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How To Add Linked Images To Your Sidebar

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The Sidebar Of A Beautiful Mess

Do you admire the sidebars of your favourite blogs?

Some are absolutely gorgeous like the example above from A Beautiful Mess but don’t be fooled. They offer a number of opportunities as well.

A Beautiful Mess creates income for sisters Elsie and Emma with fashion labels paying to advertise on the site.

Sidebar Images
The Sidebar Of Problogger

Top ranking blogger Darren Rowse uses sidebar images to advertise his ebooks and courses.

Sidebar Images
The Sidebar Of Epheriell Designs

Epheriell Designs jeweller and blogger Jess Van Den uses her sidebar to create social proof. What a list of blogs to be featured by…

How To Create Your Own Sidebar Image

  1. Start a new post in WordPress.
  2. Insert the image you want to use in the new post.
  3. Add the required hyperlink to the image.
  4. Click on the HTML tab and copy the code.
  5. Click on ‘appearance’ then ‘themes’.
  6. Drag a text widget into the siderbar.
  7. Paste the HTML code.

A special thanks goes to Erin O’Brien of and Rochelle Stewart-Allen of My Kitchen Capers for their inspiration and instructions for this post!

Do you have any images in your sidebar? What will you use your sidebar for?


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