add custom signature wordpress

How to add a custom signature to your blog posts

I bet you’ve seen that some bloggers have a custom signature which appears at the bottom of their blog posts. And you’ve been probably wondering “How do I add a custom signature to my blog posts?!” Well, I have the answer for you!:)

In today’s tutorial, I am going to show you my step-by-step guide for adding custom signatures to your WordPress blog/ website. Best of all- there are no coding skills required here!

Step 1 Create a signature

The first step of the process is to actually create a custom signature. You can do so in Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator or any other tool that you feel comfortable with. ( I also offer this as a service in my Etsy shop)

Step 2 Upload signature to Media Library

Once you have your custom signature file ( PNG or JPG format work best), go ahead and upload it to the Media Library. After the upload is done, do not close this tab, as we’re going to need it in a second.

add custom signature wordpress

Step 3 Download the Add Signature Plugin

In a new tab, open the Plugins section and go to Add New. In the search bar type in “add signature”. Select the plugin as shown below and install it.

 

add custom signature wordpress

After that go ahead and activate it.

Step 4 Configure the Plugin

You can now access the Plugin via Settings> MVP Add Signature.

add custom signature wordpress

There are only a few adjustments that we need to do. Don’t be fooled by theΒ long list of options displayed here, as we are only going to work with the main signature.

Copy and paste the following link in the first field, where you insert your signature URL, copied from the Media library.

<img src=”http://www.yourdomain.com/yoursignature.png”>

add custom signature wordpress

Here’s how to copy the URL from your Library:

add custom signature wordpress

 

After you replace this with the URL of your signature, specify where you want the signature to appear.

 

add custom signature wordpress

I personally prefer only to have it on my blog, so I checked only the Display on posts option. You can decide if you need additional placements. Once you’re done, hit Update Options. This is it- now you know how to add a custom signature to WordPress.

Psst have you heard? I now offer WordPress support and WordPress installation packages.

 

  • I tried it but its not showing up. Instead I am seeing the link below my posts πŸ™

    http://www.travelbeautyblog.com

    • Iglika

      Hey Shevy! Did you double-check the code I pasted above? Even an extra dot or comma can break it! Feel free to send it to me for a review: hello@lipstickandpixels.com πŸ™‚

      • I’ll message you there. Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Bookmarking this post πŸ™‚ Thanks for the easy-to-follow tutorial!

    • Iglika

      You are welcome Janice ! πŸ™‚

  • I’m not sure I would do that. Every time you add a plugin to your blog, it makes it slower to load your pages. I would much rather always add it manually than use a plugin that will slow my website just because I’m lazy to add an image! :

    Just my thoughts…

    • Iglika

      Hey Marie, thanks for your comment!
      While I partially agree with you, I think that having anywhere between 5 and 10 Plugins on your website is perfectly fine, especially when WordPress was made for Plugins πŸ™‚

      There are tools that help you increase the loading times of your WordPress website and also, it depends how valuable this is for you. So if you really NEED this and ARE lazy , why not do it?
      Everyone can decide for themselves, I am just offering an easy solution for a very common problem:)

      • I agree. I think it’s mostly because there is so much more plugins I think you need to have. It’s hard to stay between 5-10 plugins. Google analytics (monster insights plugin has some advantages), Pretty Link for affiliate, Yoast for SEO, WPML for translation in my case, Jetpack for cute galleries. And depending on your theme, it needs some plugins to work well.

        The list grow too fast I think to lose a “slot” for a signature plugin – but i get where you’re coming from. Not everyone will want to use Yoast or use Google Analytics. lol

        • Iglika

          Absolutely, lol

  • What a great post, thank you! I will try that asap on my own blog!
    Have a great day! xx from Austria, Theresa
    http://www.primetimechaos.com

  • Great tips! Thank you, I will definitely stick with them πŸ™‚
    Sending love from Austria!
    Theresa
    http://www.primetimechaos.com

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