Friday, August 5, 2011

Create Your Own Button Slideshow

I don’t know about you, but this summer I think I’ve started following 50+ new blogs. I love everyone’s buttons, but honestly haven’t felt like I have enough room on my sidebar to show everyone off without my page being extremely long.

So, I searched for a way to add a slideshow for the buttons. I had to play with the code a little bit to get the buttons to be clickable links and to have them open in a new browser window. For now, this is what works for me. 

Obviously, it’s a little more work than just adding the buttons, but it saves a TON of room on your sidebar.

The code is below. Be sure not to change ANYTHING other than the text in red or it might now work for you.

<marquee direction="up">

<a href=LINK TO THE BLOG  target="_blank"><img src="LINK TO THE BLOG BUTTON IMAGE SOURCE" /></center>

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<a href=LINK TO THE BLOG  target="_blank"><img src="LINK TO THE BLOG BUTTON IMAGE SOURCE" /></center></a>


I found all the code I needed by copying and pasting code from everyone’s ‘grab my button’ type boxes.

Check out the slideshow in the left sidebar. What do you think?

{By the way, if you don’t have a blog button, you need one! It’s a wonderful way for others to gain free exposure to your blog.}


  1. How does a technology unsavvy old lady make a button? I can't figure that out.

  2. Thanks, PreKMOM!

    Billi, here's a link to a step-by-step tutorial. There are tons of other tutorials out there though if you don't like that one.

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  3. Your new scrolling button box looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing the tut with everybody. Do you know if it works with wordpress?


  4. awesome!! I am going to try it out now. Thank you :-)

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  5. ok I have to admit-- I am stumped. I know I added something I shouldn't or didn't take away something I should- I have 2 scrolls not one. Any advice?

    Thank you!
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  6. I am going to try this and see if I can make it work. Thanks

  7. Do you by chance know how many buttons you can put on it before it slows down your blog loading a lot?

  8. Thank you so much for this! I'm so glad I stumbled across your page.

    1. You are welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

      Lil' Country Kindergarten