Add a new instagram widget

The previous widget used in the themes will no longer work. You can generate a new widget from You'll have to register, but generating a widget is free.

Follow By Email (Subscribe) Widget

As Blogger will discontinue the "Follow By Email" widget on July 11, 2021, you should download your subscriber contacts and look into using another newsletter service (MailChimp, Flodesk, etc). You can get in touch by email ( if you'd like me to switch the sign up forms for you and customize the new one.

Set Up the Social Icons - Sidebar

NOTE: If you've already added your links to the social icons in the menu, you can just copy the code and use it for the sidebar, too.

1. Go to Layout > open the HTML/JavaScript widget below the "Author Profile" widget in the sidebar.
2. Replace youremail with your own email and LINK with the links to your social media accounts. <div class='socials'>
<a href='mailto:youremail' target='_blank'><i class='fas fa-envelope'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-twitter'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-pinterest'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-instagram'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-snapchat-ghost'></i></a>
FontAwesome is used for the icons, so if you need to add more, you can check out the available icons here.