How to Put Listings in Your ActiveRain Blog Sidebar

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Coastal Redwoods

Postlets in blog sidebarHow to put listings in your ActiveRain blog sidebar -

I have had many emails from AR folks asking me how I put the listings in the sidebar of my blog.  I know there is another post out there in AR land saying how to do it because that is how I learned, but rather than go look for it, here it is, my way.

I use www.postlets.com for my sidebar listings, plus I use postlets to post listings as a blog post and to syndicate my listings to many other websites. I use the free version of postlets (I always use the free version in everything I do on the net if one is available).

Create an account if you don't have one, then walk throught the steps to create a listing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the last page, postlets gives you the HTML to paste your listings in various venues.  I use the medium HTML code pictured here. Copy this code, be sure to scroll all the way over to the right to get it all...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the "My Home" link in the top right hand corner of any AR page.  Scroll down the page and on the left hand side you will see the settings link. Click that link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are going to paste the postlet code in the "Blog Description" box.  As you can see here I have several in my box because I have a lot of listings in my sidebar.  I put a space between them so it is easier to add and remove listings as needed. 

You have to go to the postlets website periodically and renew your listings or your sidebar will have some error messages in it where the listing should be.  Also, if you change a postlet listing,  for instance, add new pictures, postlets automatically updates your sidebar listings, so you do not have to repaste this code after you update a listing.

Update: Comment left by Ultra Agent said you can add a line to the HTML code to give the sidebar a more seamless look.

I bolded and underlined the code to add to your HTML if you feel confident enough to do so. I pasted the code in the Blog Description box, then added the code. I like the look it gave to my sidebar.

<iframe style="width:250px;
height:225px; "src="http://www.postlets.com
/realestate/mini_250.php?
pid=3107951" frameborder="0"
marginheight="0"
scrolling="no"
marginwidth="0"></iframe>

I hope I made this tutorial easy to understand. If you run across any problems, please do not hesitate to email me. 

Thank you.

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Margaret C. Taylor
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WOW!  I had to come back and tell you I did it successfully.  Your instructions were fantastic.  Thaank you sooo much.  Margaret C.

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Sham Pathania
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Wonderful! Shall Try later.

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Peggy Chirico
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Thanks again! I just did it and it was so easy. Awesome!

January 03, 2010 09:41 AM
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Ryan Gorman
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Fran, Thanks a million!  Works Great!

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Lyn Sims
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I currently do this and just stopped in to see what you had to say. Will try to add the HTML so that I have that seamless feature you illustrated.  Thanks for the update.

 

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