard says:

    Thanks to this how to I was able to make the button and display it on my homepage. However it is not yet a button, it is only a picture cause I can’t click on it.

    Can you please tell me what I’ve done wrong.

    <a href=”http://www.allart-professionals.nl/startersdesk” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”><img src=”http://www.allart-professionals.nl/wp-content/uploads/StelEenVraagButton240px.jpg” alt=”Startersdesk” title=”Stel uw vraag aan de startersdesk” /></a>


  2. The button that displays on your homepage will not be “clickable” it’s just to show people what it looks like before they copy the textbox contents. Since you will only be using it as a button, and not a “grab my button” use the code:

    <a href=”URL”><img src=”file URL”></a>

    Please let me know if this worked.

  3. Rachél says:

    Marinda, I have been trying to figure this out for SO long. I have visited a few blogs that tried to explain it, but I just couldn’t figure it out. Thanks for such a clear tutorial. You rock!

  4. Rachél says:

    Marinda, I was able to get the button box together, but the code inside doesn’t work on other’s blogs. I wonder if you might have a look to see what I might be doing wrong. It appears to be the same as yours to my untrained eye. If you have a moment. 🙂

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  6. Gloria says:

    Hello. I used your tutorial to add a grab button to my site. Thank you! But is there anyway to test that is works properly? I’m a little concerned because I tried exactly what you said but it didn’t work for me. So, instead of using the “text” widget, I did “image.” Also, I didn’t ad the photo url from step 2 into the scroll box because it displayed a photobox but no photo. Which is why I had to do an image widget instead of text. Please tell me this will still work….lol (nervous laugh). Thanks again.

    • Marinda says:

      Gloria, I’m not sure what went wrong! Keep in mind that this post is about a year old and there has been several updates for WordPress since then, so it might be changes made from WordPress’ side, I honestly don’t know.

      You can copy and paste your code in the comment section here and see if it works.

  7. Gloria says:

    “test” Thank you 😉

  8. hcm.owner says:

    Hi Marinda! Thanks for this post and all your hard work on it! I worked and worked on the grab the button, but couldn’t get it to work! Finally after alot of frustration and simplifying, I found a way to do it! I have linked it up just to the png file!

    Again thank you!

  9. hcm.owner says:

    Sorry [something blocked my images on my site] here is the link:

  10. Great site you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any discussion boards
    that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d
    really like to be a part of online community where I can get advice from other experienced individuals that share the same interest.
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know.


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