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Blog Tips & Tricks
Creating a Clickable Picture for Your Blog
Today I am going to show you how to make Clickable Pictures for your blog using an Image Mapping Tool from Image-Maps.com. I learn something new almost every day blogging and I know you’ll love this great tool as much as I do. I have struggled for a while to find the right plugin to make pictures into a gallery. There are some great plugins out there that can do the trick, but this is an easy way around adding a new plugin and risk slowing down your site. If you noticed I have a few of these around my home page.
First, create a simple collage using a photo editor site, I used PicMonkey. Then go to Image-Maps.com and upload the pic. Once the pic is uploaded in their system, click the blue “Click to Continue” link on top of the graphic. You do not need an account to use this tool.
Once the pic is uploaded, place the + sign pointer over the pic inside the collage you want to add a URL to and right click to open an option box.
Click “Create RECT”. Your grayed out pic with an image box will appear. Place the image sizing box over the pic you are mapping and size it to fit within its border.
Another box will open, click HTML CODE on the top middle tab.
Scroll down to the bottom to the HTML Image Map Code box. Copy the large code in the box and add it to a Text Widget in your dashboard or a post, then it is added to your blog! Super easy!
**The red warning is for photos uploaded from another host, such as Photobucket. You must change the URL source to your own Media Library File URL or the pic will be deleted in 24 hours.
I hope you like this post and Image mapping as much as I do! The possibilities for making clickable pics are endless! Have fun!