How to display Follow Blog widget in Wordpress will be the answer that you are looking for if you are struggling to show your Follow Blog widget on your Wordpress site. For someone who might not know, the Follow Blog Widget helps enable your readers to sign up to get your posts via email and also the easiest way to add follow buttons to your website and increase your followers on social media. I won’t make you wait anymore by going straight to the main point.
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1. What is Follow Blog Widget?
For starters, I will show you the example of how the Follow Blog widget will look when it’s activated on a blog’s sidebar both logged-in and logged-out version.
The view for logged out users will look like this:
The view for logged in users will look like this:
Also, through Customizer, the example of a widget when it is activated on a blog’s sidebar like this:
I will show you more information about each category in section 2 of this article.
2. Configure the widget appearance
So now is some more details:
- Widget title is where you can enter the title for the widget that can include a different message depending on if the users are already following the site or not.
WordPress.com optional text is where you can insert a message to display to WordPress.com users. Only by logging in can one be displayed for users. This message will be followed by a follow button. In the example above it is “Follow The Daily Post” the title for non-followers and “You’re already following The Daily Post!” for the followers.
Non-WordPress.com optional text is where you can insert a message to display to readers who were not logged in WrdPress.com. Those readers will see this message followed by an email field and follow button.
Follow button is where you can insert the message to show in the subscription button. For example, it’s the Sign me up or the Follow section.
Show total number of followers is where the total number of followers will be displayed by widget, which is the sum of both WordPress.com users who are following your blog and also any followers who are from connected Publicize services (Twitter and Facebook)
That was all you need to know about displaying the Follow Blog widget in Wordpress. I hope you had a great time while reading this article with us and don’t forget to leave comments and questions below. Your contribution is out pleasure. Thanks for reading!