Posted on October 21, 2013

How to add a disclosure button for your blog posts

Blogger Help/ Disclosure/ FTC

One of the questions I get asked a lot about blogging is, how do I put the disclosure button at the top of all my posts. I though it might be easier to answer that question in a quick post. I am about to make this really easy for you.  Before adding the button make sure you understand the new disclosure rules set out by the FTC. If you are not sure what I am talking about click here to read an earlier post about the rules bloggers have to follow to be compliant with disclosure regulations.

Okay, so now to the buttons. It is a simple code you will insert to the top of each post when you have something to disclose. The most common being a post that contains either a press sample or an affiliate link.

The buttons on my blog are clickable. If you click on my button it will take you to the disclosure tab on my blog which explains in detail about my policy.  The color, font etc of the button you can change to whatever matches your site. I keep mine basic.

Switch over to the html tab of your post and insert this coding wherever you want the button to appear. When adding your blog address to the code, make sure you are using the address of the page/tab you want the button to link to.  

<a class=”button gray” href=””>Press  Sample</a>

Press Sample

Just replace the wording to match whatever you want to disclose. Want to change the color, just replace the word gray with the color you want. 

<a class=”button gray” href=””>Affiliate Link</a>
Affiliate Link

Let’s go a step further don’t want to have to remember this code and type it each time you make a post?
Go to your settings and click on post and comments, then go to post template, paste the code in this spot.
Now the code will automatically appear every time you draft a post, just change to wording to match the post you are writing that day or delete the line if there is nothing to disclose for that post.

I hope this makes sense. I’m not the best at technical things or coding, but feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions and I can try to help.

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