How to add a Bloglovin’ icon and a Custom icon to a wordpress blog sidebar.

I was having a bit of trouble working out how to add a bloglovin’ icon to my wordpress sidebar, and I couldn’t find any answers in the wordpress support area, neither could I find any helpful blog entries through google. But I worked it out in the end.

1. First things first you need to do is create a bloglovin account.

2. Once your logged in, go to Account> Your Blog.

3. Click on the  + Claim Blog button and type in the address of your wordpress blog.

( Most people could probably figure this part out for themselves but I managed to get lost, so here’s hoping I can help someone!) anyway…

4. At this point have a new post ready in your wordpress dashboard (in another tab), then, when bloglovin’ give you a code to paste in , to verify your blog, paste it into the HTML layer of your post-then publish it. You  can then click the  claim blog button under the code (in the bloglovin’ tab) and it should then say your blog has been verified.

5. Now, to get the icon you want in the sidebar, first ( in your wordpress tab ) go to Appearance> Widgets and find the Text widget and move it right, into the sidebar bit. ( you might have to re-add any widgets you automatically had in your sidebar,like catagories, if it’s the first time you’ve customized your widgets page)

6. Now go to your bloglovin’ tab and go to Account > Widgets. Now pick the widget you want in your sidebar and click Get this icon! Then copy the code that you are given.

7. Back in your wordpress tab make sure you’re in Appearance > Widgets then click the little arrow next to where in says Text in your Sidebar drop-down. Paste the code into the text box and remember to SAVE. :) Now if you visit your site the bloglovin’ icon should be in your sidebar.

I didn’t think that would be so long-winded , but if it helps…

In addition, I’ve recently looked into using a custom image for your bloglovin’ icon..

1. Create your image using photoshop, of whatever art software you want.

2. I uploaded my image to flickr, but upload it to somewhere on the web.

3. I opened my widget page and put a new basic image widget into the widget area.

4. I then went back to where my image was on flickr, right clicked, and pressed ‘copy image location’.

5. I then pasted the location into the ‘Image URL’ space in the widget. Then go to your bloglovin’ page and copy the link from the address bar.

6. Then I copied the link into the ‘link URL’ space in the widget. Then just remember to save! :)

Hope this helps!

226 Comments

  • Reply hairevolution 16th September 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you so much this was very helpful!

    • Reply emsloves 19th October 2009 at 3:54 am

      Thank you! This made my life much easier!

  • Reply Dena 26th October 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks a million x

  • Reply LE LE 28th October 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks you, great insturctions! :-)

  • Reply mimistyle 2nd November 2009 at 1:52 am

    OMG! you made my life so much easier!! thankyouthankyouthankyou!

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  • Reply vestfoldgirl 17th November 2009 at 9:45 pm

    This may be a stupid question – but what is HTML layer??

    I did it like this: http://vestfoldgirl.wordpress.com/category/blogging/
    was that wrong? The icon is still not on my page…..

  • Reply vestfoldgirl 17th November 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Never mind – I managed to get the icon when I followed your instructions! thanx

  • Reply Anna Craig 11th December 2009 at 12:58 am

    Yay! Thank you so so much :)

  • Reply twistofdynamite 22nd December 2009 at 12:34 am

    That was so helpful! Thank you!

  • Reply quietrebel 22nd December 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Glad I could be of help to you all. :)

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  • Reply Marie 22nd January 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you so much!!!

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    thanks so much!!!! this helped a lot!!

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    Thank you so much!

  • Reply tellmetoshutup 12th February 2010 at 3:19 am

    THANKS SO MUCH!!

  • Reply Blandet-landhandel 8th March 2010 at 1:21 am

    Thanks! Even I managed – just goes to show you that your guide is nearto perfect. Thanks a LOT :-)
    Big smiles to ya!

    Katinka

  • Reply doolallymakeup 8th March 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Awesome! thank you soo much for this, real easy to understand :)

  • Reply Hanne 14th March 2010 at 5:05 pm

    So easy!! Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Snow White Glamour 14th March 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you so much!!! :)

  • Reply lsaknr 19th March 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I’m SO SO SO thankful!

  • Reply Lis 24th March 2010 at 6:13 pm

    you are a super star, thank you so much, that was a massive faff, made a zillion times easier by you (I seriously would have given up if i was doing it by myself) x

  • Reply Nivek 25th March 2010 at 12:17 am

    This was a great fix, thanks for the post advice. Saved me a big headache because you made it so easy. Do you have any info on an invite widgit for inviting other bloggers to join my blog? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
    Nivek

    • Reply quietrebel 2nd April 2010 at 5:23 pm

      Sorry it’s taken so long to reply. I’m afraid I don’t know much about invite widgets. The only way I can think that you could do it, is to put up a text widget in your sidebar asking people to leave a comment requesting to join, then you could invite them using the Authors tool under the ‘Users’ tab. Hope this helps.

  • Reply J.D Baker 26th March 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks….very very helpful.

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    Thank you so much! very easy to understand, and it helped me sooo much!!

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  • Reply papillionis 14th April 2010 at 9:35 am

    thank you so much! helped me a lot!

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    Thank you so much, I must have been just as lost as you. I just couldn’t get it right, so thank you so much for the help.

  • Reply Claire 4th May 2010 at 10:30 am

    Thank you!! Amazing x

  • Reply Little15 7th May 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks so much for the detailed instructions.
    Very helpful.

    x

  • Reply mijafolio 29th May 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you sooo much! Is is a big help!

  • Reply northbound2010 5th June 2010 at 9:11 am

    Hei I thank you so much for sharing this info

  • Reply Jennifer - StylishClind'Oeil 18th June 2010 at 11:15 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this tip about blogovin!
    I will do this when I come back home!! (hope I will manage it!)

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    thanks, thanks, thanks!!!!! really you’re been very helpfull!

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    thank you! i got lost the same place you did!!

  • Reply Samm ~ Inspirational Laddu 30th June 2010 at 12:30 am

    Thankss!! needed that.

  • Reply madelinegenevieve 7th July 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Ahhhh Thank you so much this was so helpful and easy!

  • Reply tacky 16th July 2010 at 1:28 pm

    hey! thank you so much for posting this! You have no idea how many trial and error hours I’ve spent failing to figure this out. xx

  • Reply Román 26th July 2010 at 10:34 am

    Really helpful thank u very much

  • Reply Alex 27th July 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks so much for this, I was beginning to lose my mind … very helpful

  • Reply Sleeping Beauty on pink Clouds 19th August 2010 at 8:10 pm

    thank you so very much…:)

  • Reply rethinkingpink 22nd August 2010 at 1:33 am

    You are a rockstar! Thanks for the super-detailed instructions…they’re much appreciated!

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  • Reply Temi 27th August 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Thank you so much! This really help me get a Bloglovin’ icon on my blog’s sidebar!

  • Reply loredana 31st August 2010 at 9:57 pm

    so helpful, thank you! question to verify my blog on bloglovin I added the copy to an existing post verified it and then deleted it once I got verified, do you think thats ok to do. I didn’t know if I did a new post you would see the copy text in the post or not?

    • Reply quietrebel 1st September 2010 at 6:01 pm

      Hi
      I think deleting the post after verification is ok, I think I probably did it. I pretty sure you would see the copy text in a new post, but I’m not 100% certain.Hope this eases your mind.
      :)

  • Reply Mink 6th September 2010 at 10:51 am

    10 points for this one – thanks!

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    I was beginning to lose my mind! You saved me!
    Thank you!

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    Thanks for the guide. I was really lost but now I got it :)

  • Reply J. Elle 18th September 2010 at 11:17 am

    thanks!

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    THANK-YOU!!!!!!!!!

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    Fantastic! Thanks :)

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    Thank you! Would never have done it without your help.

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    Thank you so much! <3

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  • Reply Petya 21st October 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I cannot say thank you enough!!!! Super helpful!
    <3

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    OMG…i wanna say a big thank you!!!!!!!!! it’s freakin 2am over here and i been figurin it out for an hour or so, googlin for solutions and checkin wordpress for support and got nothing!! thanks a mill and so glad i found ur posting on this subject!! life saver indeed!!!:)

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    Thanks, you saved my day

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    That was amazingly helpful. Thank you!

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    Thank you so much!:)

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    Thaaaaank you sooooo much, thank you! Finally, I’ld make my bloglovin’, it’s quite hard to add the widget with the different variants!!!!! Wow, now I can breath! ;) Brava!

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    I realize this is an old post … but you just saved me. Thank you thank you THANK YOU! Now to figure out how to add my thumbnail to Bloglovin ;)

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    thanks you saved me some time there!

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    This was SO helpful! See how the new widget looks in my blog thanks to you!!

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    I had been struggling with this for ages! Thank you so much!

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  • Reply awelcomeguest 11th February 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Have you figured out how to put a custom Bloglovin icon on a WordPress blog? There are instructions for making one for a blogspot blog but not for wordpress.

    Thanks for the help!

    • Reply quietrebel 11th February 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Well, if by custom you mean an image of your own – I made my own, so it’s possible.
      I’ll add a bit to the post for you.
      I hope it’s what you need :)
      Anna

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  • Reply untrucoudeux 13th August 2012 at 11:14 am

    This really helped and now i have my bloglovin link visible, but its at the bottom of the page.
    I’d like it to be on the side like yours but i don’t know how to do it?
    I have a wordpress account.
    Could anyone help me?
    Thanks

    • Reply quietrebel 14th August 2012 at 10:21 am

      The link will be at the bottom because it is probably in a Footer-cell – a sidebar for the bottom of the page. Some themes don’t have sidebars, but most do. If you go to ‘Appearance’ then ‘Widgets’. At the right of the page there will be drop down menus titled ‘Sidebar’ and ‘Footer-cell left’ and things like that. If you transfer your bloglovin widget to the ‘sidebar’ menu – then save – it should come up at the side of your blog page. If you can’t find the ‘sidebar’ menu on your widget page then I would try ‘Appearance’ then ‘Theme Options’ and see if you need to enable a sidebar. If there is nothing like that then your theme probably doesn’t support a sidebar.
      I hope this helps!
      ~Anna~

      • Reply quietrebel 14th August 2012 at 10:25 am

        Hi again,
        I looked at your theme and I’m afarid it doesn’t support a sidebar, only footer-cells. You could change your theme to one with a sidebar if you want, all you posts and content will transfer automatically.
        ~Anna~

      • Reply untrucoudeux 14th August 2012 at 10:49 am

        Ok, thanks so much for looking into it!
        You have been very helpful.

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    Hey! Thank you for this post. Neverttheless, I don’t understand why I still can’t claim my WordPress GreatBodySkin.com though. I’ve put the link in a old post and published it, but Bloglovin keeps saying it can’t find the link on my blog -_-

    Hope you can help me!

    XO

    • Reply quietrebel 16th November 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Hi there. I’d try publishing a whole new post to put the link in so Bloglovin can detect it straight away on your font page. I don’t know if that will work but it’s worth a try. I do hope that helps :)

      • Reply Great Body & Skin 11th December 2012 at 8:59 am

        Thanks, I will!

  • Reply Chisa with PYTglam.com 21st December 2012 at 5:43 pm

    What a wonderful post! I was lost and you helped me find the way! Thanks a bunch! : )

  • Reply FoodieClaire 10th January 2013 at 10:49 pm

    So useful – thank you very much! xxx

  • Reply em 25th January 2013 at 10:17 am

    Thank you so much! Is it OK I use the bloglovin icon that you’ve created? It’s really nice!

    • Reply quietrebel 25th January 2013 at 3:39 pm

      I’m glad it helped. Yes, it’s fine if you want to use my icon. Happy Blogging! :)

      • Reply em 25th January 2013 at 3:48 pm

        Thank you =)

  • Reply mireille 1st February 2013 at 12:02 pm

    thanks! I couldn’t get it done by myself! I will get back for the custom made part :-)

  • Reply YouNeedaManicure 2nd February 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you so much! x

  • Reply a touch of vivian 19th February 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks so much! I just tried to add it and it works! Thank you so much! :D

  • Reply edithmeijer 10th March 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you so much xx

  • Reply youngforgood 7th May 2013 at 2:06 am

    Reblogged this on Young For Good and commented:
    You can now follow my blog on bloglovin thanks to this amazing post that demonstrates how to claim your blog without plug-ins. Thanks!

  • Reply lovelylittlecoconuts 20th June 2013 at 7:03 am

    Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!!!! A thousand times, thankyou :)

  • Reply focuspositives 25th June 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I just followed your directions with success. Thank you very much for this helpful information. Bonus for the custom images, I have to try that out soon. May I repost your article in my blog?

  • Reply focuspositives 25th June 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Reblogged this on http://www.focuspositives.com and commented:
    Very simple and easy to follow directions on how to add Bloglovin’ icon to a WordPress blog.

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    Very simple and easy to follow directions on how to add Bloglovin’ icon to a WordPress blog.

  • Reply Chrissy 26th June 2013 at 6:52 pm

    THANKYOU! An endless amount of thank you’s!!!!! I’ve got a list of people all trying to find my blog on bloglovin and I couldn’t figure out why I was even there lol Why the hell is this process not more obvious on the bloody site – urgh!

  • Reply mariaangelapastoriza 29th June 2013 at 8:40 am

    life saver! thank you so much! i followed your steps http://getrealmap.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Classic Infusion 12th July 2013 at 6:08 am

    thanks! that was super helpful. we’re doing everything we can to make it easy for people to follow our blog (sometimes WordPress can get a little complicated). Bloglovin’ definitely helps

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  • Reply paperella 10th August 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks SO much! Your tutorial made it really easy :)

  • Reply jude 11th August 2013 at 3:50 pm

    thank you so much for saving my sanity! I finally made a lovely custom bloglovin button after ages trying and failing!
    check out cocojude.wordpress.com for the final one :)

  • Reply j e f 23rd September 2013 at 3:14 pm

    aloha! thanks a lot, your post really helped me a lot! But maybe it is my computer, but the font appears really narrow and is very hard to read. Just to let you know, if that matters. Thanks again!
    Jef
    http://thejefferyvintage.wordpress.com

    • Reply quietrebel 24th September 2013 at 8:50 am

      ahhh yes, thank you. I forgot to change that one. :)

  • Reply Kristin 24th September 2013 at 2:01 am

    I’m so glad I found this – I usually spend forever trying to figure these kinds of things out. Your tutorial is awesome! I hate to admit this but I’m not sure what the “html layer” of a blog post is. Could you help me out?! Thanks!!
    -Kristin

    • Reply quietrebel 24th September 2013 at 9:15 am

      I’m glad it is helpful. The html layer is the ‘directions’ for your text, it tells it if it should be centered, etc. In wordpress, you can find the html layer on the post page. Where the ‘kitchen sink’ is, with bold, italis, add link, etc. The the far right of that there are two little tabs, one says Visual, the the other text. You will find the html layer if you click on the text tab. I hope that helps!

      • Reply Kristin 24th September 2013 at 8:49 pm

        Awesome – thank you so much!! Your post really is a lifesaver!

  • Reply Divya 25th September 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Very helpful Thanks for posting.

  • Reply Megan Torres 30th September 2013 at 7:59 pm

    O. Em. Gee. I could kiss you! This was so helpful It took me a very long time to figure out how to even “claim” my blog on Bloglovin’. You are not alone. Thanks so much!

  • Reply qworterlifecrisis 15th November 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Sooooooo helpful! Thank you!

  • Reply highstreetmannequin 19th November 2013 at 8:17 am

    Super helpful !! thank you xxx

  • Reply JacquelineRuns 18th December 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you so much! I really needed this! hope there are more wordpress tutorials coming, at least yours make sense!!

  • Reply lipstickoddity 25th December 2013 at 11:20 am

    Ah you lifesaver!

  • Reply tattylou84 25th January 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is brilliant!! Thank you soooo much! XxX

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  • Reply Samantha Brown 31st January 2014 at 4:19 am

    Thanks for this post – it was so clear and extremely helpful! Thanks!

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  • Reply nzecochick 17th March 2014 at 7:50 am

    Thank you so much was so easy to do!! Mx

  • Reply Wool Me & More 22nd March 2014 at 11:54 am

    Thanks, it s really helpful

  • Reply ldorison 1st April 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Super helpful, thank you! https://thestraunt.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Jessica 9th April 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for your help!

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    Thank you soo much, it took me forvever to try and work this out, then I found this wonderful post! I was getting so stressed out and this made it very clear :)

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  • Reply freelyfatima 23rd July 2014 at 4:18 pm

    This was sooooo helpful!! Thank you!

  • Reply noirblancedit 25th July 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Thankyou so much x

  • Reply sophiedibble 8th August 2014 at 8:09 pm

    been trying to figure out how to post the icon on a blog post and then reading this refreshed my memory about posting to the html page, thank you!!

  • Reply dressedfortime 8th September 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Hi there! I’ve tried several times to update and it says saved but nothing shows up on my blog! Grrr.. Any idea what I may be doing wrong? Thank you so much :)

    • Reply AD 10th September 2014 at 10:54 am

      Hi there, Sorry it took a while to get back to you, I’m afraid I’m not sure what the problem might be, if you go back to your widgets page is the bloglovin’ text widget in the sidebar section, or has it moved to the ‘Inactive Widgets’ section at the bottom of the widgets page? If it is still in the Sidebar area I would check the ‘visibility’ tab in the expended text box, make sure its not hidden of anything And try saving again. Other than that I’m not sure what the problem may be, I hope it works out for you!

      x Anna

  • Reply Adriana Gabrielle 3rd December 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks! This is so helpful! (If only it would give me the code for the blog button…. )

    • Reply Anna 4th December 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Oh dear, I hope they get the code generator working for you! Bloglovin’ is very handy to have on your site. Hope it works out! x

      • Reply Adriana Gabrielle 4th December 2014 at 6:01 pm

        It appears they have fixed it now since I have the button on both my blogs! Wooh! Thanks again for this post! Extremely helpful to get the buttons on my blog

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