Simple Blogger Tutorials

How to Add Subscribe Button to Blogger

Add feed icon to bloggerThe RSS subscribe button let your visitors to subscribe and easily add your blog to their favorite RSS services. When visitors like your content and want to read your blog thorough RSS news readers then they will click on the feed button on your blog.

So to add a subscribe button to Blogger, you need to find a big, beautiful RSS icon. Download it and upload it to your image hosting service (Google Picasa is a good option) and get the URL.

Now go to Layout tab and add a "HTML/JavaScript" gadget. Add the following code into it and save it. You can also write something into the gadget to tell your readers to subscribe.

<a href="http://example.blogspot.com/Feed-Address" title="Subscribe to RSS"><img alt="Subscribe to RSS" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_dzq0x75P67s/S-eNuEhHhAI/AAAAAAAABfo/pxusYgKjxu4/s800/feed-icon-orange-48.png" /></a>

Explanation

Change Feed-Address with your feed URL. Generally your post feed URL will be:

http://example.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

But if your feeds are redirected to FeedBurner then URL will be:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/name-of-the-feed

Some of you may also want to add comment RSS for which URL will be:

http://example.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default

If you want to change the image then find the below URL and change it with your hosted image:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_dzq0x75P67s/S-eNuEhHhAI/AAAAAAAABfo/pxusYgKjxu4/s800/feed-icon-orange-48.png
Note
  • example actually will be your blog address such as:
    http://simplebloggertutorials.blogspot.com/

18 comments :

  1. Wow Thank you, I've looked around but your post is the best one that tells publishers how to do this

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  2. THANK YOU! I have been pulling my hair out trying to do this using other codes. Yours is the first that works! You can see it at http://findingmyaloha.blogspot.com

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  3. i still cant figure it out!!!!! theres no place when i edit my blog to upload the code for the subscribe button..can anybody help pls :(

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  4. Go to your Blogger's Dashboard > Page Elements tab. There you will find "Add a Gadget" links from where you have to add "HTML/JavaScript" gadget. Within this gadget add the codes I provided to you. That's it.

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  5. Man !!...Thnx a Lot...Got it Correctly only through ur site ....Gud Work !!!!!

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  6. Wow! Thank you so much! I got a button, and then used your info above, and it works when I click on it! Awesome! LOL

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  7. I cannot find the page elements tab in blogger. I found places saying go to Design>page elements but it doesn't exist. I tried to go there via chrome and internet explorer but I got nothing.

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  8. There's no option to add a gadget in Dynamic veiws. Read it here: Pros and cons of Blogger Dynamic view templates

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  9. i really didn't get it..i tried all of the above and nothing

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  10. I'm really not sure what I'm doing wrong. I've changed the image code and inserted my RSS feed URL and no matter what I do it either says it can't locate or displays a page with the entire blog/pics in text form.

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    1. I visited your blog and saw that you have added it correctly.

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  11. I'm new. Where is the dashboard? I want to add subscribe. Please help.

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    1. Login to Blogger.com, the page that will open is the dashboard.

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