Simple Ways to Add HTML to Your ActiveRain Blog - Write - Save - Repeat.....

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edit scriptSimple Ways to Add HTML to Your ActiveRain Blog - Write - Save - Repeat.....

Learning how every site, blog, page and platform work can be exhausting. Posting to 10 different places your listings, your regional events, your shoe size and what you had for breakfast can be daunting and down right ridiculous if you ask me.

ActiveRain does have some interesting quirks to figure out and this one took me a bit to get. But here is a simple walk through for adding HTML to your blog:

HTML stands for "Hypertext Markup Language" and is basically a computer code for different things such as text size, color and font. Using it on the other hand, for the novice can be confusing.

Before you go to "Write a blog post" from your ActiveRain Main home page go to an online editor program like this:

http://online-html-editor.org/

This is just one site and there are others but this is a simple one. Type your blog. From here you can change colors, fonts, size and add links, graphics, tables, media and heading tags.

Once you are done tweaking your blog post however you want click on the <>html button in the corner or where ever it might be on your editor and copy all the code.

THEN - go to write a blog post and enter your title in the top and click on the HTML tab. It will tell you that you can't go back and forth from WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) format - But it also doesn't you to save in between! DUH!

From the HTML Tab, click paste and then ----  Here's the tricky part, GO TO DRAFT under VISIBILITY. This is the SAVE feature. Then click post. Trust me, if you click draft it will not publish it to the blog roll yet but you will be able to see what your code looks like now. Next to the title it will say (DRAFT) so you know onlypaste you is seeing this post.

THEN - If you want to edit, publish, tweak, whatever go back to the edit feature (Next to title) and click on the WYSIWYG tab. You can click ok to the warning box because you have already saved it. It will pull up as a smaller box which I don't know why so I go back to DRAFT and post it, then BACK in to edit and it will be the regular box size again. At this point you can move things around, add more pictures, links, whatever  you want. Then always DRAFT it again to look over it, read it for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and go back to edit. Then once you like the way it's laid out, click "Public" or "Members only" in the Visibility box and boom, there it is!

Yes, I know it's a lot of back and forth but I like to make sure I am really ready to send my posts out into the world before I click post.

So I hope this wasn't too confusing, but remember whichever form you paste it in, DRAFT (SAVE) it first, post it, then go back and edit it. Hope this helps. Have a Productive Day!

Check out my associates in Whidbey Island real estate and Sedona AZ homes and properties. Also, here are some more posts that might be helpful to you.

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Patrick McClenahen
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Thank you Tammy.  I need all the tips I can get so I don't have to keep trying to figure this stuff out.  You saved me a ton of time.  Thanks again.

Jan 19, 2011 05:29 AM #42
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Amazing! I can't wait to use the HTML editor.

Jan 19, 2011 10:44 AM #43
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Thanks David! Glad it was helpful and hopefully helpful in the future

Patrick - Isn't that the truth!? I agree! Where were these posts when I was searching for them!?

Sherry - Thanks.. hope it works well for you :)

~T

Jan 19, 2011 02:23 PM #44
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Hello Tammy and a great post, congrats on the feature and keep those wonderful posts coming!

Vegas Bob

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Tammy,

Thanks for the link.  I have been doing pretty well at catching your posts, and this one got past me.

Subscribed!

Jan 20, 2011 08:02 AM #46
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Thanks for the tip. I will try your HTML editor that you mentioned in the post.

Jan 22, 2011 06:29 AM #47
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Thanks Bob!! Appreciate you stopping by!

Nice to see you again Mike! I love your direct, no frills comments..  :) Keep it coming!

Thanks again Wayne! Appreciate you taking notice. It's a real simple and easy program. :)

~T

Jan 22, 2011 10:20 AM #48
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Tammy~thanks for doing all the heavy lifting, great post, I wondered how you get all color format etc in your blogs!

Jan 31, 2011 01:00 PM #49
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Tammy,  I've been struggling with getting my posts to look the way I want them to.  Was trying to edit in html myself, but it won't keep the changes for some reason.  When I finally gave up and searched to find how others are doing it, yours was the first post that came up .  THANK YOU for taking the time to post how you're doing your AR blog, so that I don't have to continue to beat my head upon this wall I've been at!  My life will be much easier now, and I appreciate you helping me out.

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Thats awesome Melanie! I too was like you when I first started, searching for the answers and most of the time found them in other people's posts. :)

~T

Mar 24, 2011 08:53 AM #51
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Tammy, I needed a tutorial for embedding HTML, and I found your post.  Thanks for the help!

Apr 26, 2011 10:18 AM #52
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That's awesome Brian! Thanks! Glad you found it! Feel free to ask me anytime.

~T

Apr 26, 2011 03:06 PM #53
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Tammy, thanks for your advice.  I've been doing the basic blogs and think it's time to kick it up a notch.

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Tammy thanks for the tips. I have subscribed to your blog and look forward to further tips.

Sep 15, 2011 06:54 AM #55
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Thanks for the subscription David! I really appreciate it.

Thanks Nancy for your comments! I look forward to hearing more from you! :)

Sep 15, 2011 07:02 AM #56
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Ditto, on the blog subscription Tammy!  Thank for he tutorial!

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Hi Tammy, thanks for forwarding this link to me...hope I get the hang of this soon.  Looks like you may have some spammers here.

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Thanks Tammy, I figured this one out the hard way a month ago when I was embedding a video from YouTube, I never thought to do my saving in between into draft, that would have saved people from seeing my half finished blog before its time.

 

looks like the spammers have attacked here lately, there must be 30 comments that make absolutely no sense.

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Bob, Holy Cow! I never got these notifications. Wow, reported. Thanks

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It didnt take them long to go after the chinese gucci market, at least 2 out of 3 of todays spams have a web address, I have no idea why that other one wasted their time spamming.  Probably just so that we could all get a few points for reporting them.

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