Today is an exciting day for ActiveRain as we release a great new feature. As of today, you now have the ability to add a signature line to all of your blog posts automatically! Many of our members have the same tagline or image that they like to use on each & every blog post. With this new feature, you are able to create your own custom signature line that will automatically appear on every post you write.
How It Works
You will write your signature/tagline/footer once & save it. Then whenever you post something new to your blog, it will appear at the bottom of that post. You can place all of your about me information as well as any other buttons, icons, or custom signature pictures that you may use into this block. It will save you lots of time.
Before, to add your custom signature, you would have to copy & paste the signature from an old post into the new one. And if you used something containing HTML, the process was even more laborious. All of that work has been simplified into one easy step now.
How to Set Up Your Signature
Start by logging into your account. Then, click on the Settings tab along the left side. You will then scroll down to the signature box that will look similar to this:
Fill in the signature box with whatever information you wish to have shown in your signature. Remember, whatever information you place in this box will be shown on ALL of your posts. So take that into consideration when placing the information in this box. You do not want to put something like "for more information on this listing, contact me" because all your blog posts are not listings. This box allows you to insert HTML codes, images, & links along with your content, so be sure to take full advantage of these.
On the other hand, DO NOT ABUSE THE SIGNATURE! If you place too many graphics & videos & paragraphs upon paragraphs of information with links, you will slow down the loading speed of your blog. Also, if your signature lines are 3 times the length of your posts, then consumers will be turned off. They visit your blog for information & quality content. If instead of finding bunches of content they only find small bits followed by giant signatures, they will lose interest in your blog & move onto someone else.
Once you have filled in the signature box with the information, be sure to click the update button below. If not, your new signature masterpiece will not be saved & will not show up when you visit your blog to preview.
The Final Result?
After clicking update, visit your blog & see your new work of art. I hope that our members are as excited about this new feature as I am! Please do me a favor, after setting up your own custom signature, stop back by this post & leave a comment witha link to yours so we can all view the new masterpieces.
Here is mine: