August 11, 2009

Add a Signature to Every Blog Post on your Blogger/Blogspot Blog

If you have a blog, you may be wondering how to add your signature after every post on your Blogger or Blogspot blog. This simple tutorial will show you how to do it in just a few easy steps! :) This method of adding a signature will add your signature after *every* post- even posts you’ve already written! This is not like the “template method” of adding a signature, which will only add your signature on the new posts that you make- and not the old ones. Oh and stay tuned ’til the end of the post- there’s also a tutorial on how to add a post divider after your blog posts! :)

So, to add a signature, first, you’ll need to create a signature image like the one above (click here for a tutorial on how to do that) and upload it somewhere like Photobucket, TinyPic, Flickr, etc. Then…

1. Go to your Blogger Dashboard and click on Layout then Edit HTML.

2. Check the Expand Widget Templates box.

add signature to blogger

3. Click CTRL-F and copy and paste the line below in the search box to search for it in your code.

post-footer-line post-footer-line-1

It may say :

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1>


<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>

Or something similar- either is fine. Just look for that line.

4. Under that line, paste this code and change IMAGE URL to the url address of your signature image (it’s the Direct Link on Photobucket).

<img src='IMAGE URL' style='border: none; background: transparent;' /><br/>

add signature to blogger

5. Preview it and Save it! You’re done!

If your blog background isn’t white…

This tutorial doesn’t cover the making of the actual signature, but I will give this tip for blogs that don’t have white backgrounds- here’s how to make a signature so it doesn’t have a white background around it and it will blend in with any background! :)

If you use Photoshop, when you create a new image, make sure the “Background Contents” says Transparent. Then create your signature, and when saving, go to File > Save for Web and Devices.

Make sure you save the file as a PNG-24 and that Transparency is checked. The white and grey checkerboard must be around your signature for it to work! :) If you save it like this, then no matter what background you put your signature on, it will blend in (and not have a white background around it).

add a signature to blogger

Want to know how to add a post divider after your blog posts?

Add a post divider to blogger

Follow this super-easy, thorough, and beginner-friendly tutorial from Megan at Shabby Blogs!

While you’re there, take a look around! :) Don’t forget to check out her *awesome* shabby blog backgrounds and shabby blog extras!! :)

Here’s one of the new backgrounds she just added. Wouldn’t this make the *cutest* recipe blog background *ever*??? :)

recipe blog background

If you’ve been thinking about starting a recipe blog, now is the time to do it!! And gosh darn it, send me the link to it ASAP!!! ;)

Thanks for looking!! :)

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Heidi Jo August 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm

You are AWESOME. I’ve been wanting to figure this out but haven’t gotten around to Googling it to figure it out for myself. You have just saved me a lot of time. Thanks so much! And p.s. I’m new to your blog. Loving it!


Charlene August 12, 2009 at 12:17 am

Those are great tips! Thanks Amanda :)


Miss Honey August 12, 2009 at 3:12 am

I thought it will be difficult but with your amazing tips everything is simple:)Thanks a lot.


Lindsay August 12, 2009 at 3:19 am

Love it! Thanks so much for posting this handy info :)

Oh, and that background from Shabby Blogs is just GORGEOUS! Wish I blogged about food, haha! :)


Christy August 12, 2009 at 6:23 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been trying to find a way to add a cute little signature like yours for a while.
I am adding this on my to-do list today.
Your the best!


jessica @ Budget Savvy Bride August 12, 2009 at 6:59 am

My sister just started a blog for different recipe’s she’s trying out and it could use some love.


Susie Jefferson August 12, 2009 at 8:52 am

This is very helpful. I was wondering why I was getting a nasty strobing outline around my signature when I used the red on a dark background, although it doesn’t happen when I use the light grey (sort of like chicken tracks). Even though I saved as a png. Of course, I didn’t know about saving as png-24 (I think mine was set at 16) so will go back in and deal with this.

A very clear and easy to understand tutorial – thanks so much! I will also be adding your sig method to my other blogs, then I can have a nice heavy border round my pix, but not my signature as well, which has happened with the “template” version.


Misty August 12, 2009 at 8:58 am

Thanks for the tutorial on the signature.

My friend started this recipe blog up and she invites whoever wants to contribute to it when they come up with something tasty! Check it out!

I need to get your pulled pork recipe put on there.. I still have yet to try it out, but have wanted to ever since I saw the photo!


Michele August 12, 2009 at 10:46 am

I totally LOVE this website! I’m on here often checking out any new things to learn and everything you post is insightful. Today I made my attempt with adding a signature on my blog and it took me some time trying to figure it out. When using Safari browser, the search function (ctrl+f) doesn’t work effectively so I recommend using IE or FireFox. On another note, when imputting the code for your image that you’ve uploaded in photobucket, flickr or tinypic, be sure to select the DIRECT LINK option. =) Anyway, I’m loving my stylish blog with the new signature.


Breezy Bride August 12, 2009 at 11:23 am

Ah, I love it! I’ve got the signature down, but the dividers always threw me for a loop! Thanks for all the lovely tutorials. My blog would be the most visually boring site on Earth if were not for you and Megan, Amanda!!!!



Mindy August 12, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Yea! I did it!
Thanks for the amazing tips!


Emily August 12, 2009 at 7:00 pm

I’ve just recently come across your website and I am loving it! I followed your instructions and added a signature! Thank you for sharing how to do it! I’ll be checking back regularly for other neat tips!


Lorie August 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

The tutorial is so great! And the blog background is SO CUTE!!!


Cyndi August 12, 2009 at 7:29 pm

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I just started my blog and wondered how people made theirs so cool!!! Now I can make mine prettier.


Lauren August 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm

i have been devouring your tutorials today, along with shabby blog, and i just wanted to thank you! your information is awesome and so helpful. i’ve done a complete blog makeover today and have made sure to direct my friends to your website for help! thanks again :)


Coleen August 12, 2009 at 8:32 pm

thanks for another great tutorial! I did it but couldn’t make the option for a colored blog backround work; when I save my sig as a transparent PNG-24, I can’t upload it to photobucket (it will only upload .jpgs). I must be overlooking some basic option…any thoughts/tips? I think my sig would look so much better if it were on a transparent layer…

thanks again for all the great blog info… you are the Queen of Tutorials; Queen Tut!! ( :


Dana August 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Amanda! The signature tip was great and I have now figured out how to make it work. :) I really enjoy your blog and all your great tips! Thanks again!


Beth G. August 13, 2009 at 8:27 am

I followed your directions and my signature worked perfectly! I even used one of your fun fonts to do it. :) I also used your tutorial for changing the style/color/font of all of my post titles and dates, and it worked so well on the first try! You have a way with giving instructions that are easy for people to follow.. I can’t thank you enough. :) (I’ll be putting a link on my blog to head people your way.)


Irene August 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Yaaay! I’m so excited to add these to my blog. Thank you!


Jenny August 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I started a recipe blog a few weeks ago. I tried to use that background when I first started, I loved it too! But it’s for a computer with a wide screen. It doesn’t scale down and didn’t work on my blog. :(


Beth G. August 13, 2009 at 6:28 pm

After all that talk about how I used one of your fonts and your directions to change my font color/style/size on all my posts, I forgot to post a link in case anyone wants to see how it worked out! (I know if you click on the name it will take you there, but that’s easy to overlook! :) )


Jill August 13, 2009 at 7:04 pm

ok, am I just an idiot??? Why can’t I seem to get the signature? I made it on photobucket but can’t seem to find a url to post. I have tried a million times and it keeps denying it…. anyone else use photobucket???


amy g. August 13, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorials. I have had so much fun today dolling-up my blog. Love it! You are awesome to share your talents with the rest of us!!


kasey August 14, 2009 at 10:45 am

I am so happy to have found you!!


Lianne Walker August 14, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Thank you for the Tutorials! They are great and so easy to follow! I had fun making my blog look much better with your help. :)


Sarai August 15, 2009 at 8:10 am

We love that you share this neat-o make your blog your own secret!

We linked you on our new crafty blog ( because we love your style and creativity and all your cute fonts!

-Sarai (of 3SG)


Connie August 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I don’t have a recipe blog but I have a link for it on my site. Someday I hope to be as skilled in the kitchen as you are! :D


Isabelle August 16, 2009 at 7:21 am

Just found your site! I am amazed by how easy your tutorials were!
Thank you, I now have a new signature and your cute fonts as Post Titles! I will share your site by putting a button in a post on my blog!! ;)


Cori August 17, 2009 at 7:41 pm

This is all adorable. I love this site!
Can someone please tell me the name of the font that the Shabby blog uses as their main font? I have seen others use it and I can’t find out its name anywhere! Thanks :)


Amy August 17, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Thanks again Amanda for all you do! Can’t wait to add my signature :)


Kristin August 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

Your site rocks!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the FREE info & fonts!


Shannon August 19, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I love to cook and find recipes –!! Hope you find something you like!:) LOVE YOUR BLOG!!


Ashley August 20, 2009 at 12:41 am

That background is AWESOME lol


Shannon August 20, 2009 at 10:34 am

HELP…I try to search for it to add my signature but mine has a “p” instead of the “div” so I try to change it and it tells me it’s incomplete can you help me? Thanks


Amanda August 20, 2009 at 10:42 am

It shouldn’t make a difference whether it’s a p or a div… If you copy the code exactly like it is, and paste it right after or directly underneath the line, it shouldn’t have an incomplete error.

BTW, I shouldn’t have pulled up your blog in front of Kevin… Now he wants me to make everything on it! :D


Keryn August 20, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Thank you so much. I am always having problems adding or changing things on my blog and this will help.


Anita August 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Hi. This was amazing. very helpful. Quick question… I’m getting the signature but also another line on top of it. Anyway of getting rid of that?? Please let me know


Mikaela August 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Hi Amanda! I just wanted to say thank you for your Fonts for Peas section, they are such awesome fonts! I used a few of them on a new header for my blog ( if you want to check it out). I’m also going to try your recipe for the best chocolate cake today! :)

Thanks again,


Randa West August 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Thanks so much for you help! I really needed it!
PS I do have a recipe blog and here it is


Sarah August 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Loved this tutorial, it worked in my one blog that has 3 columns but in my family blgo it can’t find the coding in the template and it’s the same template :o( so I can’t add a signature to our posts in our family website. Please email me with any help thanks!


Sarah August 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm

OK I figured it out and had to finde something else! SO those of you who can’t find it you need to search for this code:


Sarah August 22, 2009 at 2:43 pm

OK my post didn’t got hrough, but I figured it out. I had to look for this instead, so for those of you who can’t find that code in your HTML coding look for this instead!(No spaces after the


Rebecca August 22, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Ok, this is probably totally a silly question – but how do you create the custom signature that you will upload to photobucket or flickr? What program do you use?


Renee August 23, 2009 at 6:34 am

How do you do this on a wordpress blog? Does it work the same way?


Joann August 23, 2009 at 8:03 am

Hi Amanda;
thanks for the tut – it worked out perfect for me, but of course with your easy to follow steps it was super easy!
thanks again for all your help to make our blogs look so pretty!


Adrienne August 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I totally took the shabby blogs template – it’s so cute!!! – and put it on my recipe blog.


Alexa August 23, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Hello Amanda! I love your blog! Many thanks for all the awesome tips! I have a question, which one is the red letter that you used for the comments in the script?? I loved it!


Alexa August 23, 2009 at 10:30 pm

I meant font! Sorry!


Amanda August 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm


That is Pea Sarah Lynne. She has several cute fonts from her handwriting! :) Check them all out here! :)


kelley August 24, 2009 at 9:56 pm

thank you so much for the help on a signature. your blog is the only one that really breaks it down for “blog retards” like myself…

thanks again


Jeanne Szewczyk August 26, 2009 at 7:44 pm

When I tried adding a signature to the bottom of my post, all I got was a little blue square with a question mark in it. What am I doing wrong?


Sonja August 26, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Thank you so much! Your generosity is so very much appreciated!


Amber August 29, 2009 at 6:34 am

Thank you so very much for your post. I am going to use it to make my blog even more spiffier!



Amy Holt September 2, 2009 at 11:24 am

HI Amanda,
Thanks so much for sharing everything you have! I love your blog! How can I create a signature post on a Imac? I can’t figure out how to do the background so it is not white? Please help!!! THank you so much!!



Emily September 4, 2009 at 11:35 am

I’m new to your site, I was introduced to it through my sister. Your blog is great! It is so fun to browse and see the fun things you can do with your blog! I also have to tell you that your reese’s cake looks amazing! I will be trying that one this weekend

Thanks for the tutorial on adding the signature. It took me a minute because i had to add extra ‘ in before and after my photobucket url but I figured it out!! Thanks a lot :)


Lydz September 5, 2009 at 7:16 am

Thanks so much for your tutorials. I finally was able to get my signature up and running on my blog. It took me a little while only because I couldn’t decide which fonts I wanted to use! :)


Charlene September 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm

This was SO helpful! Thanks Amanda! Check out my new sig I created HERE! :)


Ramesh September 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Amanda i am new to blogging i have been searching in google for so many topics to learn blogging and to clarify my doubts. Surprising to my observation about blogging i came to know that you are one of the world’s best “Blogging Tutor”. Thanks a lot…you covered a lot of topics in your blogs.
If anybody want to learn about “Advanced Blogging” i suggest them your blog.



Sarah Jolley September 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I got a signature to work, and it looks great! thanks for your help amanda! i love your website!


Allison September 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Thank you so much for this easy how to!!! I just did it on my blog! :)


Julia September 17, 2009 at 7:51 am

Lol! I actually have this background on my cooking blog at the moment! Here’s the link:

I’m the one who asked for header help a while back – thanks Amanda, it worked!! :)

I love reading your blog, it’s so much fun. Your puppies are adorable, and your peanut butter/chocolae cake looks WAY too good. :D



Rita September 17, 2009 at 10:45 am

What a great tutorial, and the only one I found that automatically adds the signature to each post! You are amazing!

BTW, for those of you making these signatures, I made mine 200px wide for my 1000px wide blog and that was perfect.

Thanks so much! Rita


Kelsey Sorensen September 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm

How do you delete it once you have it on? I don’t like the one I have up and I don’t have time to make a new one so I just need to delete it but can’t figure it out. Help?!


Jenn September 22, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Thanks so much for this…I’ve designed my blog myself learning about HTML and other technical things from others. Thanks for putting this out there for folks like me to learn!


Kristi October 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Oh no-help! I am new to this whole blogging thing and just signed up for a photobucket account too. How do I make a signature to even put on photobucket? I am in serious need of assistance! Thanks to anyone who can help :)


tanty October 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm

i love ur information…its clear & user friendly..<3 it!!!! thx u soooo much.. nice day friend~


Sarah October 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I had to use the following to find the html coding to change my signature < p class…. not < d class. Why is that?


Ali October 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Hey Amanda! First off – I LOVE what you do – you have been so helpful to me in so many ways.

Currently, I am using a blogger template designed by and so the coding is a tad bit different than what you used in your tuturial. I tried to no avail to add my signature within that code but it never showed up. I’m posting a copy of the post-footer coding just so you can get an idea of what it looks like. How should I adjust it?


Katrina October 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I did it! Thanks for your help. next stop….making my own backgrounds!


Alicia November 2, 2009 at 3:16 am

Thanks so much! I tried a few other ways, but for some crazed reason they don’t seem to work…


Jackie November 3, 2009 at 1:00 am

I want a new signature . How do I create a signature image ?


Jennifer Erickson November 7, 2009 at 12:22 pm

You guys are amazing! So talented, generous, and helpful! That’s it ~ I’m posting your button! Gotta spread the word!

Cheers! jenn @


Julie November 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Thanks Amanda! I used your fonts for my titles too…My blog is so cute now, thanks to you!


Emily December 9, 2009 at 10:38 am

Hi!! I have a problem here. (again) The signature worked! But my links suddenly turned un-clickable. And I noticed my HTML codes are different from yours. HELP! :(


Anna Williams December 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I absolutely love your blog and your fonts! I’m not too sure if you can help, but I am trying to figure out how to change my date stamp at the bottom of each of my posts. If you go to, you will notice that my date stamps are HUGE and the font in my posts is not. Do you have any suggiestions on how to fix this?


Lucien January 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm

For creating the signature, do you insert picture into word documen, type in your name and arrange them both as needed? Then take a snapshot and post image to Photobucket?

OMG, I unsubscribed to Feed Blitz cuz I couldn’t remember what it was or why I had subscribed. I just discovered it was my link to receiving your emails. I wondered why they had stopped arriving! Needless to say I have re-subscribed…

Also, I have been trying to figure out how to add Comment Pages:
« Previous 1 2 at the bottom of my blog?

I won’t remember where I posted this, will try bookmarking and hope.

Like everyone else, can’t thank your enough!!!


Kassie January 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Thank you SOOO much for your great blog design tutorials! You are the best and explain them so well!


Angela Gast January 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I LOVE your blog! I took your advice and used that background for my recipe blog. Try a recipe if you have time!


Rachel January 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm

My blog needs your help! I’ve had success adding cute font, signature and dividers, but there are a few things I would like to fix but don’t know how.

1) I wanted the date for my posts to use the default font so deleted the lines in the blogger-sifr.js code, taking away the cute font and it worked, but the date in the default font is REALLY BIG and I can’t see where to make it smaller.

2) How can I make my profile picture larger? It is ridiculously small and I can’t see where/how to adjust the size of the image. The picture I have on there right now is oriented vertically, and I think a horizontal one would be better, but right now it doesn’t matter because the pic is so small you can’t see anything anyway.

3) How do you get rounded edges on your photo images?

I think that you are brilliant and appreciate all that you offer. Thanks a bunch!


Rachel January 11, 2010 at 11:52 am

Oops. Pertaining to my questions above, my blog is


macy January 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Thank you so much for the info!!!


Kate Bierschenk January 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I look through the comments but I don’t think my question has been answered. I just added the signature but there is this HUGE white space underneath of it…what did I do wrong? I tried changing the canvas size on my orignal design but that didn’t change much…I’m using just regular old paint to design the signature since I must be crazy and can’t figure out the :( help!


Johanna January 31, 2010 at 9:14 am

@ Anna Williams & Rachel

I had the same problem with my date headers. The easiest way I have found to solve that is by looking in your CSS for the: {

It should be right under the Posts header in the CSS. Now all you have to do it add:


You can change the percent to match your blog. But that is what worked for me.

Also, Amanda, I do have a recipe blog. There are only two recipes on it though. I just started it a couple of days ago. Feel free to check it out.


aj February 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

came across your site a couple of days ago and wanted to let you know i appreciate your tutorials and free fonts. i’m a font junkie and you’ve made my blog a happier place for me ;) thank you thank you!


Ciara February 6, 2010 at 4:30 am

I have just started my first blog. I used your tutorial for background design and signature as a foundation to create those elements in my blog. Thanks so much for the post as well as the link to shabbyblogs for the post dividers.


J February 6, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Thank you SO much for this!


Nakesha February 6, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Thank you so much for taking the time to post these tutorials. I’m new to blogging, html, etc and your tutorials were invaluable! You’re my new favorite website. :)


Fawn February 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Wow, thanks for the tutorial. I was able to follow it pretty easily. I am going to link your tutorial to my blog. Hope that is ok.


Kim... and Her Coffee February 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Thanks so much for the great tutorial. Love your blog! Super helpful.


Tara February 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Hey girly!

I came to your blog when I wanted to create my own layout and change my font….and NOW…I am wanting to add my signature! You are SERIOUSLY making my blog look SOOOO awesome!

I followed all of your directions….and tested it out on my “test blog” and it worked GREAT!! Here’s my question – on the blog listed above, we have twelve authors….I know there is a way for EACH of us to have our own signatures….but I am afraid that if I use the directions above on THAT blog, then they will all have MY signature at the bottom of their posts. Is that what will happen??

I found another website that said to do this:

This is very simple way to add a personal touch to your blog. First make your signature with any photo editing software, I used PaintShopPro. For the image I used png format, so it’s transparent.

And then upload it to your web host, I used Picasa Web Album, to get url address.

And then go to Settings > Formating > Post Template

And paste this code to that Post Template box:

….and that works too, but the image is scooted to the left..

SO – what would you recommend??

Thanks for ALL of your help! I think a LOT of blogger out there owe their fabulous-looking blogs to YOU! I know I do! Luvs, Tara


Maranda February 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

So I am not so computer savvy. I want to have a signature at the end of each of my posts, but I don’t even know for sure how to create a signature image with photoshop. Any suggestions?


Kristen raleigh February 18, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Hi Amanda! Im SOOOO glad to have found your site! I don’t know how in the heck you know how to do all these things but i am so glad to know how to do them! thanks!
I am trying to add my signature to my posts but my image always comes up with black around my name. it doesnt look like what it did in photoshop. im sure its something in photoshop i did wrong. can you help?


Clementine March 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm

okay, i followed it to the letter and it didnt work. i tried taking my background off and that didnt help. thanks all the same. iguess it just wasnt meant to be!


Melody August 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

Same thing to me….I m so clueless!
I tried many ways and didn’t work.
But I will keep trying to make it work =)

Marilyn March 12, 2010 at 11:42 am

Thanks for all your tips! You are awesome!


Fiona March 17, 2010 at 10:31 am

Hi Amanda, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HELP! I love your blog/website – you are my inspiration! :) My blog looks great thanks to YOU! Have a look – …. Still got lots to do, but enjoying this whole experience!

Thanks again!



Jaime Sanacore March 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Hey Amanda,
Brand new to the world of blogging – and your site has been VERY helpful in customizing my new blog. I added the signatures at the end of each post (looks great), however I DON’T want the sig to show on my static pages. Can you offer any suggestions here?
Appreciate the help,


Felicia soon-to-be Holden March 31, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Hey Amanda! I just wanted to say how much your blog has helped me re-kick-start my blog (also megan from Shabby Blogs). I’m just overjoyed when I see it now! THANK YOU! Love & Joy ~ Ms. Fee.


Whitney Ward April 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I’m not sure if you will even see this comment, but I was curious to find out how you get your comment ling so large. (Like the part I click on that says ’97′ Comments) Is that just part of a template you use or can the html be edited for mine to do that? Just let me know if you can help me! Thanks so much! and P.S. i LOVE your blog!



Liza April 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Bless You! I have been tring to figure this out FOREVER!!! Your directions were SOOOOO SOOOO easy. Thanks so much.


Ashley April 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I love your blog. Just came across it. Your tutes are VERY helpful. I also have a recipe blog @ Thanks!


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