How do I add my signature and where do I find the link to my gallery?

Robyn

Administrator and Grand Pooh-Bah
Staff member
Adding your signature (and linking it if you wish) is quite easy!

1. First create your signature in whatever program you are using. I would suggest that you make your signature no higher than around 200 pixels. Width is not quite as important. If you make a signature too high it takes up a lot of vertical space in your posts. It's important to trim all the unnecessary space from around your signature. If you don't trim, your signature will appear a lot bigger than you think! Upload it to our gallery (or another secure site if you wish).

2. At the top of the page click on your name and then click on signature in the pop-up box, as in the image below.

AddingSignature01.jpg


3. In the gallery right click on your image (I use Firefox and this may vary in other browsers) to get the IMAGE LOCATION address. Once you click on your signature you will see the editor (see image below). You can then use this editor to add your signature, either as plain text, or you can add a picture or a blinkie. If you are using plain text, just start typing in the box. You can have a combination of plain text and an image if you wish. Text can be linked in the usual way by highlighting the part of the text you want linked and then adding a link.

To add an image to your signature, see below.

AddingSignature02.jpg


4. You should now see your signature. Don't worry if it looks white against a coloured background in the preview (as in the below image), it will look okay in the forum and gallery which have white backgrounds.

AddingSignature03.jpg


5. If you now click on the your signature to highlight it (see image below) you will see a pop-up with various options, including adding a link (to your gallery if you wish) and alignment options. After completing your preferred options (if any), go ahead and click SAVE and you are good to go!

AddingSignature04.jpg


6. If you are unsure how to get the link for your gallery see the two images below. You can use (A) OR if you prefer a view of your gallery without the sidebar information visible use (B)

HOW TO GET A LINK TO YOUR GALLERY (A)

AddingSignature05.jpg



HOW TO GET A LINK TO YOUR GALLERY (B)


AddingSignature06.jpg


PLEASE NOTE: The gallery embed method does not work for placing images in signatures. You have to use the above method.
 
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DeLoris

Member
Thank you sooo much! I will try this out when I get the chance! I like to change up my signature from time to time! You're the best! :-36
 

Anne

Premier Senior Member
Challenge Host - August
Hi Robyn.......I didn't have a problem with adding my last signature image but I can't seem to insert a new one! I've tried several times now and although it says that my image is loading nothing appears. :(
 

Robyn

Administrator and Grand Pooh-Bah
Staff member
@dagi @Anne RE YOUR PROBLEM with INSERT IMAGE.

Yes, I know about this and it has been a problem since the software update. I have a guy looking into it.

If you are using Firefox it will work IF you refresh your browser after you get that' image loading thing' happening. I'm not sure about the other browsers though........I don't think it will work in Edge.

This is so FRUSTRATING to me, and to you as well I'm sure!

:-40

EDIT............this is a bug that is showing up on a few sites apparently. It will hopefully be fixed within the next 24 hours. Apparently it involves rebuilding one of the caches.......quite simple I'm told but way beyond my level of expertise! I'll let you know when all is okay again.
 

Robyn

Administrator and Grand Pooh-Bah
Staff member
In the meantime Anne, I noticed your signature in the gallery and have put it in for you (via the admin backend). I've linked it to your gallery. I don't know if you wanted it centred or left alignment? But, you should be able to play with it yourself once this bug gets fixed.

It's a very pretty signature! ❤
 

Anne

Premier Senior Member
Challenge Host - August
In the meantime Anne, I noticed your signature in the gallery and have put it in for you (via the admin backend). I've linked it to your gallery. I don't know if you wanted it centred or left alignment? But, you should be able to play with it yourself once this bug gets fixed.

It's a very pretty signature! ❤
Many thanks Robyn......just where I would have put it! X
 
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