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

  1. Make sure your Ask Box is enabled. (under settings, which is the cog icon next to the log out button)
  2. Go to your customize page.
  3. Click the pages tab, then click add a page or edit your existing FAQ page.
  4. Click the <html> button, where all the markup buttons are (ie. bolditalic, strikeout), and make sure it’s blue
  5. Copy and paste this code below where you like, and when done right the code should be green and purple. 
  6. Change the part that says URL to your own url.
    eg. 
    http://www.tumblr.com/ask_form/URL.tumblr.com
     into
    http://www.tumblr.com/ask_form/a-pocketful.tumblr.com
    NOTE: i used a-pocketful as an example because it is my url. please use your own and not mine.
  7. Press the <html> button again and a preview of the ask box should appear.
  8. If it say There’s nothing here, go back and make sure you followed step 6 correctly.
  9. Press ‘Save page’ and you’re done.
CLICK HERE FOR THE CODE

FOR PICTURES + INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU NEED HELP, GO HERE!

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?
  1. Go to the customise page.
  2. Click on the button that says Edit HTML, next to Custom theme.
  3. Search (using ctrl+f/command+f) for /ask.
  4. 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>
  5. 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.
  6. Save and you’re done.

FOR PICTURES IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS PART CLICK HERE

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January 9th, 2011 @ 5: 33pm | Tagged: #help #ask box #custom ask box #custom ask page #tutorial
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