How to add an ask box to your FAQ page / How to make a custom ask page.
OR TO ANY OTHER PAGE IN GENERAL
last updated: november 2013
- Make sure your Ask Box is enabled. (under settings, which is the cog icon next to the log out button)
- Go to your customize page.
- Click the pages tab, then click add a page or edit your existing FAQ page.
- Click the <html> button, where all the markup buttons are (ie. bold, italic, strikeout), and make sure it’s blue
- Copy and paste this code below where you like, and when done right the code should be green and purple.
- Change the part that says URL to your own url.
NOTE: i used a-pocketful as an example because it is my url. please use your own and not mine.
- Press the <html> button again and a preview of the ask box should appear.
- If it say There’s nothing here, go back and make sure you followed step 6 correctly.
- Press ‘Save page’ and you’re done.
YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR ASK BOX ENABLED
- PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE THE LINK IN THE CODE TO YOUR OWN URL! Just to make sure it works, send a little test message to yourself using your new ask box and if you don’t get it, then look back and make sure everything is right.
- Whenever you change your url, you’ll need to edit your page and update the url in the code.
- Standard Layout, not Custom Layout.
- I answer all questions about this privately on a daily basis, unless you’re anon (try not to be because sometimes the problems are different and i look at your blog to see whats wrong. if you are anonymous than it’s harder to help.)
- And please try to be SPECIFIC about what’s wrong if you need help. “hi i tried adding an ask box to my page but it didn’t work help plz?¿?¿?” isn’t really enough…
So now you have your custom ask page, but because you still have a link to your original page page you have two links and only want one?
- Go to the customise page.
- Click on the button that says Edit HTML, next to Custom theme.
- Search (using ctrl+f/command+f) for /ask.
- You will find a line in the html code that goes along the lines of <a href=”/ask”>ask</a>. Note this may be different depending on your theme, but as long as it looks similar to <a …. href=”/ask”> …. </a>
- You can either remove that line altogether to get rid of the link, or you can change the part that says /ask to your chosen page url of your custom ask page (eg /faq or /message or whatever you chose) so that it may say something like <a href=”/faq”>ask+faq</a> instead.
- Save and you’re done.