Adding a signature to your blog posts is an exciting way to personalize each one. Not only does it add a touch of personality to each post, but it also provides readers with a sense of trust and credibility.
Fortunately, in WordPress, adding a signature to blog posts is simple and straightforward.
There are three ways you can do this:
- By using a plugin
- Adding some code
- Using a simple signature graphic
If you search for post signature plugins you’ll see there are plenty of plugins to use. But many of them haven’t been tested with the current version of WordPress. And when you have install too many plugins, it can slow down your site’s load speed.
If you’re not techy, the last thing you want to do is mess with the code. You’re risking breaking your website and having to pay someone to fix it can add up.
In this article, I’m going to show you how to add your own signature to a blog post in WordPress without using a plugin (or touching code for that matter) so that you can give it a professional look and start building trust with readers!
All it’s going to take is a little creativity and the design tool, Canva.
Add A Signature To Your Blog Posts Without Using A Plugin
First, set up a Canva account. You can use their free version or you can go premium for about $13/mo. There are lots of perks but for this tutorial, you could save your graphic in a transparency background, which is good for those who have a colored background or stock image.
Back to the tutorial…
Start by selecting a canvas. Click on Create a Design on the upper right hand corner and select Custom Size on the bottom.
On the next window, enter the dimensions you want to use.
If you’re going with first name only, I’d recommend 200×200 pixels. For first and last name, I recommend 336×200 pixels.
Once the canvas loads, click on Text on the left and then click on Add A Heading to load it onto the canvas.
Click on the text box and type your name and on the upper right side of the canvas you’ll see a dropdown box with a list of fonts. In the free version, I recommend Themysion script font. If you have the premium version, you can upload your own font. I uploaded the Audrey font. If you dig this one, you can get it on Creative Market. Here’s my referral link – https://crmrkt.com/v4VrlN.
After you’ve created your signature graphic, click on Share at the top right corner and select Download. Remember, you’ll need the premium version if you want to save your graphic in a transparent background.
Now, let’s add your new signature graphic to your website.
Adding The Graphic To Your Website
From the WordPress dashboard, click on Media to the left.
Click on Add New and then on Select Files to upload the graphic from your device.
After you’ve uploaded the graphic, you’re ready to insert it to your blog posts.
From any blog post, go to the end of the content and click on the plus sign to add an image.
Select the graphic you uploaded and voila, you’re all set! Hit update to save changes.
The only downside is that you’ll have to insert the graphic to every blog post but when you consider the other alternatives, it’s safer and easier.
Hope you found this post helpful!
Until next time!