This tutorial is for and self-hosted WordPress blogs 😀

Okay, so here we go….Adding an Image/Link to your Sidebar.

Step 1: Upload Image

  1. From the Dashboard, on the left click Media Library and click Add New.
  2. Select an image from your computer (or you may enter a URL of an image you already have stored on Photobucket for example or other online image storage site).
  3. After you click upload and still in the Add Image window, scroll down and select the Link URL, and Copy it (CTRL + C).
  4. Add Alternate Text and Description (as that hels with SEO).
  5. Click Save.

Step 2: Create Sidebar Widget

  1. From the Dashboard, click Appearance, then click Widgets.
  2. From the list on the left, click on Text Widget and drag it to a sidebar on the right side of your screen. 
  3. The box pops-open where you can enter text or code.
  4. Add your HTML Code for the new sidebar image/link. 
    Such as:
    <a href="" target="_blank">
    <img src=""
    alt="Click to view my blog">
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Close and you've added the image and a link to your sidebar.

Happy blogging!

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