One of the first things a potential new member will see on your site is the top right Sign-Up Box. You only see this box if you're signed out, or not a member. Below are two images: (1) An example of a default Sign Up Box and, (2) The same box with a special image button and padding.
Sign Up BoxSign Up Button


A great way to grab attention to the Sign Up Box is with a custom Sign Up Button, as shown in example above - Sign Up.


Steps To Add Special Sign Up Button:

  1. Create your button. The button does not need to be wider than 150 pixels. A great size is approximately: 142 pixels wide by 38 pixels in height
  2. Upload your image via a Blog, with Insert Image (picture or camera icon).
  3. Click on the HTML tab to grab your image path.
  4. Copy the image path/URL (Ctrl + C), starting with http//api.ning and ending with .jpg, or whatever the file extension is of the image you uploaded. The example uses a .png file.
  5. Edit the code below, by replacing the word "yourimage", with your image URL.
  6. WARNING: IF YOU USE A BUTTON MUCH LARGER THAN EXAMPLE, YOU WILL SEE 2 BUTTONS, AND A BIG MESS. If this happens, remove the custom code and try again.
  7. /*** Custom Sign Up Button ***/
    div.xg_signup big strong a {
    background:url(yourimage) no-repeat scroll center top transparent;
    display:block;
    height:38px;
    margin-left:auto;
    margin-right:auto;
    text-indent:-9999em;
    width:159px;
    }
  8. Add the code to your custom CSS via My Network/Settings/Appearance/Advanced.
  9. Save your CSS.
  10. Done.
  11. Sign out of your Network, to see the new button. Check it in several browsers to make sure it is displayed correctly, and that the link works properly.
Here are some buttons I created just for our members and visitors of JenSocial. Feel free to use any. Please use them, but don't distribute. Share the link. ;-)

Custom color and font for same button - $20. Custom button, color and font, request quote. Contact Jen for Custom Order.


Enjoy!


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Muyiwa,

If you need custom work, please contact me via website above, or here:

http://jensocial.com/page/contact-us-visitor-form

Please be specific on what you need, and I will provide an estimate.

Thanks,

Jen

I used the blue one and uploaded it to photobucket. Used the url link they created for it. put it all at the end of the code in Advanced and it worked first try. thanks :-)
Very nice!
Oh! Jen, It is beautiful, l love it and l did it right. Thank you. l love it.
l did up load my button image--blue one--to my image hosting site and put it in the URL.

l love it. Thanks
Doesn't seem to work for me. Take a look, please, Jen.....Tom # /*** Custom Sign Up Button ***/ div.xg_signup big strong a { background:url (
http://api.ning.com/files/LQ9JR3N*Ol*Zj4kbLwNObUII*R-Grmv0pE6Wa52ommXUJ36hKKQshio9IaujtzQ14q87Pr79XqvcEEpRWeuzssD1rydPEfh6/signup_blue2.png) no-repeat scroll center top transparent; display:block; height:38px; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; text-indent:-9999em; width:159px; }
Hi Tom,
Yeah, I don't see anything. It could have to do with S4N, but I doubt it. Can you add your code to a text file and upload? The image URL is getting messed up in the Ning discussion box.

I'm walking out door, but when I return I'll take a good look at this.

Best,
Jen
uhh I so could hug you right now!!! lol great tip and it works! Thanks Jen you ROCK!
Happy to hear you liked it.
;-)
oh I do!!! Thank you so much :)
@ Tom ~ When this happens I have uploaded the pic to TinyPic
Give it a try and see how you go

Best
Deborah
More new Sign-Up Buttons added!
awesome ty i love your site!

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