[HOW TO] Portfolio banner as a Link in Red Bubble

Okay … so Xavier has implemented an awesome random banner generator (which shows three works from our portfolios) which can be used as an email signature. Read about it in the Forum


If you wanna use the code for placing a clickable link in your Email Sig file (Or on a web page somewhere that uses HTML code) use your own Promote page to get the code for your banner. If you have any problems getting the Email Sig to work … please post your questions in the Forum topic about that.


Now, for the profile bit you don’t need all this code you only need one part and you don’t even need to use the Widgetinator to get it …. I am going to make it easy for you ;) First you need your Username. That is the text you type to LOG ON to RedBubble, not nessecarily your Name as shown in RedBubble to others. My Username is crackers1967. My name in here is Craig Shillington. So we can’t get those confused.

The easiest way to see what your username is, is to open up RedBubble and click on View your public Profile. Look in the address bar of your browser and it will show you your username at the end of the address:

http://redbubble.com/people/username

To get the link to the three thumbnails randomly pulled out of you portfolio, you use the following link {just put your username in place of where I have typed username

http://redbubble.com/people/username/recipe:ban...

If you want to test the link, simply type (or copy and paste it) in your browser address bar and if all is working you should open up a small jpg of three of your own works. If that doesn’t work, try making the second username with Caps. Try again. Hopefully then it works. When it works, THAT is the code to put in your Profile.

Okay …. now that you have the address, edit your profile and where you want to show the three random photos (in the About You box) type an exclamation mark ! , then right after that (without a space) copy that address, then put another ! again without any spaces. Save your profile then view it and see if it works :) :) To turn the banner into a clickthru link … simply add a colon {:} and the link you want it to click to; after the colon (no spaces) Then if anyone clicks the banner, they will be taken to the url you put in there. :) Good luck :)


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