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Monday, 20 June 2011

Copyright - adding a notice to your blog

Location: Newcastle, NSW. Australia. Newcastle NSW, Australia

Last night, a blogger asked how to add a permanent notice of Copyright to a blog. I had no clue, other than to suggest that it was added to the Post Template, on the Settings - Formatting screen. That would work, and the notice would always be visible on the actual post.

As you can read in the above thread, the blogger states;

"I would like to add a copyright notice which will appear under each blog post (not the blog page footer). I guess that I need to add it into the relevant part of my blog template HTML, but where? I can't seem to find the part in the template code that corresponds to the post footer, i.e. the part with 'posted by', time, labels etc."

I started searching but couldn't find anything. I asked my mate, and he suggested to look in the Attribution Page Element. Duh! "It's moments like these you need Minties!" 1

If you click on the Design screen, you'll see the 'Attribution' Page Element at the very bottom. When you click on 'Edit', you'll see this next image ...

You could add some text, and the Copyright symbol, as I have for this exercise. Then your blog would show it at the bottom, like this -

Another choice you have, is to replace the text in one of the windows of your Blog Post Page Element, with some text. In this following example, I replaced the text "Links to this Post", which, as far as I know, has never worked on any of my blogs...

By doing it that way, the notice of Copyright will appear at the end of ALL - not in the Footer, and not at the bottom of the Main Page.

Maybe, there's a better way, but I'll leave that for the 'techies'. You might also look at the information on Creative Commons.


1 comment:

Zuzu's Petals said...

Very cool tip! It's been so long since i looked at the Post page element, I forgot what was there and just did a little tuning. Thanks!