Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Essential: Adding Your Etsy Shop to Your Blog

Since I'm an amazingly brave girl, I almost simultaneously opened my Etsy shop and started writing my blog, all while chasing around a 14 month old baby boy all day. I don't know what possessed me to do this, maybe the monotony of my every day life, maybe I'm just crazy! Regardless, I'm learning a little bit every single day which is good. Today I learned how to add my Etsy shop to my blog. Go me! I'm not the most technologically savvy gal so if I can do it, you can too!

First, you will want to log in to your Etsy account. Once you are in your shop, (private, not public) go to the navigation bar on the left side of the page, scroll your little peepers all the way down.... NOW STOP! Right there where it says 'Etsy Mini,' in the Promote section. From here you just follow the simple directions for building your own mini Etsy shop inside your blog. How cool! As a big believer in the "Less is More" motto, I chose the 2 column, 2 row option.

Make sure you have selected from all three sections at the top. You know you haven't done this if a preview doesn't appear below. Once your preview appears, copy the code that shows below the preview.

Now you are through with Etsy. Go to your blogger account and open up the dashboard. You are going to go to design, then you click on "add a gadget" in the "add a gadget" section on your layout where you will want your shop featured. Once you click here, a pop-up will appear asking you what kind of gadget you want to add. Scroll down to HTML/JavaScript. Click on it. In the title you can put something like "My Etsy Shop" or the name of your shop. The contents section is where you will paste your code. After you paste it in your done! Well, almost... make sure that you save changes in the design section or all your hard work will disappear.

Look at you! You now have your very own Etsy Mini on your blog. Enjoy and may the sales fairies sprinkle you with sales dust from your blog. 


  1. Good idea. that's helpful. Nice job ,thank you.

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  4. Thank for posting this, it was so easy. I'm a follower now.