No blog is complete with a “Grab-My-Button”.
You’re a warrior, a blogging diva, a multi-tasking mom with a self-hosted site………….you manage to do all that, so you dive in head first to accomplish this seemingly small task. Seriously, it’s not at all difficult to execute. It’s finding a spare, quite, moment to pull it off that’s hard.
IF YOU HAVEN’T PUT TOGETHER YOUR OWN GRAB-ME-BUTTON………………..CLICK HERE FOR THE BASICS.
So, you did it! You made a graphic image, uploaded it, wrote the code, pasted it in your sidebar, and the only comments you’re getting are complaints. “Why doesn’t this work?”, “What am I doing wrong?”.….how the hell do you know, you barely got it up there to begin with. You don’t know enough to answer their questions, and you sure don’t have time to research the problem.
Do you remove it altogether, save yourself the headache? Leave it, as a useless image? You went through all that trouble to build it, and you want fellow bloggers to add it to their site. At the moment, that’s not happening.
You’ve skimmed over the code countless times….it all looks okay. Take a closer look and you might notice something just a little off…..
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this problem in grab-me-code. WordPress has a tendency to convert regular “quotes” into “curly quotes”….actually italics. It’s such a tiny thing, most don’t see it, and it can become a nightmare trying to figure out what’s going wrong. Great news is…………..there’s a super-simple solution!!!
I know…………awfully long post for something simple. Sorry!
GO INTO YOUR PLUGINS, CLICK ADD NEW, AND TYPE IN “NO CURLY QUOTES“. It’s the one at the top of the list with 5 stars! Install with a single-click, no configuration. Just re-publish the page you were working on, or re-save your widget, and check the front of your blog. Breath a sigh of relief, and give yourself a pat on the back! Yet again, you can add another notch to your blogging belt! 🙂 Best of all………no more complaints from fellow bloggers. Do other noobie bloggers a favor and share this post, or repost on your blog, to make the blogging world a more productive place.
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