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Sheri_Oz
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on 01/20/2012

As I learn more about this platform I love it more and I'd like to share it with others. There is a great selection of banners - now I just have to learn how to apply them.

I have a new wordpress blog (something else to get a handle on) and I want to put the referral banner on the sidebar. I found the widgets I can add and the only one that looked appropriate for this task was the text widget. I don't know if that's right. And besides, for some reason the widget wouldn't stick. Is there a limit to how many widgets basic bloggers can put on?

I should probably be asking there - but I can't handle getting familiar with more than one forum community at a time. So can someone who knows the wordpress site help me with this?

Thanks,

Sheri


nightowl
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on 01/20/2012

Is it a wordpress.com blog or a self-hosted blog?

Did you click "Save" within the widget?

What banner code did you enter?


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Sheri_Oz
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on 01/20/2012

Hi

It is a wordpress.com blog.

I don't even get to "save" as the text widget refuses to stay in place - I could only open it if it was with the other widgets I want to use, but it won't stick there - it just slips back into the main list. Is this clear?

In other words, I don't even get to the stage where I can paste the banner code.


nightowl
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on 01/20/2012

When you drag a text widget into the desired sidebar you sometimes need to "wiggle" it around a bit until the dotted outline of the placeholder appears. Are there already other widgets in the same sidebar? 


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Sheri_Oz
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on 01/20/2012

Got it!  The problem was that the text widgit is so low down on the page that I didn't see that I wasn't putting into the box that wasn't visible on my screen. You telling me to wiggle got me to wiggle harder and I just succeeded.  The banner looks really good there on the the blog.

Thanks so much.


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